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Police: Driver might have had medical emergency just before Park Avenue crashes

Police: Driver might have had medical emergency just before Park Avenue crashes

The man responsible for a multiple-car collision along Park Avenue Wednesday might have suffered a medical emergency before the incident, Laguna Beach police reported Thursday.

 

How does your backyard chicken grow? Laguna's cycling Tour de Coop will find out

Reem Khalil Bell's purpose for building a chicken coop in the family's Laguna Beach backyard was two-fold: to give her 2-year-old daughter, Zia, pets to care for and, the mom hoped, instill in the...

 

More concussions, rising concern: High school increases monitoring, reporting

School-sponsored athletes aren't the only ones who need to be monitored after sustaining a blow to the head; skateboarders, bikers and other active Laguna Beach High students need extra attention...

City is putting emphasis on the hungry

Laguna Beach on Saturday will kick off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month, which will feature fundraisers and opportunities to drop off food at schools and businesses.

 

El Morro Elementary holds annual Boo Blast

El Morro Elementary School's annual Boo Blast on Oct. 24 featured plenty of activities for children, including a haunted house, a...

 

'Desperate Housewives' actor to talk about missing, exploited children

An actor in the "Desperate Housewives" television series, which ran from 2004 until 2012, will speak about missing and sexually exploited children at the Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach...

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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...

Politics

Laguna council approves bike safety measures

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

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...

Kelp abundant on Laguna beaches over the summer

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.

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...

Candidate Madison presses on despite questions about his background

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...

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...

Public Safety

Police Files for Oct. 30

Lower Cliff Drive: Burglary was reported in the 200 block at 1:25 p.m. Monday. The caller reported $1,600 in cash was stolen.

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...

Laguna names officer for K-9 team

Laguna names officer for K-9 team

The Laguna Beach Police Department has chosen Zachary Fillers to be the agency's new K-9 officer, according to a news release.

Police Files for Oct. 16

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

Mission Hospital resumes surgeries

Elective surgeries resumed Monday at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach 10 days after hospital officials voluntarily halted procedures in the...

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...

Business & Real Estate

Boys & Girls Club getting $100,000 from event

Boys & Girls Club getting $100,000 from event

The sixth annual Girls' Night Out generated $100,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, according to a news release.

Commission approves move for Shirley's Bagels, finds plaza parking will be OK

Commission approves move for Shirley's Bagels, finds plaza parking will be OK

After months of anxiously awaiting a decision from the Laguna Beach Planning Commission, Shirley's Bagels was told Wednesday that it could...

Fire ceremony, sacred mandala mark Buddhist monks' visit and celebrations

Fire ceremony, sacred mandala mark Buddhist monks' visit and celebrations

Laguna Beach's Neighborhood Congregational Church is the epicenter of this week's celebration honoring a group of Buddhist monks.

City sees rise in parking revenue

Laguna Beach collected $500,000 more in parking revenue this summer than last after employing strategies designed to reduce traffic and...

Soroptimists accepting applications to honor female wage earners

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach is looking to honor a woman who is the primary wage earner...

Education

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.

New Laguna Beach High principal believes in Common Core, common cause

New Laguna Beach High principal believes in Common Core, common cause

For Christopher Herzfeld, a healthy school is clothed in interdependence.

Weather antenna draws students

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

Curriculum discussion to zero in on math

The Laguna Beach Unified School District will hold a parent information night Nov. 5 focusing on the math curriculum.

'Halloween Wars' sculptor turns his sights on pumpkins

'Halloween Wars' sculptor turns his sights on pumpkins

Jon Neill will carve a pumpkin in the 40-pound range Sunday in Laguna Beach, but for him, that won't be a big deal.

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...

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