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  • Our Laguna: It was a dog-eat-dog competition

    If you think Laguna has some architectural gems, wait until you see the gems created by some of Laguna's top architects and their contractors who competed for "Best of Show" in the inaugural Project Pet House fundraiser. The team of Morris Skenderian...
  • City responds to Grand Jury report on salaries

    Information about city employees' salaries are easier to find after the Orange County Grand Jury in June dinged the city for its lack of transparency. The information, which was formerly available but scattered on the city's website, has been...
  • Man gets 10 years for Ponzi scheme, stealing benefits

    A Laguna Niguel man was sentenced to 10 years in prison Friday for stealing more than $900,000 from investors in a Ponzi scheme involving false promises to purchase, fix up and sell distressed homes to make a profit. William Warren Baker, 59, also...
  • Our Laguna: Lights up on the holiday season

    "Ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, three, two, one!" the children chanted. Then Mayor Toni Iseman pulled the switch on 11,500 bulbs that lighted up the 55-foot white fir tree, the centerpiece of the second Holiday Open House at Montage Laguna...
  • Editorial: Laguna can't rest on green laurels

    Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the greenest city of all? This question will be answered by the Orange County Chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council at a reception Jan. 26 in Newport Beach. Ten cities were nominated for the honor — and...
  • Battling their sex addiction

    While many associate sex addiction with the high-profile struggles of celebrities like Tiger Woods or David Duchovny, Laguna Beach-based New Life Ministries says the issue isn't just a problem for those in the public eye. Instead, they say, it's an...
  • Police: Laguna man's death masked by emails

    Last summer, Laguna Beach resident Christopher Ryan Smith emailed family and friends with exciting news: He was embarking on an African adventure. Over the next few months, his emails recounted the highlights. One day he was paragliding near...
  • Contract: Employees to pay part of pensions

    Laguna Niguel city employees are being asked to contribute to their pensions for the first time in city history. As part of the contract the City Council approved Dec. 6, beginning June 29 the current full-time employees will contribute 3.5% of their...
  • Our Laguna: Lagunans offer suggestions for Santa

    Our Laguna: Lagunans offer suggestions for Santa
    Laguna folks pride themselves on giving back to the community. So it's no surprise they came up with some dandy ideas for gifts — cost not to be considered — for the city in the New Year. Mayor Jane Egly: "Fewer cars and more walkers and...
  • Assemblyman visits Laguna

    Assemblyman Don Wagner (R-Irvine) made three trips recently to Laguna Beach, a constituency he might soon lose to redistricting. An independent committee's proposed map of new boundaries for voting districts released Friday shows Laguna as part of a...
  • Briefly In The News: Work coming for Laguna Canyon Road

    A second outbound traffic lane will be added to Laguna Canyon Road at its intersection with El Toro Road, City Manager John Pietig announced in his weekly update last week. The addition is expected to help improve the flow of traffic through the...
  • Two arrested in suspected human smuggling

    The U.S. Border Patrol arrested two Mexican nationals after discovering an overturned panga boat probably used to smuggle 10 people into the United States early June 16, authorities said. Life jackets and gas cans were found on the beach in Emerald Bay....