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Fire Destroys Hillside Home

When yelling and smoke also interrupted the moment, Sammut abandoned the horizon and sprinted uphill while also calling 911 on his cell phone. A woman who he said looked dazed stood outside the home two doors from his own and told him another person was still inside the burning house.

Decoy Operation Finds Success

Four adults who agreed to buy alcohol for minors received misdemeanor citations during an undercover program that targeted eight Laguna Beach establishments Saturday, March 12, police said. A total of 60 adults were asked to buy alcohol for two minors working with police and...

Montage Sold a Third Time?

A Chinese company is negotiating to buy the company that owns Montage Laguna Beach resort.

Updated: Mystery Fumes Trigger Hotel Evacuation

A hotel guest whose suspicious behavior triggered a bomb-squad search of an evacuated Laguna Beach hotel apparently had fled before police sealed off the area, a police spokesman said Friday, March 11. A platoon of armed sheriff’s SWAT team members who entered the three-level,...

Bomb Squad Searches Laguna Hotel

The sheriff’s SWAT team entered a Laguna Beach hotel Friday, March 11, where a guest had apparently barricaded himself inside a third-floor room, police said. Earlier, firefighters evacuated the building after guests of the 36-room Casa del Camino complained of coughing and...

Cyclist Injured in Collision

Motorists encountered a difficult morning commute along Coast Highway Tuesday, March 8, due to a collision at Agate Street involving a pickup truck and motorcycle, police said. The collision occurred when the northbound motorcyclist struck the passenger side of a southbound truck...

Bike Team Prepares for Rough Terrain Ahead

Laguna Beach's interscholastic mountain biking team starts its season at a race in Temecula Saturday and organizers hope for bigger goals, such as keeping its membership growing.

Court Delays Ruling on Artist Housing Project

Sculptor Louis Longi says he remains undeterred by yet another delay in his years-long plan to build a studio and communal workspaces for other artists in Laguna Canyon.

Streetbeat

  Detectives are trying to identify two teenage girls who fled in a car after robbing a pedestrian at knifepoint Wednesday, Feb. 24, about 3:48 p.m., police said. After demanding a purse and cell phone from the woman walking in the 500 block of Anita Street, the two girls...

‘Louis & Keely’ Revives the Magic of Lounge Life

Meet Louis Prima, portrayed by Tony Award winner Anthony Crivello, and Keely Smith, embodied by Vanessa Claire Stewart, set to make magic in “Louis & Keely ‘Live’ at the Sahara.” The musical bopping at the Laguna Playhouse through March 27 is produced by Hershey Felder, who’s...

Police Arrest Weaponless Robber

A police officer responding to a robbery call in downtown Laguna Beach spotted a man who fit the description of the suspected culprit outside a second store that he had also entered to demand money, police said Monday. No weapons were used and no civilians were injured in the...

Updated: Court Refuses to Block Anti-Camping Laws

Former Newport Beach resident Pam Bowers uses crutches because of a broken leg. Though she’s been homeless in Laguna Beach for the last year, new rules that restrict who can store belongings at the city’s homeless shelter have proved onerous. Bowers, 46, says she can’t manage her...

Driver Arrested in Suspected Hit and Run

Police arrested a 54-year-old woman for suspicion of felony hit and run at her Laguna Beach home, less than two blocks away from a head-on collision at Beverly and Coast Highway that injured another motorist the day before. Suzanne Olson was taken into custody at 9:48 a.m....

Ruling Favors Laguna in Suit Over Homeless Policies

A federal judge favors Laguna Beach in a ruling over a lawsuit filed by the ACLU over the city's policies towards the homeless.

Collision Injures 5, Driver Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

Five people were injured, two severely, in a two-car collision late Monday near Laguna Beach’s northern city limit and a 19-year-old driver was arrested for suspicion of felony drunk driving, traffic investigators said. Two 19-year-old passengers suffered life-threatening...