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Laguna Cinema Turns Out the Lights

The only movie theater in Laguna Beach closes Sunday, Aug. 30, due to a lease dispute between the owner and theater operator, according to the manager. Patrons exiting South Coast Cinema on Friday night stopped to take photos of the marquee of what is likely to be final showings,...

Questions Arise Over Superintendent Search

Calling for former high school principal Joanne Culverhouse to return as the new superintendent next year, residents raised questions about Laguna Beach Unified School District’s hiring practices at Tuesday’s board meeting. “Go to Dr. Culverhouse and ask her to come back,” said...

Pushing Public Art in a New Direction

Should an arts commission that selects public art projects be comprised of arts professionals with knowledge of public art here and elsewhere? Should the City Council be allowed veto power over public art projects on aesthetic grounds even if a project is deemed controversial?...

Is Recycled Water a Pipe Dream?

No project to pipe recycled water to irrigate city landscapes has yet penciled out, Laguna Beach County Water District officials reported to the City Council last week. Refuting accusations that the district is making no effort to provide recycled water to its customers north of...

Michael Schluter

Michael Schluter, of Laguna Beach, passed away unexpectedly on Aug. 1, 2015, in Laguna Beach. He was 56 years old. Schluter was born April 12, 1959, in Mt. Vernon, N.Y., and is survived by his mother Frances Staar, his sister Corinne Tagliaferro and her husband Louis and his two...

Jean Doyle-Clem

Jean Doyle-Clem, a resident of Laguna Niguel and member of El Niguel Country Club for 40 years, has returned home to her father in heaven at the age of 81. No one could ever have been more nurturing, uplifting and loving than she. Children, friends and gardens thrived under her...

Weekend Trolley Service Resumes

Though daily summer trolley service along Laguna Canyon and Coast Highway ends this Sunday, Aug. 30, trolleys will continue operation along a coastal route on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays year-round. After a five-day hiatus, the free weekend trolley service begins Friday, Sept....

Workshop Explains Historic Inventory

A workshop about the city’s current historic preservation ordinance, the historic inventory and the impact of the California Environmental Quality Act on historic structures will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15. City Attorney Phil Kohn and consultant Jan Ostashay will be...

Updated: ACLU Again Targets City’s Homeless Policies

Chronically homeless and diagnosed with depression and alcoholism, Kenneth Glover is one of five plaintiffs in a lawsuit filed against the City of Laguna Beach last week by the American Civil Liberties Union and two attorneys from the firm of Paul Hastings, LLP. Glover, 47, has...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Aug. 28 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Closes Aug. 30. Free entry for final weekend. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters, 8:30 p.m., Sawdust Art Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m....

DUI Checkpoint Nets Six Arrests

Police arrested six suspected drunk drivers, seven others for license suspensions and another for drug possession during a six-hour checkpoint in North Laguna that began Saturday, Aug. 22, police said. More than 2,200 cars went through the checkpoint at Irvine Cove Drive. Police...

Diver Dies Off Crystal Cove

Authorities say the body of a diver was found offshore Crystal Cove State Park about 3:30 p.m. Saturday. The coroner’s office identified the man as Wesley Kim, 27, of Reseda, who was unresponsive in the ocean while snorkeling or free diving. An autopsy will be conducted , the...

Shelter Receives a Gift From a Spotted Dog Lover

  A six-month old Dalmation pup that was deaf and whose behavior was wild ended up in the animal shelter years ago. Manager Nancy Goodwin began training the dog in the hope of making it adoptable. Local resident Kathleen Clody also got wind of the new shelter resident and...
Posted On 24 Aug 2015

Coastal Panel OKs Fire Breaks

After listening to an analysis of a Laguna Beach fuel modification project, including testimony from Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse about fire conditions exacerbated by the drought, the California Coastal Commission effectively green-lighted a project to thin dense brush in Arch...

Can Bikers, Hikers and Habitat Co-Exist?

Admitting that the open-space trail system is a car wreck, as one trail is aptly named, hikers and mountain bikers were asked to ditch any antagonism and work together to improve everyone’s outdoor experience in the South Coast Wilderness, 22,000 acres of open space around Laguna...