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From the Pageant to the Gridiron, a Life Story of Local History

From the Pageant to the Gridiron, a Life Story of Local History

On a late October day in 1936, Laguna Beach High’s football team held a slim 2-0 lead over their Orange league rival Tustin High. The Tillers were driving for the go-ahead score against an undersized but tough Artists defense, when junior defensive back Art Sherman stepped in front of a Tustin pass at the 40-yard […]

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Street Beat 8/16/13

Street Beat 8/16/13

Late Check Out Canceled for Hotel’s ‘Guests’   Six people occupying three different rooms at Laguna Beach’s most expensive hotel and suspected of credit card fraud received an 8 a.m. wake-up call from police on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Hotel security learned of the fraudulent cards and notified authorities, Sgt. Louise Callus said. “Most of the […]

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Late Check Out Canceled for Hotel’s ‘Guests’

Late Check Out Canceled for Hotel’s ‘Guests’

Six people occupying three different rooms at Laguna Beach’s most expensive hotel and suspected of credit card fraud received an 8 a.m. wake-up call from police on Wednesday, Aug. 7. Hotel security learned of the fraudulent cards and notified authorities, Sgt. Louise Callus said. “Most of the suspects were in possession of methamphetamine as well […]

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Relying on Cross-Country Kindness

Relying on Cross-Country Kindness

Harrison Milanian never got a chance to see the face of the railroad engineer, who stopped a 200-car train somewhere between Amarillo, Tex., and New Mexico to briefly step off the engine and leave an unexpected gift for him below the track’s embankment. “It blew my mind that he would risk his livelihood for a […]

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Fête de la Musique Rings in Summer

Fête de la Musique Rings in Summer

Street chanteuse April Walsh, an Irish-American lass with a French grandmother and several Gallic cousins, sings the lyrics of “La Vie En Rose” with a perfect French accent that will add a distinctive vibe spilling out of downtown Laguna Beach streets this Saturday, June 15. Walsh’s sultry flair with songs from the 1930s and ‘40s […]

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Rescue Craft Shoves Off for Peak Season

Rescue Craft Shoves Off for Peak Season

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   For the first time, Laguna Beach lifeguards’ can now rely on their own rescue watercraft for patrol and rescue missions. Though deployed since Memorial Day weekend, the new addition to the marine safety department will be heralded with a christening ceremony on Main Beach, Saturday, June 8 at […]

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Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Memorial Day, Monday, May 27

Remembering Heroes With Salutes, Sounds and Syrup   With the morning marine layer vanishing before noon, throngs of visitors already are arriving in town prior to this weekend’s holiday, where Memorial Day and the unofficial start of summer kicks off with a pancake breakfast, patriotic pageantry and a beach concert. Allan Mansoor, the state Assemblyman […]

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Monsanto Opponents Rally at Main Beach

Monsanto Opponents Rally at Main Beach

Activists included Laguna Beach in an international protest over genetically altered products and plan a March Against Monsanto on Saturday, May 25, at Main Beach. Mindful of a Facebook post showing 800 people plan to attend, police have requested extra officers be available, said police Sgt. Louise Callus. Local resident Billy Fried told the City […]

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Envisioning a Beach Boardwalk Extension

Envisioning a Beach Boardwalk Extension

  Editor, The two-mile Laguna boardwalk: imagine the boardwalk on Main Beach that would stretch all the way to Anita Street. All the hotels would have a romantic, safe and quiet pedestrian friendly connection to the main part of town. Laguna would have one more attraction, an amazing promenade for pedestrians, rollerbladers, bicycles, joggers. My […]

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Tournament Returns to Main Beach

Tournament Returns to Main Beach

The 36th annual Women’s Laguna Open Beach Volleyball Tournament takes place Saturday, May 4 on Main Beach. Over the years, all the greats of beach volleyball have played here, said organizer Kirk Morgan in n statement. With spectators cheering from the boardwalk located adjacent to the courts, many players say it compares to being onstage, […]

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Restoring a Sentimental Sentinel

Restoring a Sentimental Sentinel

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   “Orange has its Circle, San Juan its Mission, and for Laguna, it’s this tower,” says local historian Andy Alison, who helped renovate Laguna Beach’s iconic landmark tower beginning in 1997. That project fortified the structural integrity of the tower, wreaked by El Niño flooding. Today, though, the town’s […]

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Still Seeking Artists for Lifeguard HQ

Still Seeking Artists for Lifeguard HQ

The city’s Arts Commission extended the deadline until April 1 for artists to submit their qualifications to compete for a public art installation outside the city’s lifeguard headquarters, under construction on Main Beach. Commissioners determined that none of the 26 applicants, artists based in Laguna Beach and elsewhere in Southern California, fully met the project […]

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City Manager Urges Public Participation

City Manager Urges Public Participation

Laguna Beach faces a number of important planning decisions in the near future and residents should take advantage of the opportunity to participate in the process, City Manager John Pietig told members of the Laguna Canyon Conservancy on Monday. Pietig provided an overview of current and upcoming city projects, including development of a comprehensive strategy […]

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Boat Shoves Off, But Not Under Sail

Boat Shoves Off, But Not Under Sail

Laguna Beach lifeguards on Monday deployed a city tractor to haul away a sailboat that ran aground near Main Beach the previous day. The owner of the 36-foot Catalina, San Diego resident Stephen Michael Fryer, 47, was arrested and released Sunday for suspicion of boating while intoxicated, according to police Sgt. Louise Callus. He joylessly […]

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Grateful for a Shrine of Solidarity

Grateful for a Shrine of Solidarity

Editor, We want to express our deepest thanks to the people responsible for erecting the sign and Christmas tree at Main Beach, remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. As we stood at the remembrance sign which read, “Our hearts are with you, Sandy Hook families, Love, Laguna Beach”, and then […]