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Monday, Oct. 27 Burglary. 200 block of Lower Cliff Dr. 1:25 p.m. While a resident was away, an unknown suspect broke into an apartment and stole cash, two watches and a Go Pro camera valued at $1,600. A suspicious man on an expensive mountain bike was seen in the area. Disorderly...

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Monday, Oct. 20 Burglary. 1700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:39 p.m. Someone broke into a restaurant bar area by forcing a door and fled with $500 in alcohol. Fraud report. 1000 block of Flamingo Rd. 4:27 p.m. A resident attempting to file his taxes learned someone else had already...

Fast-Moving SUV Causes Pile-up

An SUV traveling at a high rate of speed instigated a five-vehicle collision on Park Avenue near midday Wednesday, Oct. 29, police said. Police temporarily closed Third Avenue and a portion of Park Avenue between Reed and Through Streets to clear the area. Five people were...

Streetbeat

Monday, Oct. 20 Burglary. 1700 block of S. Coast Hwy. 12:39 p.m. Someone broke into a restaurant bar area by forcing a door and fled with $500 in alcohol. Fraud report. 1000 block of Flamingo Rd. 4:27 p.m. A resident attempting to file his taxes learned someone else had already...

Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

Elective surgeries resumed this week at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo after an extraordinary voluntary eight-day suspension, hospital officials said. As a precautionary measure, elective surgeries at both campuses were temporarily halted Oct. 9 after three...

Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and international law professor, Karima Bennoune, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo. Their topic is, “Outrageous Acts of Peace: The role ordinary people must...

Streetbeat

Monday, 13 Traffic stop. Circle Drive. 1:12 p.m. Joey Brian Caban, 18, of San Clemente, stopped for making an illegal turn, was arrested for allegedly violating his probation and possession of a methamphetamine and paraphernalia. Bail was set at $20,000. Fraud report. 1403595....

Hotel Hit by Two Break-ins

Laguna Beach police surrounded a hotel in the pre-dawn Saturday, Oct. 11, to search for a suspected cat burglar after one guest reported a break in and another guest reported bashing a burglar trying to make entry in the 600 block of Coast Highway. A thief stole a purse and its...

Hotel Hit by Two Break-ins

Laguna Beach police surrounded a hotel in the pre-dawn Saturday, Oct. 11, to search for a suspected cat burglar after one guest reported a break in and another guest reported bashing a burglar trying to make entry in the 600 block of Coast Highway. A thief stole a purse and its...

Candidates Endure More Scrutiny in Backlash of Scandal

Political Briefs The recent disclosures of falsehoods in the biography of a candidate for City Council have eviscerated “the honor system” in Laguna Beach’s political culture, as one elected official put it, intensifying scrutiny of every candidate’s claims. Residents are quick...

Defrocked Pastor Shares His Story

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist minister in Pennsylvania who was defrocked for refusing to renounce his support for same-sex marriage, will speak at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, Tuesday, Oct. 14, at 7 p.m. Schaefer’s visit comes at a...

Christy Rounds Up Support for Ranch

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy A standing-room only crowd and elected Laguna Beach officials turned out for a Coastal Commission hearing Wednesday in Newport Beach to support remodeling of The Ranch golf course and hotel in Aliso Canyon, which is now under commission review. Three...

Museum Opens Three New Exhibits

The main work in the Laguna Art Museum’s newest exhibition looks like a supine member of the Blue Man Group. “Pigment Figure No. 1” consists of a human figure in a horizontal position and is made of plaster and covered in blue pigment. It’s part of Lita Albuquerque’s “Particle...

Another Pedestrian Hit on Coast Highway

A Surf and Sand hotel employee trying to cross Coast Highway without the benefit of a crosswalk was struck by a southbound vehicle Tuesday, Sept. 30, about 4:58 p.m., police said. The accident is the 24th collision between a vehicle and pedestrian so far this year in Laguna...

Arrest Made in Cold-Case Murder

Sixteen years after a woman’s body was discovered in Laguna Canyon, law enforcement investigators early Wednesday, Oct. 8, arrested her son-in-law as the suspect in the cold-case homicide about 7 a.m. as he was about to enter an Aliso Viejo gym. John Edward Gutierrez, 46, who...