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Laguna's high surf: 'As good as it gets'

Laguna's high surf: 'As good as it gets'

Bill Bryan woke up before dawn Wednesday, but as the clock ticked past 8 a.m. and the sun shone, he thought he was still in a dream.

 

Ocean still a potential danger for swimmers

Massive waves from Tropical Storm Marie could contribute to dangerous conditions on local beaches, even after swells dissipate.

 

Ceremony will honor fallen police

The city will honor two fallen Laguna Beach police officers during an unveiling ceremony Sept. 21 in front of department headquarters,...

Reporter's notebook: Parking structure, Village Entrance come up at forum

Candidates for the Laguna Beach City Council tackled questions involving the Village Entrance Project, pedestrian safety, parking and ways...

 

Teachers undergo a common experience

For a couple days this week, Laguna Beach Unified School District math teachers reversed roles and became students again.

 

Community garden to celebrate five years

The South Laguna Community Garden Park will celebrate its five-year anniversary from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Ranch at Laguna Beach in...

Education

 Ketta Brown says there's more work to do on school board

Ketta Brown says there's more work to do on school board

Another in a series of occasional stories profiling the school board candidates.

National Merit Scholars announced

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

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.

Politics

16 years later, council candidate Iseman still wants to listen

16 years later, council candidate Iseman still wants to listen

Another in a series of profiles of Laguna Beach City Council candidates.

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...

Water districts scramble to find own sources

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.

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...

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.

Public Safety

Three arrested at DUI checkpoint

Three motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after Laguna Beach police set up a checkpoint last weekend.

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.

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...

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...

Canyon congestion on the agenda

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...

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...

Business & Real Estate

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

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...

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.

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...

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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