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Author Archive for Andrea Adelson

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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 […]

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Crackdown Planned on Holiday Drunk Driving

Crackdown Planned on Holiday Drunk Driving

Laguna Beach police officers will deploy this Memorial Day weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers in saturation patrols beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 24. Monday, May 12 Traffic stop. 20600 block of Laguna Canon Rd. 10:22 p.m. Terri Lunn Yakich, 41, of Arizona, was arrested for suspicion of DUI and held […]

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Smoke-Filled Air Blankets Town

Smoke-Filled Air Blankets Town

The city of Laguna Beach issued multiple bulletins to residents on Friday to allay fears about smoke blanketing the city from fires burning in San Diego County, though air quality improved by midday as prevailing winds shifted the smoke’s direction. The city’s police department received 106 calls between 2 and 6 a.m. this morning, said […]

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Benefits and Beneficiaries

Benefits and Beneficiaries

Gala Makes a Dent in Clinic’s Deficit About 150 revelers attended Laguna Beach Community Clinic’s Cinco de Mayo event, which raised $50,000 to support patient programs. James Koch, a 12 year participant in the Clinic’s HIV/AIDS program, artist, and long time Laguna Beach resident credited Dr. Korey Jorgensen and the clinic with saving his life. […]