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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 with fellow representatives in Sacramento and sending money back to Orange County were among the ideas marking the 2014...

 

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...

 

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.

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...

 

Hansen: Canyon on the verge of eruption

It has been said that a volcanic eruption can create its own lightning. Well, a perfect storm is brewing in Laguna Canyon, and the lightning...

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...

Politics

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...

Mayor Pearson not running for reelection

Mayor Pearson not running for reelection

Mayor Elizabeth Pearson will not be running for a fourth term on the Laguna Beach City Council.

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.

Madison enters council race with business platform

Madison enters council race with business platform

Jon Madison wants to take the next step.

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

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.

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...

LCAD student struck by car in crosswalk

A 22-year-old Laguna College of Art + Design student was struck by a vehicle and critically injured in a crosswalk on Laguna Canyon Road...

 'She was always laughing'

'She was always laughing'

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

Cyclist's widower files claim against city

The husband of a 58-year-old cyclist who was killed while biking in Newport Beach has filed a damages claim against the city.

Business & Real Estate

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...

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.

Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture

Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture

When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he...

Obituaries

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....

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...

George E. Staight December 27, 1947 - November 12, 2013

George Staight peacefully passed away at home on November 12th, at the age of 65, after battling stomach cancer. He is survived by Lisa, his...

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