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1 arrested, 17 cited in crackdown on pedestrian problem spots

1 arrested, 17 cited in crackdown on pedestrian problem spots

Laguna Beach police made one arrest and issued 17 citations during an effort Wednesday to focus on areas of the city where pedestrians and...

 

Water district employee who kept bank robber in his sights is honored

Boyd Schultz had no idea what was coming when he walked into the Wells Fargo bank on Ocean Avenue on a typical Friday last September, or...

 

Frets and forklifts: Country singer Tricia Freeman's dual work life

She's a forklift driver by day and a country singer at night.

Girlfriend charged with murder in stabbing death of former Laguna Beach resident

A 52-year-old Laguna Niguel man with Laguna Beach ties was found stabbed to death in the front yard of a neighbor's house Saturday night.

 

As more needy sea lions flood in, Marine Mammal Center gets help

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach is experiencing a bad case of deja vu, and it's probably not the only rescue facility...

 

Lindsay Davenport offers up home court as summer lease

Tennis champ Lindsay Davenport has put her home in Laguna Beach up for lease at $8,000 a month.

Education

Applications for arts scholarships being accepted

Festival of Arts is accepting scholarship applications from high school seniors who reside in Laguna Beach or attend Laguna Beach High...

 Kids get crafty for book club

Kids get crafty for book club

The young children were fidgety. Some explored bookshelves, others climbed over furniture and one tugged on a mother's forearm in the...

Sign-ups time is now for boys and girls track meet

Laguna Beach will hold its annual boys and girls track meet at Laguna Beach High School on March 20, according to a news release.

After-school program now aids middle, high school transitions

A Laguna Beach Unified School District after-school program is expanding to help students transitioning into middle school and high school.

Thurston students accept challenges during weeklong event

Thurston students accept challenges during weeklong event

As much as the weeklong EPIC Challenge is a fun break from the routine for ...

Funding changes may alter schools' ROP program

A change in public school funding is creating challenges for Laguna Beach Unified and Capistrano Unified school district administrators as...

Politics

Around Town: Laguna Toastmaster receives award

Around Town: Laguna Toastmaster receives award

Laguna Beach Toastmaster Gwen Earle was awarded Distinguished Toastmaster honors by the international public-speaking and leadership...

Feeling flush, council approves city manager raise

Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig should receive a 5% pay raise, the City Council decided Tuesday night in voting to amend Pietig's...

St. Catherine church won't get wireless antennas, AT&T says

AT&T, responding to community outcry, has decided to drop a plan to install wireless equipment in an existing tower at St. Catherine of...

City gets grant for water-saving median

The Municipal Water District of Orange County has approved a request from Laguna Beach for a grant to...

Laguna Republicans name new president

Fletcher Berryman, a 2008 Laguna Beach High School graduate, is the new president of Laguna Beach Republicans, according to a news release.

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...

Public Safety

Police Files

Coast Highway: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 32300 block at 7:32 a.m. Monday. Four trucks were broken into the previous night. All...

Body of missing teen found at Shell Beach

Body of missing teen found at Shell Beach

Authorities have identified a body found floating in the water Wednesday afternoon at Shell Beach in South Laguna as 18-year-old Anthony...

Man injured when car flips in canyon

A Santa Ana resident was injured when the car he was driving veered off Laguna Canyon Road and rolled over Sunday morning, Laguna Beach...

Police Files for Feb. 17

Grandview Street: Petty theft was reported in the 200 block at 7:44 a.m. Monday. A caller reported a Nordstrom package containing $304 worth...

Edison looking into best dry storage for Onofre's nuclear waste

Edison looking into best dry storage for Onofre's nuclear waste

Second of two parts on the storage of used radioactive fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station.

Police ask motorists to slow on Del Mar

The Laguna Beach Police Department is asking drivers to reduce speeds along Del Mar Avenue, according to a news release.

Business & Real Estate

Grant program seeks worthy nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations have until 5 p.m. Friday to turn in applications for the city's 2015-16 Community Assistance Grant Program,...

Alley near bank will close sporadically

An alley between Forest and Ocean avenues in Laguna Beach next to the Bank of America will close occasionally over the next five weeks...

Blue Bell raises $10,000 for cats in need

Blue Bell raises $10,000 for cats in need

The recent Cats Meow fundraiser generated $10,000 for the Blue Bell Foundation for Cats in Laguna Beach.

Cliffs Inn to relaunch in April with new name and look

Cliffs Inn to relaunch in April with new name and look

The Laguna Cliffs Inn will relaunch in April under a new name following a $1.5-...

Laguna welcomes Sister Cities Garden

Laguna welcomes Sister Cities Garden

The Laguna Beach Sister Cities Garden in Heisler Park was officially unveiled Wednesday afternoon.

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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