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Police Add a Video Camera to the Uniform

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Laguna Beach police Officer James Michaud set out on patrol with a flat rectangular camera affixed to his chest, testing out gear that law enforcement agencies around the country are now adopting. This week, the city of Los Angeles became the latest,...

Pursuit Ends in Motorist’s Arrest

A 28-year-old man was taken into custody early Sunday, Dec. 14, after leading Laguna Beach police on an 80 mph chase along Coast Highway that led nearly to Costa Mesa, police said. Anthony Michael Mikuski, of Huntington Beach, was arrested for felony charges of evading a peace...

Updated: Hospital Receives Windfall Gift

  Local philanthropists Sue and Bill Gross donated $10 million to support expansion and advances in emergency room technology in their hometown hospital. In recognition of the gift, the department will be renamed the Sue and Bill Gross Emergency Department at Mission...

Pedestrians in Crosswalks Struck in Two Incidents

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Vehicles southbound on Coast Highway in Laguna Beach struck pedestrians in crosswalks in separate incidents this past Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5 and 6, police said. Due to the severity of the injuries in Saturday’s 7:15 p.m. accident at Calliope...

On the Table

Cheese, Coming Right Up Take the mystery out of pairing wine with the Perfect Four Cheese Class with Starr Cornwall at The Cellar, 156 Avenida Del Mar, in San Clemente. Tickets, $40 to the 2:30 p.m. class on Saturday, Dec. 6 are available at:...

Patron Suspected in Bar Fight

Investigators arrested Waref Riad Assaf, 37, of Long Beach, for suspicion of felony battery on Wednesday, Nov. 26, stemming from an unprovoked attack outside Brussels Bistro restaurant the week before. Witnesses at the bar identified the suspected assailant, Capt. Jason Kravetz...

Wedding Night Tryst Postponed by Arrest

Rap artist, actor and television host Alvin Nathaniel Joiner, better known by his stage name Xzibit, was arrested in Laguna Beach after his own wedding for suspicion of driving while under the influence on Sunday, Nov. 30. The 40-year-old Porter Ranch resident, known as the host...

A Chef’s Answer for Time-Pressed Patrons

Nirvana Grille’s chef owner Lindsay Smith-Rosales whipped up a new take on take-out food with family supper pot meals. A working parent herself, she recognized a void for busy families and devised a one-pot take out meal that is already popular with some customers. “We have...

Indy Calendar

Nov. 28 “A Christmas Carol,” South Coast Repertory Theater, 655 Town Center Dr., Costa Mesa. Through Dec. 27, but excluding Christmas Day. Kalama Bros., 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. DJ Xclusive, White House, 340 S. Coast Hwy. Juke Joint Jokers, 9 p.m., Marine Room...

Streetbeat

Wednesday, Nov. 19 Keep the peace. 2700 Highland Ave. 2 a.m. A 36-year-old Santa Ana woman was cited for DUI and held for $2500 bail. Disorderly person. 2500 Temple Hills Dr. 5:27 p.m. Audrey Cherie Peebles, 28, of Chino, was arrested for a felony bench warrant for drug...

Devout Artist Focuses Her Lens on Heaven

There was as time when Kerry Swank achieved acclaim making photographic portraits of members of California’s upper echelons. But, as it has turned out over time, she aimed much, much higher. Proclaiming herself as a person of faith, she said that after years of deep prayer she...

Unlucky Blow Hits Historical Society

A shopper parking a car unintentionally hit the accelerator and drove into a corner of the porch of the Historical Society about 4:17 p.m. last Thursday, Nov. 13. The motorist was uninjured and visitors to the Murphy-Smith bungalow on Ocean Avenue were detoured to a side...

Having a Say on Laguna Beach’s Downtown

Have you ever really considered what kind of walkway you prefer to tread? Or how high buildings should be? Or what might replace parking lots in the downtown? Residents had the chance to share their responses to these and other questions during a three-hour “pop-up workshop”...