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Hall Expresses Gratitude to Supporters

Editor, The election of 2014 is over and boy oh boy what a ride it was! I am very proud to have come in as runner up. Compared to the war chests of other candidates and their spending, my team and I worked really hard and ran a smart campaign with not a lot of money. We walked...

Saving Halloween for Young Patients

  Kaitlin Gunsolley is a go-getter. Even so, the jazz-dancing, flute-playing, 4.0 seventh-grader at Laguna Beach’s Thurston Middle School shines in October. For the sixth year, she sets out this month to collect new Halloween costumes and new pajamas for the sick kids in...

Saving Halloween for Young Patients

  Kaitlin Gunsolley is a go-getter. Even so, the jazz-dancing, flute-playing, 4.0 seventh-grader at Laguna Beach’s Thurston Middle School shines in October. For the sixth year, she sets out this month to collect new Halloween costumes and new pajamas for the sick kids in...

Standout Halfback Chooses a School

Drake Martinez, the star tailback for Laguna Beach, has committed to playing collegiate ball at Nebraska next year. Drake will be joining his brother Taylor in Omaha. Taylor is the starting quarterback for the Cornhuskers. Martinez and his coaches are undecided on what role he...

Taxpayers Endorse Dicterow

The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association will oppose Measure CC, the Laguna Beach Open Space Acquisition and Preservation Parcel Tax Measure, on the Nov. 6 ballot and endorsed challenger Steve Dicterow for election to the City Council. The measure “would not be sound tax policy,...

Late Arriving News

One man died and another driver was injured Thursday night near Laguna Beach’s El Morro school when a driver lost control of his vehicle being driven at speeds exceeding 100 mph, the CHP reported. Duy Nguyen, 24, of Santa Ana died in the 7:34 p.m. collision on Coast Highway,...

Luxury Home Broker McMonigle Files for Ch. 7 Bankruptcy

By Mark Mueller Orange County Business Journal Newport Beach-based luxury real estate agent John McMonigle has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, according to court records. McMonigle, whose McMonigle Group Inc. is one of the country’s top-selling brokerages for high-end...