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Author Archive for Andrea Adelson

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Police Arrest Man Suspected of Mortgage Fraud

Police Arrest Man Suspected of Mortgage Fraud

After a two-year investigation, police investigators arrested a 51-year-old Pasadena man Wednesday, Sept. 17, in Los Angeles, now accused of a $400,000 mortgage fraud involving a Laguna Beach home. Police allege Paul Clark siphoned $400,000 in cash from Chase bank in 2012 by obtaining a new mortgage on a home in the 3000 block of […]

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Bikeways on Trial in Widower’s Suit

Bikeways on Trial in Widower’s Suit

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy For his own safety, former Olympic cyclist and bike shop owner Paul Deem would rather cycle through the stop-and-go traffic of downtown Los Angeles than the wide-open roadways of Orange County, where motorists expect to accelerate to highway speeds on four and six-lane parkways. “Bicyclists are in the way,” […]

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Library Spotlights a Favorite Son

Library Spotlights a Favorite Son

The Newport Beach Arts Commission honors California scene painter Rex Brandt on Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Central Library, 1000 Avocado Ave., which hosts an exhibition of the local resident’s work and a 2 p.m. program and reception. Exhibition curator Gordon McClelland will host the program and a friend will provide information about the work […]

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Guest Column

Guest Column

It’s a Matter of Perspective By Ari Grayson ~ It’s human nature to see things only from our own personal perspective, but this parable illustrates how shortsighted this can be. A lumberjack is walking through the woods when he spots a grove of big beautiful hard-wood trees. Just as he’s about to fell the first […]

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Hikers Extracted by Helicopter

Hikers Extracted by Helicopter

Lost hikers, who had wandered off Car Wreck trail in Wood and Aliso Canyon Wilderness Park, were extracted without injury by a Fire Authority helicopter about 9:49 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, authorities said. Police and firefighters were dispatched to attempt to locate the three missing hikers, who called for help about 7:25 p.m. A sheriff’s […]

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Owners Close Big Fish, Hire Hotel Managers

Owners Close Big Fish, Hire Hotel Managers

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy The House of Big Fish and Ice Cold Beer restaurant in Laguna Beach will close next month, part of a reorganization by Casa Resorts Inc., which also operates other hospitality properties in Laguna Beach and Anaheim. Closing the restaurant and hiring a hotel management company will allow the owners […]

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Streetbeat

Streetbeat

Tuesday, Sept. 2 Stolen vehicle. 700 block of Summit Dr. 10:59 a.m. A blue Porsche 911 with the plate EQUID7 was stolen from a driveway. The keys were not in the car. Petty theft. 1500 block of S. Coast hwy. 1:54 p.m. A wallet and cell phone were stolen the day before on the beach. […]

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Thieves Target Jewelry

Thieves Target Jewelry

Tuesday, Sept. 2 Stolen vehicle. 700 block of Summit Dr. 10:59 a.m. A blue Porsche 911 with the plate EQUID7 was stolen from a driveway. The keys were not in the car. Petty theft. 1500 block of S. Coast hwy. 1:54 p.m. A wallet and cell phone were stolen the day before on the beach. […]

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Inquiry of Officer’s Death Resolves Without Charges

Inquiry of Officer’s Death Resolves Without Charges

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy An investigation of the traffic death of Laguna Beach motor Officer Jon Coutchie last year concludes that a motorist was primarily at fault in the collision, but says Coutchie’s speed 30 m.p.h. over the posted limit was a contributing factor, according to findings in the report released Thursday. After […]

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Ever Upbeat, Reed Signs Off With a Cheery Epitaph

Ever Upbeat, Reed Signs Off With a Cheery Epitaph

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Darrin John Reed, a longtime Laguna Beach resident whose parting words revealed his unending enthusiasm for life, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, after a two year battle with leukemia and its complications. Last month, Reed was admitted to Hoag hospital’s ICU fighting sepsis and multiple organ failure. “He ran out […]

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Realtors Take a Dunking for a Cause

Realtors Take a Dunking for a Cause

David Cabot and managers of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, and board members of its allied charitable fund, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the sand in Laguna Beach to honor the memory of their friend and former chief executive Jon Cook. Donations by Berkshire agents from San Diego to Santa Barbara have contributed $30,000 to […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Football 80th Varsity Season – Breakers Open on Sept. 5 at Bolsa Grande Laguna is favored to win in the season opener, hoping to pick up their fourth straight season opening victory. Breakers return home on Friday, Sept. 12, with a 7 p.m. contest against University, one of the […]

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Missing-Child Search Ends Happily

Missing-Child Search Ends Happily

A two-hour search for a missing child ended without incident Sunday, Aug. 31, when the 12-year-old was discovered playing in the Montage hotel spa about 8:15 p.m., not far from Victoria Street Beach where he was last seen. Laguna Beach police deployed all available resources, including search and rescue personnel, bloodhounds, lifeguards and a helicopter […]

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Caltrans Installs College Signal

Caltrans Installs College Signal

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Caltrans began work this week installing a traffic signal on Laguna Canyon Road at the pedestrian crossing where a Laguna College of Art and Design student was fatally injured in April, school officials said Wednesday. Caltrans estimates work will be completed by Oct. 16, an installation fast-tracked in the […]