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Here's what downtown might look like with bike lane, seating, plants

Here's what downtown might look like with bike lane, seating, plants

Visitors to Ocean Avenue on Saturday got a glimpse of how the street would look with a bike lane, angled parking stalls and grassy areas with benches where asphalt now sits.

 

Hollywood and Disney costume designer Marilyn Sotto dies at 83

Marilyn Sotto, a costume designer for Hollywood movies who later transitioned to a career with Disney theme parks, has died. She was 83.

School district wants city's assurance of aid as Laguna High tennis courts costs climb

Before signing off on a $1.3-million contract to revitalize tennis courts at Laguna Beach High, the school board wants some feedback from the City Council.

 

Shelter plans Thanksgiving dinner

The public is invited to Laguna Beach's annual Thanksgiving feast at noon Thursday at Neighborhood Congregational Church.

 

City votes to reduce own water waste

In response to residential complaints and a statewide drought, Laguna Beach council members voted 4 to 0 on Tuesday to stop watering a grass median along a one-mile stretch of Laguna Canyon Road.

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Ketta Brown reelected to school board, joined by two newcomers

Trustee Ketta Brown is headed back to the Laguna Beach Unified School District board after earning the most votes of the four candidates...

Iseman, Boyd joined on council by Zur Schmiede

Iseman, Boyd joined on council by Zur Schmiede

Laguna Beach City Council members Kelly Boyd and Toni Iseman are headed back to the dais while Planning Commissioner Robert Zur Schmiede...

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Planning Commission seeks applicants

Laguna Beach is accepting applications for a seat on the Planning Commission, according to a news release.

Veterans Day speeches focus on support for those who served

Veterans Day speeches focus on support for those who served

Speakers at the American Legion Post 222 Veterans Day celebration Tuesday seemed to voice a common refrain: Serve the men and women who...

Laguna council approves bike safety measures

Cyclists in Laguna Beach scored a victory at the City Council meeting Tuesday.

Questions haven't hurt Laguna Beach council candidate's popularity

Questions haven't hurt Laguna Beach council candidate's popularity

In any other town, Jon Madison might have been forced to throw in the towel by now.

City Council races: Zur Schmiede holds slight fundraising lead over Madison

With less than three weeks to go until the election, Robert Zur Schmiede leads all Laguna Beach City Council candidates in total monetary...

Public Safety

Police Files for Nov. 20

North Coast Highway: Petty theft was reported in the 900 block at 10:18 a.m. Tuesday. A purse was reported stolen.

Laguna police get new K-9 officer

Laguna police get new K-9 officer

Laguna Beach police Officer Zach Fillers has a new housemate: a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois named Ranger.

Top of the World trail is step closer to an upgrade

After years of asking that a trail connecting Laguna Beach's Top of the World neighborhood to Arch Beach Heights be renovated, residents may...

Police Files for Nov. 6

North Coast Highway: A suspicious person was reported at Main Beach at 2:04 p.m. Sunday. A woman reported a drone took pictures of her...

Laguna Beach seeks votes on putting utility wires underground

Laguna Beach residents who live around Ruby and Catalina streets will be able to vote on whether they favor undergrounding utility wires...

Workshop to focus on downtown plans

The city will host a public workshop Nov. 15 as part of the Laguna Beach Downtown Specific Plan update, according to a news release.

Business & Real Estate

Hike for Hunger grows, helps fill Laguna Food Pantry

Sixty-five fitness buffs spent a recent Saturday morning hiking from Aliso Viejo to the Laguna Food Pantry to deliver 1,100 pounds of non-...

Community garden to host a festival Sunday

The public is invited to a fall festival with live music and a potluck at the South Laguna Community Garden Park on Sunday.

High school seniors will lead parade with Janet Evans

Laguna Beach High School seniors Janie Crawford and Taylor Addis will join Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans and other participants...

AIDS memorial Peace and Love garden needs some tender care

AIDS memorial Peace and Love garden needs some tender care

Laguna Beach's plans to refurbish steps leading to the beach off Mountain Road has brought attention to a neglected nearby parcel that at...

UCLA's Samueli School gets $9 million from Laguna couple

Laguna Beach residents B. John and Amelia Garrick have committed $9 million to launch the B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences at...

Handcrafted charity combats homelessness and hunger

Handcrafted charity combats homelessness and hunger

Hundreds of people enjoyed live music, food from area chefs and the main event, a silent auction featuring handcrafted bowls, at the seventh...

Education

Kids' lemonade sales bring in $100 for veterans group

Kids' lemonade sales bring in $100 for veterans group

El Morro Elementary School students selling lemonade on Veteran's Day raised more than $100 for Patriotic Hearts.

Sports Swap nets profits for Thurston Middle School's PTA

Sports Swap nets profits for Thurston Middle School's PTA

Thurston Middle School's annual Sports Swap generated about $15,600, a portion of which is headed to the school's Parent Teacher Assn.,...

School district bids farewell to two trustees

The Laguna Beach Unified School District sent off trustees Betsy Jenkins and Theresa O'Hare in style at Tuesday's board meeting, with cake,...

Weather antenna draws students

El Morro Elementary School students are learning how to forecast storms and comprehend weather-related data such as temperature and...

Emotional intelligence is focus of Coffee Break

Author Jorge Cherbosque will discuss emotional intelligence, the ability to monitor one's own and other people's emotions, at Wednesday's...

Reader Report: Thurston Surf Team starts strong

Reader Report: Thurston Surf Team starts strong

The Thurston Surf Team started off its Scholastic Surf Series season with a bang, taking second place.

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