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Ruling Favors Laguna in Suit Over Homeless Policies

A federal judge favors Laguna Beach in a ruling over a lawsuit filed by the ACLU over the city's policies towards the homeless.

Collision Injures 5, Driver Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

Five people were injured, two severely, in a two-car collision late Monday near Laguna Beach’s northern city limit and a 19-year-old driver was arrested for suspicion of felony drunk driving, traffic investigators said. Two 19-year-old passengers suffered life-threatening...

Updated: Ex-Campaign Treasurer Faces Theft Charges

A former treasurer for U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s campaign was arrested at his home Tuesday, Feb. 2, and accused of embezzling over $300,000 from campaign coffers and from a business where he previously worked.

Historic Water Pact Taps a Local Source

For the first time in 68 years, the Laguna Beach County Water District will lessen its total reliance on imported water by tapping local groundwater in the Santa Ana River Basin, district officials said Wednesday.

Police Seize Stolen Firearms

A routine midnight check of a public park led police to recover two assault rifles stolen days earlier in Fountain Valley and arrest a possible suspect Wednesday, Jan. 27. One of two men outside a vehicle in Alta Laguna Park with its doors open fled after a jailer informed them...

Taking Stock

Time To Buy? Storm clouds are blowing out. Market corrections last a couple of months on average and we probably have a few weeks before a sustained uptrend reemerges. Meanwhile, stocks will churn about, fluctuating in a valuation band that reflects lowered expectations from...

Ex-Campaign Treasurer Faces Embezzlement Charges

The district attorney’s office says a former treasurer for U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s re-election campaign was arrested at his home today, Tuesday, Feb. 2, and accused of embezzling over $300,000 from the campaign and a business where he previously worked. Jack Wenpo Wu, 45, of...

Police Seize Stolen Firearms

A routine midnight check of a public park led police to recover two assault rifles stolen days earlier in Fountain Valley and arrest a possible suspect Wednesday, Jan. 27. One of two men outside a vehicle in Alta Laguna Park with its doors open fled after a jailer informed them...

Fierce Winds Cause Power Outage

At the peak of its fury, Sunday’s windstorm tore limbs from trees, blocked streets, damaged vehicles and caused a brief power outage at 3,500 homes in Laguna Beach. No injuries were reported, police said. Winds resumed Monday with midmorning gusts of 20 m.p.h. Rain extinguished a...

After ‘Overheated’ Run-Up, Home Prices Cool

The median price of homes sold in Laguna Beach during 2015 fell to $1.7 million, a 5 percent decline over a year ago and the first price drop in four years of escalating values.

Senate Candidate Seeks Support in Laguna

U.S. Senate candidate and state Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke about regulating assault rifles, women’s rights and the common thread of school truancy in the background of violent criminals during a campaign stop in Laguna Beach Thursday. A former district attorney in San...

Street beat

Monday, Jan. 18 Stolen vehicle. Laguna Canyon Rd. 10 p.m. Joshua Michael Peters, 34, of Ladera Ranch, was arrested for suspicion of car theft and possessing a meth pipe. Bail was set at $20,000. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Assault. 2300 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 5:18 p.m. A 15-year-old...

Dicterow to Seek Re-Election

Laguna Beach Mayor Steve Dicterow announced his intention to seek re-election to the City Council in November and plans a campaign kick-off party on Sunday, Jan. 31. In a statement, Dicterow says, “We are facing major threats to what we love about Laguna. Although change always...

Streetbeat

Monday, Jan. 18 Stolen vehicle. Laguna Canyon Rd. 10 p.m. Joshua Michael Peters, 34, of Ladera Ranch, was arrested for suspicion of car theft and possessing a meth pipe. Bail was set at $20,000. Tuesday, Jan. 19 Assault. 2300 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 5:18 p.m. A 15-year-old...

City Hall Flexes Its Schedule

Beginning in April, Laguna Beach City Hall will close on alternate Fridays, but remain open an hour longer Monday through Thursday with revised business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.