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Smoke-Filled Air Blankets Town

The city of Laguna Beach issued multiple bulletins to residents on Friday to allay fears about smoke blanketing the city from fires burning in San Diego County, though air quality improved by midday as prevailing winds shifted the smoke’s direction. The city’s police...

Bike Parking Succeeds in Carlsbad

Editor, As Laguna debates the fiscal sanity for a $65 million parking structure, consider the alternative to car parking chosen by Deputy Director of Transportation Bryan Jones and the city of Carlsbad. “We added 200 custom ‘bike the village’ Dero Bike Racks to...

Elinor Van’t Hoog

A memorial celebration for longtime resident Elinor Van’t Hoog will be held Monday, Aug. 20, at Laguna Beach’s Marine Room Tavern. Van’t Hoog died July 22 at Mission Hospital following a long illness. She was 60. After she moved to Laguna in the early 1970s, hers became a...

Local Organizations Granted

Impact Giving, an Orange County women’s collective giving organization, distributed six checks totaling $130,000 at its third annual grant awards event last week. Recipients included three local and three international nonprofit organizations working to solve social problems. The...