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Reflecting on AIDS

Reflecting on AIDS

The city’s HIV Advisory Board is gearing up for World AIDS Day, today, Thursday, Dec. 1, an annual day of reflection in honor of those who have died of AIDS.   Laguna will  offer a Main Beach health fair and sunset vigil at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. service at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. […]

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Basketball Sign-ups Underway

Basketball Sign-ups Underway

Become a part of community history by participating in this year’s boys basketball league at the Boys and Girls Club. Since the original club opened its doors on Main Beach in 1952, basketball and other sports leagues have played a pivotal part in providing local youth a safe place to get together and have fun […]

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‘Savages’ Roar Heard All Over Town

‘Savages’ Roar Heard All Over Town

Crowding the beaches with camera equipment and A-list actors, film maker Oliver Stone brought the set of his new film “Savages” to Laguna Beach this week. The crime drama is based on the bestselling book by Don Winslow that focuses on the relationship between best friends and Laguna Beach pot growers Ben (Aaron Johnson) and […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Drive-Thru eWaste Collection Set   The public is invited to get rid of unused electronics and shred personal documents at an electronic waste and paper drive-through on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the school district parking lot, 550 Blumont St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.  The free service will be manned by Surterre Properties agents […]

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‘Savages’ Prowl Across Main Beach

‘Savages’ Prowl Across Main Beach

Crowding the beaches with camera equipment and A-list actors, film maker Oliver Stone brought the set of his new film “Savages” to Laguna Beach on Monday. Shooting is expected to continue Tuesday also, according to Susan Cannan, who issues the city’s film permits. The crime drama is based on the bestselling book by Don Winslow […]

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Lights Out on ‘Light Trespass’

Lights Out on ‘Light Trespass’

Ordinance and resuscitation possible for nearly dead cottages The new sewer pump station at the soon-to-be remodeled Main Beach lifeguard headquarters will cost nearly twice as much as anticipated and force the postponement of other sewer projects, the City Council learned Tuesday. The subterranean design edges closer to $4 million as opposed to the earlier […]

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Body Found on Laguna's Main Beach

Body Found on Laguna’s Main Beach

Police on a routine patrol discovered the body of a homeless man who appeared to have died a few hours earlier on Main Beach shortly after midnight on Tuesday, July 5. The man was identified as 59-year-old Robert Hurd. “There were no signs of foul play and the man appeared to have passed away an […]

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Open Space Parcel Tax

Open Space Parcel Tax

Editor, The Citizens for the Preservation of Open Space are collecting signatures to put on the ballot an initiative to add $120 a year on every property owner’s property tax bill for 20 years.  Please don’t sign this petition or vote for it if it’s put on a ballot.   I for one am tired […]

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Home-Grown Events Celebrate Memorial Day

Home-Grown Events Celebrate Memorial Day

The Laguna Beach Exchange Club plans its annual Memorial Day pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, in Heisler Park, staffed by local police and firefighters. Due to construction underway near the park’s Monument Point, Memorial Day observances by the Veterans of Foreign Wars and American Legion that typically follow the pancake […]

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Laguna's Newest Mural Adds Downtown Color

Laguna’s Newest Mural Adds Downtown Color

Given any sunny weekend, to say nothing of summer heat, throngs arrive in Laguna Beach, coming from far and wide, in all shapes and colors, ages and dispositions, armed with enough gear to lay siege to the town’s coastline. Streaming from the canyon to Main Beach, they also can see a stylized likeness of themselves […]

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Stinkless Beach Sewer Station Doubles in Cost

Stinkless Beach Sewer Station Doubles in Cost

Also, lights out on ‘Light Trespass’ ordinance and resuscitation possible for nearly dead cottages The new sewer pump station at the soon-to-be remodeled Main Beach lifeguard headquarters will cost nearly twice as much as anticipated and force the postponement of other sewer projects, the City Council learned Tuesday. The subterranean design edges closer to $4 […]

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Kelpfest Brings Underwater World to Main Beach

Kelpfest Brings Underwater World to Main Beach

The second annual Kelpfest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, on Main Beach. “Thousands of volunteers helped and are still helping to restore the kelp forests of Orange County, and when the kelp came back we needed to celebrate,” said event organizer Nancy Caruso, a marine biologist who […]

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Growing Abalone and Cultivating Ocean Stewards

Growing Abalone and Cultivating Ocean Stewards

Some Thurston Middle School sixth-graders started monitoring abalone growing in a classroom tank in November, part of a fledging project led by marine biologist Nancy Caruso to reintroduce the mollusks to Laguna’s coastal rock reefs. The students in Richard Selin’s science class themselves are the subjects of another broader project, that of cultivating a new […]

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Laguna’s Tsunami Evacuation Route? Really?

Laguna’s Tsunami Evacuation Route? Really?

Editor, “Mitsulo Loshi, 82, and Shizula Hoshi, 65, were also among the lucky. The two women were in their shared home Friday afternoon when the earthquake hit. As a precaution, they headed for higher ground. Their house was located along the narrow valley, which concentrated the full force of the torrent that sucked away houses, […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

March Madness! The calendar says it’s March, but the thermometer isn’t hearing any of that. With ice in the canyon on Sunday morning, a high Sunday of only 56, snow levels down to 1500 feet in some areas and ocean temps down to 52 to 54 degrees, it sounds a lot like January to me. […]