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Festival of the Arts facade isn't quite what it seems, demolition reveals

Festival of the Arts facade isn't quite what it seems, demolition reveals

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "facade" as "the front of a building" or "a false, superficial, or artificial appearance or effect," and when the sledgehammers began to pound the front of the...

 

Kelp abundant on Laguna beaches over the summer

This past summer was memorable not only for periods of extreme heat, but also for the amount of kelp that washed ashore on Laguna's beaches.

 

Canyon task force wants to start with putting utility cables underground

Members of the task force charged with identifying ways to improve traffic and safety on Laguna Canyon Road seemed to agree that the undergrounding of utility poles would be a good first step.

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 contributions, according to records filed with the city clerk'...

 

Mission Hospital operating rooms closed after infections

Five operating rooms at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach were temporarily closed to elective surgeries after patients at a neighboring facility suffered infections.

 

Candidate Madison presses on despite questions about his background

Questions remain concerning a Laguna Beach City Council candidate's claims about his college education and professional background, but Jon Madison has done nothing illegal, officials said.

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Classified employees endorse three school board candidates

Members of the Laguna Beach chapter of classified employees are backing Ketta Brown, Carol Normandin and Dee Perry in the race for the...

Candidate Perry wants to promote transparency at school district

Candidate Perry wants to promote transparency at school district

Dee Perry, a former special education teacher and speech pathologist, wants to bring more transparency to the Laguna Beach Unified School...

Council hopeful Grossman gives ideas for homelessness and traffic

Council hopeful Grossman gives ideas for homelessness and traffic

One in a series of occasional stories profiling candidates for Laguna Beach City Council.

School board candidate Normandin focuses on retaining teachers, fiscal strength

School board candidate Normandin focuses on retaining teachers, fiscal strength

Carol Normandin wants to let voters know what the Laguna Beach School District board does.

Politics

Stand-up paddleboard restrictions remain

The Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously to extend a new ordinance regulating commercial stand-up paddleboard operations at city...

Beach cleanup doesn't end with trash pickup day

Beach cleanup doesn't end with trash pickup day

Volunteers traipsed along the beach at Crystal Cove State Park Saturday, picking up trash and other debris as part of the California Coastal...

Candidate Madison's proof leads to more questions

Some supporters are standing behind Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison after allegations surfaced last month that he lied about...

Council candidates discuss cultural arts center, nude art

Don't be surprised to see more nudity in public art around Laguna Beach one day.

Candidate Madison's proof leads to more questions

Candidate Madison's proof leads to more questions

Some supporters are standing behind Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison after allegations surfaced last month that he lied about...

Schools candidate Gibson wants more visibility for board, more public involvement

Schools candidate Gibson wants more visibility for board, more public involvement

Annette Gibson has never run for office, but she's touting big ideas for the Laguna Beach Unified School District in her campaign for a seat...

Public Safety

Police Files for Oct. 16

Glenneyre Street: A man reportedly urinated in public in the 300 block at 10:13 a.m. Monday.

Group will meet to discuss canyon inprovements

The first public meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force will be held Wednesday at City Hall, according to a news release.

Fire stations open doors to guests

Fire stations open doors to guests

All four Laguna Beach fire stations were on public display Saturday as guests got a firsthand glimpse into firefighters' accommodations...

Police arrest man in 1998 Laguna cold-case slaying of mother-in-law

Police arrest man in 1998 Laguna cold-case slaying of mother-in-law

Laguna Beach police detectives and Orange County District Atty.'s Office investigators made an arrest Wednesday in a 1998 cold case...

Police Files for Oct. 9

Alta Laguna Boulevard: A bobcat was seen running into the backyard of a home in the 3200 block at 12:03 p.m. Sunday.

Police raise funds for officer after death of his newborn

The Laguna Beach Police Department is asking for the public's prayers and financial support for an officer whose daughter died three days...

Business & Real Estate

Winners of juried art exhibit to be announced

Laguna Beach Mayor Elizabeth Pearson will announce the winners of a juried fine-art exhibition at a public reception Oct. 23.

Surfrider Foundation finds new leader

The Surfrider Foundation has named a Laguna Beach resident and former lifeguard to be the nonprofit organization's next chief executive...

Classic wheels gleam at Rotary car show

Classic wheels gleam at Rotary car show

Corvettes, hot rods and muscle cars fought the ocean for attention Sunday during the Rotary...

Visitors get Taste of Laguna

Visitors get Taste of Laguna

Chefs from more than 30 restaurants converged at the Festival of Arts grounds Wednesday for the food showcase known as Taste of Laguna.

Coastal Commission halts dance-floor use, some other activity at The Ranch

Coastal Commission halts dance-floor use, some other activity at The Ranch

The dancing needs to stop — at least temporarily — at a portion of The Ranch...

City may use church for antenna after dropped cell phone calls

City may use church for antenna after dropped cell phone calls

The city and AT&T are considering permanent placement of an antenna at St. Catherine of Siena Parish to help residents regain lost cell...

Education

Student invention earns accolades, funds

A group of high school students were awarded nearly $10,000 to develop a water purification project they invented for the national Lemelson-...

College representatives will visit Laguna Beach High

Laguna Beach High School's annual College Roundup, which allows students and their families to explore postsecondary educational options...

District will pay for more teacher training

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board agreed Tuesday to spend $37,800 on 11 more days of writing training for teachers.

Veteran educator hired as Laguna High principal

Veteran educator hired as Laguna High principal

In a unanimous vote, the Laguna Beach Unified School District board of trustees on Tuesday approved hiring an educator with 30 years of...

Teams dodge for school funds

Teams dodge for school funds

SchoolPower, a nonprofit that raises money for Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses, held its annual dodgeball tournament Wednesday...

Group collecting musical instruments for students

An organization that collects and refurbishes musical instruments is seeking donations to give to underprivileged local students.

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