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Greeter Gets a Facelift

Artist Mike Tauber lacks a medical license but he’s behind the facelift of a local celebrity: the statue of Eiler Larsen, the best-known Laguna Beach “greeter.” Tauber recently touched up the statue that hails visitors to the HIP District, a Coast Highway commercial strip between...

CERT Volunteers on the Front Lines

With last weekend’s high fire risk weather conditions, trained volunteers were asked for the first time to take a “fire watch” shift at one of Laguna Beach’s main entry points into the coastal wilderness park. About 50 people entered the park or nearby trailhead during the...

CERT Volunteers on the Front Lines

With last weekend’s high fire risk weather conditions, trained volunteers were asked for the first time to take a “fire watch” shift at one of Laguna Beach’s main entry points into the coastal wilderness park. About 50 people entered the park or nearby trailhead during the...

Pearson Recognizes Inaugural CERT Graduates

Photo courtesy of Steve Dotoratos   The first 31-member class of Community Emergency Response Team graduates was recognized Tuesday by Councilmember Elizabeth Pearson, right, with class member Sue Kempf. David Sanford of Doctor’s Ambulance pledged $2,500 towards future CERT...

Disaster? Citizens to the Rescue!

“I’m bleeding, I’m bleeding,” yells a disaster victim sprawled on a staircase. Two people respond to the cries and evaluate the extent of the teen’s injuries, perform a bit of first aid, but leave the victim behind to ascend the next floor where more casualties await. The...