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Laguna’s First Woman Council Member Dies

Helen Keeley died peacefully at her home in Borrego Springs, Calif., on Nov. 20, 2013.  She was 102 years old. Keeley was the first woman to be elected to the Laguna Beach City Council and also served as president of the Festival of Arts.  Memorial services will be held early...

Rash of Vandalism Targets Realtor

A real estate agent’s signs in four different locations were vandalized with the numbers “666” spray painted in silver on Tuesday, Nov. 19. The reporting party told police he suspects a brother, according to the public log. Properties on Starlit, St. Ann’s, Glenneyre and Noria...

Speaker’s Corner: Running for the Good Fight

Close to 10,000 participants showed up ready to run or walk this past Saturday, Nov. 16,for the Walk Now for Autism Speaks in Irvine. At the front of the pack, was 14-year-old Sam Dameshek, wearing too small borrowed running shoes. His own were left in a locker at school. He...

Entrance Ideas Need Prioritizing

Editor, I attended a portion of the City Council special meeting on the Village Entrance project.  It was obvious the City has heard the concerns of the citizens and has spent a lot of time and money preparing for this meeting.  It was well organized and the Council Chambers were...

Young Actors Grow in ‘Little Women’

Mr. Laurence, a crotchety old geezer in the musical adaptation of “Little Women,” calls them “those awful March girls.” Like everyone else, he, too, falls in love with the four sisters at the core of the story, especially piano-playing Beth. “Little Women” and the mystery pl...

Young Actors Grow Up in ‘Little Women’

Mr. Laurence, a crotchety old geezer in the musical adaptation of “Little Women,” calls them “those awful March girls.” Like everyone else, he, too, falls in love with the four sisters at the core of the story, especially piano-playing Beth. “Little Women” and the mystery pl...

Street Beat 11/1/13

Pair Arrested for Suspicion of Drug Dealing By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Undercover detectives who made contact with a person offering to sell methamphetamine arrested two people for drug related offenses Thursday, Oct. 24, in the parking lot of a local market, police said....

Street Beat 10/25/13

Monday, Oct. 14 Pedestrian stop. 31000 block of Coast Hwy. 9:50 p.m. A 21-year-old Irvine resident was arrested for a parole violation and held without bail. Detective activity. 100 block of Fairview St. 12:53 p.m. Stephen Sheppard, 50, of Murrieta, was arrested for suspicion of...

The Slant: Where Ghosts Still Roam

Does the idea of going to Oak Street seem frighting this year? Or the prospect of staying at home on Halloween just plain scary. Here are a couple of things to know about in Haunted Laguna! The Witches House on Wave Street.  The architecture of this is house right out of a fairy...

Tenants Claim Dwelling Ruins Their Health

Two parents called on Laguna Beach’s City Council to take action to condemn some units in the Club Laguna apartment complex, which they contend are infused with toxic mold that has sickened their families. Mike Thomas and his wife Allison Corradini blame their daughter’s...

Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students

The Council on International Educational Exchange is looking for host families for high-school aged students for the 2013/2014 school year. Students have the appropriate visa, medical insurance and pay for all of their own personal expenses. The only requirement from the host...

Host Families Needed for Foreign Exchange Students

The Council on International Educational Exchange is looking for host families for high-school aged students for the 2013/2014 school year. Students have the appropriate visa, medical insurance and pay for all of their own personal expenses. The only requirement from the host...

The Slant: Recognizing Authenticity

“…There’s a world where I can go and tell my secrets to. In this world I lock out all my worries and my fears, Do my dreaming and my scheming, lie awake and pray. Do my crying and my sighing, laugh at yesterday. Now it’s dark and I’m alone, but I won’t be...

No Consensus For Landmark Project

Editor, Two realities have become clear in regard to the parking structure and other improvements proposed for the village entrance: this is a landmark project, and no broad consensus exists. The project will impact the city of Laguna Beach for decades to come— aesthetically,...

Keep on Food Truckin’

If you haven’t attended a home football game the last two years, you’re missing out on some of Laguna Beach’s most unique and affordable dining options.  The “restaurants” located on the football field’s western edge are so new, they come and go on wheels each game.  It’s the...