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Four Finalists Selected for Police Memorial

The city’s Arts Commission selected four finalists to compete for a $75,000 commission to create a memorial for Gordon French and Jon Coutchie, Laguna Beach police officers who died while on duty. The monument will be located outside the city’s police department, at the south end...

Laguna Mourns Officer’s Death

Flags were raised only to half-mast in Laguna Beach in recognition of the service of Officer Jon Coutchie, who died in the line of duty in a traffic collision late Saturday, the city manager announced on Monday. Informal shrines overflowed with flowers and flags at Cleo Street...

Laguna Police Officer Dies in Collision

A 42-year-old Laguna Beach police officer and Iraq war veteran was tragically killed in a traffic collision late Saturday, Sept. 21, the department’s second death of an officer in the line of duty in 60 years. Jon Coutchie, a four-year officer with the department who was assigned...

Checking In: Laying Claim to the Best Beach

Aside from art, restaurants, and pricey real estate, Laguna is all about its beaches. We are blessed with a rugged coastline broken up into segments of small coves, the wide horseshoe of Main Beach, and short runs of white sand from Cleo Street down to Pearl Street. Beaches on...

Laying Claim to the Best Beach

Aside from art, restaurants, and pricey real estate, Laguna is all about its beaches. We are blessed with a rugged coastline broken up into segments of small coves, the wide horseshoe of Main Beach, and short runs of white sand from Cleo Street down to Pearl Street. Beaches on...