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Entry Policies Create a Public Safety Hazard

Editor, (The City Council was copied in as well.) I would be very surprised if none of you are aware of the illegal and dangerous early morning parking lane that appears along Coast Highway almost everyday. Most weekdays prior to 7:30 a.m. there are numerous vehicles parked on...

Council Urges Nixing Higher Speed Limits

A proposal from Caltrans to raise speed limits on sections of Coast Highway received a skeptical response this past Tuesday from Laguna Beach’s City Council, which asked its Parking Traffic and Circulation Committee to thoroughly investigate the planned changes before the Council...

Updated: Passenger Dies in Four-Car Pile-Up

An Irvine man died and six other people were injured in a four-car collision in Laguna Beach that resulted in the closure of a section of North Coast Highway in both directions for 10 hours on Sunday, Jan. 26, according to police. The victims, whose injuries ranged from...

Musings on the Coast: Arrogance

  This is a true story about arrogance. Specifically, mine. It begins with kayaking. I go almost every day, venturing from one of the coves in north Laguna.  My usual route takes me north along the coast. I paddle to Emerald Bay and sometimes Irvine Cove.  From there, I race...
Posted On 03 Nov 2013

Musings on the Coast: The Midnight Surfer

I keep having a dream I am on a body board and surfing the airwaves high above Laguna. I’ve been a surfer all my life and understand ocean waves.  The best are thin, steep ones that break in a collapsing line you skim across at great speed.   The worst are thick crunchers that...
Posted On 25 Jul 2013

Police Get a Break in Diaper-Dumping Case

Police investigators intend to seek illegal dumping charges against a 67-year-old Newport Coast resident who is suspected of flinging used adult diapers outside the gated Laguna Beach neighborhoods of Irvine Cove and Emerald Bay multiple times over the past six months, according...

Three People Arrested in Irvine Cove Robbery

Three people described by police as having ties to white supremacists were taken into custody for allegedly staging a robbery of a couple in gated Irvine Cove on Sunday evening. The male victim told police he was forced to lie in the street near Riviera Drive and turn over his...

Musings on the Coast

The Return Of The Dolphins I live in north Laguna and have kayaked from there for some 20 years.  I cast off from Diver’s or Fisherman’s Cove, push beyond the shoals, then turn north to Emerald Bay. If feeling strong, I paddle all the way to Irvine Cove. Heading north, usually I...
Posted On 19 May 2011

Fireworks Show Will Go On

The water quality board with authority over coastal waters from Laguna Beach to the Mexican border voted 6-0 to require permits for over-the-water fireworks displays, including the city’s annual Fourth of July show. The new regulation approved Wednesday is the first in the nation...