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Beekeeper starts a buzz at the OC Fair

Beekeeper starts a buzz at the OC Fair

A bee sting once caused Amy Cripps' foot to swell to the point where she couldn't walk. Another time, while working with a hive, a stinger ended up in her lip.

 

Merritt announces run for Laguna City Council

Paul Merritt arrived in Laguna Beach from the Pasadena area in 1964, and in the 50 years since has developed a real passion for his adopted hometown.

 

Group offers its own Village Entrance plan: bike path, landscaping, walkway

A group of Laguna Beach residents have their own vision of how to beautify the entry into downtown from Laguna Canyon Road.

Blue Bell revs up for fundraising campaign

A cat shelter in Laguna Canyon has a new look as it kicks off a fundraising campaign.

 

City to hold workshop on electronic building plans

The city will be holding an electronic-building-plan workshop July 29 in City Council chambers.

 

Farming at the OC Fair: Students learn joy, sadness of raising livestock

For many of the students participating in the Junior Livestock Auction at the OC Fair, the auctions Saturday are a bittersweet moment, bringing the sadness of saying goodbye with the prospect of...

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OC Fair from the fruit's perspective

OC Fair from the fruit's perspective

For all the many temptations that the OC Fair offers, Lynsee DiMiceli sometimes enjoys nothing there more than air conditioning, a water...

New OC Fair judge has years of his own veggie tales

New OC Fair judge has years of his own veggie tales

For 20 years, Joe Ott's picture-perfect fruits and vegetables won blue ribbons at the Orange County Fair.

Fare is heavy but gluten-free

Fare is heavy but gluten-free

Dominic "The Midway Gourmet" Palmieri is known as the calorically evil mastermind responsible for weight gain at the OC Fair.

Ziggy Marley returning to OC Fair with a new sound

Ziggy Marley returning to OC Fair with a new sound

As Ziggy Marley sat in his home recording studio, he took out a scrap of paper and thought about what would become his fifth solo studio...

Politics

Bicyclist group floods council with concerns about safety

Bicyclist group floods council with concerns about safety

About 100 bicyclists pedaled to — and then filled — Laguna Beach City Council chambers Tuesday night in a quest for safer...

State agency will look into Ranch hotel changes

State agency will look into Ranch hotel changes

The California Coastal Commission has agreed to hold a public hearing on whether a hotel renovation project in Aliso Canyon, approved by the...

Residents urge renovating median and 1930s sewer digester

The road map for the proposed Village Entrance Project became a little clearer following a public workshop Wednesday.

Hobie the sea lion released after rehab

Hobie the sea lion released after rehab

After three months of rehabilitation, a sea lion named after the late surfing icon Hobie Alter was released by Pacific Marine Mammal...

Trail reopened after four years

A popular hiking and biking trail in north Laguna reopened this week after a four-year closure, the Laguna Canyon Foundation announced in...

Fate of sewer digester building in question

Fate of sewer digester building in question

One question that city leaders and the public must wrestle with as the Village Entrance Project moves along is what to do with the sewer...

Public Safety

Police Files for July 24

Mystic Way: Eight teenagers reportedly skated down the street in the 600 block at 2:14 p.m. Sunday.

Large waves lead to many rescues in Laguna

Warm water and high surf kept Laguna Beach lifeguards busy during the July 4 weekend.

Police Files

Park Avenue: Theft of a copper mailbox worth $200 was reported in the 800 block at 9:13 a.m. Monday.

Fourth brings much of the same for Laguna police

Laguna Beach police arrested slightly more people on July 4 this year compared with 2013, though calls for service decreased, according to...

Work to begin on memorial to 2 police officers

Work to begin on memorial to 2 police officers

Crews began work this week preparing the site for a memorial honoring two Laguna Beach police officers who died while on duty, according...

Police Files for July 10

Park Avenue: A caller reported damage to lights and a plant in the 400 block at 9:39 a.m. Monday.

Business & Real Estate

Urth breaks ground at The Cottage site in Laguna

Urth breaks ground at The Cottage site in Laguna

One hundred guests, including city officials, celebrated the beginning of a new chapter for a historic structure in north Laguna Beach on...

Reaching out, one interview at a time

Reaching out, one interview at a time

The couple on the bench in front of the basketball courts looked approachable enough — more ready for a conversation than the...

Shirley's Bagels wants to move to a sweeter spot, but parking is an issue

Shirley's Bagels wants to move to a sweeter spot, but parking is an issue

Parking requirements in Laguna Beach may determine whether a longtime breakfast-and-lunch spot can move from one location in The Plaza...

Retail Therapy: You might throw in a "moo" too

Well spotted: Chick-fil-A's next Cow Appreciation Day will be July 11. The annual event, held at all Chick-fil-A locations,...

Coast Inn gets new architect

Plans for renovating a fabled Laguna hotel are moving along, albeit with a different architect.

Transit agency extends toll road grace period

Following the transition to cashless payments on Orange County toll roads last month, the Transportation Corridor Agencies is easing...

Education

National Merit Scholars announced

Students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among 1,600 National Merit Scholarship winners announced as...

School district to add 4 positions

The Laguna Beach Unified School District voted unanimously Tuesday to add four new positions, but not without questioning the salary of...

School textbooks available for perusal

The public will be able to view five new textbooks at the Laguna Beach Unified School District office through July 18, according to a news...

Laguna graduates 99 honors students

Laguna graduates 99 honors students

Ninety-nine students graduated with honors from Laguna Beach High School on Thursday.

New TOW principal says he will watch and learn

New TOW principal says he will watch and learn

Mike Conlon said he's not about to force his will as the new principal at Top of the World Elementary School.

New course to give struggling students a hand

Struggling students at Thurston Middle School will have a new way to try to boost their grades and gain valuable life skills beginning in...

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