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Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf

Newport's Wedge lives up to its reputation: 1 hurt in thundering surf

A day with big surf in Newport Beach is like a snow day in New England, Newport Beach Deputy Police Chief David McGill explained.

 

Lion's Heart gathers food for O.C. families

More than 150 volunteers descended on the Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine on Friday to assemble 1,800...

 

Report examines Laguna's suicide rate, methods

For Laguna Beach residents, suicides most often take the form of an overdose of drugs or ingestion of poison, according to an Orange...

Water districts scramble to find own sources

Reduced dependence on imported water is the goal of local districts, which must continue to supply customers in a parched state.

 

Canyon congestion on the agenda

Adding lanes to Laguna Canyon Road seemed like an unpopular solution to congestion on the main entryway into the city when a city-hired...

 

Citizens Academy taking applications

Residents still have time to apply for a 12-week course designed to provide a glimpse into the Laguna Beach Police Department.

Education

Culverhouse leaving principal position

A beloved educator is leaving the Laguna Beach Unified School District for a position in the South Bay.

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...

Four fight for three school board seats

One incumbent and three challengers will vie for three seats on the Laguna Beach Unified School District board in the Nov. 4 election.

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.

National Merit Scholars announced

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

Laguna graduates 99 honors students

Laguna graduates 99 honors students

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

Politics

Too much yard watering can trigger fines in Laguna district

Too much yard watering can trigger fines in Laguna district

Laguna Beach County Water District customers may be fined for watering their yards more than three days a week after the district board...

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.

Downtown plan ready for its character-defining close-up

Downtown plan ready for its character-defining close-up

With the hiring of an urban planner eager for public input, there is bound to be a steady give-and-take when it comes to revamping Laguna...

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...

Huntington mayor raises more than Assembly opponent, who questions expense report

After a slow start to campaigning, Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper has announced that he raised about $9,000 more than his opponent in...

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...

Public Safety

Police Files for Aug. 21

Thalia Street: Vandalism was reported in the 200 block at 8:17 a.m. Monday. A man reported rocks being thrown through a...

Laguna drummers try to keep mellow vibe as growth creates spiritual tug-of-war

Laguna drummers try to keep mellow vibe as growth creates spiritual tug-of-war

As the daytime crowds at Aliso Beach packed up and the sun started its descent into the sea Sunday evening, the beat rose.

Laguna police to hold DUI checkpoint

The Laguna Beach Police Department will conduct a checkpoint to nab drivers who are under the influence or lacking a proper license from 9...

City seeks input on traffic, safety issues

Laguna Beach is hosting another workshop on Aug. 26 to gather community feedback on ways to improve mobility for pedestrians and...

Marijuana plants worth $3 million yanked from Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Marijuana plants worth $3 million yanked from Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park has less vegetation among the hiking trails, oaks and sycamores.

Laguna police chief to retire

After 38 years with the city, Laguna Beach Police Chief Paul Workman is retiring.

Business & Real Estate

No color or cuts at Laguna's new blow-dry hair salon

No color or cuts at Laguna's new blow-dry hair salon

Laguna Beach now has a place specifically dedicated to braids and up-dos.

Retail Therapy: Surf's up at Hang Ten

Surf's up: The Hang Ten warehouse sale is set for 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday at 153 W....

Parking meters near Sawdust Festival off at 7 p.m. again

The Laguna Beach City Council heeded Sawdust Art Festival officials' concerns, unanimously voting Aug. 5 to reduce parking meter enforcement...

Council OKs $3.5 million Festival of Arts makeover

Council OKs $3.5 million Festival of Arts makeover

Over the concerns of some residents, the Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday unanimously approved plans for a new facade and pedestrian...

Visit Laguna group upgrades website

Visit Laguna group upgrades website

Visit Laguna Beach has a redesigned website to match its new name, the nonprofit organization announced in a news release.

Beatles cover that generates buzz, bucks

Beatles cover that generates buzz, bucks

Jim Otto can't quite recall how the ragged LP cover arrived at his shop, but he surmises it came the same way as many others — in a...

Obituaries

Vincent J. Savelli

Born to Italian and Austrian immigrants in Schenectady, New York, Vincent J. "Vinney" Savelli lived every moment of his 90 years without...

Dr. Alison Clark-Stewart 1943 - 2014

Dr. Alison Clarke-Stewart, a resident of Laguna Beach since 1983, passed away unexpectedly on February 23rd. She was a Professor in the...

Dorothy Lorraine Douglass 1918 - 2014

Dorothy Lorraine Douglass passed away January 29th, 2014 in Atascadero, California at age 95. A family memorial gathering will be held at...

Richard Frank Miller May 9, 1937 - January 16, 2014

LBHS ‘55, Stanford BA ‘59, JD ‘63. Practiced law in Pasadena for over 45 years. Married to Suzi, has one son, Sumner....

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