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 Hotel Operator Buys Second Location

Hotel Operator Buys Second Location

Phoenix-based Classic Hotels & Resorts paid $11.2 million for a second hotel in Laguna Beach, The Laguna Cliffs Inn. The company already owns more the upscale Inn at Laguna Beach, which overlooks Main Beach, as well as another California property, La Playa Carmel in Carmel, Calif. Santa Barbara’s Invest West Financial Corporation has owned and […]

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Signaling for Slower Speed Limits

Signaling for Slower Speed Limits

As expected, city officials formally opposed a Caltrans proposal to hike speeds on portions of Laguna Beach’s primary artery, Coast Highway. In addition, Laguna’s City Council last week requested that the state agency evaluate the need for a painted crosswalk on the highway between Beverly Street and Cliff Drive in North Laguna. In March, the […]

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Updated: Passenger Dies in Four-Car Pile-Up

Updated: Passenger Dies in Four-Car Pile-Up

An Irvine man died and six other people were injured in a four-car collision in Laguna Beach that resulted in the closure of a section of North Coast Highway in both directions for 10 hours on Sunday, Jan. 26, according to police. The victims, whose injuries ranged from complaints of pain to severe trauma as […]

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Art Reception Benefits Student Artists

Art Reception Benefits Student Artists

Joanne Artman Gallery hosts an evening of wine, food and art on Wednesday, Oct. 3, benefitting  Ryman Arts, which offers free professional studio instruction to serious art students. The 6-9 p.m. party at 326 North Coast Highway will work by Peregrine Heathcote, America Martin, James Verbicky and Anja Van Herle. A percentage of sales will […]

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Caltrans Says Signal or Nothing for Now

Caltrans Says Signal or Nothing for Now

If there’s no signal at the main entrance to Emerald Bay, no other road improvements can be pursued there, Caltrans officials said Wednesday. The statement came a week after the Laguna Beach City Council rejected a left-turn traffic signal proposed by the gated community intended to make exiting its main gate at North Coast Highway […]

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Increase Security at Emerald Bay

Increase Security at Emerald Bay

Editor:   I am writing to urge support of the project to install a traffic signal and increase the safety on North Coast Highway at the main entrance to Emerald Bay. My wife and I moved to Emerald Bay in 1984.  Shortly after that time, we had some very close calls when exiting the main […]