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Police Nab Would-be Bank Robber

Police Nab Would-be Bank 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 […]

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Updated: Document Raises New Questions About Candidate’s Claims

Updated: Document Raises New Questions About Candidate’s Claims

Embattled Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison, whose academic and professional claims could not be independently verified earlier this month, on Monday said he has obtained one of two college transcripts that demonstrate the veracity of his resume. Even so, the authenticity of the document Madison produced only raised more skepticism. The Cornell University […]

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Surviving the Eye of the Storm

Surviving the Eye of the Storm

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Friends call Eric Parizek “Lucky Boy.” Now, after surviving the ferocity of Hurricane Odile while visiting in San Jose del Cabo last week, the 42-year-old Laguna Beach resident concedes the term of endearment suits him. “It was the first time in my life I thought I was going to […]

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Police Capture Memories for Perpetuity

Police Capture Memories for Perpetuity

      About 200 residents joined most of Laguna Beach’s 84-person police department this past Sunday at the dedication of “Eternal Legacy,” a sculpture installation in memory of two police officers who died in the line of duty 60 years apart. Constructed of glass and brass, materials both fragile and strong, the work is […]

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Former Executive Indicted for Insider Trading

Former Executive Indicted for Insider Trading

A federal grand jury indicted the former chief executive officer of an Orange County medical device company on insider trading charges Wednesday, Sept. 24, the Department of Justice announced. James V. Mazzo, 57, of Laguna Beach, the chief executive officer of Santa Ana-based Advanced Medical Optics, Inc., was added to an indictment that had previously […]

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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 […]