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Planners ask for revised rooftop plans for Rock'n Fish

Planners ask for revised rooftop plans for Rock'n Fish

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission is willing to consider the merits of a proposed rooftop deck atop the Heisler building if the height of an elevator is decreased to match the existing roofline.

 

House damaged by crane still uninhabitable

A multi-story house on Rounsevel Terrace remained uninhabitable Thursday, six days after a 93,000-pound crane fell onto the roof, Laguna Beach Community Development Director Greg Pfost said.

Public officials object to 405 toll lanes, 'schoolyard bully' Caltrans

With the steady hum of morning traffic behind them, public officials from cities along Orange County's 405 Freeway corridor gathered in Costa Mesa on Thursday to decry a state proposal to add toll...

 

U.S. Open of Surfing rolls toward final weekend

The competition has kicked up several notches and the field of competitors battling for titles has been whittled down at the Vans U.S. Open of Surfing, which reaches its climax this weekend at the...

 

Man arrested after hit-and-run injures driver

A Gardena man was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence after his car hit two vehicles Friday night in South Laguna, injuring a woman, police said.

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O.C. Fair

A fair share of pampering

A fair share of pampering

Between the deep-fried, bacon-wrapped whiskey and the stomach-churning rides, the Orange County Fair isn't really designed to do a body...

Shop till they drop at the OC Fair

Shop till they drop at the OC Fair

Bonnie Callow emerged from the Festival of Products area of the Orange County Fair, her arms straining under the weight of multiple shopping...

Politics

Laguna serious when it comes to homelessness solution

Laguna serious when it comes to homelessness solution

Sunday night was one of those treasured times when every person who wanted a place to sleep could get one at Laguna Canyon's overnight...

Group offers its own Village Entrance plan: bike path, landscaping, walkway

Group offers its own Village Entrance plan: bike path, landscaping, walkway

A group of Laguna Beach residents have their own vision of how to beautify the entry into downtown from Laguna Canyon Road.

Supervisor candidates Bartlett and Ming outline what they would do for Laguna

The race for Orange County supervisor representing District 5 — which includes Laguna Beach — is heading into high gear.

Merritt announces run for Laguna City Council

Paul Merritt arrived in Laguna Beach from the Pasadena area in 1964, and in the 50 years since has developed a real passion for his...

Iseman announces her run for council reelection

Iseman announces her run for council reelection

The list of Laguna Beach City Council candidates grew Thursday with the announcement by incumbent Toni Iseman that she would run for...

Bicyclist group floods council with concerns about safety

Bicyclist group floods council with concerns about safety

About 100 bicyclists pedaled to — and then filled — Laguna Beach City Council chambers Tuesday night in a quest for safer...

Public Safety

Police Files for July 31

Forest Avenue: Vandalism was reported in the 200 block at 9:53 a.m. Monday. The caller reported the top of a building was spray-painted.

Police Files for July 24

Mystic Way: Eight teenagers reportedly skated down the street in the 600 block at 2:14 p.m. Sunday.

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Park Avenue: Theft of a copper mailbox worth $200 was reported in the 800 block at 9:13 a.m. Monday.

Bike ride honors cycling victims

Bike ride honors cycling victims

Hundreds of cyclists turned out Sunday to honor two Laguna Beach residents killed while riding their bikes in the past year.

Work to begin on memorial to 2 police officers

Work to begin on memorial to 2 police officers

Crews began work this week preparing the site for a memorial honoring two Laguna Beach police officers who died while on duty, according...

Business & Real Estate

 Irvine dentist turns tomato supplier to Zinc Cafe in Laguna, Corona del Mar

Irvine dentist turns tomato supplier to Zinc Cafe in Laguna, Corona del Mar

When it comes to heirloom tomatoes, Zinc Cafe & Market is not ordering the prized summer jewels from mega food distributors.

Meeting focuses on labor law

A Laguna Beach attorney will discuss labor law specifics at a Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce breakfast workshop Thursday.

Chamber brings back former director

Tamara Campbell is no longer the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce's executive director, the organization announced in a news release Monday.

City to hold workshop on electronic building plans

The city will be holding an electronic-building-plan workshop July 29 in City Council chambers.

Summer garden festival planned

The South Laguna Civic Assn. will host its annual summer garden festival and potluck Sunday.

Blue Bell revs up for fundraising campaign

A cat shelter in Laguna Canyon has a new look as it kicks off a fundraising campaign.

Education

National Merit Scholars announced

Students from Irvine, Newport Beach, Fountain Valley and Laguna Beach were among 1,600 National Merit Scholarship winners announced as...

School district to add 4 positions

The Laguna Beach Unified School District voted unanimously Tuesday to add four new positions, but not without questioning the salary of...

School textbooks available for perusal

The public will be able to view five new textbooks at the Laguna Beach Unified School District office through July 18, according to a news...

Laguna graduates 99 honors students

Laguna graduates 99 honors students

Ninety-nine students graduated with honors from Laguna Beach High School on Thursday.

New TOW principal says he will watch and learn

New TOW principal says he will watch and learn

Mike Conlon said he's not about to force his will as the new principal at Top of the World Elementary School.

New course to give struggling students a hand

Struggling students at Thurston Middle School will have a new way to try to boost their grades and gain valuable life skills beginning in...

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