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A Plea for Tree Preservation

Editor, Judging by the letters to the editor, public feedback to the city council and other community commentary, the decision to kill a dozen mature, healthy and beautiful trees may have been a mistake. If the ficus trees were buckling the sidewalks, the eucalyptus probably are...

Additional Charges Pile Up Against Laguna Rug Merchant

After investigating allegations of an 11th victim, Laguna Beach police asked prosecutors last week to add additional false imprisonment and sexual battery charges to the slew of sex allegations already filed against rug merchant Saeid Boustanabadi Maralan. Maralan, a convicted...