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Initiative Would Overturn Laguna’s Ban on Medical Marijuana Stores

An initiative has qualified for the Laguna Beach city ballot that if approved would reverse the town's ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Suspects Arrested in Burglary of Designer Boutique

For the second time in six months, thieves target a downtown Laguna Beach designer jeans store.


Newcomer Runs for State Office

Four-year Laguna Beach resident Ari Grayson will challenge Republican incumbent John Moorlach for California’s 37th Senate District in the November election.

Destruction of Landmark Trees Prompts Policy Debate

Two stately, historic trees that for decades shaded a courtyard enclosed by retail shops were mostly cut down last week under a city issued permit until an elected official intervened.

Film ‘Orange Sunshine’, Trippy LSD Love Story

Filmmaker William Kirkley's "Orange Sunshine" depicts the hippie era in Laguna Beach in a premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

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.