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Times Community News names Russ Newton publisher

Times Community News names Russ Newton publisher

Russ Newton, a senior vice president with the Los Angeles Times, has been named publisher of Times Community News.

As more needy sea lions flood in, Marine Mammal Center gets help

As more needy sea lions flood in, Marine Mammal Center gets help

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach is experiencing a bad case of deja vu, and it's probably not the only rescue facility...

Grant program seeks worthy nonprofits

Nonprofit organizations have until 5 p.m. Friday to turn in applications for the city's 2015-16 Community Assistance Grant Program,...

Blue Bell raises $10,000 for cats in need

Blue Bell raises $10,000 for cats in need

The recent Cats Meow fundraiser generated $10,000 for the Blue Bell Foundation for Cats in Laguna Beach.

Laguna welcomes Sister Cities Garden

Laguna welcomes Sister Cities Garden

The Laguna Beach Sister Cities Garden in Heisler Park was officially unveiled Wednesday afternoon.

Alley near bank will close sporadically

An alley between Forest and Ocean avenues in Laguna Beach next to the Bank of America will close occasionally over the next five weeks...

Cliffs Inn to relaunch in April with new name and look

Cliffs Inn to relaunch in April with new name and look

The Laguna Cliffs Inn will relaunch in April under a new name following a $1.5-...

Laguna taking requests to hang promotional banners

Beginning Monday, nonprofit organizations interested in promoting their events can apply for a banner to be placed above Forest Avenue...

Laguna to celebrate Sister Cities Garden next week

Laguna to celebrate Sister Cities Garden next week

The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony Wednesday to recognize the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Garden in Heisler Park.

Program will give a little care to the caregivers

Program will give a little care to the caregivers

Bea Field and Ruth Stafford know firsthand about caring for a spouse in declining health and the personal toll it can take.

Nonprofit that places cats plans fundraiser

The Blue Bell Foundation for Cats is planning a fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 8 at Tivoli Too in Laguna Beach.

Montage resort sold for $360 million

A luxury beachside resort in South Laguna has been sold for $360 million to a Chicago-based real estate investment company focused on high-...

Arts group picks 'Sea Breeze' sculpture for Main Beach

Arts group picks 'Sea Breeze' sculpture for Main Beach

The Arts Commission on Monday recommended a "Sea Breeze" for the shores of Laguna.

3 sculpture finalists vie for spot at Main Beach

3 sculpture finalists vie for spot at Main Beach

Artists Ricardo Duffy, Pat Downing and Sukhdev Dail will present their proposals for a sculpture at Main Beach to the Laguna Beach Arts...

Dogs' day: Snow to play in

Dogs' day: Snow to play in

Snow came to Laguna Canyon on Wednesday morning.

Learn pruning tips in free demonstration

Gilbert Brise├▒o, a master tree artist and landscape contractor, will give a free demonstration this month on pruning that keeps in...

Laguna to host business workshop

Laguna Beach will host its next Open for Business workshop Feb. 12 at the Community & Susi Q Center.

Laguna man's surprise encounter with orcas proves an online hit

Laguna man's surprise encounter with orcas proves an online hit

Laguna Beach resident Rich German has spent the last five years paddling in the ocean, but Jan. 7 was special.

Applications available for community grants

Laguna Beach is accepting applications for its fiscal year 2015-16 community assistance grant program.

Ranch permit approved, no shuttle required

Ranch permit approved, no shuttle required

A Laguna Beach resident and businessman received permission last week to renovate the former Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course, putting to...

Keeping seniors in their homes is group's ongoing challenge

Keeping seniors in their homes is group's ongoing challenge

The advocacy group Laguna Beach Seniors is turning 40 this year and working harder than ever to help seniors stay in their homes.

KX 93.5 raises more than $27,000

Laguna's only FM radio station, KX 93.5, raised more than $27,000 during its winter membership drive, according to a news release.

Visit Laguna Beach board names new chairwoman

Visit Laguna Beach board names new chairwoman

Peggy Trott, general manager of the Inn at Laguna Beach, is the new chairwoman of Visit Laguna Beach's board of directors, according to a...

