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Homeless to See Tougher Security at Shelter

The Alternative Sleeping Location serving Laguna Beach’s homeless population will get some security upgrades thanks to a proposal from City Councilman Peter Blake approved Tuesday by the Council.

Woods Cove Undergrounding Moves Forward

About 50 Woods Cove residents cheered for the Laguna Beach City Council’s vote Tuesday to spend another $300,000 to move forward with engineering designs to underground utility lines in their neighborhood.

Laguna Alum Tours Europe with Shawn Mendes

In March, 19-year-old Laguna Beach native and videographer  joined internationally renowned musician Shawn Mendes for a seven-week European concert tour. Traveling to 16 countries, from the Netherlands to England,


LBPD Arrests Male Nanny Charged with Abusing Children

A man who served as a male nanny for families across Southern California, including in Laguna Beach, faces four felony child molestation charges for victimizing two young boys under his care, authorities said Wednesday.

Green Light

Repurposing My Surfboard What’s a white-haired guy in his 70s do when he can no longer get up on his classic Phil Edwards longboard and ride, ride, ride the waves at Old Man’s beach, San Onofre with Laguna friends? Stored in our family’s surf...
Posted On 23 May 2019

New Book Celebrates Artist David Solomon

                        “David Solomon: 50 Years an Artist,” written by his daughter, Gaylen Solomon Corbett, is an illustrated chronicle of the plein air painter’s life, starting in...




Pageant Promises Surprises This Summer

                              “The Time Machine” will take audiences around the globe and into the past, present and future in search of great art, amazing stories...

Does the Wet Suit You

A Debt of Gratitude Memorial Day is here. This is Laguna’s gateway holiday to a summertime village stuffed with tourists. We’ll celebrate it in the traditional way. Just like all the other small towns spread across this nation. There will be...

Musings on the Coast

A Plea for Civility in Laguna It seems our city has lost its very “civility.” A lot of people, including Mayor Bob Whalen who just centered his State of the City address on the topic, certainly think so. And all over social media and in letters...
Posted On 23 May 2019

Finding Meaning

Remembering and Honoring This coming Monday is Memorial Day, a day dedicated to honoring those who gave their all for our country. In Laguna, we gather at Heisler Park for Memorial Day—it’s our town’s oldest tradition. (Program starts at 11 a.m. Hint: Come early, bring something to sit on, and...

Memorial Day to be Celebrated at Monument Point

Laguna Beach American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct their 92nd Memorial Day ceremony at 11 a.m. on Monday, May 27, at Monument Point in Heisler Park. The keynote speaker will be Korean War Veteran Arnold Silverman. Music will begin at 10:30 a.m. Prior to the ceremony, the...

Duane Lowell Bickel

Duane Lowell Bickel, 89, passed away at home in hospice on May 15, 2019, due to Corticobasal Degeneration, a rare Parkinson’s-like disease. His beloved wife, Darrcy Loveland Bickel, and caregiver, Grace, were by his side. A native Californian, Duane was born November 16,1929, to Willie Alma...

Pet Peeves

House Divided Abraham Lincoln said, “A house divided cannot stand.” And I thought I was the only one with a bad house. I know. I know. He didn’t mean that. He was referring instead to Mary Todd...

Letter: Thank You, Laguna, for Supporting the Charm House Tour

In the 1915 Settlement Cottage (restored with the assistance of Laguna architect Todd Skenderian) tour-goers were transported to the early days of Laguna Beach, when many families built their own...

Letter: Thoughts on the Village Entrance

The newly opened parking lot has been christened. When I went back to my car yesterday, I saw that apparently a parked car a few spaces beyond me had an oil leak – albeit not a big puddle, but it...

Letter: Solar Can’t Wait

Every California ratepayer should have the right to harness the sunshine that falls on their home, school or business without the meddling or discriminatory behavior of the utilities. I was very...

Letter: Support the STL Ordinance

On Tuesday, June 4, City Council will vote on a second reading of the compromise between the city and the Coastal Commission on an ordinance that protects residential neighborhoods from Short...

Letter: All Nonprofits Should Disclose Public Documents

The debate over PACs in Laguna has seen both sides accusing the other of misleading the public. There is a simple solution. All nonprofits should post on their websites tax returns, FPCC, CA SOS...

Wisdom Workout

Get Over It Have you ever tried to water a garden with a leaking hose? The more leakage from holes in the line, the less water pressure out of the nozzle. Harboring resentment from past or...

Village Matters

Beyond Complaining The message of this column is supposed to be “Stop complaining and do something positive instead.” But I run the risk of complaining about complainers! How do I manage to avoid...

Class Notes

SchoolPower’s 3 Clubs Barefoot Golf Tournament a Hole-in-One for Laguna Schools Monday, May 13, marked the fourth annual 3 Clubs Barefoot Canyon Classic at The Ranch at Laguna Beach, benefiting...

LBHS Sports Update

Fisher Off to State Track Finals Track & Field Sebastian Fisher advanced out of the SSCIF Masters Meet held Saturday at El Camino College with a 4:13.13 time in the 1600 Meter Run to finish...

Street Beat

Sunday, May 19 Traffic stop. 2:35 a.m. Reef Point Drive and State Highway 1. A juvenile driver was charged on suspicion of DUI and driving with a BAC of 0.08 or higher. Traffic stop. 3:41 a.m....

A&E: Taste of the Nation Raises $250K for No Kid Hungry Campaign

Nearly 400 guests attended and raised close to $250,000 at the 12th annual Laguna Beach Taste of the Nation event, hosted by Montage Laguna Beach on May 5. Funds raised will be allocated to Share...


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