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Fundraisers Set for Local Music Legend

Fundraisers Set for Local Music Legend

After experiencing a heart attack in the middle of a set earlier this month, a local musician is expected to be shown some love for his considerable talent in two fundraising musical extravaganzas.   The first, a musical feast of local artists, will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, at Mozambique Steakhouse, 1740 S. […]

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Pedestrian Dies in Accident’s Aftermath

Pedestrian Dies in Accident’s Aftermath

A 48-year-old pedestrian died over the weekend after being struck by a car in a late night collision in Laguna Beach last Wednesday, May 21, the second pedestrian fatality this year, police said. Regan Hess, identified by police as a member of the local homeless population, suffered head trauma after being struck by a motorist […]

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Songs, Flags and Salutes Mark Memorial Day

Songs, Flags and Salutes Mark Memorial Day

One of the largest crowds in many years assembled for the 87th annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 26. Organized by the Laguna Beach American Legion Post and led by Adjutant Richard Moore, the program included solemn rituals, patriotic flourishes and a touch of hometown culture. Post Commander Bob McIntosh, VFW Commander Arnie Silverman […]

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Schools Add New Science Classes, Bus Route

Schools Add New Science Classes, Bus Route

With $180,000 earmarked for new classes and $25,000 for an early-morning bus service, a $46.8 million budget received preliminary approval Tuesday from the Laguna Beach school district board. The 7.3 percent increase from the 2013-14 budget of $43.6 million is due to rising property taxes, the district’s primary revenue source, according to fiscal services director […]

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Council Considers a Temporary Halt to Canyon Development

Council Considers a Temporary Halt to Canyon Development

A public hearing to discuss a possible moratorium on development projects in Laguna Canyon, originally scheduled for a special City Council meeting to be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, May 29, will likely now take place Tuesday, June 3, the city manager says. Any so-called urgency ordinance would require a four-fifths Council vote and […]

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In Post-Season, Baseball, Volleyball Still Alive

In Post-Season, Baseball, Volleyball Still Alive

Richie Nunis hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift Laguna Beach High School’s baseball squad (26-2) to a 2-0 victory over Alhambra in a CIF Division 4 second round win before an overflow crowd at Skipper Carrillo Field on Tuesday, May 27. Preston Grand Pre went the distance for the pitching win […]

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Holiday Marked by Flapjacks, Candidates and Patriotic Tunes

Holiday Marked by Flapjacks, Candidates and Patriotic Tunes

  Republican State Senator and congressional candidate Mimi Walters will be the keynote speaker at the annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 26, taking place at 11 a.m. at Monument Point in Heisler Park, 375 Cliff Dr. Preceding the ceremony, Laguna’s Exchange Club will hold its annual Memorial Day fundraiser breakfast, also in Heisler […]

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Die-Off Spawns New Sea Stars

Die-Off Spawns New Sea Stars

After a monumental die-off of millions of adult sea stars from Alaska to Baja California over the last year, scientists on the Central California coast are now seeing a massive influx of baby sea stars. The “reproduction bout” may spring up in Southern California waters soon, said UC Santa Cruz marine biology professor Pete Raimondi, […]

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New ABCs for Paddle Board Lessons

New ABCs for Paddle Board Lessons

Starting in July commercial stand-up paddleboard operators will need to pay fees, follow safety regulations and show proof of insurance in order to offer lessons and tours in Laguna Beach, under rules approved this week. The law omits limiting hours of operation, as staff had pushed for, and capping the number of operators allowed, a […]

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New Era Unfolding in Aliso Canyon

New Era Unfolding in Aliso Canyon

The new owner of The Ranch at Laguna Beach figures he’s spent $30,000 in the last year trimming 107 trees on the 84-acre property, including towering eucalyptus “widow makers,” as well as cutting down non-native pines. “The haircut they haven’t had in 40 years,” explained co-owner Mark Christy, pulled aside a leafy curtain that obscured […]

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Rotary Wins Majors Division

Rotary Wins Majors Division

Team Rotary won the championship game 2-0 against Team Hobie in the majors division of Laguna Beach Little League on Wednesday at Riddle Field. The two top seeded teams from the regular season met for a final game-winner take all affair. Both teams displayed stingy defense, remarkable pitching and robust hitting throughout the post season […]

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Retelling Art’s Role Saving Open Space

Retelling Art’s Role Saving Open Space

                Under the guise of honoring Orange County’s 100th year and the 150th anniversary of photography, Mark Chamberlain and Jerry Burchfield in 1989 erected a large photographic mural in Laguna Canyon. In truth, their underlying goal was to create a rallying point against the powerful forces that planned […]

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Police Promise More Visibility Downtown

Police Promise More Visibility Downtown

A couple of issues stood out when Police Chief Paul Workman provided City Council with an overview of downtown policing practices last week. One is that though much of a rising volume of complaints stems from disturbances involving homeless people, standard law enforcement on its own will not solve the problem. The other is that […]

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No Radiation Detected in the Ocean

No Radiation Detected in the Ocean

On its three-year anniversary, radiation from Japan’s nuclear power plant disaster at Fukushima has not shown up along the local coastline, according to radiation-monitoring scientists who released findings of their first sampling last week. They expect to eventually detect small amounts of fall-out traveling on ocean currents by next year. “We really don’t know when […]

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Signaling for Slower Speed Limits

Signaling for Slower Speed Limits

As expected, city officials formally opposed a Caltrans proposal to hike speeds on portions of Laguna Beach’s primary artery, Coast Highway. In addition, Laguna’s City Council last week requested that the state agency evaluate the need for a painted crosswalk on the highway between Beverly Street and Cliff Drive in North Laguna. In March, the […]