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Skateboarding Isn’t a Crime

Skateboarding Isn’t a Crime

Editor, (This letter was also addressed to the City Council.)   Yet another street banned to skateboarders at last night’s City Council meeting. Is it any wonder? One lady said, “a speedboard ran into my car tire, popping it.” I’m pretty sure that isn’t possible. Words like “someone is gonna die” were flying fast and […]

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Laguna Officers Honored by Survivors Group

Laguna Officers Honored by Survivors Group

Laguna Beach police Detective Julia Bowman and Corporal Jason Farris were among the public safety personnel honored by Irvine’s Crime Survivors Inc., an advocate and resource for crime victims and their families, last Saturday in Garden Grove. The annual event awards public and private safety personnel for assisting and helping victims of crime. Bowman was […]

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Gold Stars

Gold Stars

Local Business Earns Its Industry’s Praise   Laguna Beach’s Young Company was named to the BtoB Magazine’s annual list of the top business-to-business advertising agencies. The agency was one of five in the state to be recognized in a national report in the magazine’s March 12 issue.   Police Nominated for an Award   Corporal […]

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Serious Crime Drops

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 Viejo and Santa Monica have all reported recent increase in […]

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Inmate Returns to Face Murder Charge

Inmate Returns to Face Murder Charge

A Connecticut inmate returned to California and was expected to be arraigned Tuesday, Sept. 6, for the 1978 stabbing-murder of an architect in Laguna Beach. Three decades after the fact, Walter Lawrence Dalie, 52, was charged Feb. 23, 2011, with murder with special circumstances in the death of Brent Stapleton Tobey. Dalie has been incarcerated […]

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Crime Victims Find Unexpected Help

Crime Victims Find Unexpected Help

A suggestion from the county public administrator, who protects the assets and manages the affairs of deceased residents, proved a lifeline to Debbie Ambrose in 2009. Now, a Laguna police officer hopes he can offer a similar lifeline to others. Shocked and in disbelief over the brutal murder of her brother, Damon Nicholson, the popular […]

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Crime in Laguna Declines

Crime in Laguna Declines

Laguna Beach experienced a 10 percent decrease in major crimes and a 14 percent decrease in petty crimes last year, according to a police report. The downward trend is not unique to Laguna, but has been occurring across the nation, though some locally implemented measures are believed to have contributed to the decline, police Lt. […]

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‘True Story’ author responds

‘True Story’ author responds

Editor, There is only truth in what happened to the two boys and the attempted hit and runs on Skyline on March 28, 2011. I suggest you check all your facts before you make an assertion of “lacking truth.” For an example, it was indeed reported to the police on Friday, April 1, at 4 […]

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Skateboarding, Part of Local Culture

Skateboarding, Part of Local Culture

Editor, Laguna Beach Mayor Toni Iseman has given years of time and energy to our city government and is famous for suggesting the popular summer buses and trolleys. That’s why I find it difficult to believe what I read in a paid advertisement in local papers that quotes her as saying: “Laguna roads are not […]

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Track Lock-out Lacks Justification

Track Lock-out Lacks Justification

Editor,   I am writing to express my strong displeasure with the recent decision to lock the tax-paying neighbors out of the enclosed high school track during school hours. We, the taxpayers, voted to fund the construction of our beautiful track, partially based on the fact that it would be a shared facility that could […]

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Street Beat

Street Beat

Burglars Gain Access With Subterfuge A woman apparently working with a male accomplice distracted the attention of two homeowners in North Laguna in the early evening hours of Tuesday, Feb. 22, allowing her cohort to enter their unsecured homes and flee with valuables. An elderly woman in the 400 block of Locust Street was stopped […]