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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...

I Hate A Parade

By Arnold silverman   Ever since I was a kid I’ve hated parades. When I was growing up in Washington D.C. in the ‘30s and the queen and king of England came to visit President Roosevelt, I turned down my father’s invitation to go downtown and watch the parade.  And year...

Aimless in High School, War Veteran Finds a New Mission

Laguna Beach native Kevin Staight, who graduated from high school in 2000 with a less than stellar 2.9 GPA, a lack of direction and no college prospects, offers some hard-earned advice to this year’s graduating seniors. “It’s not a race,” he said, urging students to remain...

Questioning Photo of Rookies

Editor, Your Oct. 1 article on the rookies (“Rookies Added to the Laguna’s Force,” Oct. 1) was good, but the photos were bad. If we lived in Iraq, I would want to know they were ready to attack, but being in Laguna, it would have been better to show them talking to residents, or...