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Council Vetoes More Gelato

Saying there are enough downtown gelato stores already, the City Council unanimously denied an appeal to bring the frozen Italian confection to a storefront in the vacant movie theater building.

City Hall Flexes Its Schedule

Beginning in April, Laguna Beach City Hall will close on alternate Fridays, but remain open an hour longer Monday through Thursday with revised business hours, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Small Hotels Adopt Big Ideas

In Laguna Beach, small hotels are being revitalized to not only appeal to guests with an aversion for chains, but to capitalize on their historic value.
Posted On 24 Jan 2016

Schools to Step Up Security

In the wake of several acts of vandalism at Laguna Beach schools, administrators plan to bolster security at all four campuses by installing surveillance cameras, Facilities Director Jeffrey Dixon said Tuesday.

Concerns Heat Up Over Sobriety House Near School

An addiction rehabilitation house near Top of the World Elementary School that recently changed to an all-male facility is causing concern among parents of school children.

Club to Award its Stars

The Boys & Girls Club holds its annual Awards Night on Thursday, Feb. 11, and welcomes support from local businesses in the form of a donated sandwich, vegetable or cookie trays or items for goodie bags. Three individuals who have demonstrated strong moral character,...

Fannie Lum July 10, 1927- Dec. 2, 2015

Fannie Lum passed away with family by her side on Dec. 2, 2015. She was 88 years old. Seu Fun “Fannie” Lee was born July 10, 1927, in Honolulu, Hawaii. Fannie and her three siblings attended Chinese language school in addition to public school. She left Hawaii and crossed the...

Robert P. Powers 1952-2016

Robert P. Powers, 63, died quietly at home in Santa Fe, N.M. on Jan. 2, 2016, following a courageous 10-month battle with cancer. Bob was born in Laguna Beach in 1952, attended El Morro and Thurston schools and graduated Laguna Beach High School in 1970. He was the son of Porter...

Dorothy Catherine Scott

Dorothy Catherine Scott passed away peacefully on Jan. 12, 2016, at the age of 95. Scott is survived by her two daughters, Susan Kollmansberger of Laguna Beach and Sherry Scott-Tyler of North Fort Myers, Fla.; two son-in-laws; two granddaughters; and several nieces, nephews,...

Personnel File

Radio Station Hires New Staff Steph Weaver-Weinberg has been named music director of KX 93.5, Laguna’s alternative rock FM radio station. She was formerly a music and promotions assistant. “I look so forward to abusing this newfound power. My first decree shall be to change...

Debutants Celebrate Six Years of Service

The Laguna Chapter of National Charity League honored 12 young women for their philanthropic and league service last month at the 27th annual debutante ball. The celebration recognizes the culmination of six years of commitment to serving the surrounding local communities, which...

Police to Step Up Enforcement

Officers will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers with DUI saturation patrols. Police will deploy Friday, Jan. 22 after 9 p.m. in areas with high frequencies of DUI collisions and or arrests. In the past three years, officers have...

‘Sunbathers’ Sculpture Evicted from Park

The two white-coated steel figures known as “The Sunbathers” have provided a focal point to a crescent of open land behind the high school known as Nita Carman Park since 1983.

Local to Lead Hollywood Guild

With the start of the film industry awards season, excitement is generally focused on nominees for best actor or picture, but creating the film’s visual impact lies in the hands of the art director.
Posted On 18 Jan 2016

Schools Fill in Emotional-Support Gaps

With teen suicides drastically rising and depression affecting 46 percent of all school children, emotional and social support will increasingly be more available to students in the Laguna Beach Unified School District.