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Candidate's proof leads to more questions

Candidate'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 academic degrees he earned and an apparent discrepancy in...

 

Coffee Break: District preparing students for an evolving world

At the school year's first PTA Coffee Break meeting, Laguna Beach Unified School District Superintendent Sherine Smith, along with principals and administrators, explained how the district is...

 

Concert review: Beach Boys upbeat and at home at Irvine Bowl

There went Mike Love, the 73-year-old Beach Boys singer, songwriter and musician, at the Irvine Bowl — but this time, not on stage.

Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off raises $20,000 for animals

Dozens of dogs, cats, birds and a young calf converged at Tivoli Too on Sunday afternoon for the Laguna Board of Realtors’ 18th annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off. 

 

Merry-go-round fundraiser today at South Coast Plaza takes aim at cancer

It's a ride worth ponying up for. Festival of Children Foundation, a nonprofit coordinating the efforts of charities to improve the lives of children, will host its "Carousel of Possible Dreams"...

 

Council candidates discuss cultural arts center, nude art

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

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Election 2014

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.

Council candidate Madison feels 'ambushed' by questions about background

Council candidate Madison feels 'ambushed' by questions about background

Embattled Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison appeared Tuesday night at a candidates' forum amid accusations that the...

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...

Water conservation top topic at Laguna candidates forum

In the midst of one of California's worst droughts in recorded history, water conservation was at the top of the agenda as the seven...

Politics

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...

Tour offers glimpse of successful housing for those once homeless

Tour offers glimpse of successful housing for those once homeless

Niecy Smith beamed when talking about how she can look at a room and figure out how to make it a welcoming oasis.

Kashkari helps open Laguna GOP campaign headquarters

Kashkari helps open Laguna GOP campaign headquarters

Laguna Beach Republicans opened their 2014 election campaign headquarters Saturday with an appearance by the GOP's candidate in the...

Candidate Jon Madison dismisses questions about his age, name, resume

Candidate Jon Madison dismisses questions about his age, name, resume

Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison's credibility was dealt a serious blow Sunday when the Orange County Register reported...

Mozambique dining plan, car lifts rejected; Rock'n Fish rooftop deck OK'd

Mozambique dining plan, car lifts rejected; Rock'n Fish rooftop deck OK'd

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission on Wednesday rejected a proposal by a controversial restaurant to reopen a large dining area and...

Village Entrance gathers steam

Village Entrance gathers steam

A redesign of the Laguna Canyon Road median and the removal of a carport behind City Hall will be part of the Village Entrance Project after...

Public Safety

Police Files for Sept. 25

Heather Place: Grand theft was reported in the 300 block at 12:19 p.m. Monday. Items taken included a generator and ladder.

Recycle bins heading to Main Beach

The city recently purchased 15 containers to collect recyclables on Main Beach, according to a news release.

Police to hold DUI checkpoint

The Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint to stop and arrest alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers this weekend,...

Police Files for Sept. 8

Harold Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 300 block at 1:57 p.m. Sunday. A woman reported a bag containing jewelry and her passport...

'Eternal Legacy' sculpture dedicated to fallen officers

'Eternal Legacy' sculpture dedicated to fallen officers

Gordon French and Jon Coutchie had been with the Laguna Beach Police Department three and four years respectively before they died while...

Police Files for Sept. 4

Arroyo Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 1600 block at 1:15 p.m. Monday. A woman said she left a refrigerator in her frontyard for a...

Business & Real Estate

 Sharks and conservation showcased at SmartScape Expo

Sharks and conservation showcased at SmartScape Expo

There was something for everyone at the Laguna Beach County Water District's annual SmartScape Expo last weekend.

Customers stepping up and fixing leaks, water district says

South Coast Water District customers are saving millions of gallons of water during the severe...

Laguna businessman indicted in insider-trading case that includes ex-Angels player DeCinces

A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted a Laguna Beach resident and former eye care company CEO on charges of insider trading, according...

Mozambique wants to open up more dining area

Mozambique wants to open up more dining area

Mozambique Steakhouse's rooftop deck opened a year ago only after plans for an elevator were revised and the proposed number of deck...

Drought takes center stage at weekend SmartScape Expo

The question was simple and light-hearted, yet timely and serious.

Community garden to celebrate five years

The South Laguna Community Garden Park will celebrate its five-year anniversary from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Ranch at Laguna Beach in...

Education

Dodgeball tourney to benefit schools

SchoolPower, a nonprofit that raises money for Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses, will hold its annual dodgeball tournament Oct....

Schools trustee joins canyon traffic task force

Laguna Beach Unified School District board trustee Theresa O'Hare will represent the school district on a City Council-appointed task...

School district brings on two new employees

The Laguna Beach Unified School District has a new facilities director set to begin in October and a coordinator for special projects,...

Students' water purification system takes first place

A group primarily composed of Laguna Beach High School students took first place out of six teams for its design of a solar-powered water...

New Boys & Girls Club branch opens

New Boys & Girls Club branch opens

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach opened a new branch last week at the Lang Park Community Center in South Laguna.

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