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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Candidates Set Out Their Vision for Laguna

Seven candidates vying for three seats on the Laguna Beach City Council together faced a public audience Monday during the first of several candidate forums planned prior to the Nov. 4 election. While no candidate proved willing to become the standard bearer around a single...

A Bond Forged in Salt Water

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy With blowing rain lowering air temperatures to 50 degrees, Laguna Beach residents Thomas Hale and his daughter Faith, wearing only swim suits, literally shook with cold while aboard a boat bobbing in choppy, black seas under the Golden Gate Bridge last...

Two People Hit in Separate Accidents

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Two pedestrians were injured in two separate vehicle collisions on Coast Highway within the last seven days, police said. In neither instance were drivers cited. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, a 14-year-old Laguna Beach boy suffered moderate injuries when struck...

Two People Hit in Coast Highway Accidents

Two pedestrians were injured in Laguna Beach in two separate Coast Highway collisions within the last seven days, police said. In neither instance were drivers cited. On Tuesday, Aug. 12, a 14-year-old Laguna Beach boy suffered moderate injuries while crossing Coast Highway on a...

Police Chief To Retire

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy   Police Chief Paul Workman, 60, retires this month after five years in the department’s top job and a 38-year police career devoted solely to Laguna Beach. “As a young man, I could have never imagined that I would have had the opportunities that...