Public Safety

Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions

Measles outbreak: New law partly behind Laguna's drop in vaccine exemptions

A new California law and the lingering effects of last year's measles outbreak are likely behind the drop in personal belief vaccination...

Want to be a lifeguard? Tryouts in February, March

Rookie and seasonal lifeguard tryouts will take place Feb. 28 and March 14 at Main Beach in Laguna Beach.

Fire chars home's deck

A fire damaged a home's deck in the 100 block of Rockledge Road in Laguna Beach Thursday night, authorities said.

Volunteers sought for emergency response team

The Laguna Beach Police Department is accepting applications for its Community Emergency Response Team, which is made up of volunteers who...

Police files for Jan. 22

North Coast Highway: Petty theft was reported in the 1400 block at 1:06 p.m. Monday. A guest at the Art Hotel said two bags were stolen from...

Laguna Canyon Road overpass for wildlife: Would it help traffic, safety?

A task force charged with identifying ways to improve safety and traffic flow on Laguna Canyon Road has another element to consider: a...

Laguna hires two new police officers

The city of Laguna Beach recently hired two new police officers, according to a news release.

Should Laguna worry about Onofre's stored nuclear fuel rods?

Should Laguna worry about Onofre's stored nuclear fuel rods?

First in a two-part series on the storage of used radioactive fuel at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating...

Police Files for Jan. 15

Del Mar Avenue: A caller reported dog feces left in her yard in the 1700 block at 9:15 a.m. Monday.

2 charged with vehicular manslaughter in deaths near art college, Mountain Road

2 charged with vehicular manslaughter in deaths near art college, Mountain Road

The Orange County district attorney's office has charged the drivers in two separate pedestrian-involved incidents in Laguna Beach with...

Man arrested in attack on grocery employee

A Seattle man was arrested after he allegedly punched a grocery store employee for no reason Sunday night, Laguna Beach police said.

Police Files for Jan. 6

Second Avenue: Vehicle burglary was reported in the 31600 block at 8:02 a.m. Monday. A caller reported $500 was stolen from...

Lang Park will close at times for renovations

For the next month, portions of Lang Park in South Laguna will be closed intermittently for renovations, according to a news release.

Police Files for Dec. 31

South Coast Highway: Petty theft was reported in the 1000 block at 11:53 a.m. Monday. A caller said his gym bag was stolen.

Ruby Place, Radcliffe Court residents vote for utilities to go underground

Overhead utility lines will be placed underground in the Laguna Beach area that includes Ruby Place and Radcliffe Court after a vote by...

Meeting to gain input on Complete Streets

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission and the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee will host a workshop Jan. 7 to obtain community...

Laguna police arrest seven at checkpoint

Laguna Beach police arrested seven people at a DUI checkpoint last weekend, according to a news release.

Police Files

Graceland Drive: Trespassing was reported in the 500 block at 7:54 a.m. Sunday. A woman said a strange man was sleeping in her house.

Police Files for Dec. 18

Laguna Canyon Road: A woman was reportedly walking in traffic lanes in the 2900 block at 2:05 p.m. Monday.

Laguna will ask feds to remove San Onofre nuclear fuel

Laguna will ask feds to remove San Onofre nuclear fuel

The Laguna Beach City Council is demanding that the federal government remove nuclear fuel from the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station...

Streets closed for maintenance

Streets in the Temple Hills and Arch Beach Heights areas will be temporarily closed in the next four weeks while crews apply a protective...

Police: Man tumbles 150 feet after throwing rocks at traffic

A Laguna Beach man was taken to undergo psychiatric evaluation Tuesday after witnesses said he threw rocks at moving cars along North...

Police Files for Dec. 11

Carmelita Street: Petty theft was reported in the 1400 block at 6:43 a.m. Wednesday. Miscellaneous items were stolen from a 2013 Audi.

Drivers' confusion over new signal adds to canyon congestion, police say

Laguna Beach police think they know why Laguna Canyon Road has arguably become more congested in the past month: the new traffic signal in...

Police ask drivers to slow down on Nyes Place

The Laguna Beach Police Department is asking for the public's cooperation in reducing speeds along Nyes Place.

Woman hospitalized, arrested after rolling car

A 40-year-old Laguna Beach resident was hospitalized and arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after her car hit...

Man arrested after fight outside Brussels Bistro

Laguna Beach police last week arrested a Long Beach man suspected of beating and severely injuring a man outside Brussels Bistro.

Police Files for Dec. 3

Treetop Lane: Vandalism was reported in the 21600 block at 8:22 a.m. Monday. A caller said classrooms were tagged.

Two Laguna officers become sergeants

Two long-time Laguna Beach police officers were sworn in as sergeants during a ceremeony at City Hall last week.

After decades at clinic, HIV specialist will retire

After decades at clinic, HIV specialist will retire

After 42 years at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, 22 treating patients with HIV, Dr. Korey Jorgensen is retiring from the nonprofit...

Making quilts, spreading hope as the fight against HIV and AIDS continues

Making quilts, spreading hope as the fight against HIV and AIDS continues

A visual reminder of the toll that AIDS has taken was on display Sunday at Main Beach.

Police Files for Nov. 26

Ocean Front: Vandalism of a sewer lift station was reported at Cleo Street Beach at 8:59 a.m. Monday.

Laguna to honor World AIDS Day

Laguna Beach's HIV Advisory Committee will hold events Sunday and Monday to recognize World AIDS Day.

Undergrounding utility lines near Big Bend to start in January

Southern California Edison will begin undergrounding utility lines in the Big Bend area of Laguna Canyon Road in January, according to a...

Police Files for Nov. 20

North Coast Highway: Petty theft was reported in the 900 block at 10:18 a.m. Tuesday. A purse was reported stolen.

Top of the World trail is step closer to an upgrade

After years of asking that a trail connecting Laguna Beach's Top of the World neighborhood to Arch Beach Heights be renovated, residents may...

Laguna Beach seeks votes on putting utility wires underground

Laguna Beach residents who live around Ruby and Catalina streets will be able to vote on whether they favor undergrounding utility wires...

Police Files for Nov. 6

North Coast Highway: A suspicious person was reported at Main Beach at 2:04 p.m. Sunday. A woman reported a drone took pictures of her...

Laguna police get new K-9 officer

Laguna police get new K-9 officer

Laguna Beach police Officer Zach Fillers has a new housemate: a 2-year-old Belgian Malinois named Ranger.

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.

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