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Paddleboarding still looking for ways to fit in

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...

Laguna specialty store Thee Foxes' Trot has been sold

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.

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

Survey will examine Laguna's senior housing needs

Surveys are being sent to 3,000 Laguna Beach residents ages 55 and older to assess the housing needs of the city's seniors, according to a...

City hires planners to improve building plan processing

City hires planners to improve building plan processing

Laguna Beach recently hired two associate planners to handle an uptick in zoning and building requests, according to a news release.

Garden club and church preschool collaborate on monarch butterfly habitat

Garden club and church preschool collaborate on monarch butterfly habitat

It's not happenstance that has Laguna Presbyterian Church surrounded by monarch butterflies this summer.

Youth shelter puts love and hope into outdoor art

Youth shelter puts love and hope into outdoor art

Something new has been added to the Laguna Beach Youth Shelter on Catalina Street, and it was created with care, dedication and the help...

Special Olympics torch relay makes its way from South Laguna through CdM

Special Olympics torch relay makes its way from South Laguna through CdM

Special Olympics athletes and Bank of America employees and clients carried a torch from...

Laguna's water districts make big strides in cutting usage

General managers of the two water districts that serve Laguna Beach said they were pleased with customers' reduced water use in May.

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...

Garden park to host festival, potluck

South Laguna Community Garden Park volunteers will host a summer festival and potluck on Sunday.

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,...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.

Shop that fell into inventory controversy opens on Forest

Shop that fell into inventory controversy opens on Forest

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce officially welcomed a men's and women's clothing...

City won't temporarily shut Forest Avenue after all

Forest Avenue will not be temporarily closed to cars, the Laguna Beach council decided Tuesday night, heeding business owners' concerns...

Laguna Open volleyball tournament draws a crowd — live and online

Laguna Open volleyball tournament draws a crowd — live and online

Laguna Open tournament director Kirk Morgan said he hadn't seen a crowd the size of the one gathered to watch the semifinal and final of the...

Amateur chefs get weekends to shine at pop-up restaurant

Amateur chefs get weekends to shine at pop-up restaurant

A pop-up restaurant is coming to Costa Mesa this summer, and it will offer a youthful twist.

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...

Volleyball tradition meets modern as Laguna Open live-streams this weekend's 60th men's pro tournament

Laguna Open tournament officials emphasize tradition but also embrace change.

Workshop to focus on business owners' concerns

The city will hold its next Open for Business workshop June 18, according to a news release.

Laguna seeks photos for website

Laguna Beach is accepting photographs that represent the city for its new website, according to a news release.

Shirley's Bagels finally opens at new Laguna spot after wrangling with city

Shirley's Bagels finally opens at new Laguna spot after wrangling with city

After months of maneuvering through Laguna Beach parking requirements, Shirley's Bagels finally opened Friday in a new location..

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...

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

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.

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...

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...

Time to register for summer recreation

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

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...

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...

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...

Founder of Nepali orphanage OK but struggling after quake

A Laguna Beach woman who spends time every year in Nepal overseeing the orphanage she founded is safe but facing hardship after Saturday's...

OCTA buys open space for preservation

OCTA buys open space for preservation

The Orange County Transportation Authority last week purchased 151 acres in Laguna Beach that will be protected as open space.

City shares its compost

Forty tons of compost will be available for Laguna Beach residents at the city's annual compost giveaway Saturday.

Wellness fair focuses on the holistic approach

Vicky Theris' brother died Thursday, so Friday's wellness fair at the Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Center arrived at an ideal time to...

Laguna chamber works toward inventory of vacant shops

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...

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.

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...

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.

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