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Caltrans Installs College Signal

Caltrans Installs College Signal

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Caltrans began work this week installing a traffic signal on Laguna Canyon Road at the pedestrian crossing where a Laguna College of Art and Design student was fatally injured in April, school officials said Wednesday. Caltrans estimates work will be completed by Oct. 16, an installation fast-tracked in the […]

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Student’s Death Revives Safety Questions

Student’s Death Revives Safety Questions

The section of Laguna Canyon Road where an art student from France was fatally injured had long been known to her college, city officials and Caltrans as a crossing in dire need of a traffic signal. Fine art major Nina Fitzpatrick, 22, died this week after being struck April 3 by an elderly motorist from […]

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Emerald Bay Gate Improvements Get Green Light

Emerald Bay Gate Improvements Get Green Light

In a matter that has proved extraordinarily divisive to Emerald Bay residents since 2011, Laguna Beach’s City Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday to approve proposed road improvements at the gated community’s main entry, which do not include a controversial traffic signal as originally envisioned. The Council approved specific design review and coastal development permits for […]

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Emerald Bay Gate Improvements Get Green Light

Emerald Bay Gate Improvements Get Green Light

In a matter that has proved extraordinarily divisive to Emerald Bay residents since 2011, Laguna Beach’s City Council voted 3-1 on Tuesday to approve proposed road improvements at the gated community’s main entry, which do not include a controversial traffic signal as originally envisioned. The Council approved specific design review and coastal development permits for […]

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Coast Highway Blocked by Downed Pole

Coast Highway Blocked by Downed Pole

Coast Highway near the Laguna Art Museum was reopened late Tuesday afternoon after authorities removed a light standard knocked  into the roadway, police said. A boom on a truck swung to the side and struck the light pole outside the museum at midday, Sgt. Louise Callus said. Photo by Carly Layne         […]

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Council Eyes Improving Downtown Patrols

Council Eyes Improving Downtown Patrols

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Laguna Beach’s police department intends to continue its foot patrols of downtown streets and study the effect of the increased police presence since April, the police chief informed the City Council on Tuesday. The re-deployment of patrol officers to downtown, however, drew the rebuke of the police union president, […]

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Pushing for Safe Crossings in the Canyon

Pushing for Safe Crossings in the Canyon

Motorists who travel inbound on Laguna Canyon Road, often ignoring the posted 45 mph speed limit, present an escalating threat to pedestrians near the main campus of Laguna College of Art & Design, according to the college’s top administrator. While a pedestrian crosswalk and warning signs have been installed near the main campus and a […]

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Caltrans Says Signal or Nothing for Now

Caltrans Says Signal or Nothing for Now

If there’s no signal at the main entrance to Emerald Bay, no other road improvements can be pursued there, Caltrans officials said Wednesday. The statement came a week after the Laguna Beach City Council rejected a left-turn traffic signal proposed by the gated community intended to make exiting its main gate at North Coast Highway […]

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No-Go for Emerald Bay Traffic Signal

No-Go for Emerald Bay Traffic Signal

Even after a heart-rending plea from a mother whose son was killed when his motorcycle was hit by an exiting Emerald Bay resident, the City Council on Tuesday unanimously rejected a proposed traffic signal at the gated community’s main entry. Against a backdrop of emotional pleas, venomous emails and threats of a political backlash, the […]