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Peace Laureate Speaks at Soka

Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee of Liberia and international law professor, Karima Bennoune, will speak at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at the Soka Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr., Aliso Viejo. Their topic is, “Outrageous Acts of Peace: The role ordinary people must...

Art Seen

The eight-day 16th annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational begins Sunday, Oct. 12, with 35 artists painting on location at Treasure Island Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. With the exception of the 4-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 18, soirée at The Ranch, all other events are free....

Fun Fall Events in the HIP District

Proprietors of shops in the mile-long stretch of South Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon, known as the HIP district (historic and interesting places) are offering new attractions this month. Two shops in The Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway, are...

Street Beat

Tuesday, Aug 12 Property. 500 block Forest Avenue, 10 a.m. A citizen brought ammunition to the police department to be destroyed. Traffic collision. Laguna Canyon Road at the dog park. 10 a.m. Medics were called, one vehicle was towed from the scene. Traffic collision. 10 a.m. An...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...