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Best thing experts say you can do for sick sea lions: Stay away

Best thing experts say you can do for sick sea lions: Stay away

A tiny chocolate-brown California sea lion pup languished on the shore near the Newport Pier on a recent morning.

 

Foundation created to help get skate park built in Laguna

A candidate in last fall's Laguna Beach City Council election is trying a new approach in the ongoing effort to land a skate park in Laguna Beach.

 

Council hires design firm for Village Entrance project

A divided Laguna Beach City Council approved hiring a design team for the Village Entrance Project Tuesday night.

City wants to raise your sewer rates over 10 years

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday unanimously supported raising customers' sewer bills each of the next 10 years to help repair aging pipes and create a reserve to pull from in emergencies.

 

Kelpfest returns Saturday

The sixth annual Kelpfest will take place Saturday on Main Beach celebrating the return of the giant kelp forests off the coast of Laguna Beach.

 

Agate Street stations gets new firefighter

The Laguna Beach Fire Department has a new firefighter assigned to its Agate Street station.

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State of the City luncheon set for May 6

Mayor Bob Whalen, City Manager John Pietig and Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce President Gregg Abel will be the featured speakers at the...

Long-time city leader Linda Dietrich leaving town

Linda Dietrich, who served on the Laguna Beach Planning Commission for the last 12 years, is leaving three months early to move closer to...

No, you can't wash your car at home: South Coast board tightens water-use rules

No, you can't wash your car at home: South Coast board tightens water-use rules

The South Coast Water District board of directors on Tuesday tightened restrictions on potable water use to comply with Gov. Jerry Brown's...

City halts plan to put canyon utility wires underground

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday scrapped a plan to underground the wires of 16 of 34 utility poles along Laguna Canyon Road, saying...

Laguna council backs plan to restore Aliso Creek estuary

Laguna council backs plan to restore Aliso Creek estuary

The Laguna Beach City Council last week endorsed a plan to improve the Aliso Creek estuary.

Homeowners may get way to opt off historic inventory list

Laguna Beach residents who want their houses removed from a list of historically significant places, a designation that they say hinders...

Public Safety

Police Files for April 16

Capistrano Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 1900 block at 5:58 a.m. Tuesday. A man said his computer bag was stolen from an...

Dog walkers asked to be eyes of the police

Laguna Beach police are calling on dog owners to watch for suspicious activity as part of a new initiative.

Laguna concerned about possible change to county ambulance provider

The Laguna Beach City Council is asking the Board of Supervisors to better explain the process of choosing ambulance services as the...

Discussion of sidewalk extension open to the public

A public workshop to discuss a sidewalk extension meant to enhance safety on Temple Hills Drive will take place at 5 p.m. April 16,...

Police Files for April 9

Laguna Canyon Road: A caller reported a bicycle missing in the 20900 block at 4:02 p.m. Monday.

Phoning or texting while driving? Police are targeting drivers like you

The Laguna Beach Police Department is one of 200 law enforcement agencies throughout California participating in National Distracted Driving...

Business & Real Estate

Woman's Club welcomes new police chief

The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach will host a welcome event for new Police Chief Laura Farinella April 24 at the organization's headquarters.

Kids get egg-cited

Kids get egg-cited

Twenty-five children with their parents descended on Lang Park in South Laguna Saturday for an Easter egg hunt hosted by Laguna Beach United...

Street tacos find a home in Laguna

Street tacos find a home in Laguna

A street-style taco catering company rooted in Orange County has chosen Laguna Beach for its first takeout store.

4 artists chosen in Postcards from Laguna competition

4 artists chosen in Postcards from Laguna competition

The Arts Commission last month selected four artists to paint images of postcards that will hang on the Verizon building on Broadway Street,...

Nominations sought for Violet Richardson award

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach is seeking nominations for the Violet Richardson award.

Thrift shop is a front for altruism

Thrift shop is a front for altruism

Linda Hogan-Estrada tries to greet every customer entering her South Laguna thrift and consignment store by saying, "Hi, welcome to...

Education

Kindergartners get water safety and writing lessons in one

Kindergartners get water safety and writing lessons in one

It could have been a lesson in marine science or lifeguard challenges.

 Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation

Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation

From his days at Laguna Beach High School, it wasn't hard to predict that Jake Wheeler might have a positive influence on the world.

Student ceramics displayed at coastal eddy

Student ceramics displayed at coastal eddy

Coastal eddy a gallery, located on South Coast Highway, will display Laguna Beach High School students' work beginning Saturday.

School fundraiser does better than expected

School fundraiser does better than expected

SchoolPower exceeded its fundraising goal, and Laguna Beach Unified School District classrooms will be the beneficiaries.

Kids jump and dash at annual track meet

Kids jump and dash at annual track meet

The city held its annual youth track-and-field meet Friday at Laguna Beach High School.

Laguna school board agrees to continue ROP agreement with Capistrano

Laguna Beach will continue partnering with the Capistrano Unified School District on after-school technical education classes while...

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