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Diver Pulled From Shaw’s Cove

A 51-year-old diver reported missing from a morning diving class in Laguna Beach’s Shaw’s Cove was pulled “unresponsive” from the water Friday by rescue personnel, who immediately began performing CPR on the victim, police said. Laguna lifeguards, police and fire...

Thrilla at the Grilla

Editor, I recently had a fowl and corny encounter at high noon with a policeman and lifeguard at a Main Beach park concrete chess table. I was cited for possession of a BBQ! The BBQ lid was on, so they could not possibly have seen any fowl play! Ears of corn were next to the...

Apparent Drowning by Laguna Snorkler

A 60-year-old Laguna Niguel resident died of an apparent drowning while snorkeling in one of the coves below Laguna Beach’s Montage resort on Thursday, Laguna Beach police said Friday. Citizens who spotted Robert Mirett floating in the water about 4 p.m. brought him to shore and...

Club Staff Trained in CPR

Doctor’s Ambulance Service trained 25 staff members of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach with free CPR training this past June as a part of National CPR Awareness Month.   For more information about Doctor’s Ambulance, contact Amie Smith at [email protected]

Spring Recruits Become Summer’s Guardians

Photography and Story By Mitch Ridder With local schools out this week, city lifeguard towers will be fully staffed starting Saturday, but few know what’s involved to become a Laguna Beach lifeguard. Hopefuls had to first successfully place in the top half of a field that tried...

Services Set for Diver

A paddle out for Andrew Brislen, of San Clemente is set for 7:30 a.m. Thursday, June 2, at San Clemente’s North Beach, which will be followed by a memorial service the same day at 4 p.m. at Ole Hansen Beach Club, also in San Clemente.   Brislen, an experienced diver who went...

Boys & Girls Club Hosts Skate Board Demo

There will be a skateboard demonstration at the Boys and Girls Club’s Main Branch in Laguna Beach, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road, at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 14. The demo is designed to entertain and inform kids in the community about a new skate camp that will be running from 9...

Wanna Be Guards Brave Frigid Waters

Photos and story by Mitch Ridder A total of 64 men and women who want a job as a Laguna Beach lifeguard tried out last Saturday at Main Beach in choppy seas of 52 degrees. The tryout consists of three physical events; a 1,000-meter swim in under 20 minutes; two run-swim-run...