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Laguna's new police chief arrives with experience, enthusiasm

Laguna's new police chief arrives with experience, enthusiasm

Laguna Beach's new police chief knows that making connections with people is key, which is why she spent the first two weeks on the job getting to know department employees.


Hansen: The local grocery gets more local

When it was announced that Haggen was replacing Albertsons in Laguna Beach I probably reacted like most people: Who?


Out of the Blue: Dive into weekend Blue Water Festival for a rockin' good time

Do not let the loss of two acts at this weekend's Blue Water Music Festival deter you in any way from going. This is a lyrical Laguna love fest. A sonic bubble bath to soak in Laguna's mighty eclectic...

Homeowners may get way to opt off historic inventory list

Laguna Beach residents who want their houses removed from a list of historically significant places, a designation that they say hinders them from making changes to their properties, may get their...


Posthumous respect for Lennon the artist at Irvine exhibit

John Lennon would have been a productive 21st century man. His widow is sure of that.


Seasonal planting workshop Saturday

The South Laguna Community Garden Park will host a free seasonal planting workshop Saturday.



Life + Arts


In a reversal, council denies statue at Main Beach

In a reversal, council denies statue at Main Beach

A sculpture previously slated for Main Beach needs to find a new location, the Laguna Beach City Council decided Tuesday night.

City joins Supreme Court brief supporting same-sex marriage

The Laguna Beach City Council on Feb. 27 approved having the city and Mayor Bob Whalen join a U.S. Supreme Court brief supporting the...

Laguna man sues city, Coastal Commission over The Ranch renovations

A Laguna Beach resident is suing the city and the California Coastal Commission over their approval of a hotel renovation project in Aliso...

Around Town: Laguna Toastmaster receives award

Around Town: Laguna Toastmaster receives award

Laguna Beach Toastmaster Gwen Earle was awarded Distinguished Toastmaster honors by the international public-speaking and leadership...

Members sought for city's environment committee

Laguna Beach is accepting applications until 5 p.m. Friday from residents willing to serve on the city's Environmental Sustainability...

St. Catherine church won't get wireless antennas, AT&T says

AT&T, responding to community outcry, has decided to drop a plan to install wireless equipment in an existing tower at St. Catherine of...

Public Safety

Studio apartment fire causes $60,000 damage

A fire in a studio apartment on South Coast Highway caused an estimated $60,000 in damage March 18, but no one was injured, Laguna Beach...

Worker rescued from restaurant roof

Worker rescued from restaurant roof

Laguna Beach and Newport Beach firefighters teamed up to rescue a man trapped on the roof of Las Brisas restaurant Tuesday.

Police Files for March 26

Temple Hills Drive: Vandalism was reported in the 1100 block at 11:39 a.m. Monday. A caller reported that a gray Subaru Forester had a...

Serious crimes up slightly from the year before

Serious crimes such as aggravated assault and burglary increased by 10 in Laguna Beach in 2014 from a year earlier, though the number is not...

Police put on a show for bike safety

Police put on a show for bike safety

About 500 people turned out to learn safe-cycling tips and watch stunts performed by professional racers during the Laguna Beach Police...

Suspect in stabbing death of boyfriend pleads not guilty

A woman accused of fatally stabbing her live-in boyfriend pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Orange County Superior Court.

Business & Real Estate

Chamber's Leadership Luncheon a time to share accomplishments

Business and nonprofit leaders will share achievements from the past year at the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce's 27th annual Leadership...

Group sues Coastal Commission over work/live project

A group that opposed the artist work/live project in Laguna Beach Canyon — approved with special conditions by the California...

Money workshops focus on seniors

Laguna Beach Seniorsand the Laguna Beach Community Foundation will host eight free workshops on money managment beginning April 3, according...

Clear skies and tradition mark annual parade

Clear skies and tradition mark annual parade

Laguna Beach partied with an Olympic gold medal-winning swimmer and a World War II pilot as the 49th Patriots Day Parade rolled through...

Off-season trolley service meets with success

Off-season trolley service meets with success

The number of passengers using Laguna's free trolleys exceeded the city's expectations during the first weekend of off-season service,...

Digital visitors bureau One Laguna closing

One Laguna, a digital visitors bureau that opened last year in downtown Laguna Beach, has halted operations, the facility's founder...


Kids jump and dash at annual track meet

Kids jump and dash at annual track meet

The city held its annual youth track-and-field meet Friday at Laguna Beach High School.

Laguna school board agrees to continue ROP agreement with Capistrano

Laguna Beach will continue partnering with the Capistrano Unified School District on after-school technical education classes while...

 Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation

Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation

From his days at Laguna Beach High School, it wasn't hard to predict that Jake Wheeler might have a positive influence on the world.

Students use 3-D as handy tool for learning and giving

Students use 3-D as handy tool for learning and giving

Laguna Beach High School students are getting a taste of the evolving 3-D printing industry while putting new skills to good use.

School fundraiser does better than expected

School fundraiser does better than expected

SchoolPower exceeded its fundraising goal, and Laguna Beach Unified School District classrooms will be the beneficiaries.

District to discuss programs for English learners

The Laguna Beach Unified School District will hold an informational meeting on...


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