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  • Mailbag: Let's fix canyon road before more lives lost

    I know many hearts are broken over the loss of Laguna College of Art + Design student Nina Fitzpatrick, a pedestrian who died after being hit by a car in a crosswalk. But sympathy, while heartfelt, is little consolation for her friends and family.
  • Art student dies following accident

    Art student dies following accident
    Laguna College of Art + Design senior Nina Fitzpatrick has died, five days after she was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk on Laguna Canyon Road, the college announced in a news release Tuesday. Fitzpatrick, a 22-year-old fine arts student and...

    LCAD student struck by car in crosswalk

    A 22-year-old Laguna College of Art + Design student was struck by a vehicle and critically injured in a crosswalk on Laguna Canyon Road on Thursday night, Laguna Beach police said. The woman was crossing from the main campus side of the road at 8:46 p....

    CERT means many hands during disasters

    CERT means many hands during disasters
    A history of fires, floods and mudslides led the city of Laguna Beach to form a Disaster Preparedness Committee in 2011 and then the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) in 2012. CERT is a Federal Emergency Management Agency-certified program that...

    Canadian passenger injured in canyon crash

    A 56-year-old Canadian woman was injured when three cars collided in a chain reaction near Laguna Canyon and El Toro roads during heavy traffic Friday afternoon, Laguna Beach police said. The injured passenger, who was riding in a BMW 328i, suffered...