Quantcast
949-715-4100

The Lead

Downtown Street to Transform into a Plaza

The concept, being called Park Plaza, is envisioned as an outdoor café-type setting, with tables, chairs, décor, plants and lighting.

Immunization Rates Up, Enrollment Down

Immunization rates in Laguna Beach public schools have improved dramatically and stand at 93 percent of student enrolled in the current school year, a marked improvement from the 86.3 percent in 2016 and the 71.1 percent rate in 2013.

Organizer Cancels America First Rally

Johnny Benitez, of Lake Forest, who organized last month’s demonstration by the anti-illegal immigration group America First, informed local police last week he had cancelled another rally in Laguna Beach set for Sept. 24.

Schools

Gwen Myers receives Spirit of Laguna award

Thurston Middle School attendance and student records specialist Gwen Myers received the 10th annual Spirit of LBUSD award at a welcome breakfast for staff last week. The award honors a staff member who exemplifies extraordinary service. Myers, a graduate of Laguna Beach High...

Class Notes

Ten Boys Make Plans for School Year Cebreros, co-president of 10 Boys Who Care, set a goal of presenting $2,500 scholarships to a male and female athlete at Laguna Beach High School for the coming school year. They have a second goal of raising $500 more to help another school in...

Class Notes

New Venue Opens for Special Education Tarbut V’ Torah Community Day School in Irvine will offer individualized educational support and resources for students in grades 8-12 with significant learning challenges. Students in the program will take courses with a designated teacher...

Subscribe


Join the Local's List


Street Beat

Police Make Arrests in Jewelry Burglary

A state prison parolee and his girlfriend were arrested by Laguna Beach police last week, suspected in a recent break-in on Driftwood Drive and as many as three other burglaries in Orange, Villa Park and Laguna Niguel, police said. The homeowner’s detailed description of the...

Homeowner Interrupts Thieves

A Driftwood Drive resident who arrived home at midday last Thursday, Aug. 31, interrupted a burglary in progress and confronted two thieves fleeing from his home, police said. The burglars fled in a car before officers arrived in the 30900 block of Driftwood, said Sgt. Jim Cota,...

Homeowner Interrupts Thieves

A Driftwood Drive resident who arrived home at midday last Thursday, Aug. 31, interrupted a burglary in progress and confronted two thieves fleeing from his home, police said. The burglars fled in a car before officers arrived in the 30900 block of Driftwood, said Sgt. Jim Cota,...

Letters

Life Changed Forever After 9/11

Editor, My parents were part of what author Tom Brokaw calls the Greatest Generation.  They stood in line to see the “Jazz Singer” in 1927. Twelve years later, Frank Sinatra was all the rage. When Pearl Harbor was attacked in 1941, my parents had to tell their two...

Seeking New Balance

Editor, I need a recommendation for athletic shoes.  Years ago, when I moved to Laguna I started exercising in earnest, running along Coast Highway, up and down stairs and on the beach. My exercise regimen changes. It waxes and wanes as I get older, fatter and lazier, or...

Hospital Visit Binds Up More than Wounds

Editor, Hospitals are where you go to get sick. Occasionally, you have to go to get patched up. June 29 is an otherwise beautiful day. Then it happens at 10:30 a.m., I sit in the bathroom surveying a growing pool of blood and a mountain of red paper towels. The skin of both...

Videos

Video Inspires Underwater Awe

An educational video featuring Laguna Beach’s Marine Protected Areas was released this week by the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, five organizations whose mission aims to protect and restore marine life. Short, fun and informative, it features local personalities Patsee Ober, Mike...

Community Datebook 7/26/13

Master Gardener Sows SEEDS City Council member Toni Iseman awarded junior master gardener certificates recently to Laguna Beach elementary school students Katelyn Kolberg, Keala Henry, and Olivia Markman. The girls completed a yearlong program taught by master gardener Sharael...

A ‘Twisted Blessing’ Works to Save Lives

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Laguna resident Holly Morrell was going under the knife again, the sixth procedure in nearly a decade. A defibrillator planted in her chest required repair. Two wires, or “leads,” were fractured, meant to connect to veins near her heart that monitor...