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Laguna will ask feds to remove San Onofre nuclear fuel

Laguna will ask feds to remove San Onofre nuclear fuel

The Laguna Beach City Council is demanding that the federal government remove nuclear fuel from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station — first to a temporary location until a permanent spot...

 

New Laguna mayor puts focus on the arts

As Laguna Beach's new mayor, Bob Whalen said the city's arts community needs a spark.

 

Medical emergency won't stop the music

Playing during Hospitality Night in Laguna Beach might not have been doctors' orders, but it turned out to be some of the best medicine for musician Ken Garcia.

Mozambique gets more seating but parking is not resolved

Mozambique's parking problems took center stage at the Laguna Beach City Council meeting Tuesday, but the steakhouse scored some concessions as it got the chance to be heard after appealing a recent...

 

Belly up to the bar with a toy for a tot

A holiday tradition is getting a little help thanks to some thirsty customers.

 

City gets $25,000 from NEA for arts plan

Laguna Beach is one of 919 cities or agencies nationwide awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, according to a news release.

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 City weighs safety, privacy in improvements to Top of the World Drive

City weighs safety, privacy in improvements to Top of the World Drive

Top of the World Drive has been a private road since 1928, and some residents of the hilltop neighborhood want to keep it that way. They...

Mayor Pearson farewell after years of public service

Mayor Pearson farewell after years of public service

It would be tough to deny that outgoing Mayor Elizabeth Pearson has left her mark on Laguna Beach.

Laguna approves funds for canyon traffic study

The Laguna Beach City Council unanimously agreed Tuesday night to pay for a study of summer traffic patterns on Laguna Canyon Road as part...

Laguna Design Review Board members needed

Laguna Beach is looking to appoint three Design Review Board members and one alternate, according to a news release.

Elizabeth Pearson steps down as Laguna mayor in emotional tribute

Elizabeth Pearson steps down as Laguna mayor in emotional tribute

Amid a bouquet of red roses and while shedding a few tears, outgoing Laguna Beach Mayor Elizabeth Pearson bid adieu Tuesday night to her...

Here's what downtown might look like with bike lane, seating, plants

Here's what downtown might look like with bike lane, seating, plants

Visitors to Ocean Avenue on Saturday got a glimpse of how the street would look with a bike lane, angled parking stalls and grassy areas...

Public Safety

Police Files for Dec. 18

Laguna Canyon Road: A woman was reportedly walking in traffic lanes in the 2900 block at 2:05 p.m. Monday.

Drivers' confusion over new signal adds to canyon congestion, police say

Laguna Beach police think they know why Laguna Canyon Road has arguably become more congested in the past month: the new traffic signal in...

Streets closed for maintenance

Streets in the Temple Hills and Arch Beach Heights areas will be temporarily closed in the next four weeks while crews apply a protective...

Police: Man tumbles 150 feet after throwing rocks at traffic

A Laguna Beach man was taken to undergo psychiatric evaluation Tuesday after witnesses said he threw rocks at moving cars along North...

Police Files for Dec. 11

Carmelita Street: Petty theft was reported in the 1400 block at 6:43 a.m. Wednesday. Miscellaneous items were stolen from a 2013 Audi.

Police ask drivers to slow down on Nyes Place

The Laguna Beach Police Department is asking for the public's cooperation in reducing speeds along Nyes Place.

Business & Real Estate

Ranch at Laguna Beach faces trademark infringement claim

A U.S. District Court judge last week set a trial date in a trademark infringement claim by the owner of the Anaheim-based Ranch...

Montage tree lights up the night

Montage tree lights up the night

Montage Laguna Beach's annual tree-lighting ceremony Monday night drew 4,500 holiday revelers, who were invited to enjoy appetizers,...

Mission Hospital Laguna gets its largest donation: $10M

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach received its largest financial gift since the facility opened in 2009 when local residents Sue and Bill...

Around Town: Chamber names executive director

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce has named Laura Henkels its executive director.

Acclaimed Casa Laguna Inn changes hands

After 14 years, Francois Leclair has sold the Casa Laguna Inn & Spa.

Education

District considers allowing enrollment perk for six-hour workers

Laguna Beach Unified is considering a change that would allow employees who work six hours a day to enroll their children in district...

New environmental science class has students digging deep

New environmental science class has students digging deep

Dirt was the star attraction Thursday in Carrie Denton's environmental science class at Laguna Beach High School.

Laguna Beach High's new artistic director for dance steps in, in style

Laguna Beach High's new artistic director for dance steps in, in style

Estee Carrizosa started taking dance classes at age 2.

El Morro students get Colonial experience

El Morro students get Colonial experience

Of all El Morro Elementary School events, Stephanie Gapp most looks forward...

Jury awards former Laguna Beach teacher $50,000

An Orange County Superior Court jury awarded a former teacher $50,000 after ruling that the Laguna Beach Unified School District violated...

Kids' lemonade sales bring in $100 for veterans group

Kids' lemonade sales bring in $100 for veterans group

El Morro Elementary School students selling lemonade on Veteran's Day raised more than $100 for Patriotic Hearts.

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