Business & Real Estate

Scout project not just an exercise in woodworking

Scout project not just an exercise in woodworking

David Bailey's Boy Scout project allowed him to bond with his father, use his writing skills to raise money and, most important, create...

Community Foundation gets new leader

Community Foundation gets new leader

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation, a nonprofit organization that encourages philanthropy in the city, has named Dan Pingaro its new...

100 attend marine center open house

100 attend marine center open house

About 100 community members attended Saturday's open house to celebrate the Pacific Marine Mammal Center's remodel project, center...

73 Toll Plaza to close May 14

73 Toll Plaza to close May 14

A date has been set for the transition away from cash payments on Orange County toll roads.

Dressing for spring? Let her help

Dressing for spring? Let her help

Leslie Christen started confusing her family early.

Lights on Broadway cause concern

Claims that a bank's lights are too bright provided plenty of fodder during a joint Laguna Beach City Council and Planning Commission...

Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture

Hobie Alter dies at 80; shaped Southern California surf culture

When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he...

Homeless housing proposed for site in Laguna Canyon

Survey stakes went up earlier this week in Laguna Canyon for a proposed two-story building that would house the chronically homeless on a...

Waste disposal event nets tons of trash

Waste disposal event nets tons of trash

Three hundred vehicles filled with unwanted printers, fax machines, batteries and paint rolled through the Act V parking lot during Laguna...

Peace in a bottle

Peace in a bottle

It only takes a brief online search to reach an undeniable conclusion: Jack Tempchin is quite at peace with having written "Peaceful Easy...

Garage sale being held for veterans group

The Assistance League of Laguna Beach and the Laguna Beach Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5868 are holding a two-day garage sale.

 'Everything is all good' at skate park

'Everything is all good' at skate park

It only took minutes for the hundreds of amateur and professional skateboarders who attended the opening Saturday of the Vans Off the Wall...

Chamber lunch serves up feel-good stories

Chamber lunch serves up feel-good stories

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce's 26th annual Leadership Luncheon on Tuesday was a great opportunity for speakers to perfect their...

Golfers will play for charity

Laguna Beach City Councilman Kelly Boyd will hold his 10th annual golf tournament May 12 to benefit several charities.

Many clicks, One Laguna

Many clicks, One Laguna

Anybody stepping into One Laguna should feel, well, connected.

 'Dogs have it good in Laguna'

'Dogs have it good in Laguna'

What Whole Foods is to people, Naked Dog Bistro is for pooches.

Fine dining for art

Fine dining for art

The second Art of Dining dinner at the Sawdust Art Festival netted about $5,500 to...

An undead art walk

An undead art walk

Nighttime fell quietly in Laguna Beach on Saturday.

The keys to success

The keys to success

Carol Robinson had just put the necklaces on display when two customers walked in.

Residents offered special waste collection, paper shredding

Laguna Beach and Waste Management will host the city's first event offering electronic waste and paint collection, as well as document...

Letters From the Editor: Another way to get your community news

Many of our readers, particularly those who often made a special trip to the market to grab the paper, asked us to put their Coastline Pilot...

The art of the everyday

The art of the everyday

Rebecca Faubion believes in Laguna Beach.

New 'Mystic' is forward-looking

New 'Mystic' is forward-looking

It's easy to tune out traffic on Pacific Coast Highway, but as Kent Kelley stands on the sidewalk before the address that once housed Mystic...

Culinary shop finds new home at Macy's

The culinary arm of Laguna Culinary Arts is moving to the Macy's Home Store in South Coast Plaza.

Food mecca is saying goodbye

Food mecca is saying goodbye

After 13 years of countless wine pours and meals prepared by chefs-in-training and home cooks, Laguna Culinary Arts is about to say farewell...

Mammal Center gets donation from Kia

Mammal Center gets donation from Kia

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center has a new set of wheels to help spread the word of its mission to nurse marine animals back to health.

Sweeet! New shop gets nostalgic

Sweeet! New shop gets nostalgic

If Mark McLaughlin needs a reminder of his time in the television production industry, he only needs to look a few feet to the...

