Public Safety

Fire department names new division chief

Toppled crane removed, roads reopened

Toppled crane removed, roads reopened

A 93,000-pound crane that toppled onto a multi-story house on Rounsevel Terrace Friday has been removed and the area reopened to vehicular...

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...

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.

Police Files for July 24

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

Police Files

Park Avenue: Theft of a copper mailbox worth $200 was reported in the 800 block at 9:13 a.m. Monday.

Work to begin on memorial to 2 police officers

Work to begin on memorial to 2 police officers

Crews began work this week preparing the site for a memorial honoring two Laguna Beach police officers who died while on duty, according...

Police Files for July 10

Park Avenue: A caller reported damage to lights and a plant in the 400 block at 9:39 a.m. Monday.

Fourth brings much of the same for Laguna police

Laguna Beach police arrested slightly more people on July 4 this year compared with 2013, though calls for service decreased, according to...

Large waves lead to many rescues in Laguna

Warm water and high surf kept Laguna Beach lifeguards busy during the July 4 weekend.

Coyotes reportedly getting bolder

In her 16 years with OC Parks, Barbara Norton has seen her share of coyotes.

Police Files

Laguna Canyon Road: A caller reported at 2:45 p.m. Tuesday that people inside a Kia Sol were throwing beer bottles out of...

Officer will get around town in electric cart

Officer will get around town in electric cart

The Laguna Beach Police Department's downtown patrol officer now has another means of getting around — an electric golf cart.

New spot discussed for homeless housing

New spot discussed for homeless housing

One in a series of occasional stories about the Friendship Shelter and Jamboree Housing Corp.'s proposed 40-unit...

Two arrested in home burglary case

Two Long Beach men were arrested in connection with a Laguna Beach home burglary Tuesday morning, police said.

Ceremony honors firefighters

Ceremony honors firefighters

Laguna Beach has recognized 11 city firefighters — seven for promotion, three for being hired and one for retiring after more than two...

Autopsy on homeless man inconclusive

The death of a homeless man found in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is not considered suspicious, according to Capt. Jason Kravetz.

Body found in Wilderness Park

Two hikers found the body of a 44-year-old homeless man in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park on Thursday morning, Laguna Beach police said.

Laguna gets ready for the Fourth

Laguna Beach will be closing some areas and opening an additional route out of town in anticipation of large crowds during its Fourth of...

Smokers cited in Carolyn Wood as officials crack down

Undercover Laguna Beach police officers cited five people for smoking in an open space Saturday, according to a news release.

Bicylist's death leaves a deep scar

Bicylist's death leaves a deep scar

The roadside memorial is visible for only a moment to cars zipping up Coast Highway through Laguna Beach.

Bicyclist dies after being hit on Coast Highway

A bicyclist died Tuesday after being hit by a car on North Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, police said.

Missing firefighter graduated from Laguna Beach High School

Rescuers spotted the dog belonging to missing Arcadia firefighter and Laguna Beach High School graduate Michael Herdman on Wednesday, but...

Police Files

Park Avenue: An insurance card was reported stolen from a locked vehicle in the 2500 block at 4:22 p.m. Monday.

Moulton Meadows field closed through August

A soccer field at Moulton Meadows Park in Laguna Beach will be closed through August so crews can replace turf, according to a city news...

Ex-homeless man loses another ruling

Not enough disputable evidence exists to try a formerly homeless man's claim that the overnight shelter in Laguna Canyon operates under...

Laguna house fire causes $500,000 damage

A fire caused $500,000 in damage to a two-story house in the Arch Beach Heights neighborhood Wednesday, according to a Laguna Beach Fire...

North Laguna road to be closed

Traffic along parts of North Coast Highway in north Laguna will be impacted for about two hours Saturday morning, according to the United...

Police Files

Broadway Street and Forest Avenue: Public intoxication was reported at 1:17 a.m. Sunday.

Fire causes $50,000 in damage to home being renovated

A fire has caused $50,000 in damage to a Laguna Beach house under renovation, Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse said Wednesday.

Police search for man reportedly carrying rifle

Laguna Beach residents remained in their apartments Monday afternoon while city police and Orange County Sheriff's deputies searched for a...

Police Files

Coast Highway: An iPhone was reported stolen in the 30800 block at 9:46 p.m. Saturday. Police tracked the phone to Gardena.

Police agency to grow by two

The Laguna Beach Police Department will add a K-9 and a human officer after a unanimous City Council vote during a budget meeting Tuesday.

Woman arrested in attempted murder

Laguna Beach police arrested a woman on suspicion of attempted murder after she fired a gun at a man she was dating, police said Tuesday.

CERT volunteers feel the heat during training exercise

CERT volunteers feel the heat during training exercise

Volunteers from Laguna Beach and three other South Orange County cities brushed up on their post-disaster skills at a training exercise...

Memorial Day with pancakes on the side

Memorial Day with pancakes on the side

Laguna Beach police officers and firefighters served attendees at the annual Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast put on by the Exchange Club at...

Homeless man profiled in Coastline Pilot dies after struck by car

A well-known homeless man succumbed to his injuries after he was hit by an SUV in Laguna Beach last week.

Public meeting to focus on transit service

Laguna Beach city staff will hold a public meeting June 10 to gain input on ways to improve transportation throughout the community.

Police to hold DUI checkpoints

Laguna Beach police will conduct DUI checkpoints throughout the city this weekend, according to a news release.

Laguna nears year-round trolley service

Laguna nears year-round trolley service

Laguna Beach is about to be put to the test to determine if the city will offer trolley service year-round.

New rules for stand-up paddleboard businesses

New rules for stand-up paddleboard businesses

The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday voted to require owners of businesses that conduct stand-up paddleboard lessons to obtain permits,...

Public Safety: Pedestrian critical after hit in crosswalk

A 48-year-old homeless man was in critical condition after being hit by a car while trying to cross South Coast Highway Wednesday night,...

Pedestrian injured crossing Coast Highway

A 22-year-old Australian woman was hospitalized with serious injuries after a car struck her as she crossed Coast Highway on Wednesday...

School pushes for open talk about drug use

School pushes for open talk about drug use

A discussion on drug use took center stage inside Laguna Beach High School's Artists Theatre Monday night.

Caretaker charged with stealing from elderly woman

An elderly woman's caretaker was arrested Saturday in connection with the theft of her money and jewelry, Laguna Beach police said.

Lifeguards move into new digs at Main Beach

Lifeguards move into new digs at Main Beach

Laguna Beach lifeguards recently moved into a new headquarters building on Main Beach, according to a city news release.

Community pool to close Monday

The Laguna Beach High School and Community Pool will close for repairs for three weeks beginning Monday, according to the city's website.

Police Files

Dumond Drive: A caller reported a group of people lit a bonfire on the beach at 9:27 p.m. Sunday.

LCAD could get traffic signal sooner than expected

LCAD could get traffic signal sooner than expected

Caltrans will aim to install a traffic signal in front of Laguna College of Art + Design by Sept. 1, agency spokesman David Richardson...

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