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Marchers in Laguna voice opposition to GMOs

Marchers in Laguna voice opposition to GMOs

Hundreds of people gathered near Main Beach on Saturday to protest genetically modified seeds used to grow food as part of the international...

 

Laguna artist Terry Thornsley, 57, found dead at home

Laguna Beach sculptor and painter Terry Thornsley, whose works included the mural at the lifeguard headquarters building at Main Beach,...

 

Temporary street closure to test downtown plan worries some business owners

A Laguna Beach business owner has collected the signatures of at least 100 people who oppose a downtown street closure that was approved...

New outdoor water rules start Monday: Use less or be fined

Beginning Monday, Laguna Beach County Water District customers must comply with beefed-up restrictions on outdoor water use or face fines.

 

SchoolPower doles out nearly $85,000 in teacher grants

SchoolPower has awarded $84,684 to teachers at all four Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses for programs and equipment.

 

Tomatoes 101: Advice on growing more, better at workshop Saturday

A tomato expert will offer tips on growing the fruit during one of the South Laguna Community Garden Park's most popular workshops Saturday.

Education

Paraeducator learned a few lessons herself

Paraeducator learned a few lessons herself

Margaret Warder spent more than 20 years in the private sector as a business executive leading sales teams, but a phone conversation with...

El Morro students hold sale to aid sea lions

El Morro students hold sale to aid sea lions

El Morro Elementary School third-graders sold Popsicles on campus Friday to raise money for the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna...

87 students graduate from Laguna College of Art + Design

87 students graduate from Laguna College of Art + Design

Eighty-seven students graduated from the Laguna College of Art + Design, and an honorary doctorate was conferred on sculptor Richard...

Laguna youths heading to regional track meet

Ten Laguna Beach youths placed in the top four in their respective events at the Orange County Track and Field Championships on May 3 and...

Sawdust gets kids sculpting at TOW

Sawdust Art Festival exhibitor Patti Klingenmeier led Top of the World Elementary students in a clay sculpting workshop on campus Friday...

Politics

Public workshop to focus on Village Entrance Project

Laguna Beach will kick off the conceptual design phase of the Village Entrance Project with a community workshop on June 23.

Mayor ready to shake up a bit of status quo

Mayor Bob Whalen renounced stagnation and also called on residents to reduce outdoor water use during the annual State of the City...

Memorial Day: Laguna remembers with traditions

Memorial Day: Laguna remembers with traditions

Laguna Beach marked Memorial Day with pancakes and a speech from Orange County District 5 Supervisor Lisa Bartlett Monday at Heisler Park.

Drilling of soil set for Main Beach

A large drilling rig will take soil samples May 18 near a restroom scheduled for renovation on the southern portion of Main Beach, according...

City weighs options for extra revenue including open space

The Laguna Beach City Council was both generous and frugal as it indicated its top priorities during the annual budget workshop Tuesday.

Heritage Committee gets an earful on preservation ordinance

A majority of Laguna Beach residents attending a meeting Tuesday night said they should be able to decide if their home is on a designated...

Public Safety

Police Files for May 28

North Coast Highway: Petty theft was reported in the 300 block at 9:54 a.m. Monday. A caller reported that a store employee stole money from...

Bicyclists ride in remembrance of those killed

Bicyclists ride in remembrance of those killed

Cyclists in Laguna Beach and hundreds of cities nationwide pedaled during the annual Ride of Silence on Wednesday in remembrance of those...

Firefighters flip flapjacks for Memorial Day fundraiser

Laguna Beach firefighters and police will be flipping flapjacks in the Exchange Club's annual Memorial Day breakfast Monday at Heisler Park.

Laguna chase ends in crash; arrest made at gunpoint

Laguna chase ends in crash; arrest made at gunpoint

An Aliso Viejo man who led Laguna Beach police on a car chase through the city was arrested at gunpoint Saturday, Laguna police said.

Is your seat belt buckled? Laguna police are watching

Laguna Beach police will be on heightened alert for motorists and passengers not wearing seat belts through May as part of the National...

Police group sets up fund for children of driver

The Laguna Beach Police Employees Assn. has set up a fund for the family of Sandra Maldonado, one of two people killed in a two-car...

Business & Real Estate

Laguna art festivals passports available

The public can once again purchase a pass that grants admission to three Laguna Beach art festivals throughout the summer, according to a...

Laguna halts new Airbnb-type short-term rentals for 45 days

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday declared a 45-day moratorium on new short-term rentals, becoming the latest Southern California...

Kids learn in fun ways the seriousness of water conservation

Kids learn in fun ways the seriousness of water conservation

It wasn't all fun and games for the children of the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club on Thursday afternoon, but entertainment helped deliver a...

Laguna officials' open house entertains and explains

Laguna Beach City Council members and representatives from every city department were on hand to speak with the public during an open...

Time to register for summer recreation

Registration for Laguna Beach's summer recreation activities, camps and men's adult softball league is open.

Public invited to learn more about city departments

Laguna Beach will hold an open house May 16 to allow the public to ask questions of various department officials and meet City Council...

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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