Business & Real Estate

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...

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...

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.

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-...

Shelter plans Thanksgiving dinner

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

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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,...

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.

Lagunans can again pick up packages at local post office

Lagunans can again pick up packages at local post office

Beginning Saturday, Laguna Beach residents will again be able to claim packages at one of the city's two post offices instead of traveling...

'Desperate Housewives' actor to talk about missing, exploited children

An actor in the "Desperate Housewives" television series, which ran from 2004 until 2012, will speak about missing and sexually exploited...

How does your backyard chicken grow? Laguna's cycling Tour de Coop will find out

How does your backyard chicken grow? Laguna's cycling Tour de Coop will find out

Reem Khalil Bell's purpose for building a chicken coop in the family's Laguna Beach backyard was two-fold: to give her 2-year-old daughter,...

City is putting emphasis on the hungry

Laguna Beach on Saturday will kick off Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month, which will feature fundraisers and opportunities to drop off...

Boys & Girls Club getting $100,000 from event

Boys & Girls Club getting $100,000 from event

The sixth annual Girls' Night Out generated $100,000 for the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, according to a news release.

City sees rise in parking revenue

Laguna Beach collected $500,000 more in parking revenue this summer than last after employing strategies designed to reduce traffic and...

Soroptimists accepting applications to honor female wage earners

Soroptimist International of Laguna Beach is looking to honor a woman who is the primary wage earner...

Fire ceremony, sacred mandala mark Buddhist monks' visit and celebrations

Fire ceremony, sacred mandala mark Buddhist monks' visit and celebrations

Laguna Beach's Neighborhood Congregational Church is the epicenter of this week's celebration honoring a group of Buddhist monks.

Commission approves move for Shirley's Bagels, finds plaza parking will be OK

Commission approves move for Shirley's Bagels, finds plaza parking will be OK

After months of anxiously awaiting a decision from the Laguna Beach Planning Commission, Shirley's Bagels was told Wednesday that it could...

Winners of juried art exhibit to be announced

Laguna Beach Mayor Elizabeth Pearson will announce the winners of a juried fine-art exhibition at a public reception Oct. 23.

Classic wheels gleam at Rotary car show

Classic wheels gleam at Rotary car show

Corvettes, hot rods and muscle cars fought the ocean for attention Sunday during the Rotary...

Coastal Commission halts dance-floor use, some other activity at The Ranch

Coastal Commission halts dance-floor use, some other activity at The Ranch

The dancing needs to stop — at least temporarily — at a portion of The Ranch...

Surfrider Foundation finds new leader

The Surfrider Foundation has named a Laguna Beach resident and former lifeguard to be the nonprofit organization's next chief executive...

Visitors get Taste of Laguna

Visitors get Taste of Laguna

Chefs from more than 30 restaurants converged at the Festival of Arts grounds Wednesday for the food showcase known as Taste of Laguna.

City may use church for antenna after dropped cell phone calls

City may use church for antenna after dropped cell phone calls

The city and AT&T are considering permanent placement of an antenna at St. Catherine of Siena Parish to help residents regain lost cell...

Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off raises $20,000 for animals

Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off raises $20,000 for animals

Dozens of dogs, cats, birds and a young calf converged at Tivoli Too on Sunday afternoon for the Laguna Board of Realtors’ 18th annual...

 Sharks and conservation showcased at SmartScape Expo

Sharks and conservation showcased at SmartScape Expo

There was something for everyone at the Laguna Beach County Water District's annual SmartScape Expo last weekend.

Laguna businessman indicted in insider-trading case that includes ex-Angels player DeCinces

A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted a Laguna Beach resident and former eye care company CEO on charges of insider trading, according...

Beach volleyball: Patterson and Gibb, Ross and Walsh Jennings capture titles in H.B.

Beach volleyball: Patterson and Gibb, Ross and Walsh Jennings capture titles in H.B.

It was a sweet ending to the Assn. of Volleyball Professionals 2014 tour for the teams of Casey Patterson and Jake Gibb of Huntington Beach,...

Drought takes center stage at weekend SmartScape Expo

The question was simple and light-hearted, yet timely and serious.

Mozambique dining plan, car lifts rejected; Rock'n Fish rooftop deck OK'd

Mozambique dining plan, car lifts rejected; Rock'n Fish rooftop deck OK'd

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission on Wednesday rejected a proposal by a controversial restaurant to reopen a large dining area and...

Customers stepping up and fixing leaks, water district says

South Coast Water District customers are saving millions of gallons of water during the severe...

Mozambique wants to open up more dining area

Mozambique wants to open up more dining area

Mozambique Steakhouse's rooftop deck opened a year ago only after plans for an elevator were revised and the proposed number of deck...

Community garden to celebrate five years

The South Laguna Community Garden Park will celebrate its five-year anniversary from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the Ranch at Laguna Beach in...

Lion's Heart gathers food for O.C. families

Lion's Heart gathers food for O.C. families

More than 150 volunteers descended on the Second Harvest Food Bank in Irvine on Friday to assemble 1,800...

Parking meters near Sawdust Festival off at 7 p.m. again

The Laguna Beach City Council heeded Sawdust Art Festival officials' concerns, unanimously voting Aug. 5 to reduce parking meter enforcement...

No color or cuts at Laguna's new blow-dry hair salon

No color or cuts at Laguna's new blow-dry hair salon

Laguna Beach now has a place specifically dedicated to braids and up-dos.

Visit Laguna group upgrades website

Visit Laguna group upgrades website

Visit Laguna Beach has a redesigned website to match its new name, the nonprofit organization announced in a news release.

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