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 Are 'gayborhoods' a victim of the gay rights movement's success?

Are 'gayborhoods' a victim of the gay rights movement's success?

For decades, the blinds of this semisubterranean Laguna Beach bar were closed tight.

 

Paddleboarding still looking for ways to fit in

Erin O'Malley has heard the complaints about stand-up paddleboarding. They remind her of the complaints from skiers that were directed at...

 

Effort at historic renovation goes wrong, may bring $100,000 fine

Chris and Jessica Iovenko said they purchased their 1920s-era house in 2007 with the intent of keeping it from a developer's grasp and the...

School board approves giving trustee time off for family illness

Laguna Beach Unified School District board members Tuesday night granted a fellow trustee additional time off to deal with a family...

 

Arts Commission hires conservation expert to assess 'Sunbathers' sculpture

The Laguna Beach Arts Commission has hired a professional art conservationist to assess whether a two-part steel sculpture in Nita Carman...

 

Laguna specialty store Thee Foxes' Trot has been sold

It's the end of an era for Rosalie Gelston and her retail slice of downtown Laguna Beach.

Education

Laguna selects new high school theater director

Laguna selects new high school theater director

Laguna Beach High School may soon have a new theater director, a former teacher and director from the Orange County School of the

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.

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...

Politics

Is private seawall breaking coastal rules? State board will decide

Is private seawall breaking coastal rules? State board will decide

The private 11-foot-tall seawall that protects a house on Lagunita Drive in Laguna Beach has been standing since 2005, but a desire by the...

Ceremony marks start of pageant, art show

Ceremony marks start of pageant, art show

Despite a surprise brush fire and resulting road closures, the Festival of Arts held a dedication ceremony and ribbon cutting for its new...

City puts a hold on new pools and spas

The Laguna Beach City Council has said no more pools and spas, at least for now.

City trees might be held to same view rules as privately owned vegetation

Laguna Beach moved a step closer Monday night to giving property owners a way to reclaim views obstructed by city-owned vegetation.

View committee sees first claim under revised ordinance

In the first claim to go before the View Restoration Committee under a recently revised ordinance, a Laguna Beach homeowner agreed, with...

Annual Brooks Street party is full of heart and memories

Annual Brooks Street party is full of heart and memories

Brooks Street residents threw a birthday party Saturday threaded with equal parts celebration and remembrance.

Public Safety

El Camino and Catalina intersection getting remade as a roundabout

Crews will begin configuring the intersection of El Camino Del Mar and Catalina Street in Laguna Beach on Monday to create a roundabout...

Avoid construction on Alta Vista Way

Drivers may want to avoid construction that started this week on Alta Vista Way and is likely to take months.

Laguna Woods man dies in canyon crash

An 85-year-old Laguna Woods man died Monday after the car he was driving struck a utility pole on Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach police...

Appeal puts brush clearing plan on hold

A brush-clearing project intended to buffer houses from potential fires in Nyes and Oro canyons is on hold after a Laguna Beach resident...

Cops continue coffee mixer with the public

The Laguna Beach Police Department will hold its second Coffee with a Cop session at the city's farmers market Aug. 1.

Police Files for July 16

Katella Street: A caller reported that a drone landed in her backyard in the 800 block at 11:27 a.m. Monday.

Business & Real Estate

Soroptimist club honors Laguna resident

Soroptimist club honors Laguna resident

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach selected city resident Sandy Vetter as the Soroptimist of the Year, according to a news release.

Police join in Special Olympics torch run

Police join in Special Olympics torch run

About 30 Special Olympics athletes and law enforcement officers escorted the Flame of Hope through Laguna Beach on Monday in a symbolic...

Taco Bell CEO sells Laguna Beach home for $3.375 million

Taco Bell CEO sells Laguna Beach home for $3.375 million

Brian Niccol, the chief executive of fast-food chain Taco Bell Corp., has sold his home in Laguna Beach for $3.375 million.

How I Made It: Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol

How I Made It: Taco Bell CEO Brian Niccol

The gig: Since Jan. 1, Brian Niccol has been chief executive of Taco Bell Corp., the Irvine-based fast-food chain known for...

City injects ficus trees to stop masses of messy berries

City injects ficus trees to stop masses of messy berries

Visitors to Ocean Avenue in Laguna Beach will get a bit of a break from the berries that fall from the ficus trees and blanket the ground...

Survey focuses on good, bad of downtown retail sector

Laguna Beach and consulting firm MIG are seeking residents' opinions about the city's downtown retail sector as part of the Downtown...

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