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Ballot Measure Decision Put Off

City officials put off an expected discussion of a proposed tax increase this week, a delay one City Council member said would benefit the public, which seems unaware that two different sales tax approaches are under consideration.

Upstream Cities Commit to Improving Water Quality

In a step towards drying up runoff fouling swimming beaches in south-county, regional water regulators signed off on a water quality improvement plan two years in the making that involves 11 cities.

Separate Tragedies Claim Two Lives

The coroner’s office identified two visitors to Laguna Beach who died in separate incidents Saturday, July 14, the most deadly day in the city’s recent history. Francisco Rojas, 27, of Murrieta, died as a result of a broadside collision on Coast Highway about 8:55 p.m. that also...



Race for House Ascends to Top Dollar

Candidates and political action committees spent nearly $12.3 million before the June 5 state primary in the hotly contested congressional battleground of District 48, which spans the Orange County coast from Seal Beach to Laguna Niguel.

Museum’s Art Colony Exhibit Chronicles Laguna Life

Museum Director Malcolm Warner said the theme for“Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association 1918-1935”came naturally.
Posted On 15 Jul 2018

Restoration Underway on City’s Oldest Art

Local bronze sculptor Gerard Stripling took on an unusual project this week, restoring the oldest work of public art in the city’s collection.

New Short-Term Rentals Face Obstacles

A proposed short-term rental along Coast Highway was denied a permit by the Laguna Beach City Council Tuesday night, opening up a broader discussion about the city’s current regulations for permitted vacation rentals.

Does the Wet Suit You

Let’s All Go To The Snack Bar Mayor Kelly has a point and it’s not on his head. He posited that public meetings of city government last way too long into the night. He is correct. City Council meetings have turned into a clean, well-lighted...

Finding Meaning

A Place of Healing Ever drive through Time?  I drove up Coast Highway this morning, headed to Boat Canyon Barbershop for a haircut from Lonnie. I left early, so it was a leisurely drive, filled with thoughts.  At Aliso Beach, I recalled the...

New Board Members Added to Seniors

Laguna Beach Seniors welcomes two new members to its board, Renae Hinchey and Stephany Skenderian. Hinchey has served as the general manager of Laguna Beach County Water District for 18 years. Skenderian practiced dental hygiene for over 40 years and has participated in various volunteer...

Take a Free Seat on the Pitch for World Cup Final

Fans are invited to enjoy the final match of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final from the Orange County Soccer Club pitch at the Orange County Great Park on Sunday, July 15. Admission and parking are free. Gates open at 7 a.m. with pre-game festivities until the broadcast begins at 8 a.m. Fans should...

Chyrle La Vonne Vermilya

  Chyrle Vermilya passed away peacefully June 13, 2018, after a short battle with late-stage melanoma (skin cancer) with her husband Jim and sons David and Tim by her side. Chyrle lived everyday by the motto on her favorite colorful t-shirts, “Life is Good.” With a beaming smile and...

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Pet Peeves

Moles & Holes There was a lot of honking and singular digit waving as I sat in my car on the 133 engrossed in Indy’s digital article, “Laguna Canyon Road Plans Receive Critical Reviews.” ...

Rare Jam Session Transforms for Stage

Equal parts concert and narrative drama, “Million Dollar Quartet” revisits the impromptu  one-night jam session in a Memphis studio of four legends in rock, blues and country music. The...

‘Another Happening’ Features Noted Sculptor Richie White

Ceramic art gallery Coastal Eddy presents the art of the late Richard White in “Another Happening Show.” White, a San Clemente resident and 17-year Saddleback College ceramics teacher, left...

Summer Visitor Displays His Chops

Vince di Mura, music director for the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University and a frequent Laguna Beach visitor, performs in concert with local musicians Kenny Walker and Peter Suarez...

Calling All Writers

  Laguna’s literary laureates, Suzanne Redfearn and Lojo Simon, invite local poets and authorsto participate in the inaugural art-inspired writing contest. The laureates selected Je...

Volleyball Tourney Goes On Despite Heat

The competition was heated and fun to watch during the juniors girls city sponsored volleyball tournament that was held last week in hot temperatures and 14-16 knot winds. The city teamed up with...