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Playhouse Honors Vets with New Ticket Program

On Nov. 12, the Laguna Playhouse announced a new ticket program that will provide complimentary tickets for veterans and their families 

Council Upholds Ranch’s Creek Restoration Plan

A Laguna Beach couple lost their appeal to the City Council on Tuesday to block a creek vegetation restoration plan proposed by The Ranch at Laguna Beach, a resort hotel with spa, restaurant and nine-hole golf course in Aliso Canyon.

City Explores One-way Ocean Avenue

The Laguna Beach City Council green-lighted city staffers Tuesday to draw up designs for converting a stretch of Ocean Avenue from Beach Street to South Coast Highway into a one-way street to improve traffic flow and create 10 new parking spaces.



Power Pole, Vehicles Catch Fire in Canyon Collision

At 3:19 a.m. Friday morning, Laguna Beach Police Department officers responded an injury traffic collision on Laguna Canyon Road, according to LBPD Sgt. Jim Cota. “Officers responded and found a tow truck and another vehicle at the...

Fundraiser Monday for Skipper Carrillo Statue

Roux Creole Cuisine is hosting a fundraiser on Monday, Nov. 19 with the aim of funding the creation of the long-awaited life-size statue of Skipper Carrillo, Laguna baseball icon who is credited with coining the phrase, “Have a home run day.”

Wave of Giving in Memory of Kenny Ovens

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, SchoolPower, the education foundation that supports Laguna Beach public schools, raised over $50,000 with the help of a special $20,000 matching contribution offered by Kari Nelson Ovens in dedication to her late husband, Kenny

Does the Wet Suit You

The Cleo Last week’s Planning Commission meeting was a humdinger to a packed house. Well, it started out as a humdinger and slowly descended into the depths of tedium. The concept review of converting the closed dump formerly known as the...

Finding Meaning

Family Businesses Among the things that make Laguna unique are our family businesses. We’re not a town of corporate cookie-cutter storefronts; in Laguna, it’s about family ventures. It’s true we have Taco Bell and Jack’s, but those came in a...

Musings on the Coast

Not So Random Thoughts This column is random-but-connected thoughts, beginning with: THE NATIONAL ELECTIONS We’re back to a two-party system. This means the Democrats will investigate all kinds of things, and Trump will have enemies other than...
Posted On 15 Nov 2018

AP Calls 48th District Race for Rouda

Harley Rouda’s lead over Dana Rohrabacher in the 48th Congressional District election has grown in the week since the Associated Press projected the Laguna Beach businessman would be the first Democrat to take the seat that’s been solidly Republican for 30 years.

Personnel File

Laguna Beach Eye Surgeon Receives Eagle Scout Award Local eye surgeon John Hovanesian of Harvard Eye Associates has received the nationally recognized Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Orange County Council, Boy Scouts of America. “The Distinguished Eagle Scout Award is a truly...

Supporting Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Month

Local nonprofit Tony’s Treehouseis conducting a food drive to benefit the Laguna Food Pantry in support of Hunger and Homelessness Awareness month. The group has already dropped off five boxes of canned foods, rice, oatmeal, pancake mix and granola bars. Locations accepting donations include:...

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Let Down The midterms are over. I feel let down. The donkeys won the House. The elephants won the Senate. The game ended in a tie. Nobody beat the spread and will continue to pay the vig to live...

Donald Ingwerson

Donald Ingwerson, a nationally noted education reformer who headed several big-city school districts including the 1.5-million-student Los Angeles County schools, died Nov. 4 at home in Laguna...

Tree Lighting Opens Sawdust’s Winter Fantasy

TheSawdust Festival Winter Fantasyfeatures 175 artists and makers, three stages of live music and entertainment, thousands of lights and decorations, glassblowing and art demos, art classes...

Public Invited to Create Mosaic Wall

Neighborhood Church in Laguna Beach invites the public to create a hands-on, mosaic wall mural. Activity dates are Nov. 16-18 and 24, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. Beginners aged 17 to adult are...

Letter: ‘Rammed Earth’ Homes Provide Peace of Mind

In view of the devastating loss of homes most recently, perhaps we should take a look at building homes other than the “stick” houses—that is, homes with framing made of pine 2×4’s. These...