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Hospital Reopens Operating Rooms

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Elective surgeries resumed this week at Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo after an extraordinary voluntary eight-day suspension, hospital officials said. As a precautionary measure, elective surgeries at...

Hospital Halts Elective Surgery

Out of an “abundance of caution,” the chief executive of Mission Hospital in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo on Friday temporarily suspended elective surgeries at both campuses. Meanwhile, nurses at St. Joseph’s hospital in Orange, operated by the health system that also owns...

Local Nominated for Vet of the Year

Dr. Matthew Wheaton of Alicia Pet Care Center in Mission Viejo has been sniffed out as one of six semifinalists for insurance provider Petplan’s 2015 veterinarian of the year aware. Clients, colleagues, friends and family can have a paw in the process by voting for their favorite...

Nursing Scholarships Change Lives

  Thanks to the generosity and commitment of the Mission Hospital support group Valiant Women, 61 nurses were recently awarded scholarships to pursue professional development. Last year, one of these training sessions taught Mission Hospital nurses about newborn heart...

Pedestrian Critically Injured in Canyon Crash

A 22-year-old college student suffered serious injuries after she was struck walking in a cross walk across Laguna Canyon Road near the Laguna College of Art and Design on Thursday night, Laguna Beach police said Friday. The highway was closed in both directions after the 8:45...

Workshop on Healing Souls

A psychologist and former Catholic priest leads a workshop for people struggling with unresolved grief on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Laguna Beach’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 421 Cypress Dr. Anyone who is interested may attend the free 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. workshop “Healing Our...

Supporting the Right to Choose

Editor, Roman Catholic Pope Francis has asked all to take care of the poor. I wonder what he would want us to do for a poor woman who has elected to have an abortion. Anyone who knows me knows I am pro life but I believe a woman should have the right to make decisions about her...

Breakers Score Rare Win Against Newport

Girls Volleyball Breakers moved to 3-0 on the season with a 25-23, 25-18. 18-25, 25-14 defeat of Newport Harbor at the Sailor’s gym for Laguna Beach’s first victory at Newport in 19 seasons and only the second time in over 30 years. Breakers were effective blockers and servers...

Cyclist Dies in Canyon Collision

A bicyclist was killed and his riding companion injured when a motorist hit the pair pedaling southbound on state Highway 133 near the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park nature center early this morning, Friday, June 28, authorities said. The vehicle driven by a 25-year-old female...

Hospital Seeks an Upgrade for Patients

Mission Hospital will seek permission of state Public Health Department regulators to allow admitted patients to recover in under-used private rooms of the intensive care unit in the Laguna Beach campus. City officials who last week learned of the initiative initially feared that...

Canyon Collision Claims Two Lives

Two people died and a third suffered minor injuries in a head-on collision that resulted in the partial closure of Laguna Canyon Road early Tuesday, April 2, disrupting the routines of early morning commuters, police said. The road, closed between El Toro Road and state Highway...

Lyle Evans Proctor

Lyle Evans Proctor of Laguna Beach passed away peacefully at his home on Jan. 13, 2013. He was 88. Born in Soldier, Kan., Lyle moved to Southern California with his family as a boy, and attended Belmont High School in Los Angeles. Patriotic and brave, at age 18, Lyle began...

Greenough Commits to So. Carolina

Marissa Greenough became the first senior from the 2012 Breakers volleyball squad with firm indoor plans for 2013 as the three-year varsity player committed to Erskine College, Due West, S.C. The Division II school is part of a 12-member Carolina conference, one of the few...

Pedestrian Hit Crossing Highway

A homeless man from Oklahoma suffered severe injuries last Saturday, Nov. 3, when struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross Coast Highway outside of a crosswalk near Laguna Beach’s Three Arch Bay, police said Monday. The injured person, who was not further identified, was...

Putting on the White to Aid Pets

Thirty-two couples competed in a Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club tournament in Heisler Park, a fundraiser for Mission Viejo’s Pet Rescue Center. The recent event featured tutorials and coaching by the clubs volunteer staff, three spirited elimination rounds, a competition for best...
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