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Coyote Trapping Contract Wins Approval

Since baited snare traps were set in Laguna Beach last month, six coyotes have been captured and killed and sightings have dropped markedly, the city’s animal control supervisor said. The controversial trapping plan will be suspended this week because animal control officers...

Top Art Institutions Benefit from City Budget Windfall

In a surprise addition to a mid-year review of the city’s budget, the Laguna Beach city Council agreed Tuesday, Jan. 12, to issue matching grants of $1 million each over four years to Laguna Playhouse and the Laguna Art Museum. Both cultural institutions are nearing the century...

Bobcat Decimates School’s Pets

A bobcat killed 12 chickens, a swan and three doves inside an aviary in the Laguna Canyon campus of Anneliese Schools on Sunday, Jan. 10, police said. Many of the animals were rescues and longtime pets of the school, which were cared for by a volunteer aviary specialist,...

Laguna Still Misses Water Target

Water conservation by the 19,121 customers in the Laguna Beach County Water District remains short of a state-mandated 24 percent cutback, according to statistics released Tuesday, Jan. 5.

Bluebelt Kicks Off Annual Photo Contest

    To showcase Laguna’s Marine Protected Areas, the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition invites photographers to submit to its fifth annual photo contest. Winning photographers will be invited to exhibit at Laguna’s Gallery Q and honored at an artist reception. Photos...

Two Arrested for Drug Charges on New Year’s Eve

Two 18-year-olds who must have been sampling the goods got themselves arrested on New Year’s Eve in Laguna Beach, but long before the midnight countdown. Sgt. Tim Kleiser says officers pulled over a car driven by the teens about 4 p.m. because a passenger was leaning out of a car...

Storms Lead Churches to Open Their Doors to the Homeless

As rain swept across Southern California this week, a determined group of volunteers secured temporary overnight shelter for homeless people turned away from the at-capacity, city-run shelter in Laguna Canyon. Elsewhere in the city, the storm system expected to produce more than...

High Winds Cause Damage

Strong Santa Ana winds broke off tree limbs and damaged cars at several points around town Saturday, Dec. 26, but police received no reports of injuries. A tree that shaded the Lumberyard restaurant pulled down wires and blocked lanes about 7 p.m. Elsewhere and earlier in the...

Rescuers Aid Fall Victim

A 25-year-old Laguna Niguel man who had fallen from an ocean bluff was airlifted by helicopter from a south Laguna Beach around 2 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 31, police said. Emergency personnel were told the man was sitting on the rocks and had fallen about 20 feet off of a cliff near...

High Winds Cause Damage

Strong Santa Ana winds broke off tree limbs and damaged cars at several points around town Saturday, Dec. 26, but police received no reports of injuries. A tree that shaded the Lumberyard restaurant pulled down wires and blocked lanes about 7 p.m. Elsewhere and earlier in the...

Queue With a Purpose: Close Encounter With a Car Wreck

A car crumbled in a fatal collision and displayed in an illuminated truck trailer served as a sobering road side attraction at a Police Department checkpoint near Crescent Bay Drive last Friday, Dec. 18. The 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. checkpoint intended to serve as a deterrent to drunk...

In Rare Vote, Council Closes Downtown Shop

In an unusual vote, the City Council voted to uphold revoking the operating permit of a downtown skin care boutique due to aggressive sales tactics by its staff.

Streetbeat

Monday, Dec. 7 Disorderly person. 300 block of Broadway St. 11:23 a.m. Following an argument between a couple, the woman was pushed into a planter and police arrested her boyfriend, Michael Thomas Gugliotta, 51, for suspicion of felony domestic abuse. Fraud. 300 block of Forest...

New Resource Opens for Troubled Teens

Mission Hospital Laguna Beach will expand its behavioral health services for the first time to include group therapy for teens and their parents, one of the first mental health programs for adolescents in south-county.

Shopping Pays Off for Detective

An off-duty detective shopping at an Irvine mall spotted a man suspected of passing bogus currency last month in Laguna Beach, which led to his arrest Friday, Dec. 4. At the direction of Detective Larry Bammer, Irvine police arrested Christopher James Grier, 22, of Mission Viejo,...