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Move Over HIP, Pearl Street Has Arrived

    Laguna Beach’s Pearl Street District made its debut as a branded shopping district with its first annual holiday celebration last week. A wide variety of merchants along the three-block section of S. Coast Highway roughly bordered by Pearl and Diamond Streets decked...

Physical Losses Restored to Robbery Victim

A hair stylist at a Laguna Beach salon who was robbed of her purse at gunpoint earlier this month is likely still nursing the bruise she suffered in the attack, but on Christmas Day she received an unexpected gift: the replacement of her stolen cell phone. Patricia Wenskunas, of...

Checking In: Laying Claim to the Best Beach

Aside from art, restaurants, and pricey real estate, Laguna is all about its beaches. We are blessed with a rugged coastline broken up into segments of small coves, the wide horseshoe of Main Beach, and short runs of white sand from Cleo Street down to Pearl Street. Beaches on...

Laying Claim to the Best Beach

Aside from art, restaurants, and pricey real estate, Laguna is all about its beaches. We are blessed with a rugged coastline broken up into segments of small coves, the wide horseshoe of Main Beach, and short runs of white sand from Cleo Street down to Pearl Street. Beaches on...

Local Currents: Local Solutions to Exotic Problems

“We aren’t doing takeout orders over the phone, you have to come in.”  — Umami Burger receptionist Planning dinner during finals week can be a bit dicey with schedules in flux and study groups coming and going. As I was returning from a joint meeting of the Eco Warrior...

Oldest House Meets the Future

The “oldest house in Laguna” will undergo modernization following a controversial 3-2 vote of the City Council on Tuesday despite an hour of passionate discourse mostly opposing the remodeling of the historic $3.2 million beachfront cottage. The major changes in contention at 154...