Chamber of Commerce names Spirit nominees

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce board of directors has announced the nominees for...

New owner taking the wheel at Jeeps R US

New owner taking the wheel at Jeeps R US

Larie Tales was supposed to retire when he moved to Laguna Beach 25 years ago.

Holiday trash pickup delayed 1 day; trees can go, too

Residential and commercial trash collection in Laguna Beach will be delayed one day for customers regularly serviced on Dec. 25 and 26 and...

Vegetation blocking your view? File a preservation or restoration claim

Forms for filing either a view preservation or restoration claim are now available at the Laguna Beach Community Development Department at...

Mozambique gets more seating but parking is not resolved

Mozambique's parking problems took center stage at the Laguna Beach City Council meeting Tuesday, but the steakhouse scored some concessions...

City gets $25,000 from NEA for arts plan

Laguna Beach is one of 919 cities or agencies nationwide awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, according to a news...

Ranch at Laguna Beach faces trademark infringement claim

A U.S. District Court judge last week set a trial date in a trademark infringement claim by the owner of the Anaheim-based Ranch...

Medical emergency won't stop the music

Medical emergency won't stop the music

Playing during Hospitality Night in Laguna Beach might not have been doctors' orders, but it turned out to be some of the best medicine...

Mission Hospital Laguna gets its largest donation: $10M

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach received its largest financial gift since the facility opened in 2009 when local residents Sue and Bill...

Acclaimed Casa Laguna Inn changes hands

After 14 years, Francois Leclair has sold the Casa Laguna Inn & Spa.

Montage tree lights up the night

Montage tree lights up the night

Montage Laguna Beach's annual tree-lighting ceremony Monday night drew 4,500 holiday revelers, who were invited to enjoy appetizers,...

Around Town: Chamber names executive director

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce has named Laura Henkels its executive director.

Shelter plans Thanksgiving dinner

The public is invited to Laguna Beach's annual Thanksgiving feast at noon Thursday at Neighborhood Congregational Church.

Hike for Hunger grows, helps fill Laguna Food Pantry

Sixty-five fitness buffs spent a recent Saturday morning hiking from Aliso Viejo to the Laguna Food Pantry to deliver 1,100 pounds of non-...

Here's what downtown might look like with bike lane, seating, plants

Here's what downtown might look like with bike lane, seating, plants

Visitors to Ocean Avenue on Saturday got a glimpse of how the street would look with a bike lane, angled parking stalls and grassy areas...

UCLA's Samueli School gets $9 million from Laguna couple

Laguna Beach residents B. John and Amelia Garrick have committed $9 million to launch the B. John Garrick Institute for the Risk Sciences at...

High school seniors will lead parade with Janet Evans

Laguna Beach High School seniors Janie Crawford and Taylor Addis will join Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans and other participants...

Community garden to host a festival Sunday

The public is invited to a fall festival with live music and a potluck at the South Laguna Community Garden Park on Sunday.

AIDS memorial Peace and Love garden needs some tender care

AIDS memorial Peace and Love garden needs some tender care

Laguna Beach's plans to refurbish steps leading to the beach off Mountain Road has brought attention to a neglected nearby parcel that at...

Handcrafted charity combats homelessness and hunger

Handcrafted charity combats homelessness and hunger

Hundreds of people enjoyed live music, food from area chefs and the main event, a silent auction featuring handcrafted bowls, at the seventh...

City celebrates work at Moulton Meadows

The city will host a public ceremony Nov. 20 to recognize the completion of improvements to Moulton Meadows Park in Laguna Beach,...

Rock 'N Fish leaves Laguna, rooftop redesign stays

Rock 'N Fish leaves Laguna, rooftop redesign stays

The restaurant that had been poised to reap the benefit of downtown Laguna Beach's first rooftop deck has closed after four years in the...

From parking pain, gain?

From parking pain, gain?

Shirley's Bagels struggled for months to move a few doors down to larger quarters in the Broadway Street Plaza, where it was already...

Crosscultural Council seeks new leader

The Laguna Beach-based South County Crosscultural Council is seeking to hire a part-time executive director.

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