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Festival of the Arts facade isn't quite what it seems, demolition reveals

Festival of the Arts facade isn't quite what it seems, demolition reveals

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines "facade" as "the front of a building" or "a false, superficial, or artificial appearance or effect,"...

 

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.

 

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...

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...

 

Mission Hospital operating rooms closed after infections

Five operating rooms at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach were temporarily closed to elective surgeries after patients at a neighboring facility...

 

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...

Education

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-...

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...

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.

Classified employees endorse three school board candidates

Members of the Laguna Beach chapter of classified employees are backing Ketta Brown, Carol Normandin and Dee Perry in the race for the...

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...

Veteran educator hired as Laguna High principal

Veteran educator hired as Laguna High principal

In a unanimous vote, the Laguna Beach Unified School District board of trustees on Tuesday approved hiring an educator with 30 years of...

Politics

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...

Council hopeful Grossman gives ideas for homelessness and traffic

Council hopeful Grossman gives ideas for homelessness and traffic

One in a series of occasional stories profiling candidates for Laguna Beach City Council.

Candidate Madison's proof leads to more questions

Some supporters are standing behind Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison after allegations surfaced last month that he lied about...

Candidate Madison's proof leads to more questions

Candidate Madison's proof leads to more questions

Some supporters are standing behind Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison after allegations surfaced last month that he lied about...

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...

Beach cleanup doesn't end with trash pickup day

Beach cleanup doesn't end with trash pickup day

Volunteers traipsed along the beach at Crystal Cove State Park Saturday, picking up trash and other debris as part of the California Coastal...

Public Safety

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.

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...

Police arrest man in 1998 Laguna cold-case slaying of mother-in-law

Police arrest man in 1998 Laguna cold-case slaying of mother-in-law

Laguna Beach police detectives and Orange County District Atty.'s Office investigators made an arrest Wednesday in a 1998 cold case...

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.

Is your smoke detector working? Laguna Fire Department offers batteries, alarms

The Laguna Beach Fire Department is urging residents to ensure that their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms work properly and are...

Business & Real Estate

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...

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...

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.

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...

City may use church for antenna after dropped cell phone calls

City may use church for antenna after dropped cell phone calls

The city and AT&T are considering permanent placement of an antenna at St. Catherine of Siena Parish to help residents regain lost cell...

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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