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Pedestrian Injured in Hit and Run Collision

A pedestrian suffered minor arm injuries after a collision in a Laguna Beach intersection with a car, which fled northbound about 10 p.m. on Coast Highway last Friday, April 10, police said. The vehicle was described as a light-colored four-door sedan, possibly a Toyota or Nissan...

Louise Buckley

A Long Life Well-Lived Longtime community activist Louise Buckley died Friday, April 3, 2015, after a brief illness. She was 93. After working at Lockheed Corporation in Burbank and later owning a travel agency in Woodland Hills, Buckley retired to Laguna Beach in 1994 and began...

Wisdom Workout

Are You Happy? Given all the holidays when we send wishes for happiness to those we love, let’s delve a little deeper into our personal relationship with happiness. Happiness is a state of mind. How do we get it? What triggers the experience of being happy? What is it about...

Antique Shipment Stolen En Route

Federal investigators and detectives from the Beverly, Mass., police department are investigating the disappearance of Chinese jade from a shipment of antique furniture valued at $5 million that left Laguna Beach in December, law enforcement officials said this week. The load of...

Authorities Press to Silence Drum Circle

Laguna Beach police and county parks officials met with leaders of the Full Moon Drum Circle recently to move or end the long-running tradition at Aliso Beach that was set to reconvene Saturday, April 3, even as spring break crowds have inundated local beaches for the past two...

Veteran Printmaker in Solo Exhibit

The art of Mariko Ishii will be on display at foaSouth, 1006 S. Coast Highway, the Festival of Arts satellite gallery, from April 9 through July 13. The exhibit showcases Mariko’s printmaking series, titled “Dialogues with Nature.” Ishii is an eight year exhibitor, said Ron...

Streetbeat

Monday, March 23 Burglary. 300 block of Forest Ave. 9:59 a.m. Someone opened a locked back door and took $200 in cash from a business. Traffic collision. Virginia Way at Fifth Ave. 6:42 p.m. A 7-year-old girl on a scooter fell in front of a turning vehicle, but investigators are...

Grocer Bags Its Conversion

Most customers seemed pleased by the whirlwind makeover that took place earlier this week inside the former Albertsons supermarket that anchors the Aliso Creek Shopping Center. Inside the newly rechristened Haggen supermarket, 12-year Laguna Beach resident Patty Barnett said she...

Class Notes

Local Teen to Sing With Stars Tessa Mansour, a cast member of the Laguna Beach High School musical “Bye Bye Birdie,” will also perform alongside professionals at Celebrity Fight Night, a charity event honoring Muhammad Ali, in Phoenix, Ariz., on Saturday, March 28. Tessa will...

Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Burglary Suspects

Three Los Angeles residents suspected in a Newport Beach burglary were arrested after a brief pursuit through Laguna Canyon that ended Wednesday, March 25, when the suspect’s car collided with another outbound car near El Toro Road. No one was injured in the wreckage, authorities...

Updated: Turbulence Hits Blue Water Festival

Updated March 27: Barring any other unforeseen complications, the Blue Water Music Festival should open Saturday and Sunday, March 28 and 29, on the grounds of the Sawdust Art Festival in Laguna Canyon, but without the top headlining acts promised, promoters say. Only...

Streetbeat

Monday, March 9 Fraud. 300 block of Broadway St. 3:16 p.m. A friend wrote a $2,160 check to repay a loan on a closed account. Fraud. 1500 block of Caribbean Way. 4:21 p.m. A victim reported someone had opened up various credit accounts in her name. Tuesday, March 10 Fraud. 600...

Blue Water Festival Encounters Turbulence

Advisers to the Blue Water Music Festival say Mayor Bob Whalen will introduce an extraordinary measure at tonight’s City Council meeting that, if passed, could still allow the event planned for March 28-29 to go on. The festival is teetering on the brink of collapse due to the...

‘Mayhem’ Lives Up to His Name

Mixed martial arts fighter Jason “Mayhem” Miller was arrested on multiple charges after police were called to a disturbance at the White House restaurant Saturday, March 7. The restaurant’s usual crowd included boxing fans and mixed martial arts fighters, invited by Tom Atencio...

Soul Surf Rides T Street

Under cloudy skies with chilly temperatures, the competition ran in two to three foot surf at San Clemente’s T Street Beach last Saturday, Feb. 28. The series offers divisions for kids as young as 5 and 6 and several children from Camp Pendleton participated as well. “These...