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Schooling Civilians for Emergencies

Schooling Civilians for Emergencies

The police department is offering free training for people who live or work in Laguna Beach and are interested in joining the Community Emergency Response Team, volunteers ready to assist in case of a disaster. Training will begin on Wednesday, March 19 and concludes with an exercise drill. Classes will meet weekly on Wednesdays from […]

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Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top

Cyclist Continues His Climb to the Top

While many kids his age huddle over a joystick, trying to reach the next level of the latest video game, 14-year-old Massimo Lucidi can often be found hunched over the handlebars of his carbon fiber racing bike, trying to reach the top of some steep Laguna street. “When it comes to electronic toys and all […]

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Embrace ’14 as Your Own Child

Embrace ’14 as Your Own Child

Let’s take a moment to formally welcome 2014. The birthing process is over and we’ve brought the new baby home. If you listen closely, you might notice that your mind may be rehearsing its New Year speech. It goes something like this: “A new year is a good thing. It brings new possibilities. It is […]

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Blissfully Aging

Blissfully Aging

God is a mean boy with a magnifying glass. We age with a slow burn. With the holidays having just passed and spending time with my dad I could see for the first time the years of experience on my dad’s face. I reminisce about when my dad turned 40. The year was about 1980. […]

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Teens Suspected in Car Break-ins

Teens Suspected in Car Break-ins

Police took four Laguna Beach teens who were not identified into custody about 2:26 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4, as a result of a search of a neighborhood for a suspected car burglar, Sgt. Louise Callus said. Three 17-year-old boys were cited for curfew violations and a 16-year-old for driving and drinking even as police investigate […]

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Alleged Robbery Subsides to Stripper’s Cancellation Fee

Alleged Robbery Subsides to Stripper’s Cancellation Fee

A man displeased by a hired stripper reported a Christmas Eve robbery by her bodyguard, but ultimately declined to press charges, according to police. Police apprehended a vehicle on El Toro Road about 1 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 24, occupied by the stripper and her bodyguard, who allegedly punched the resident and took $150 in […]

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The Gift

The Gift

  Three crows swoop overhead and I follow them in the old kayak towards what used to be Laguna Beach. Skeletons of buildings covered in mussels and sea anemones rise up through the fog like fossils of ancient sea creatures. I ignore the fear rising in my gut. Twelve is too old to be scared. […]

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DUI Checkpoint Nets 6 Arrests

DUI Checkpoint Nets 6 Arrests

Of 1,647 vehicles that passed through a north Laguna Beach police checkpoint over five hours last Friday, five DUI suspects were arrested and taken off the road and another four motorists arrested for driving unlicensed, police said in a statement. Another 27 motorists were issued other types of citations and one person arrested on another […]

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 Checkpoint Planned This Weekend

Checkpoint Planned This Weekend

Laguna Beach’s police department will conduct a DUI checkpoint beginning this Friday, Dec. 20, at an undisclosed location within the city limits, between the hours of 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. Research shows that crashes involving an impaired driver can be reduced by up to 20 percent when DUI checkpoints and patrols are conducted routinely, […]

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Keeping the Spirit Alive

Keeping the Spirit Alive

  The world had been sad since Christmas went away. The lack of Christmas spirit made it just go away. Outside there seemed to be no horizon. The ocean and the sky were gray. No wind. The house and its lack of light made the shadows that followed Aiden seem darker. The beautiful ocean which […]

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Alternative Gift Market Opens

Alternative Gift Market Opens

The Joy of Giving Market taking place at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, is a free holiday bazaar where the public can purchase “gifts” as donations in the name of a friend or loved one. Market hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14,  and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Sunday, […]

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Keeping the Spirit Alive

Keeping the Spirit Alive

By Roderick Reed The world had been sad since Christmas went away. The lack of Christmas spirit made it just go away. Outside there seemed to be no horizon. The ocean and the sky were gray. No wind. The house and its lack of light made the shadows that followed Aiden seem darker. The beautiful […]

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Police Cleared in Inmate’s Death

Police Cleared in Inmate’s Death

An inquiry into the death of a 43-year-old homeless man while in the custody of Laguna Beach police found no evidence of criminal negligence, the district attorney’s office announced Tuesday, Dec. 10. A coroner’s pathologist determined that Stephen Gregory Gage died of pneumonia and organ failure and detected the presence of multiple drugs in his […]

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Assembling ‘A Christmas Memory’

Assembling ‘A Christmas Memory’

  By Tom Shelton | NB Indy   Indy theatre critic Tom Shelton, a professional actor who has worked locally at South Coast Rep and Laguna Playhouse, joins the cast of “A Christmas Memory,” which runs through Dec. 29 at Laguna Playhouse. He shares his experience in this article.   Two months ago I had […]

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Unfazed by Mortality, He Pursues Another Project

Unfazed by Mortality, He Pursues Another Project

We have this tree just on the street side of our retaining wall.  An Oak tree, while it helps beautify the street, it doesn’t do a damned thing for us, such as giving a little shade.  What it does do each fall season, however, is drop an unbelievable number of dead leaves on our property. […]