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Surfwear Magnate Arrested in Collision

Former professional surfer and groundbreaking beachwear designer  Michael Elliot Tomson was arrested for suspicion of felony drug charges after causing a two-car traffic collision in Laguna Beach on Monday, April 29, police said. A 65-year-old woman suffered injuries as a result...

Grant May Extend Trolley Service

To take advantage of a potential $3.7 million windfall in county transportation funding, Laguna Beach’s City Council voted unanimously Tuesday to apply for a grant that could expand the city’s popular free summer trolley service to weekends in six post-summer months. The windfall...

Stepping Up Vigilance for Foot Traffic

To improve pedestrian safety and battle the physical trauma suffered by nearly a score of people injured last year in collisions, Laguna Beach’s police department will conduct a crosswalk enforcement campaign Wednesday, Feb. 27 along the city’s 37 designated crosswalks on Coast...

Home Sales Rising, But Few to Choose From

A record low inventory of homes on the market, rising prices and a 33 percent increase in sales last year indicate an increasingly healthy real estate market in Laguna Beach. At the moment, such a market favors sellers, but experts advise it’s time for buyers to act as...

Boat Shoves Off, But Not Under Sail

Laguna Beach lifeguards on Monday deployed a city tractor to haul away a sailboat that ran aground near Main Beach the previous day. The owner of the 36-foot Catalina, San Diego resident Stephen Michael Fryer, 47, was arrested and released Sunday for suspicion of boating while...

Ulli Cenicero-Sperry

After a brief yet brave battle with cancer, Ulli Ceniceros-Sperry succumbed to this disease on Dec. 16, 2012. Ulli was 4 years old and a fixture in the Laguna Beach downtown area. A regular at the Laguna Beach Dog Park, this 180-pound gentle giant won many people’s hearts with...

Adventures of Alice Performed in L.A.

The U.S. debut of The National Ballet of Canada’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” at Los Angeles’ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Oct. 19-21, includes among its corps de ballet member Laguna Beach native Skylar Campbell. He joined the ballet last year. The production also had its...

Promising Swells for Skim Contest

The Exile/Main Street Oktoberfest Skimboarding Contest will be held on Oct. 6 and 7 around the slopes directly south of Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. The event will host an international line-up of professional and amateur skimboarders, including many from Laguna Beach. Over 150...

Main Beach Volleyball Open

San Diego’s Lisa Rutledge (pink hat) and Laguna Beach’s Lynne Brinkman (pink top) won the Women’s Main Beach Volleyball Open that took place Saturday, May 5. For Brinkman, this was her third Main Beach open victory (2009, 2011, 2012). Photo by Cameron Brinkman

Schools Make the Grade

Laguna’s schools added two new feathers to their cap. All four schools, El Morro Elementary, Top of the World Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School, were among 1,614 public schools in the state to make the 2011 honor roll of the California Business...

Serious Crime Drops

Laguna Beach experienced a 9 percent drop in violent crime last year, but a 20 percent increase in thefts from vehicles compared to the average in the previous five-year period, the police department said in an annual report released Wednesday. The communities of Irvine, Mission...

Skateboarding on Skyline Heads Downhill

Skyline Drive may be added to the existing list of eight Laguna Beach streets where skateboarding is prohibited if the City Council adopts the staff recommendation this Tuesday. Since enacting a skateboarding ordinance last April, which banned skateboarding on certain streets and...

Memorial

Richard P. Carlson May 22, 1926- Feb. 15, 2011   Please join the Carlson Family in remembering Dick Carlson and his life and loves at this first anniversary of his death.   In 1961, Carlson was selected by Rexall Drug and Thermoplastics Company as general manager of...

Figures in Error on Home Sales Story

  Editor,   In regards to the front page article on home sales: “Good News & Bad Bad News,” Jan. 27. The author refers to ” high levels of inventory,” “and the currently high level of inventory,” “at year end 411 properties were on the market...

Weather Weirdness

  Editor,   The last couple of weeks have seen letters from climate change skeptics in response to Tom Osborne’s article (Green Light, “Rollinger and Council Act on Climate Change,” Jan. 27). I wonder over the hypothetical situation; if these individuals were to be...