Visit Laguna CEO stepping down

The president and chief executive of Visit Laguna Beach is stepping down after nine years at the helm of the nonprofit dedicated to...

Making changes while keeping the historic feel

Making changes while keeping the historic feel

Opening two enclosed areas is part of the preliminary design plans for a specialty coffee-and-tea and breakfast chain set to move onto...

Mission Hospital begins retrofitting project

Mission Hospital begins retrofitting project

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach soon will be able to better withstand shaking from an earthquake.

Laguna vintage store offers oddities for the holidays

Laguna vintage store offers oddities for the holidays

A quick glance at Sin is Pretty's display window on South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach reveals a mannequin in a blue vintage dress.

Land sale puts community park in limbo

Land sale puts community park in limbo

The future of the South Laguna Community Garden Park is uncertain, as the land it is rooted in has been sold.

New district promotes Pearl Street area shops

New district promotes Pearl Street area shops

Laguna Beach shops between Bluebird Canyon Drive and Diamond Street have banded together to form the new business area dubbed the Pearl...

Proposed festival upgrade perused

Proposed festival upgrade perused

Festival of Arts officials want to spruce up their front yard, so to speak, with a revamped facade and landscaping.

Owners ponder the secret ingredient for restaurant success

Owners ponder the secret ingredient for restaurant success

Cafe Zoolu owner Michael Leech doesn't pay for tasks he can do himself.

Laguna website will get new look with new owner

A Laguna Beach-based media company has acquired Lagunabeach.com, a website that promotes the city's businesses, writers and events,...

Lauren Conrad cutting a tie with Laguna Beach home listing?

Lauren Conrad cutting a tie with Laguna Beach home listing?

Lauren Conrad has listed a bluff-top home in Laguna Beach’s Three Arch Bay area at $2.795 million.

Tunnel project tours offered

The South Coast Water District is offering tours of the Tunnel Stabilization and Sewer Pipeline Replacement project.

Animal shelter closing for a week

The Laguna Beach Animal Shelter will temporarily close to the public beginning Monday, the Laguna Beach Police Department said in a news...

Selanne is ready for hungry guests

Selanne is ready for hungry guests

The wood is in, the ovens are prepared and Selanne Steak Tavern is ready to open its doors in Laguna Beach.

New Driftwood Kitchen will replace Beach House

A new Laguna Beach restaurant, the Driftwood Kitchen, will be ready to open this holiday season after replacing long-time establishment...

Open for Business workshop set for Nov. 21

Laguna Beach is holding another Open for Business workshop to foster communication among existing and prospective business owners later this...

Landscape committee hears public input

Landscape committee hears public input

Landscape architects and Laguna Beach planning commissioners are working to give the city's landscape-related policies teeth.

Village Entrance workshop set

The public is invited to provide input on the proposed Village Entrance Project during a workshop at 6 p.m. Nov. 12 in City Council...

A frightening way to give

A frightening way to give

Kristy Amber noticed a neighbor hawking Halloween decorations at a garage sale three years ago and cleaned him out to decorate her apartment...

Sundried Tomato closing Laguna Beach location

Sundried Tomato closing Laguna Beach location

After 12 years in Laguna Beach, Sundried Tomato American Bistros and Catering is closing.

Scarecrows invade Laguna Beach

Scarecrows invade Laguna Beach

Scarecrows have popped up in true fall fashion at more than 20 Laguna Beach businesses but not in an effort to scare off crop-eating birds.

Working to change lives in Nepal

Working to change lives in Nepal

Laguna Beach resident Christine Casey didn't know a 2004 hiking trip to Nepal would change her life forever.

Restaurants start pilot food waste recycling program

Restaurants start pilot food waste recycling program

Zinc Cafe & Market is already environmentally conscious, so when representatives from Waste Management approached the Laguna Beach...

Sapphire brings in Italian chef for harvest dinner

An award-winning Italian chef will join Sapphire Laguna executive chef and owner Azmin Ghahreman to prepare a five-course Italian harvest...

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