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Bicyclist Dies in Crash With Car

Bicyclist Dies in Crash With Car

A 55-year-old Laguna Beach bicyclist died Tuesday, June 17, in a Santa Ana hospital due to injuries suffered in a 6:56 p.m. crash with a vehicle near Emerald Bay, police said. The fatality is the third in three months in Laguna Beach, making 2014 one of the most dangerous in years for pedestrians and cyclists. […]

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The President Rolls Through Town

The President Rolls Through Town

The buzz about a presidential visit started building in the North Laguna neighborhood around Ledroit Street last Thursday when temporary “no parking” signs sprouted in yards. The signs warned residents their vehicles risked being towed if not removed from the streets by 5 a.m. Saturday, June 14. Up until President Barack Obama’s motorcade swept towards […]

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Obama Talks to UCI Grads

Obama Talks to UCI Grads

President Barack Obama challenged graduates at UC Irvine to fight cynicism and climate change during his commencement speech at Angel Stadium on Saturday, fueling them with the inspirational word that defined his 2008 presidential campaign and resonated with youth who helped sweep him into office. “Cynicism is a choice,” Obama said. “Hope is a better […]

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Bicyclist Dies in Coast Highway Accident

Bicyclist Dies in Coast Highway Accident

A 55-year-old Laguna Beach bicyclist died Tuesday, June 17, in a Santa Ana hospital due to injuries suffered in a 6:56 p.m. accident with a vehicle near Emerald Bay, police said. Cyclist John Greg Colvin was traveling northbound on the right side of Coast Highway when for an unknown reason he was struck by a […]

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2014 Laguna Beach High School Athletes of the Year

2014 Laguna Beach High School Athletes of the Year

  Makenzie Fischer Female Athlete of the Year 2014 SSCIF D-I Girls Water Polo and Orange County Player of the Year.                           Noah Blanton Male Athlete of the Year First Team All CIF in Basketball, First Team All-Orange County in Volleyball Photos courtesy […]

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DUI Checkpoint Snares One Offender

DUI Checkpoint Snares One Offender

One motorist was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol when Laguna Beach police officers conducted a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Coast Highway one half mile north of Wesley. Of the 2,016 vehicles that passed through the checkpoint, officers also cited/arrested 10 people for […]

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Citizen Academy Welcomes New Alumni

Citizen Academy Welcomes New Alumni

The 19th Laguna Beach Police Department Citizen Academy graduated Thursday, June 5, in a ceremony at the Hotel Laguna. Police Chief Paul Workman and other police department representatives joined family members of the 11 graduates to celebrate their accomplishment in joining the Citizen Academy Alumni, now 368 strong. The Citizen Academy is a 12-week non-stress […]

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Pipeline Repairs Steam Drivers, Merchants

Pipeline Repairs Steam Drivers, Merchants

Merchants in South Laguna and southbound commuters both are suffering from the consequences of emergency pipeline repairs in Coast Highway that are expected to last another week. To lessen weekday afternoon congestion that has generated a two-mile long back up to Nyes Place, traffic control officers will now be on the scene daily waving cars […]

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New Planner to Lead Development Department

New Planner to Lead Development Department

The former deputy community development director for Rancho Palos Verdes, who supervised its view restoration services, was hired to lead Laguna Beach’s community development department. Greg Pfost (pronounced Post), will be responsible for supervising planning, zoning, building, and code enforcement services, City Manager John Pietig announced last week. In Palos Verdes, which served as the […]

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Listen In

Listen In

Arts Promoter Seizes the Mic CeCe Sloan is the featured guest on “Spoken Word/Spoken Song,” Sunday, June 8, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. The show is co-hosted by John Gardiner and Polina Hryn, and streams live over the internet on KX.OneLaguna.com. Sloan is a tireless promoter of the arts. She has produced Shakespeare shows, […]

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Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder

Woman Arrested for Attempted Murder

A woman arrested for suspicion of attempted homicide after firing a gun at a man had pulled the trigger multiple times on a revolver that failed to fire, police said. Cristina Marie Higuera, 47, of Laguna Beach, was held for $500,000 bail following her arrest Monday, May 26, about 3:15 p.m. at her home in the […]

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Pedestrian Dies in Accident’s Aftermath

Pedestrian Dies in Accident’s Aftermath

A 48-year-old pedestrian died over the weekend after being struck by a car in a late night collision in Laguna Beach last Wednesday, May 21, the second pedestrian fatality this year, police said. Regan Hess, identified by police as a member of the local homeless population, suffered head trauma after being struck by a motorist […]

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Songs, Flags and Salutes Mark Memorial Day

Songs, Flags and Salutes Mark Memorial Day

One of the largest crowds in many years assembled for the 87th annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 26. Organized by the Laguna Beach American Legion Post and led by Adjutant Richard Moore, the program included solemn rituals, patriotic flourishes and a touch of hometown culture. Post Commander Bob McIntosh, VFW Commander Arnie Silverman […]

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Motorist Bypasses Valet for Dramatic Entrance

Motorist Bypasses Valet for Dramatic Entrance

How grand is the entrance to the Montage resort? Not wide enough for a BMW 325, which crashed through the front doors of the lobby and into a wall about 4:49 a.m. last Wednesday, May 21, and caused what police described as extensive damage. The driver, Leilani Hughes, 51, of Orange, was charged with felony […]

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New Era Unfolding in Aliso Canyon

New Era Unfolding in Aliso Canyon

The new owner of The Ranch at Laguna Beach figures he’s spent $30,000 in the last year trimming 107 trees on the 84-acre property, including towering eucalyptus “widow makers,” as well as cutting down non-native pines. “The haircut they haven’t had in 40 years,” explained co-owner Mark Christy, pulled aside a leafy curtain that obscured […]