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Political Briefs

Political Briefs

Boyd, Madison Skip Firebrand Forum Incumbent Kelly Boyd and candidate Jon Madison skipped the final public forum Wednesday, Oct. 29, for candidates seeking election to the Laguna Beach City Council. Madison, who also failed to make a scheduled appearance on a KX 93.5 radio show this past Sunday, could not attend due to “unforeseen business […]

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City council Candidate Q & A

City council Candidate Q & A

First Question: What is the single most important issue facing the city? Kelly Boyd: There is not just one single thing. We need to continue to work on safer bike lanes throughout the city and better pedestrian sidewalks from Diamond Street to Nyes Place. And although the city has achieved 20 percent water conservation, we […]

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Scouts Meet the Guards

Scouts Meet the Guards

Cub Scout Pack 35 of Webelos Scouts and their siblings and parents visited the new lifeguard headquarters on Main Beach. Capt. Tom Trager served as tour guide, pointing out state-of-the-art technology, sharing fun anecdotes and showing artifacts and photos of historical significance to the department. The scouts were able to satisfy their curiosities about what was behind the black out […]

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Checking in on Community Coops

Checking in on Community Coops

Join the self-guided Community Coop Tour, which visits 18 home-based backyard chicken coops between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. On bikes and in carpools, participants will set out from Anneliese’s School, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, where they will be provided a map and addresses to the poultry hotspots. Coffee for early arrivals. […]

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A Victory for Open Space Advocates

A Victory for Open Space Advocates

Future generations will be able to enjoy 297 acres on Mt. Baldy in the San Gabriel Mountains thanks in part to local Candice Burroughs. Coordinating with the Conservation Fund to secure a grant from the state of California, the property was purchased recently by the Watershed Conservation Authority and will be managed by the Forest […]

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Streetbeat

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 done so. Traffic stop. 200 […]

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Striving for Peace a Grain at a Time

Striving for Peace a Grain at a Time

 

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Fast-Moving SUV Causes Pile-up

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 transported for medical treatment and all the motorists involved […]

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Police Recruit a 4-Legged Partner

Police Recruit a 4-Legged Partner

By Donna Furey | LB Indy   Laguna Beach police selected Officer Zachary Fillers as handler of a new police service dog, which is expected to join the department next month and start work in January. By then, both the service dog and Fillers, a three-year member of the force, will have completed six weeks […]

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If You Dare, Enter Short Street’s New Enchantment

If You Dare, Enter Short Street’s New Enchantment

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Laguna Beach resident Steve McIntosh concedes his motive is to lure trick-or-treaters to visit his Short Street neighborhood. He’s noticed a drop off in trick-or-treating traffic over the years and wasn’t making his own elaborate Halloween costumes anymore. So he decided to re-channel his creative energy by turning his grassy […]

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Political Briefs

Political Briefs

  Final Public City Council Candidate Forum Set The public is welcome to witness and participate in the final forum among seven candidates seeking election to the Laguna Beach City Council, set for Wednesday, Oct. 29. Andrea Adelson, editor of the Laguna Beach Indy, will moderate the 6:30 p.m. event hosted by Firebrand Media in […]

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Streetbeat

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 done so. Traffic stop. 200 […]

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Measures Ease Summer Parking Woes

Measures Ease Summer Parking Woes

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Better promotion of peripheral parking lots supported by a strong trolley system prevented more cars from circulating downtown in Laguna Beach this summer, according to a city report. While aspiring candidates espouse the strategy in campaign speeches, the current City Council has implemented it. Preliminary data shows a dramatic […]

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Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy 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 surgical patients contracted an […]

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North-South Bike Routes Get Connected

North-South Bike Routes Get Connected

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy For the first time, Laguna Beach will have a continuous, marked north-south bike route through town, as unanimously approved by the City Council Tuesday. And it’s not on Coast Highway, where several pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities have occurred just over the past year. Due to statistics that make Laguna […]