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Fire ceremony, sacred mandala mark Buddhist monks' visit and celebrations

Fire ceremony, sacred mandala mark Buddhist monks' visit and celebrations

Laguna Beach's Neighborhood Congregational Church is the epicenter of this week's celebration honoring a group of Buddhist monks.

 

Laguna council approves bike safety measures

Cyclists in Laguna Beach scored a victory at the City Council meeting Tuesday.

 

Mission Hospital resumes surgeries

Elective surgeries resumed Monday at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach 10 days after hospital officials voluntarily halted procedures in the...

Commission approves move for Shirley's Bagels, finds plaza parking will be OK

After months of anxiously awaiting a decision from the Laguna Beach Planning Commission, Shirley's Bagels was told Wednesday that it could...

 

New Laguna Beach High principal believes in Common Core, common cause

For Christopher Herzfeld, a healthy school is clothed in interdependence.

 

A note to our readers: We're on the move

Times Community News, which publishes the Daily Pilot, Huntington Beach Independent and Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot, will relocate Monday...

Education

'Halloween Wars' sculptor turns his sights on pumpkins

'Halloween Wars' sculptor turns his sights on pumpkins

Jon Neill will carve a pumpkin in the 40-pound range Sunday in Laguna Beach, but for him, that won't be a big deal.

Student invention earns accolades, funds

A group of high school students were awarded nearly $10,000 to develop a water purification project they invented for the national Lemelson-...

Curriculum discussion to zero in on math

The Laguna Beach Unified School District will hold a parent information night Nov. 5 focusing on the math curriculum.

District will pay for more teacher training

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board agreed Tuesday to spend $37,800 on 11 more days of writing training for teachers.

Teams dodge for school funds

Teams dodge for school funds

SchoolPower, a nonprofit that raises money for Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses, held its annual dodgeball tournament Wednesday...

College representatives will visit Laguna Beach High

Laguna Beach High School's annual College Roundup, which allows students and their families to explore postsecondary educational options...

Politics

Candidate Madison presses on despite questions about his background

Candidate Madison presses on despite questions about his background

Questions remain concerning a Laguna Beach City Council candidate's claims about his college education and professional background, but...

City Council races: Zur Schmiede holds slight fundraising lead over Madison

With less than three weeks to go until the election, Robert Zur Schmiede leads all Laguna Beach City Council candidates in total monetary...

Stand-up paddleboard restrictions remain

The Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously to extend a new ordinance regulating commercial stand-up paddleboard operations at city...

Kelp abundant on Laguna beaches over the summer

Kelp abundant on Laguna beaches over the summer

This past summer was memorable not only for periods of extreme heat, but also for the amount of kelp that washed ashore on Laguna's beaches.

Candidate Perry wants to promote transparency at school district

Candidate Perry wants to promote transparency at school district

Dee Perry, a former special education teacher and speech pathologist, wants to bring more transparency to the Laguna Beach Unified School...

Public Safety

Laguna names officer for K-9 team

Laguna names officer for K-9 team

The Laguna Beach Police Department has chosen Zachary Fillers to be the agency's new K-9 officer, according to a news release.

Fire stations open doors to guests

Fire stations open doors to guests

All four Laguna Beach fire stations were on public display Saturday as guests got a firsthand glimpse into firefighters' accommodations...

Canyon task force wants to start with putting utility cables underground

Members of the task force charged with identifying ways to improve traffic and safety on Laguna Canyon Road seemed to agree that the...

Police Files for Oct. 9

Alta Laguna Boulevard: A bobcat was seen running into the backyard of a home in the 3200 block at 12:03 p.m. Sunday.

Police Files for Oct. 16

Glenneyre Street: A man reportedly urinated in public in the 300 block at 10:13 a.m. Monday.

Group will meet to discuss canyon inprovements

The first public meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force will be held Wednesday at City Hall, according to a news release.

Business & Real Estate

Soroptimists accepting applications to honor female wage earners

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach is looking to honor a woman who is the primary wage earner...

Coastal Commission halts dance-floor use, some other activity at The Ranch

Coastal Commission halts dance-floor use, some other activity at The Ranch

The dancing needs to stop — at least temporarily — at a portion of The Ranch...

Winners of juried art exhibit to be announced

Laguna Beach Mayor Elizabeth Pearson will announce the winners of a juried fine-art exhibition at a public reception Oct. 23.

Surfrider Foundation finds new leader

The Surfrider Foundation has named a Laguna Beach resident and former lifeguard to be the nonprofit organization's next chief executive...

Classic wheels gleam at Rotary car show

Classic wheels gleam at Rotary car show

Corvettes, hot rods and muscle cars fought the ocean for attention Sunday during the Rotary...

Visitors get Taste of Laguna

Visitors get Taste of Laguna

Chefs from more than 30 restaurants converged at the Festival of Arts grounds Wednesday for the food showcase known as Taste of Laguna.

Obituaries

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...

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...

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...

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...

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