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Author Archive for Andrea Adelson

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Fast-Moving SUV Causes Pile-up

Fast-Moving SUV Causes Pile-up

An SUV traveling at a high rate of speed instigated a five-vehicle collision on Park Avenue near midday Wednesday, Oct. 29, police said. Police temporarily closed Third Avenue and a portion of Park Avenue between Reed and Through Streets to clear the area. Five people were transported for medical treatment and all the motorists involved […]

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Streetbeat

Streetbeat

Monday, Oct. 20 Burglary. 1700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:39 p.m. Someone broke into a restaurant bar area by forcing a door and fled with $500 in alcohol. Fraud report. 1000 block of Flamingo Rd. 4:27 p.m. A resident attempting to file his taxes learned someone else had already done so. Traffic stop. 200 […]

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Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Elective surgeries resumed this week at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo after an extraordinary voluntary eight-day suspension, hospital officials said. As a precautionary measure, elective surgeries at both campuses were temporarily halted Oct. 9 after three surgical patients contracted an […]

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Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and international law professor, Karima Bennoune, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo. Their topic is, “Outrageous Acts of Peace: The role ordinary people must play in transforming violence to peace.” Tickets, $6-$8 are available […]

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Streetbeat

Streetbeat

Monday, 13 Traffic stop. Circle Drive. 1:12 p.m. Joey Brian Caban, 18, of San Clemente, stopped for making an illegal turn, was arrested for allegedly violating his probation and possession of a methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Bail was set at $20,000. Fraud report. 1403595. 200 block of Broadway St. 1:33 p.m. Janina Laree Calloway, 35, of […]

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Hotel Hit by Two Break-ins

Hotel Hit by Two Break-ins

Laguna Beach police surrounded a hotel in the pre-dawn Saturday, Oct. 11, to search for a suspected cat burglar after one guest reported a break in and another guest reported bashing a burglar trying to make entry in the 600 block of Coast Highway. A thief stole a purse and its contents valued at $444 […]

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Hotel Hit by Two Break-ins

Hotel Hit by Two Break-ins

Laguna Beach police surrounded a hotel in the pre-dawn Saturday, Oct. 11, to search for a suspected cat burglar after one guest reported a break in and another guest reported bashing a burglar trying to make entry in the 600 block of Coast Highway. A thief stole a purse and its contents valued at $444 sometime […]

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Candidates Endure More Scrutiny in Backlash of Scandal

Candidates Endure More Scrutiny in Backlash of Scandal

Political Briefs The recent disclosures of falsehoods in the biography of a candidate for City Council have eviscerated “the honor system” in Laguna Beach’s political culture, as one elected official put it, intensifying scrutiny of every candidate’s claims. Residents are quick to find flaws in statements from the seven candidates seeking election to Laguna Beach’s […]

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Defrocked Pastor Shares His Story

Defrocked Pastor Shares His Story

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist minister in Pennsylvania who was defrocked for refusing to renounce his support for same-sex marriage, will speak at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. Schaefer’s visit comes at a historic moment for the gay rights movement, a week after […]

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Christy Rounds Up Support for Ranch

Christy Rounds Up Support for Ranch

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy A standing-room only crowd and elected Laguna Beach officials turned out for a Coastal Commission hearing Wednesday in Newport Beach to support remodeling of The Ranch golf course and hotel in Aliso Canyon, which is now under commission review. Three elected City Council members, Laguna’s city manager, and a […]

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Museum Opens Three New Exhibits

Museum Opens Three New Exhibits

The main work in the Laguna Art Museum’s newest exhibition looks like a supine member of the Blue Man Group. “Pigment Figure No. 1” consists of a human figure in a horizontal position and is made of plaster and covered in blue pigment. It’s part of Lita Albuquerque’s “Particle Horizon” exhibition, one of three new […]

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Another Pedestrian Hit on Coast Highway

Another Pedestrian Hit on Coast Highway

A Surf and Sand hotel employee trying to cross Coast Highway without the benefit of a crosswalk was struck by a southbound vehicle Tuesday, Sept. 30, about 4:58 p.m., police said. The accident is the 24th collision between a vehicle and pedestrian so far this year in Laguna Beach, nearly double the collision rate of […]

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Arrest Made in Cold-Case Murder

Arrest Made in Cold-Case Murder

Sixteen years after a woman’s body was discovered in Laguna Canyon, law enforcement investigators early Wednesday, Oct. 8, arrested her son-in-law as the suspect in the cold-case homicide about 7 a.m. as he was about to enter an Aliso Viejo gym. John Edward Gutierrez, 46, who police interviewed early in the investigation, was being held […]

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‘Diploma’ Raises Questions Anew Over Candidate

‘Diploma’ Raises Questions Anew Over Candidate

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Embattled Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison, whose academic and professional claims cannot be independently verified, this week went on the offensive and produced one of two college diplomas that he says demonstrate the veracity of his resume. Even so, the authenticity of the document Madison produced only […]

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Police Nab Would-be Robber

Police Nab Would-be Robber

Police arrested a suspected bank robber that emerged from a downtown restroom wearing a disguise. Dana Richard Arnold, 28, of San Diego, allegedly presented a demand note to a Wells Fargo Bank teller shortly before closing on Friday, Sept. 26, Capt. Jason Kravetz said. Instead of turning over a single bill, the teller read the […]