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Fleeing Truck Sets Off a Hot Pursuit

A high-speed police pursuit over 10 miles through Laguna Canyon in the pre-dawn hours Wednesday, Aug. 6, ended without injury and the arrest of an allegedly drunk driver in Irvine, police said. Joshua Caleb Bucklin, 28, of Irvine, was charged with suspicion of felony evading and...

Village Matters

Back in the ‘80s Back in the ‘80s. That phrase seems so strange to me, having grown up with references to old times like “before the war (WWII)” or “back in the ‘50s.” Now here was a “young” man (who must have been about 40 if he was talking about being a kid in the 1980s)...

Sister Act Leads the Way

Much has been and will continue to be written and said about the 2014 Laguna Beach High School girls’ water polo team. And after all the tournament victories, historic wins, record scoring and just plain old-fashioned dominance, they have more than lived up to the considerable...

Candidate Divulges His Platform

Laguna Beach is a key city within the 74th Assembly District. As a candidate to represent this city, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and talk about the issues that I feel are important in the upcoming election. As an eight-year council member and...

Savoring a Season of Change

By Robert Campbell Like most of her teammates at Laguna Beach High, Cara Borkovec grew up playing water polo. Now she’s a senior co-captain of arguably the best high school water polo team in the country. But Borkovec is not your typical southern California girl. In fact, she’s...

Updated: Wild Car Chase Ends at Festival

A nearly 17-mile pursuit of a reckless motorist by Newport Beach police Thursday afternoon drew a slew of onlookers along Coast Highway and Broadway Street, and ended in the Festival of Arts parking lot where police used a stun gun to subdue the driver, police said Friday. The...

Laguna Stuns Newport With Historic Loss

Girls Water Polo now 17-1 In one of the top all-time athletic contests for Laguna Beach High School, now in their 80th season of competition, the girls’ water polo squad handed second-ranked Newport Harbor (16-4) the worst loss in their sport’s history with a 13-1 defeat Friday,...

Correction:

The article “First Candidate to Bid for Laguna’s City Council” in the Jan. 24 edition incorrectly described candidate Robert Zur Schmiede’s wife, Robin. She worked as Newport’s city attorney and her term on the Design Review Board ends in January 2015.

Standing Tall For Rural Preservation

Editor, In response to last week’s Speaker’s Corner (“Art Studios are Scarier Than Fires and Floods?” in the Jan. 24 edition). Well, here we go again. If we speak out against this massive development we’re “mis-informed.” Nowhere does the developer mention the project...

Historic Win for Breakers

Makenzie Fischer had four goals, four assists and four steals to lead the top-ranked Laguna Beach High School Breakers to a 13-1 victory at Newport Harbor, handing the second-ranked Sailors their worst loss in their program history. Look for more details in the coming print edition. 

High School Sports Update

Boys Basketball (13-5, 2-0) Last week Laguna won a pair of league games to open their 80th season starting with a record 74-25 rout of Saddleback on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at the Roadrunner Gym. Laguna tied the school “margin-of-victory” mark with a 49-point win matching a 2009 win...

Bowl Game Crowds Rush the Town

While Newport Beach reaped an estimated $10 million in hotel and restaurant bookings by hosting the college football championship played at the Rose Bowl on Monday, Laguna Beach’s hotels, restaurants and shops reported a bountiful holiday season as well, partly from feasting on...

Laguna’s Development Chief, Zoning Administrator to Retire

Laguna Beach’s longtime Community Development Director John Montgomery will retire at the end of June and zoning administrator Liane Schuller will retire in March, the city manager announced Monday, Jan. 6. Jted to community development director of in 2003. He held planning...

Surf Team Competes in Final

Laguna Beach High School’s surf team competed in the league finals against San Clemente, Dana Hills and Newport Harbor at Upper Trestles in San Onofre State Beach. Despite the small surf and chilly temperature, Dante Madrigal came close to advancement in bodyboarding, coming off...

Surf Team Rides Well in Newport

Laguna Beach High School’s surf team faced Newport Harbor on their turf at 61st Street on Oct. 30. While the team didn’t win the contest, coaches Scott Finn and Alisa Cairns remain enthusiastic about the team effort. Marlee Grosher led the way with a longboard win and second in...