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No Trolleys in South Laguna

South Laguna residents successfully argued against the expansion of trolley service to their hillside streets this past Tuesday. With nearly a dozen residents ready to object to the proposed trolley service, City Manager John Pietig was willing to drop the route. “The new service...

Montage Sold a Third Time?

A Chinese company is negotiating to buy the company that owns Montage Laguna Beach resort.

Vandals Again Target 9/11 Memorial

A dent about the circumference of a baseball mars the shiny sphere forcefully separated from the welded base of a Sept. 11 memorial in Laguna Beach. It is the third act of vandalism to befall the work, installed in Heisler Park on Sept. 11, 2012, 10 years after terrorists...

Local Swimmers Go for the Cold

Laguna Beach residents Tom Hale and Lynn Kubasek, along with Scott Zorning of Coto de Caza, joined other swimmers from, Canada, Puerto Rico and four New England states to swim the glacial lake that spans both Quebec and northern Vermont.
Posted On 14 Mar 2016

Advocate May Receive His Due on Land He Preserved

The James Dilley Greenbelt Preserve, named after the quintessential bookshop proprietor and ultimately effective environmentalist, may soon get its just rewards.

Laguna Theater Expects to Reopen Soon

South Coast Cinema, the downtown movie theater that used to show first-run releases, may reopen as early as April showing vintage and art-house films, a theater spokesperson said this week.

Updated: Mystery Fumes Trigger Hotel Evacuation

A hotel guest whose suspicious behavior triggered a bomb-squad search of an evacuated Laguna Beach hotel apparently had fled before police sealed off the area, a police spokesman said Friday, March 11. A platoon of armed sheriff’s SWAT team members who entered the three-level,...

Is Tivoli Terrace On its Way Out?

For 40 years, Tivoli Terrace has served as a favorite venue for locals’ memorial services, weddings, anniversaries and community meetings. Now, many of those contented customers are showing their loyalty, signing a petition to keep the local landmark in the hands of the longtime...
Posted On 11 Mar 2016

Fire Ignites in Arch Beach Heights

Neighbors watched as firefighters contained a spectacular structure fire at 1215 La Mirada Street in Laguna Beach Thursday, March 10. No injuries to the homeowners or the firefighters were reported in the evening blaze that started at approximately 6:30 p.m., Fire Chief Jeff...

City Commits to Owning Homeless Shelter

Before the price jumps more than $100,000, the City Council voted to purchase outright the modular structure that has served as the city’s overnight homeless shelter since 2009.

Court Delays Ruling on Artist Housing Project

Sculptor Louis Longi says he remains undeterred by yet another delay in his years-long plan to build a studio and communal workspaces for other artists in Laguna Canyon.

Local Tap Water Remains Lead-Free

Managers of the two water districts serving Laguna Beach residents say lead contamination like that experienced in Flint, Mich., is unlikely here, even in older homes, because the water source is constantly monitored by suppliers.

Parade Marks its 50th Edition

The Patriots Day Parade sets out Saturday, March 5, led by grand marshal and native son Kelly Boyd and honored patriot of the year, local resident Marine Lt. Col. Carlos K. McAfee.

All-terrain Buggy to Join Rescue Teams

Laguna Beach police will procure an all-terrain vehicle in order to respond more swiftly to calls in the wilderness areas.