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Council gives creek restoration plan its blessing

Council gives creek restoration plan its blessing

Bob Borthwick sees Laguna Canyon Creek as a vital habitat for wildlife and plants and hates it when someone refers to it as a ditch or a...

 

Laguna chamber works toward inventory of vacant shops

Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce officials have long dreamed about having an inventory of the city's vacant storefronts, and now they are...

 

Laguna Planning Commission gets two new members

The Laguna Beach City Council appointed two new Planning Commission members last week.

 

District considers fences, layout change for baseball field

The Laguna Beach High School baseball field may get higher fences or have its layout changed to limit the number of balls leaving the...

 

District looks into removing newly planted trees

The Laguna Beach Unified School District board is considering removing some or all of the 80 trees planted around the Laguna Beach High...

Education

High school to host talk on social pressures

Parents and students from Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach, Corona del Mar and Dana Hills high schools are invited to learn about...

Student ceramics displayed at coastal eddy

Student ceramics displayed at coastal eddy

Coastal eddy a gallery, located on South Coast Highway, will display Laguna Beach High School students' work beginning Saturday.

Of family, gardens and impermanence

Grant Hier stands before a tree in his vegetation-heavy frontyard, holding up a copy of his new book and trying to match its cover to the...

Kids jump and dash at annual track meet

Kids jump and dash at annual track meet

The city held its annual youth track-and-field meet Friday at Laguna Beach High School.

Kindergartners get water safety and writing lessons in one

Kindergartners get water safety and writing lessons in one

It could have been a lesson in marine science or lifeguard challenges.

 Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation

Laguna Beach man to run Tanzania educational foundation

From his days at Laguna Beach High School, it wasn't hard to predict that Jake Wheeler might have a positive influence on the world.

Politics

Old TOW Park saving water, losing grass

The city has turned off the water for grass at the Old Top of The World Park, near Top of the World Elementary School, in response to Gov....

State of the City luncheon set for May 6

Mayor Bob Whalen, City Manager John Pietig and Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce President Gregg Abel will be the featured speakers at the...

Council hires design firm for Village Entrance project

A divided Laguna Beach City Council approved hiring a design team for the Village Entrance Project Tuesday night.

No, you can't wash your car at home: South Coast board tightens water-use rules

No, you can't wash your car at home: South Coast board tightens water-use rules

The South Coast Water District board of directors on Tuesday tightened restrictions on potable water use to comply with Gov. Jerry Brown's...

Foundation created to help get skate park built in Laguna

Foundation created to help get skate park built in Laguna

A candidate in last fall's Laguna Beach City Council election is trying a new approach in the ongoing effort to land a skate park in...

Laguna council backs plan to restore Aliso Creek estuary

Laguna council backs plan to restore Aliso Creek estuary

The Laguna Beach City Council last week endorsed a plan to improve the Aliso Creek estuary.

Public Safety

Police Files

Hillcrest Drive: A resident reported jewelry and cash worth nearly $5,000 were stolen in the 1600 block at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

Laguna concerned about possible change to county ambulance provider

The Laguna Beach City Council is asking the Board of Supervisors to better explain the process of choosing ambulance services as the...

Police Files for April 16

Capistrano Avenue: Petty theft was reported in the 1900 block at 5:58 a.m. Tuesday. A man said his computer bag was stolen from an...

Police Files for April 9

Laguna Canyon Road: A caller reported a bicycle missing in the 20900 block at 4:02 p.m. Monday.

Agate Street stations gets new firefighter

The Laguna Beach Fire Department has a new firefighter assigned to its Agate Street station.

Dog walkers asked to be eyes of the police

Laguna Beach police are calling on dog owners to watch for suspicious activity as part of a new initiative.

Business & Real Estate

Woman's Club welcomes new police chief

The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach will host a welcome event for new Police Chief Laura Farinella April 24 at the organization's headquarters.

Nominations sought for Violet Richardson award

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach is seeking nominations for the Violet Richardson award.

City wants to raise your sewer rates over 10 years

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday unanimously supported raising customers' sewer bills each of the next 10 years to help repair aging...

Kids get egg-cited

Kids get egg-cited

Twenty-five children with their parents descended on Lang Park in South Laguna Saturday for an Easter egg hunt hosted by Laguna Beach United...

Street tacos find a home in Laguna

Street tacos find a home in Laguna

A street-style taco catering company rooted in Orange County has chosen Laguna Beach for its first takeout store.

4 artists chosen in Postcards from Laguna competition

4 artists chosen in Postcards from Laguna competition

The Arts Commission last month selected four artists to paint images of postcards that will hang on the Verizon building on Broadway Street,...

Obituaries

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,...

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...

Katherine & Barth Mikals

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