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Arts Commission hires conservation expert to assess 'Sunbathers' sculpture

Arts Commission hires conservation expert to assess 'Sunbathers' sculpture

The Laguna Beach Arts Commission has hired a professional art conservationist to assess whether a two-part steel sculpture in Nita Carmen Park should be refurbished.

 

Laguna specialty store Thee Foxes' Trot has been sold

It's the end of an era for Rosalie Gelston and her retail slice of downtown Laguna Beach.

 

Soroptimist club honors Laguna resident

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach selected city resident Sandy Vetter as the Soroptimist of the Year, according to a news release.

El Camino and Catalina intersection getting remade as a roundabout

Crews will begin configuring the intersection of El Camino Del Mar and Catalina Street in Laguna Beach on Monday to create a roundabout for a two-year trial, according to a news release.

 

Concert band gets grant from festival foundation

The Laguna Concert Band has received a $12,000 grant from the Festival of Arts Foundation in support of its mission to provide entertainment and music education.

 

Margot Carlson, longtime head of nonprofit for struggling youths, dies at 85

Margot Carlson, co-founder of Community Service Programs, who helped change how local law enforcement and courts treat juvenile delinquents and victims of crimes, has died. She was 85.

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Is private seawall breaking coastal rules? State board will decide

Is private seawall breaking coastal rules? State board will decide

The private 11-foot-tall seawall that protects a house on Lagunita Drive in Laguna Beach has been standing since 2005, but a desire by the...

City trees might be held to same view rules as privately owned vegetation

Laguna Beach moved a step closer Monday night to giving property owners a way to reclaim views obstructed by city-owned vegetation.

City puts a hold on new pools and spas

The Laguna Beach City Council has said no more pools and spas, at least for now.

Annual Brooks Street party is full of heart and memories

Annual Brooks Street party is full of heart and memories

Brooks Street residents threw a birthday party Saturday threaded with equal parts celebration and remembrance.

View committee sees first claim under revised ordinance

In the first claim to go before the View Restoration Committee under a recently revised ordinance, a Laguna Beach homeowner agreed, with...

Fire puts spark in mayor's fight for undergrounding utilities

Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen said he would put more pressure on Southern California Edison officials to underground utility equipment...

Public Safety

Laguna Woods man dies in canyon crash

An 85-year-old Laguna Woods man died Monday after the car he was driving struck a utility pole on Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach police...

Appeal puts brush clearing plan on hold

A brush-clearing project intended to buffer houses from potential fires in Nyes and Oro canyons is on hold after a Laguna Beach resident...

Cops continue coffee mixer with the public

The Laguna Beach Police Department will hold its second Coffee with a Cop session at the city's farmers market Aug. 1.

Police Files for July 16

Katella Street: A caller reported that a drone landed in her backyard in the 800 block at 11:27 a.m. Monday.

Avoid construction on Alta Vista Way

Drivers may want to avoid construction that started this week on Alta Vista Way and is likely to take months.

Volunteer emergency-response training registration opens

Registration is underway for Laguna Beach's next round of Community Emergency Response Team training.

Business & Real Estate

Taco Bell CEO sells Laguna Beach home for $3.375 million

Taco Bell CEO sells Laguna Beach home for $3.375 million

Brian Niccol, the chief executive of fast-food chain Taco Bell Corp., has sold his home in Laguna Beach for $3.375 million.

Survey focuses on good, bad of downtown retail sector

Laguna Beach and consulting firm MIG are seeking residents' opinions about the city's downtown retail sector as part of the Downtown...

City injects ficus trees to stop masses of messy berries

City injects ficus trees to stop masses of messy berries

Visitors to Ocean Avenue in Laguna Beach will get a bit of a break from the berries that fall from the ficus trees and blanket the ground...

How I Made It: Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol

How I Made It: Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol

The gig: Since Jan. 1, Brian Niccol has been chief executive of Taco Bell Corp., the Irvine-based fast-food chain known for...

Police join in Special Olympics torch run

Police join in Special Olympics torch run

About 30 Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers escorted the Flame of Hope through Laguna Beach on Monday in a symbolic...

Survey will examine Laguna's senior housing needs

Surveys are being sent to 3,000 Laguna Beach residents ages 55 and older to assess the housing needs of the city's seniors, according to a...

Education

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

Art-A-Fair opens June 26 in Laguna

Art-A-Fair opens June 26 in Laguna

Art-A-Fair, a nine-week summer art festival in Laguna Beach, will kick off its 49th year June 26.

Homes and businesses honored for outdoor art

A number of Laguna Beach home and business owners have been honored by the Laguna Beach Beautification Council for works of outdoor beauty...

31 years later, her school district job is done

31 years later, her school district job is done

Linda Barker has done a little bit of everything in 31 years as a Laguna Beach Unified School District employee.

222 students graduate from Laguna Beach High

222 students graduate from Laguna Beach High

Laguna Beach High School graduated 98 students with honors Thursday night at the Irvine Bowl.

Teachers and superintendent get raises

Teachers in the Laguna Beach Unified School District will receive a 4% pay hike next year, the board unanimously decided Tuesday night in...

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