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Fleeing Truck Sets Off a Hot Pursuit

Fleeing Truck Sets Off a Hot Pursuit

A high-speed police pursuit over 10 miles through Laguna Canyon in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, Aug. 6, ended without injury and the arrest of an allegedly drunk driver in Irvine, police said. Joshua Caleb Bucklin, 28, of Irvine, was charged with suspicion of felony evading and drunk driving, Laguna Beach police Capt. Jason Kravetz said. […]

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Drought Forces Goat Furlough

Drought Forces Goat Furlough

Since little vegetation has grown on hillsides due to the ongoing drought, goats used to thin brush in zones near homes will be moved out of the city to avoid overgrazing and until needed, the city manager’s report says. Police Memorial Installation Approaches Loma Terrace, a small street bordering City Hall and the police department, […]

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A Glimpse of a Coastal Jewel

A Glimpse of a Coastal Jewel

Photos by Ron Chilcote With the reopening of the Emerald Canyon Trail in the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park this month, we figured readers might enjoy a glimpse into what some consider the jewel of the coastal canyons. Emerald Canyon Trail begins at the top of Bommer Ridge, a less than hour’s hike from Laguna Canyon […]

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Lowdown for Today’s Holiday

Lowdown for Today’s Holiday

  The city sponsored Fourth of July fireworks show begin at 9 p.m. at Monument Point in Heisler Park tonight. That area of the park will be closed all day, Friday, July 4.  At noon, picnickers in the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at […]

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Rules Won’t Dim a Sparkling July 4

Rules Won’t Dim a Sparkling July 4

The city sponsored Fourth of July fireworks show will begin at 9 p.m. at Monument Point in Heisler Park. That area of the park will be closed all day, Friday, July 4.  At noon, picnickers in the area of Heisler Park from the Rock Bench at Myrtle Street to the Rockpile Beach stairs at Jasmine […]

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Solving Congestion With Peripheral Parking

Solving Congestion With Peripheral Parking

Editor, This week, the last of the old coin-operated parking meters in Laguna Beach are being replaced with smart meters. Please take a look at what San Francisco is doing about parking. This is how San Francisco has implemented a parking solution: http://sfpark.org/ The map you see is a real-time map of available parking spots. […]

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Local Currents: Local Solutions to Exotic Problems

Local Currents: Local Solutions to Exotic Problems

“We aren’t doing takeout orders over the phone, you have to come in.”  — Umami Burger receptionist Planning dinner during finals week can be a bit dicey with schedules in flux and study groups coming and going. As I was returning from a joint meeting of the Eco Warrior Project and Growers First in Arch […]

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Cracking the Bat for Six Decades

Cracking the Bat for Six Decades

Photos by Mitch Ridder                                                      

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Forget the Keys; Make Way for Cycling Culture

Forget the Keys; Make Way for Cycling Culture

Editor,   Now that we saw Billy Fried’s excellent biking map of Laguna last week (“Peddling the Uncongested Path,” Letters, Feb. 17), Mike Hoag and I have a proposal to further promote bicycling and walking in this town.   We have seen the success of what are known as Ciclavias in other cities. The concept originated in Bogota, Colombia, and has […]

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Wanted for Posterity: Views Erased by Time

Wanted for Posterity: Views Erased by Time

 History hunters need now and then photo locations   Arcadia Publishing developed a nitch exploiting local history with its “Images of America” paperbacks about local towns, including 2009’s edition about Laguna Beach. Author Claire Vogel relied heavily on the Laguna Beach Historical Society and its treasurer Gene Felder.   The company now is pursuing a […]