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Lifeguards Rescue Passengers from Disabled Boat

Laguna Beach lifeguards come to the rescue of four passengers on a fishing boat without power aground on a reef near the Heisler Park shoreline.

No Fooling, it’s a Goat Stampede

Something spooked a four-footed firefighting goat herd, which escaped this week in Bluebird Canyon.

Tesla Smashed in Laguna Home Burglary

A homeowner tries to use his Tesla to block the path of burglars trying to flee his home.

Streetbeat

Monday, March 14 Vandalism. 21600 Treetop Lane. 9:43 a.m. Skateboarders scratched up the picnic tables. Traffic collision. Second St. 3:19 p.m. A city lifeguard vehicle that was backing up struck a parked car. Fraud. 400 block of Dartmoor St. 7:48 p.m. The victim’s bank alerted...

Montage Sold a Third Time?

Montage Laguna Beach, a source of pride, tax revenue and employment in town, may get a third new owner in little more than a year.

Candidate Named for Laguna School Superintendent

Jason Viloria, who spent the current school year as associate superintendent of a school district in Encinitas, is being recommended as the next superintendent of the Laguna Beach school district, according to the school board agenda. If the school board approves the...

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.