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Fulton and Gucwa-Bucasas beat the champs to win pro skimboarding titles

Fulton and Gucwa-Bucasas beat the champs to win pro skimboarding titles

Laguna's Tim Fulton took the pro men's title away from Dana Point resident Sam Stinnett in Sunday's Victoria Skimboards World Championships of Skimboarding.

 

Sign up for emergency alerts, Laguna officials urge residents

Laguna Beach police are urging residents to register phone numbers and email addresses into a countywide system that would advise them during emergencies.

 

Free concerts at Heisler Park in September

The Laguna Beach Arts Commission will hold free weekly concerts at Heisler Park in September, according to a news release.

Hundreds of weekend beach rescues as big surf and rip currents meet crowds along O.C. coast

Large crowds, big surf and rip currents combined to keep lifeguards busy making hundreds of ocean rescues over the weekend in Huntington, Newport and Laguna beaches.

 

Laguna's only movie theater closes

Laguna’s only movie theater will offer its final flicks on Sunday.

 

School district takes steps toward finding a new superintendent

Discussion of possible successors to Laguna Beach Unified Supt. Sherine Smith gravitated toward a former Laguna Beach principal as the school board on Tuesday talked about the search process for the...

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Historic preservation rules: Learn more at Sept. 15 workshop

Laguna Beach will host an educational workshop on historic preservation, including the effect of California's environmental policies, next...

Art being accepted for City Hall exhibit

The Laguna Beach Arts Commission is accepting submissions for the annual juried fine-art exhibition at City Hall, according to a news...

City hears suggestions for changes in parking lots and the bus depot

Urban planning firm MIG has unveiled proposals for Laguna Beach's downtown that include new parking lots along Cliff Drive and at Las Brisas...

You can put in a pool again, with some restrictions

The Laguna Beach City Council ended its short-lived moratorium on new projects that include swimming pools Tuesday night, while enacting...

Laguna lakes stand as sad symbols of persistent drought

Laguna lakes stand as sad symbols of persistent drought

The state's lingering drought has rendered a landmark lake tucked behind the hills along Laguna Canyon Road two puddles amid acres of...

Effort at historic renovation goes wrong, may bring $100,000 fine

Effort at historic renovation goes wrong, may bring $100,000 fine

Chris and Jessica Iovenko said they purchased their 1920s-era house in 2007 with the intent of keeping it from a developer's grasp and the...

Public Safety

DUI checkpoint nets multiple arrests

Laguna Beach police arrested six people at a DUI checkpoint Saturday for allegedly driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Class will teach business owners how to get licensed to serve alcohol

Business owners wishing to serve alcohol can learn the proper steps toward obtaining a license during a seminar Aug. 26 at the Laguna...

ACLU lawsuit accuses Laguna Beach of discrimination against disabled homeless

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Southern California sued the city of Laguna Beach on Thursday, alleging discrimination...

Police Files

Graceland Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 500 block at 8:27 a.m. Monday. A caller reported a stolen bicycle.

Police make a push against drunk driving: DUI checkpoint this weekend

Laguna Beach police are stepping up enforcement this month against driving under the influence, according to a news release.

Man struck and killed on canyon road after exiting car

Man struck and killed on canyon road after exiting car

A 40-year-old Laguna Beach man was killed as he stepped out of his car on Laguna Canyon Road near the dog park at 1 a.m. Aug. 7 and was...

Business & Real Estate

Skyloft restaurant to open in Heisler building

Sam Goldstein, owner of downtown Laguna Beach's Heisler building, has found a tenant for the second-floor space formerly occupied by Rock 'N...

Closures will mean no nurseries in Laguna

Closures will mean no nurseries in Laguna

In the next four months, two of Laguna Beach's treasured businesses will shut their doors, leaving the city's green thumbs without a...

Skimboard championships organizers change things up for this weekend's event

Skimboard championships organizers change things up for this weekend's event

Changes are coming to this weekend's Victoria Skimboards World Championships of Skimboarding at Aliso Beach Park in South Laguna.

Praise heaped on Woman of the Year Elsa Brizzi

Praise heaped on Woman of the Year Elsa Brizzi

Elsa Brizzi has spent years instilling in children the message of her book, "You Are a Very Special You," but on Friday she was surrounded...

Can Laguna's long-gone Lions Club chapter revive? Justin Myers wants to find out

Can Laguna's long-gone Lions Club chapter revive? Justin Myers wants to find out

Justin Myers has an affinity for Lions Clubs International, the Oak Brook, Ill.-based service organization with more than 1 million...

Laguna Beach is putting an end to short-term, Airbnb-type rentals

New short-term rentals are not welcome in Laguna Beach's residential neighborhoods, the City Council decided Tuesday night.

Education

High school tennis court resurfacing begins

A long-awaited resurfacing project at the Laguna Beach High School tennis courts began Wednesday, according to a news release.

High school to hire full-time career counselor as ROP discussions continue

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board last week approved a new counseling position that officials say is crucial to addressing...

Group effort means clean water for countries in need

Group effort means clean water for countries in need

Thurston Middle School students in Spanish teacher Jeff Dippel's class donated $250 to pay for four water filters that Dippel delivered to a...

School board approves giving trustee time off for family illness

Laguna Beach Unified School District board members Tuesday night granted a fellow trustee additional time off to deal with a family...

Children earn accolades for summer reading

Children earn accolades for summer reading

Laguna Beach Library officials recognized the hard work of 80 students this summer with a barbecue, games and an awards ceremony Saturday at...

Laguna selects new high school theater director

Laguna selects new high school theater director

Laguna Beach High School may soon have a new theater director, a former teacher and director from the Orange County School of the

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