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Quakes Continue to Unsettle Nepal

As aftershocks shook the house where he was writing last week, Rabindra Sitaula, program manager for Laguna Beach-based R Star Foundation, sent a progress report about supply deliveries to quake hit villages. Sitaula had just come from Khampur, Bagultar, where he distributed...

Memorial Day Activities

Veterans Stage 88th Memorial Day Ceremony Laguna Beach American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct the 88th Memorial Day ceremony in remembrance of their comrades who died in wars and conflicts protecting our country at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 25, at Monument Point...

Division Chief Sifts Through Fire Department History

The town’s Fire Department history, which includes the county’s oldest operating fire station, is the focus of a Laguna Beach Historical Society talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. The public is welcome at the free presentation. Division Chief Api Weinert, on the force during the...

Clinic’s Good Works Earn Praise

The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council, with 60 in attendance, celebrated the National Day of Prayer at Mission Hospital earlier this month. The theme compassionate healing honored one of its own, the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, for its outstanding service to the community. The...

Chefs Satisfy a Hunger for Fresh Dining

When Jessica McLeish and Jonathan Pflueger bumped into each other last fall in between volleyball sets at Ninth Street Beach in South Laguna, it didn’t take them long to realize their life experiences provided the right ingredients for a new enterprise. They were about to change...

Pressure Rises to Cut Water Use

Water use in the Laguna Beach County Water District needs to shrink by 24 percent or 200 million gallons over the next nine months in order to comply with statewide mandatory reductions, the first in state history, local water officials announced this week. To meet the mandatory...

Fee Increases Help Fund Safety Measures

By hiking fees for community development services in coming months, the City Council will be able to fund most requests competing for an undesignated balance in the proposed nearly $80 million budget that begins July 1. Far from frivolous, the largest demands outlined in a budget...

Moratorium Halts More Short-Term Rentals

The explosion of unpermitted short term rentals in private homes coupled with complaints from residents about their impact on neighborhood character led the City Council Tuesday to impose a 45-day moratorium on issuing any more short-term lodging permits. The city will later...

College Launches a New Class of Artists

Clouds gave way early in the week to sun, warming graduation ceremonies for the Laguna College of Art and Design class of 2015. Seventy-eight bachelor of arts graduates and 10 earning master’s degrees in fine art rose to accolades from college President Jonathan Burke, sage...

Educator Summons Something Special

  Volunteers recruited from the Susi Q Senior Center spend some of their afternoons each week as substitute grandparents, reading and drawing with second-graders at the Boys and Girls Club. Because some children learn to read through singing, the 22 senior volunteers rely on...
Posted On 21 May 2015

Shore Scene

Raptors Lured to New Habitat June 1972 is considered the date of the first important victory in the modern environmental movement. That is when DDT was banned by the EPA because it was shown that using the pesticide led to eggshell thinning in raptors and other birds, including...

Division Chief Sifts Through Fire Department History

The town’s Fire Department history, which includes the county’s oldest operating fire station, is the focus of a Laguna Beach Historical Society talk at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 26. The public is welcome at the free presentation. Division Chief Api Weinert, on the force during the...

Clinic’s Good Works Earn Praise

The Laguna Beach Interfaith Council, with 60 in attendance, celebrated the National Day of Prayer at Mission Hospital earlier this month. The theme, compassionate healing, honored one of its own, the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, for its outstanding service to the community. The...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 22 Jason Harnell jazz Trio, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Salty Suites, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Dramarama Rock n Roll Circus, 7 p.m., Woman’s...

Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Suspected Drunk

An allegedly drunk driver collided with three other cars while leading police on a high-speed, nearly eight mile chase last Saturday, May 16, through downtown and Laguna Canyon. Alan Terrazas, 41, of Aliso Viejo, only yielded to police after his own car was disabled when he...