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Tag: "South Coast Highway"

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Reset Speed Limits to Safer Levels

Reset Speed Limits to Safer Levels

Editor, As a frequent visitor to your city, I’m finding each visit seems to coincide with some horrific accident. Last September, I believe, a motorcycle patrolman had been recently struck and killed on the Coast Highway. In April, I read the news of a young college student who was struck down in a crosswalk on […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

Firefights Move Up the Ladder Firefighters Brian Adams, Forrestt Lazicki and James Lin, who joined the department last month, were introduced to the community during a badge pinning ceremony this week. Seven other members of the department received promotions. They included Kurt Bladergroen, Danny Kalscheuer and Bryan Sarjeant, moved up to fire engineer; Brent Buccola, […]

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Greeter Gets a Facelift

Greeter Gets a Facelift

Artist Mike Tauber lacks a medical license but he’s behind the facelift of a local celebrity: the statue of Eiler Larsen, the best-known Laguna Beach “greeter.” Tauber recently touched up the statue that hails visitors to the HIP District, a Coast Highway commercial strip between Mountain and Anita streets. Commissioned by Roy Childs and crafted […]

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Award Winning Author Makes Her Case

Award Winning Author Makes Her Case

New York Times best selling novelist Mona Simpson signs her new novel, “Casebook” at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 South Coast Highway, Sunday, May 25, at 4 p.m. The author is on the faculty at UCLA and teaches at Bard College.

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Laguna Beach’s Cove Gallery swings into spring with a ‘50s style 5 – 8 p.m. reception Saturday, April 26. “Feel free to slick back your hair and put on your hippest bobby socks!,” says an organizer, who says wine and hors devours will be served along side live music and 14 featured artists at 1492- […]

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More Land Adds New Wrinkle to Entrance Debate

More Land Adds New Wrinkle to Entrance Debate

Council moves ahead with housing priorities, flood channel improvements Adding a new twist to the controversial village entrance proposal, Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson announced at the City Council meeting Tuesday the city’s plan to buy nearby property for $5.3 million, which potentially could change the project significantly. Council member Steve Dicterow called the news […]

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Former MTV Star Arrested

Former MTV Star Arrested

Laguna Beach native Talan C. Torriero, 25, who was featured in the first season of MTV’s reality show “Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County,” was arrested for suspicion of DUI last Saturday, Sept. 1, driving in his own hometown, according to police. A patrol officer near Brooks and South Coast Highway observed a vehicle turning […]

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Wrong Turn for Suspected Car Thieves

Wrong Turn for Suspected Car Thieves

  Two people who abandoned a stolen vehicle that became jammed in a pedestrian stairwell while trying to evade pursuing police were taken into custody early last Saturday in downtown Laguna Beach. The driver and passenger escaped through the sunroof of the VW trapped in the library stairwell and fled on foot, but were caught […]

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Forever Young

Forever Young

 Norma Young threw a birthday bash at her Woods Cove home commemorating 90 years of walking the planet and being a loving mother, talented painter, tireless educator, and gifted horticulturist.  Well over a 100 people were in attendance at a recent celebration filled with family, friends and fine art. I arrived at the soiree fashionably […]

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Neighbors Seek Beach Access

Neighbors Seek Beach Access

Property Owner Says It’s A Bluff When an iron gate with security camera went up across the driveway at 2425 S. Coast Highway, so did a figurative door slam on public coastal access to a beach stairway, claim two neighbors contesting design elements of a large-scale bluff-top home there. Michael Wilson, who lives just north […]