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Budget Windfall Benefits Police and Garden

The South Laguna Community Garden Park and the Laguna Beach police department both scored victories in claiming newly available revenue in the city’s coffers this week. Runner ups in a budget workshop Tuesday included marine protection, fuel modification, traffic control...

Summer Art Camps

Games Introduce Kids to Art Puppets, cartooning, and Harry Potter art games are offered in a free introductory class for six-to-nine year-olds Tuesday, June 10 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the Imagine Wisdom Education Camp, meeting at Montessori School, 340 St. Anne’s Dr. The summer...

New ABCs for Paddle Board Lessons

Starting in July commercial stand-up paddleboard operators will need to pay fees, follow safety regulations and show proof of insurance in order to offer lessons and tours in Laguna Beach, under rules approved this week. The law omits limiting hours of operation, as staff had...

Learn How to Stop a Thief

A crime prevention specialist, Nickie Hernandez, will lead a Chamber of Commerce workshop Tuesday, June 3, on identifying counterfeit credit cards, whose use locally has risen 10 percent in 2013. The 8:30 a.m. workshop takes place at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon...

Paving the Way to TOW

The end of the road may finally be in sight, both figuratively and literally, for pedestrians and cyclists seeking a smooth path between the hilltop communities of Arch Beach Heights and Top of the World. The City Council on Tuesday directed staff to explore a combination of two...

Student Struck in Crosswalk Dies, Vigil Set

Art student Nina Fitzpatrick, 22, died Tuesday, April 8, at Mission Viejo’s Mission Hospital as a result of being struck by a car as she crossed Laguna Canyon Road last week, a school official confirmed today. Students and staff of Laguna College of Art and Design will honor her...

Consensus Builds on Canyon Planning

The necessity of revisiting development guidelines along Laguna Canyon Road emerged as a dominant topic of a joint meeting between the City Council, Planning Commission and the Design Review Board this past Saturday. City officials also signed off on new parking signs directing...

Summer School Schedule Set

Summer School will be offered weekdays in grades 1-8 beginning June 23 to July 18 at Top of the World Elementary. Classes begin at 8 a.m. and end at 12:15 p.m. They include remediation courses and English language support, both for students entering grades 1 – 5 For students in...

Pageant Tickets Go in Sale

Tickets for this summer’s Pageant of the Masters production of “The Art Detective” are now on sale. Tickets start at $15 and entitle the holder to free admission all summer to the Festival of the Arts’ grounds, which host special art events, art classes, exhibits and musical...

The Slant: Trying to Time the Yuletide

  I get struck by Christmas spirit in July or August. That is about the time of year the year I stumble on a movie like ”Home Alone” or “Christmas Vacation” on TV. Someone is having a Christmas in July sale, which usually brings Christmas spirit to peak at the wrong time of the...

Spending by Tourists Stronger This Summer

With few exceptions this summer, diners daily filled the booths overlooking Coast Highway from Nick’s Laguna Beach restaurant, front row seats to the hustle and bustle of the downtown beach scene. “This was by far our busiest year,” since opening five years ago, said...

Community Datebook

  Conservancy Hosts Council Member Dicterow Laguna Beach City Council member Steve Dicterow will be the special guest of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy, which meets Monday, Sept. 9 at Tivoli Terrace on the festival grounds. This is an opportunity to find out the plans for the...

Personnel File 8/30/13

    Local Choir Director Earns National Post   Linda White, director of chancel and bell choirs at Laguna Presbyterian Church, was installed as president of the National Association of Church Musicians in July.             Local...

Obituary: Douglas Greene

Linguist, athlete, world traveler, Army intelligence officer and witness to civil rights history: this is but a partial description of Douglas Walker Greene, who died at 74 from complications of primary progressive aphasia on July 23 at his Laguna Beach home. Doug was born to...

Lifeguards Place First in Regional Competition

Twenty Laguna Beach lifeguards participated in the California Surf Lifesaving Association Regional Lifeguard Competition on Saturday, July 27, in Newport Beach. Led by team captain Gina Nourmohamadian, the four-woman, 16-man Laguna Beach team finished first place in its division,...