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Streetbeat

Monday, Dec. 29 Fraud. 800 block of Canyon View Dr. 11:54 a.m. Someone opened a cell phone account in a resident’s name. Tuesday, Dec. 30 Burglary. 1400 block of N. Coast Hwy. 8:25 a.m. Items worth $500 were taken from a locked vehicle. Vehicle burglary. 19200 block of Laguna...

Laguna Police Make Arrest in Fatal Hit and Run

A Valencia man died as a result of a hit and run collision on New Year's Day in Newport Beach. A taxi driver was arrested for suspicion of felony hit and run nearby, in Laguna Beach.

Streetbeat

Monday, Dec. 22 Hit and run. 300 block of Forest Ave. 2:22 p.m. Jerry Lee Chaney, 35, of Newburgh, N.Y., encountered the hazards of an unfamiliar town when trying to turn around in the confines behind City Hall. He hit a detective’s car and fled the area, but was observed and...

Checkpoint Nets 7 Arrests

Police at a DUI checkpoint in North Laguna screened nearly 1,000 vehicles this past weekend, which resulted in seven arrests, including three drivers suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Another 15 drivers were cited for license suspensions, four people...

Laguna 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...