Council Reconsiders Allowing Pot Deliveries

Council members listened to a litany of testimony urging them to reconsider. In response, the council unanimously voted to add a sunset clause to the ordinance, which placed a hold on the local law until a decision was made in Sacramento.

Rehab House Owner Tries to Quell Concerns

Scores of anxious residents voiced their fears about a detox and rehab facility near Top of the World Elementary School at a town hall meeting this past Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Schools Approve New Classes, Safety Measures

Come spring, as students peruse their list of class choices, they will find for the first time Mandarin Chinese among the language courses offered at Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School.

After ‘Overheated’ Run-Up, Home Prices Cool

The median price of homes sold in Laguna Beach during 2015 fell to $1.7 million, a 5 percent decline over a year ago and the first price drop in four years of escalating values.

City Begins to Tackle Downtown Flooding

the City Council approved the first step Tuesday to increase capacity at a downtown bottleneck renowned for flooding.

Senate Candidate Seeks Support in Laguna

U.S. Senate candidate and state Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke about regulating assault rifles, women’s rights and the common thread of school truancy in the background of violent criminals during a campaign stop in Laguna Beach Thursday. A former district attorney in San...

‘Cool’ Auction Reflects Museum’s Direction

At the 34th annual California Cool auction, eager buyers will confront 120 works of art from a stellar roster of Orange County and California artists. “Both the quality and total value are higher this year than ever before,” Sarah Strozza, the Laguna Art Museum’s director of...

Council Vetoes More Gelato

Saying there are enough downtown gelato stores already, the City Council unanimously denied an appeal to bring the frozen Italian confection to a storefront in the vacant movie theater building.

City Hall Flexes Its Schedule

Beginning in April, Laguna Beach City Hall will close on alternate Fridays, but remain open an hour longer Monday through Thursday with revised business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Schools to Step Up Security

In the wake of several acts of vandalism at Laguna Beach schools, administrators plan to bolster security at all four campuses by installing surveillance cameras, Facilities Director Jeffrey Dixon said Tuesday.

Concerns Heat Up Over Sobriety House Near School

An addiction rehabilitation house near Top of the World Elementary School that recently changed to an all-male facility is causing concern among parents of school children.

Schools Fill in Emotional-Support Gaps

With teen suicides drastically rising and depression affecting 46 percent of all school children, emotional and social support will increasingly be more available to students in the Laguna Beach Unified School District.

Bobcat Attacks Beloved School Pets

A bobcat killed 12 chickens, a swan and three doves inside an aviary on the Laguna Canyon campus of Anneliese Schools on Sunday, Jan. 10, police said.

Top Arts Groups Reap a Budget Windfall

In a last minute addition to a wish-list of city expenditures, the Laguna Beach City Council preliminarily agreed Tuesday, Jan. 12, to issue $1 million matching grants to both Laguna Playhouse and the Laguna Art Museum over four years.

Mission Hospital CEO to Leave Post in February

Kenneth McFarland, chief executive officer of Mission Hospital, will leave his post effective Feb. 5. McFarland has been with Mission Hospital for 18 years and served as chief executive since 2011.