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DUI Checkpoint Snares One Offender

One motorist was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol when Laguna Beach police officers conducted a DUI/drivers license checkpoint from 9 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Saturday, June 7, at Coast Highway one half mile north of Wesley. Of the 2,016 vehicles that passed...

More Law Enforcement Needed in Homeless Problem

Editor, I’ve been teaching a weekly meditation/wellness class at Friendship Shelter for four years. My experience with the homeless started when we bought our first house on High Drive, which needed repairs. Contractors were getting hassled by the homeless people who had taken up...

Building a Ladder Out of the Pit of Homelessness

Editor, Every community has homeless. There will always be people who fall on hard times or are so ill they cannot take care of themselves. Harassing them or ticketing them in hopes that they will go away is not a solution. None of us likes anyone defecating in the stream or on...

Appreciation for Swift Action

 Editor, Unfortunate and sick vandalism occurred on the two canyon tennis courts last Tuesday night after hours, leaving the courts unplayable.  A thank you to Tom Toman, the city’s recreation supervisor, for quick action and helping us immediately.  Tom and his crew were there...

Crime in Laguna Declines

Laguna Beach experienced a 10 percent decrease in major crimes and a 14 percent decrease in petty crimes last year, according to a police report. The downward trend is not unique to Laguna, but has been occurring across the nation, though some locally implemented measures are...

Street Beat

Burglars Gain Access With Subterfuge A woman apparently working with a male accomplice distracted the attention of two homeowners in North Laguna in the early evening hours of Tuesday, Feb. 22, allowing her cohort to enter their unsecured homes and flee with valuables. An elderly...