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Canyon fire causes $50,000 damage to utility poles, wires

Canyon fire causes $50,000 damage to utility poles, wires

A brush fire in Laguna Canyon on Friday charred 15 acres and caused $50,000 in damage to utility equipment, including wires and poles,...

 

Trolley systems promise to ease summertime driving pain

When the Pageant of the Masters opens in Laguna Beach this summer, Lu Neely hopes to ride to it for free on the city trolley.

 

At 10 years old, parents club boasts loyal members

They were just babies when their parents, maybe feeling a litte nervous and alone in their new roles, sought support and advice on raising a...

City weighing water-saving rule changes for pools and landscaping

The Laguna Beach City Council could require, as water-conservation measures, residential pool covers and further limits on the size of new...

 

City's public works chief to retire at year's end

After 20 years with the city, Laguna Beach's Public Works Director Steve May will retire at the end of December.

 

Hansen: Scales of tree justice a bit lopsided

Just over a year ago, Laguna Beach passed a new view ordinance. One wonders, however, if any tree has been cut since.

Education

Homes and businesses honored for outdoor art

A number of Laguna Beach home and business owners have been honored by the Laguna Beach Beautification Council for works of outdoor beauty...

31 years later, her school district job is done

31 years later, her school district job is done

Linda Barker has done a little bit of everything in 31 years as a Laguna Beach Unified School District employee.

222 students graduate from Laguna Beach High

222 students graduate from Laguna Beach High

Laguna Beach High School graduated 98 students with honors Thursday night at the Irvine Bowl.

Teachers and superintendent get raises

Teachers in the Laguna Beach Unified School District will receive a 4% pay hike next year, the board unanimously decided Tuesday night in...

Art-A-Fair opens June 26 in Laguna

Art-A-Fair opens June 26 in Laguna

Art-A-Fair, a nine-week summer art festival in Laguna Beach, will kick off its 49th year June 26.

Laguna students fare well in Solar Cup challenge

Laguna students fare well in Solar Cup challenge

A team of Laguna Beach High students placed second in two divisions in the 13th annual Solar Cup competition last month, according to a news...

Politics

City seeking new housing committee members

Laguna Beach is accepting applications for two spots on the city's Housing and Human Services Committee.

City extends temporary ban on short-term rentals

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday extended a moratorium on issuing new permits for short-term rentals.

Laguna approves two-year budget

Laguna Beach affirmed its spending priorities of open-space preservation and emergency preparedness with the City Council's ratification...

Residents will vote on paying to have Milligan bridge replaced

Residents will vote on paying to have Milligan bridge replaced

The Laguna Beach City Council has approved an engineer's report that outlined potential costs for residents and the city of replacing a...

Workshop to focus on land use in the canyon

Laguna Beach and urban planning firm MIG will host a public workshop June 25 to review zoning and land-use standards in Laguna Canyon,...

Impact Giving to hand out $125,000 in grants

Impact Giving, a Laguna Beach-based women's collective, will give away $125,000 in grants Wednesday at the nonprofit's sixth annual awards...

Public Safety

Canyon road closed after crash Sunday

Laguna Canyon Road was closed for nearly 12 hours late Sunday and early Monday after a car struck a utility pole, Laguna Beach police said.

Stop by, have Coffee with a Cop

Laguna Beach Police Chief Laura Farinella and other department employees plan to be at the Starbucks on North Coast Highway on Wednesday...

July Fourth: Road closures, trolley changes, traffic alerts

Laguna Beach officials are expecting large crowds to celebrate Independence Day on Saturday and are seeking the public's help to keep...

Red crabs cover O.C. beaches from H.B. to San Clemente

Red crabs cover O.C. beaches from H.B. to San Clemente

Visitors to Laguna Beach, Huntington Beach and Newport Beach this weekend had bright red company on the sand.

Gotcha surfwear co-founder Tomson arrested in probation check

Gotcha surfwear co-founder Tomson arrested in probation check

A former professional surfer and co-founder of the Gotcha surfwear company was arrested on suspicion of felony drug trafficking, Laguna...

Police Files for June 11

Myrtle Street: A hit-and-run was reported in the 400 block at 8:16 a.m. Monday. A truck reportedly hit a fire hydrant,...

Business & Real Estate

Chamber to hold summer business mixer Thursday

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will hold the first of its summer business-networking mixers on Thursday at the Surf & Sand Resort,...

Home of the Day: Resort-style living on a bluff in Laguna

Entered by a winding drive that leads over a wooden bridge, this contemporary-style estate has a resort atmosphere with an infinity-edge...

Share your views about downtown planning at public workshop

The city and urban planning firm MIG will host a public workshop on the Downtown Specific Plan update July 20 at the Laguna Beach...

Club offers social spot for LGBT seniors

Club offers social spot for LGBT seniors

Designed to give senior members of the gay community a place to socialize, Club Q Laguna has been bringing people together for the past...

City names winners of photo contest

City names winners of photo contest

Charlie Dickerson and Mitch Ridder took first place in the youth and adult categories, respectively, in the My Laguna photo contest.

Tennis star Lindsay Davenport serves up Laguna home for $3.25 million

Former top-ranked women’s tennis player Lindsay Davenport has put her home in Laguna Beach on the market for $3.25 million.

Obituaries

Louise Emily Buckley
November 16, 1921 - April 3, 2015

Our dear mother, friend and inspiration, Louise Emily Buckley, passed away April 3, 2015 with her daughter, Linda Buckley O’Neill...

Former mayor Kathleen Blackburn dies

Former Laguna Beach Mayor Kathleen Blackburn died Monday of complications related to a car accident 34 years ago, her family said. She was...

Beverly Joy Mosier
April 4, 1928 - April 14, 2015

Bob & the entire Mosier Clan invite all who wish to celebrate the life of Beverly Joy Mosier to join them Friday May 1st, noon, at 2242 Mesa...

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,...

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