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Central Rises from the Ashes

Seeing an opportunity where most would see disaster, partners Anna Montoya and Taylor McKinney are inviting customers of their Central restaurant to offer suggestions on how to refine the fire-damaged establishment as they rebuild.
Posted On 21 Jan 2018

Murder Trial in Local’s Death Postponed

Shin, 40, of Irvine, is charged with murdering Laguna Beach resident Chris Smith, 32, in June 2010 after authorities allege a deal between the two businessmen went bad. Almost eight years later, Shin still has not stood trial.

ASF’s Founders Sign Off

The two Laguna Beach residents resigned from the former AIDS Service Foundation, a provider of health, nutrition and housing services to Orange County residents living with HIV/AIDS infections.



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Art Installation

Local architect David Parker and Shelley Smith, installing lettering on a city building, check out City Hall from a new perspective, through a temporary art installation by the Los Angeles artist team Stereo-bot.

Heart Talk

I Resolve to Be Less Skeptical My column is called “Heart Talk” because I make every effort to speak honestly, and hopefully, humorously, from my heart. Another reason is that for 25 years or so, heart ailments of one type or another have been a...

Laguna Local to Make a Bid for the Senate

Reid is an engineer and a lawyer. “I seek to unite Democrats, Republicans, independents and Libertarians to solve real problems, the top three of which are immigration, imprisonment and corruption,” he said in a statement.

Coastal Real Estate Guide

Pies With Purpose: Penguin Supports Glennwood’s Mission

Sabrina and Michael McMurray, owners of Penguin Café, 981 S. Coast Highway, will donate 30 percent of their sales from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 20 and 20 percent of all pie orders this month, they said in a statement. Freshly made...

Jimmie Gale Allen

Jimmie Gale Allen, 87, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018, at his Laguna Beach home, surrounded by family and loved ones. Jimmie Allen, otherwise known as Jim or “Uncle” was born in Hardin, Ky., on June 16, 1930. He was the eldest...

Marie F. Rogan

Sept. 5, 1948 – Jan. 10, 2018 Maria Rogan passed away peacefully due to complications from Alzheimer’s disease with her son Wil and his wife Tiffany by her side. Maria was born in Burbank, Calif., the third of six children of Richard and Mary...

Elizabeth “Liz” Tolle (nee Roesch)

March 27, 1923-Jan. 2, 2018 It is with tremendous sadness the family announces the passing of their much-loved Mother, Grandma, and Great Grandma Elizabeth “Liz” Tolle, who was 94. In life, she was the most caring and loving person you could meet. She also had a fantastic sense of humor and...

Pet Peeves

Passing Through “Testing. Testing. Testing. Lower Park Avenue is opened again. The Plaza is gone. Calling all library patrons. This bullhorn announcement is for you. Return library books now. You are overdue. Other people want the book that you’re reading. The library staff will not accept...

Just for Laughs

Read the Personals HEAVENLY VIEW – Excellent location to spend eternity in – beautiful cemetery plot for sale.  Must sell at sacrifice price. Retired/moving to Florida and intend to die there. $4,000 or best offer.  #ToDieFor   REE-LA-TORS – How to sell your property quickly.  We can tell...

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Preservation Ordinance Should be Put to a Citywide Vote

Editor, After attending the special City Council meeting on Saturday, Dec. 16, I came away thinking, do the residents and property owners of Laguna Beach ready need “this?” Only one of my 11...

Impact Should Factor in Coast Inn Decision

Editor, I believe that everyone in Laguna Beach would like to see the Coast Inn restored to its former glory. It is currently an eyesore in this town. But to the supporters of Chris Dornin’s...