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  • Laguna Beach police officer killed in motorcycle crash

    Laguna Beach police officer killed in motorcycle crash
    A 41-year-old Laguna Beach police officer died in the line of duty late Saturday when his motorcycle collided with a pickup truck, authorities said. 
  • City mourns Laguna motorcycle officer

     City mourns Laguna motorcycle officer
    Authorities continued to investigate the circumstances surrounding a collision that killed a 41-year-old Laguna Beach police officer Saturday — the first on-duty death in 60 years. Jon Coutchie was riding a motorcycle north on South Coast...

    Firefighters using iPads to relay patient information

    Firefighters using iPads to relay patient information
    The Laguna Beach Fire Department is leaving the paper trail behind at emergency scenes. The department's 50 or so firefighters have started to use iPads to record and submit patient data from the site of an emergency to hospitals and ambulance...

    Two-car collision injures 1 on S. Coast Highway

    A woman was hospitalized after two cars collided on South Coast Highway on Friday morning, Laguna Beach police said. The crash occurred at 8:05 a.m. in the 2400 block when a 24-year-old San Clemente woman, who was driving a Toyota Corolla, made an...

    Mailbag: Meeting demeaned the homeless

    Re. "Plan for destitute draws crowd," April 25: Were I a stranger from, let's say Indiana, and wandered into that City Council meeting on housing the homeless, I would have expected the town's downtown to be a virtual slaughterhouse, a bloody abattoir....