Public Safety

Workshop to focus on downtown plans

The city will host a public workshop Nov. 15 as part of the Laguna Beach Downtown Specific Plan update, according to a news release.

Police Files for Oct. 30

Lower Cliff Drive: Burglary was reported in the 200 block at 1:25 p.m. Monday. The caller reported $1,600 in cash was stolen.

Police: Driver might have had medical emergency just before Park Avenue crashes

Police: Driver might have had medical emergency just before Park Avenue crashes

The man responsible for a multiple-car collision along Park Avenue Wednesday might have suffered a medical emergency before the incident,...

Mission Hospital resumes surgeries

Elective surgeries resumed Monday at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach 10 days after hospital officials voluntarily halted procedures in the...

Laguna names officer for K-9 team

Laguna names officer for K-9 team

The Laguna Beach Police Department has chosen Zachary Fillers to be the agency's new K-9 officer, according to a news release.

Canyon task force wants to start with putting utility cables underground

Members of the task force charged with identifying ways to improve traffic and safety on Laguna Canyon Road seemed to agree that the...

Police Files for Oct. 16

Glenneyre Street: A man reportedly urinated in public in the 300 block at 10:13 a.m. Monday.

Mission Hospital operating rooms closed after infections

Five operating rooms at Mission Hospital Laguna Beach were temporarily closed to elective surgeries after patients at a neighboring facility...

Fire stations open doors to guests

Fire stations open doors to guests

All four Laguna Beach fire stations were on public display Saturday as guests got a firsthand glimpse into firefighters' accommodations...

Group will meet to discuss canyon inprovements

The first public meeting of the Laguna Canyon Road Task Force will be held Wednesday at City Hall, according to a news release.

Police Files for Oct. 9

Alta Laguna Boulevard: A bobcat was seen running into the backyard of a home in the 3200 block at 12:03 p.m. Sunday.

Police arrest man in 1998 Laguna cold-case slaying of mother-in-law

Police arrest man in 1998 Laguna cold-case slaying of mother-in-law

Laguna Beach police detectives and Orange County District Atty.'s Office investigators made an arrest Wednesday in a 1998 cold case...

Police raise funds for officer after death of his newborn

The Laguna Beach Police Department is asking for the public's prayers and financial support for an officer whose daughter died three days...

Is your smoke detector working? Laguna Fire Department offers batteries, alarms

The Laguna Beach Fire Department is urging residents to ensure that their smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms work properly and are...

Police Files for Oct. 3

Forest Avenue: A transient reportedly yelled at passersby and walked into traffic in the 200 block at 8:40 a.m. Monday.

Police to hold DUI checkpoint

The Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting a DUI checkpoint to stop and arrest alcohol- and drug-impaired drivers this weekend,...

Police Files for Sept. 25

Heather Place: Grand theft was reported in the 300 block at 12:19 p.m. Monday. Items taken included a generator and ladder.

'Eternal Legacy' sculpture dedicated to fallen officers

'Eternal Legacy' sculpture dedicated to fallen officers

Gordon French and Jon Coutchie had been with the Laguna Beach Police Department three and four years respectively before they died while...

Recycle bins heading to Main Beach

The city recently purchased 15 containers to collect recyclables on Main Beach, according to a news release.

Police Files for Sept. 8

Harold Drive: Grand theft was reported in the 300 block at 1:57 p.m. Sunday. A woman reported a bag containing jewelry and her passport...

Authorities warn of West Nile threat as 76 cases hit O.C.; 3 dead

Authorities warn of West Nile threat as 76 cases hit O.C.; 3 dead

Laguna Beach city staff are advising residents to rid their property of any stagnant water that could attract mosquitoes as Orange County...

Report on officer's fatal crash: Failure to yield, speed

The death of Laguna Beach Police Officer Jon Coutchie in a collision last year was caused by the other driver's failure to yield and the...

Police Files for Sept. 4

Arroyo Drive: Petty theft was reported in the 1600 block at 1:15 p.m. Monday. A woman said she left a refrigerator in her frontyard for a...

Ceremony will honor fallen police

The city will honor two fallen Laguna Beach police officers during an unveiling ceremony Sept. 21 in front of department headquarters,...

Three arrested at DUI checkpoint

Three motorists were arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after Laguna Beach police set up a checkpoint last weekend.

