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LCAD wants signal sooner rather than later

LCAD wants signal sooner rather than later

At the request of Laguna College of Art + Design's president, Caltrans and the city are looking at ways to speed up installation of a traffic signal along state-owned Laguna Canyon Road.

 

Dirty-water diversion resumes

Laguna Beach's water quality department has placed its urban runoff units back online for the summer season.

 

Students start caring about others early

A group of Thurston Middle School girls is learning the value of spending time together in the pursuit of helping others.

Woman arrested on suspicion of DUI hit-and-run

Laguna Beach police arrested an Aliso Viejo woman on suspicion of felony DUI and hit-and-run after she allegedly struck a pedestrian in a crosswalk late Friday.

 

Can Laguna three-peat as top water-wise city?

There's still time for Laguna Beach residents to do their part in hopes of continuing a winning trend.

 

Republican leader endorses Lagunan for governor

California's Senate Republican leader has endorsed a Laguna Beach resident's run for governor, according to a news release.

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74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

74th Assembly candidates meet at Feet to the Fire forum

Working well in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014 election season's first Feet to the...

Madison enters council race with business platform

Madison enters council race with business platform

Jon Madison wants to take the next step.

No conflict of interest in commissioner's live-work vote

Laguna Beach Planning Commissioner Linda Dietrich's comments during a public hearing on a proposed artist live-work project in September did...

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.

Proposed storage facility met with opposition

Proposed storage facility met with opposition

The prospect of a self-storage facility being built in Laguna Canyon took center stage at Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting, but the...

Martin leaving after 21 years of planning

Martin leaving after 21 years of planning

Colleagues call Laguna Beach's principal planner, Carolyn Martin, the "housing queen."

Public Safety

Arts Commission picks 'Eternal Legacy' to honor officers

Arts Commission picks 'Eternal Legacy' to honor officers

The Laguna Beach Arts Commission has recommended a piece by two local artists who have a track record of creating public art to...

Stand-up paddlers causing waves?

A majority of the Laguna Beach Planning Commission proved reluctant to restrict the hours commercial stand-up paddle groups can do...

DUI patrol planned for weekend

Officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department will be on DUI saturation patrols Friday from 6 p.m. to 3 a.m. in an effort to stop and...

 'She was always laughing'

'She was always laughing'

Friends said Nina Fitzpatrick could light up a room when she walked in.

Police Files

Circle Drive: A caller reported someone entered a vacant house in the 31800 block at 9:02 a.m. Sunday.

Robbers restrain couple in home

Robbers restrain couple in home

Two men restrained a Laguna Beach couple before stealing items from their house on Acacia Drive early Saturday, city police said.

Business & Real Estate

Scout project not just an exercise in woodworking

Scout project not just an exercise in woodworking

David Bailey's Boy Scout project allowed him to bond with his father, use his writing skills to raise money and, most important, create...

73 Toll Plaza to close May 14

73 Toll Plaza to close May 14

A date has been set for the transition away from cash payments on Orange County toll roads.

Community Foundation gets new leader

Community Foundation gets new leader

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that encourages philanthropy in the city, has named Dan Pingaro its new...

Dressing for spring? Let her help

Dressing for spring? Let her help

Leslie Christen started confusing her family early.

100 attend marine center open house

100 attend marine center open house

About 100 community members attended Saturday's open house to celebrate the Pacific Marine Mammal Center's remodel project, center...

Lights on Broadway cause concern

Claims that a bank's lights are too bright provided plenty of fodder during a joint Laguna Beach City Council and Planning Commission...

Education

Thurston students reach state competition

Thurston students reach state competition

A group of Thurston Middle School students has reached the state tournament of a competition that tests their creativity and problem-solving...

On track for success

On track for success

Calvin Capelle and Aidan Bennett exemplified the spirit and makeup of Laguna Beach's annual youth track and field meet Friday at Laguna...

Q & A: School district's new chief technology officer Mike Morrison

Q & A: School district's new chief technology officer Mike Morrison

Mike Morrison remembers geeking out on his Apple IIe, marveling at its capabilities. He thinks back to when email meant a once-...

Art student dies following accident

Art student dies following accident

Laguna College of Art + Design senior Nina Fitzpatrick has died, five days after she was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk on Laguna...

'Orange' stirs creative juices

'Orange' stirs creative juices

Pamela Martinez approached Sarina Shohet with a proposition late last year.

Laser a boon to student artists

Laser a boon to student artists

Laguna Beach High School art students have a new tool in their arsenal that grants them access to a deeper level of complexity in their...

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