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Larsen Fans Hope to Restore His Sculpture

It’s faded and cracked from the elements, and the hand is missing a thumb. Even so, the sculpture of Eiler Larsen, the Danish vagabond who metamorphosed into the revered Laguna Beach greeter, still draws throngs of visitors who pass his corner at Forest Ave and Coast Highway 41...

Beach Access Broadens Through Gated Community

Under terms of a legal settlement, public access to Strands Beach in Dana Point, which includes an accessway through a newly developed gated community, will be unimpeded from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m., says a statement from Surfrider Foundation, which challenged limited access to...

Cyclist Catapulted 300 Feet Escapes Nearly Unscathed

A motorcyclist weaving in Coast Highway traffic at high speeds was catapulted 300 feet after colliding with another vehicle Tuesday, April 5, but survived the crash, police said. Local resident Michele McCormick pulled up to the accident scene only minutes after witnessing a...

Alliance Celebrates 10 Years of Art Stars

The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts celebrated the 10th anniversary of the annual Art Star Awards by acknowledging and rewarding the best and brightest on the Laguna Beach art scene with elegant statuettes created by sculptor Louis Longi this past Sunday, April 3. It also...

Lifeguards Rescue Passengers from Disabled Boat

Laguna Beach lifeguards come to the rescue of four passengers on a fishing boat without power aground on a reef near the Heisler Park shoreline.

Laguna Schools Strengthen Oversight of Athletes With Concussions

Katie is one of 17 students injured so far this school year while participating in a school related activity or sport, says a statement.

Commuters Confront More Road Work

Another major road project in Laguna Canyon begins next week and is expected to slow traffic even more along an already congested thoroughfare into Laguna Beach.

No Fooling, it’s a Goat Stampede

Something spooked a four-footed firefighting goat herd, which escaped this week in Bluebird Canyon.

City Accepts Broad-Stroke Arts Plan

A broad 10-year cultural arts “master plan” recommending more affordable space and global connection for the arts and artists in Laguna Beach, and ultimately requiring more money, was approved by the Laguna Beach City Council Tuesday.

Greeter Fans Hope to Restore His Sculpture

The artists who carved a wooden likeness of Laguna Beach greeter Eiler Larsen hopes to restore it.

Reimagining a City of the Arts

A year-round cultural center for visual and performing arts, a new international art festival, and peer review of public art commissions are among the recommendations of a report assessing the Laguna Beach art community.

Police Chief Receives What She Asks For

In her first official request as the city’s chief of police, Laura Farinella asked the City Council for more full-time police officers, a plea made by the police union for years.

Easter Services Set

An array of Easter celebrations are planned by the churches of Laguna Beach this weekend. Also listed are non-religious events associated with the holiday.

Gelson’s Moves Closer to Opening

Staff from other nearby Gelson’s markets conducted interviews last Saturday, March 19, with about 75 hopeful applicants, all hoping for a position at the new Gelson’s store expected to open in Laguna Beach in late April. The job fair brings South Laguna residents one step closer...

Schools Hire a New Superintendent

Jason Vilario received a warm welcome from the Laguna Beach school board, which unanimously voted to hire him as the new superintendent at its Tuesday, March 22, meeting.