Laguna's high surf: 'As good as it gets'

Laguna's high surf: 'As good as it gets'

Bill Bryan woke up before dawn Wednesday, but as the clock ticked past 8 a.m. and the sun shone, he thought he was still in a dream.

Report examines Laguna's suicide rate, methods

For Laguna Beach residents, suicides most often take the form of an overdose of drugs or ingestion of poison, according to an Orange...

Citizens Academy taking applications

Residents still have time to apply for a 12-week course designed to provide a glimpse into the Laguna Beach Police Department.

Canyon congestion on the agenda

Canyon congestion on the agenda

Adding lanes to Laguna Canyon Road seemed like an unpopular solution to congestion on the main entryway into the city when a city-hired...

Police Files for Aug. 21

Thalia Street: Vandalism was reported in the 200 block at 8:17 a.m. Monday. A man reported rocks being thrown through a...

Laguna police to hold DUI checkpoint

The Laguna Beach Police Department will conduct a checkpoint to nab drivers who are under the influence or lacking a proper license from 9...

Marijuana plants worth $3 million yanked from Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Marijuana plants worth $3 million yanked from Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

Laguna Coast Wilderness Park has less vegetation among the hiking trails, oaks and sycamores.

Laguna drummers try to keep mellow vibe as growth creates spiritual tug-of-war

Laguna drummers try to keep mellow vibe as growth creates spiritual tug-of-war

As the daytime crowds at Aliso Beach packed up and the sun started its descent into the sea Sunday evening, the beat rose.

City seeks input on traffic, safety issues

Laguna Beach is hosting another workshop on Aug. 26 to gather community feedback on ways to improve mobility for pedestrians and...

Laguna police chief to retire

After 38 years with the city, Laguna Beach Police Chief Paul Workman is retiring.

Skateboarder injured after hitting truck

A 14-year-old Laguna Beach resident suffered moderate injuries after he hit a truck while riding his skateboard Tuesday morning on South...

Police Files for Aug. 14

Forest Avenue: Transients were reportedly sleeping and urinating in the 300 block at 8:48 a.m. Tuesday.

Car chase runs through Newport, Laguna, Irvine

An Irvine man who led police on a chase through three cities, including Newport Beach and Laguna Beach, was arrested on suspicion of evading...

Boys & Girls Club earns funds by dunking officers

Boys & Girls Club earns funds by dunking officers

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach raised more than $700 during the Laguna Beach Police Employees Assn.'s fourth "Dunk-A-Cop" event...

Council backs Diamond Crestview parking restrictions to aid firefighting

Council backs Diamond Crestview parking restrictions to aid firefighting

Certain streets in Laguna Beach's Diamond Crestview neighborhood are likely to lose some parking spaces during high fire-danger days to...

Police Files for Aug. 7

Broadway Street and North Coast Highway: A traffic collision was reported at 9:32 a.m. Monday.

Construction to start on Temple Hills Drive

Storm drain construction will begin next week in the Temple Hills Drive area of Laguna Beach, according to the city's website.

Laguna lifeguards score well in competition

Laguna Beach lifeguards took a few first-place finishes in individual events as the team won third overall among 19 agencies in the...

House damaged by crane still uninhabitable

House damaged by crane still uninhabitable

A multi-story house on Rounsevel Terrace remained uninhabitable Thursday, six days after a 93,000-pound crane fell onto the roof, Laguna...

Man arrested after hit-and-run injures driver

A Gardena man was arrested on suspicion of felony driving under the influence after his car hit two vehicles Friday night in South Laguna,...

Police Files for July 31

Forest Avenue: Vandalism was reported in the 200 block at 9:53 a.m. Monday. The caller reported the top of a building was spray-painted.

Bike ride honors cycling victims

Bike ride honors cycling victims

Hundreds of cyclists turned out Sunday to honor two Laguna Beach residents killed while riding their bikes in the past year.

Laguna serious when it comes to homelessness solution

Laguna serious when it comes to homelessness solution

Sunday night was one of those treasured times when every person who wanted a place to sleep could get one at Laguna Canyon's overnight...

Police Files for July 24

Mystic Way: Eight teenagers reportedly skated down the street in the 600 block at 2:14 p.m. Sunday.

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