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Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions

Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions

A new California law and the lingering effects of last year's measles outbreak are likely behind the drop in personal belief vaccination...

 

Parents who oppose measles vaccine hold firm to their beliefs

Gary Monahan remembers his son's temperature spiking to 102 degrees when he was vaccinated for measles, mumps and rubella. The child then...

 

New Assemblyman Harper pursues residents' ideas: global-warming, bag-ban repeals

Since leaving the Huntington Beach City Council after his election to the state Assembly in November, Matthew Harper has been asking his...

Laguna Canyon Road overpass for wildlife: Would it help traffic, safety?

A task force charged with identifying ways to improve safety and traffic flow on Laguna Canyon Road has another element to consider: a...

 

3 sculpture finalists vie for spot at Main Beach

Artists Ricardo Duffy, Pat Downing and Sukhdev Dail will present their proposals for a sculpture at Main Beach to the Laguna Beach Arts...

 

Fire chars home's deck

A fire damaged a home's deck in the 100 block of Rockledge Road in Laguna Beach Thursday night, authorities said.

Education

 Impasse broken over repair of tennis courts

Impasse broken over repair of tennis courts

Laguna Beach Unified School District trustees have tentatively agreed to drop their demand that a tennis court resurfacing project at the...

City wants school district to negotiate tennis court renovation

City wants school district to negotiate tennis court renovation

Planned repairs to the Laguna Beach High School tennis courts still can't seem to get off the ground.

School district is offering free parenting class

The Laguna Beach Unified School District is sponsoring a free 10-week education program called Parent Project for parents of middle and high...

Laguna district meeting will focus on math instruction

Efforts to create engaging, real-life and rigorous math instruction to help prepare Laguna Beach Unified School District students —...

Imaginations put to the test in competition at Thurston school

Imaginations put to the test in competition at Thurston school

Elementary and middle school students from across Orange and San Diego counties — including Laguna Beach — got a mental...

 Laguna Beach cranks up mountain bike team

Laguna Beach cranks up mountain bike team

From The Top of the World, the horizon appears endless for the newest after-school sport in Laguna Beach.

Politics

Campaign for Onofre nuclear plant cleanup launched

Campaign for Onofre nuclear plant cleanup launched

Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen last week sent letters to mayors of every Orange County city encouraging them to gather signatures from...

New Planning Commissioner Kempf ready for the challenge

New Planning Commissioner Kempf ready for the challenge

Sue Kempf says her professional background in managing large projects with input from diverse groups along with volunteer work on two Laguna...

Artists work/live project gets green light

Artists work/live project gets green light

Sculptor and developer Louis Longi got the go-ahead from the California Coastal Commission on Jan. 8 to build a 30-unit artist work/live...

How important is canyon creek? It matters to artists' work/live project

How important is canyon creek? It matters to artists' work/live project

Laguna Canyon Creek's degree of environmental value is likely to be a prime talking point when the California Coastal Commission discusses a...

Top of the World trail improvements will come without road widening

Top of the World trail improvements will come without road widening

Improvements to a trail in the Top of the World neighborhood will move forward without any widening of the private road that it connects to,...

Coastal Commission wants compensation from Ranch owner for public access

Coastal Commission wants compensation from Ranch owner for public access

In order for the owner of The Ranch at Laguna Beach to proceed with a hotel renovation, the California Coastal Commission wants a shuttle...

Public Safety

Want to be a lifeguard? Tryouts in February, March

Rookie and seasonal lifeguard tryouts will take place Feb. 28 and March 14 at Main Beach in Laguna Beach.

Laguna hires two new police officers

The city of Laguna Beach recently hired two new police officers, according to a news release.

Volunteers sought for emergency response team

The Laguna Beach Police Department is accepting applications for its Community Emergency Response Team, which is made up of volunteers who...

Should Laguna worry about Onofre's stored nuclear fuel rods?

Should Laguna worry about Onofre's stored nuclear fuel rods?

First in a two-part series on the storage of used radioactive fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating...

Police files for Jan. 22

North Coast Highway: Petty theft was reported in the 1400 block at 1:06 p.m. Monday. A guest at the Art Hotel said two bags were stolen from...

Police Files for Jan. 15

Del Mar Avenue: A caller reported dog feces left in her yard in the 1700 block at 9:15 a.m. Monday.

Business & Real Estate

Dogs' day: Snow to play in

Dogs' day: Snow to play in

Snow came to Laguna Canyon on Wednesday morning.

Laguna man's surprise encounter with orcas proves an online hit

Laguna man's surprise encounter with orcas proves an online hit

Laguna Beach resident Rich German has spent the last five years paddling in the ocean, but Jan. 7 was special.

Learn pruning tips in free demonstration

Gilbert Briseño, a master tree artist and landscape contractor, will give a free demonstration this month on pruning that keeps in...

Ranch permit approved, no shuttle required

Ranch permit approved, no shuttle required

A Laguna Beach resident and businessman received permission last week to renovate the former Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course, putting to...

Laguna to host business workshop

Laguna Beach will host its next Open for Business workshop Feb. 12 at the Community & Susi Q Center.

Applications available for community grants

Laguna Beach is accepting applications for its fiscal year 2015-16 community assistance grant program.

Obituaries

Gallery owner Richard Challis dies at 94; he promoted watercolorists

Laguna Beach gallery owner Richard Challis, a World War II veteran whose roster of artists included the renowned watercolorist Rex Brandt,...

Alice Esther Segner
October 11, 1925 - September 13, 2014

Alice Esther Segner died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on September 13, 2014.  She was born in La Junta Colorado...

Katherine & Barth Mikals

                                Love Never Dies

Robert Thurston (Hap) Boyd
May 16, 1939 - August 13, 2014

Hap Boyd, born in Santa Ana, California, to Robert Keene and Doris Thurston Boyd of Laguna Beach.  He lived and attended school in...

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