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Pursuit Ends in Arrest of Suspected Drunk

An allegedly drunk driver collided with three other cars while leading police on a high-speed, nearly eight mile chase last Saturday, May 16, through downtown and Laguna Canyon. Alan Terrazas, 41, of Aliso Viejo, only yielded to police after his own car was disabled when he...

Police Pursuit Ends With Crash

An allegedly drunk driver collided with three other cars while leading police on a high-speed, nearly eight mile chase last Saturday, May 16, through downtown and Laguna Canyon. Alan Terrazas, 41, of Aliso Viejo, only yielded to police after his own car was disabled when he...

Wendt Painting is Star of Bonham’s Auction

Sometime around 1916 artist William Wendt explored Laguna Beach for a site to build his new home when he rounded the curve on Old Coast Road near Moss Point. He apparently was struck by the isolation of the area, with a few scattered homes and trees, and captivated by the crimson...

Streetbeat

Monday, May 4 Grand theft. 30900 block of Coast Hwy. 10:36 a.m. Someone stole 16 marine-grade Northstar batteries from a cell site valued at $4800. Drunk driving. 30800 block of Coast Hwy. 1:25 p.m. A 42-year-old La Crescenta man was cited for DUI. DUI. 1300 block of S. Coast...

Friends, Peers Recall Blackburn’s Impact

Several hundred friends, colleagues and family members gathered Wednesday, May 13,  to recall former Mayor Kathleen Blackburn’s civic contributions, character and athleticism during a celebration at The Ranch in Aliso Canyon. One of Blackburn’s lesser known attributes was...

Canyon Road Reopens

Laguna Canyon Road reopened at 3 a.m. today after a 10-hour closure due to emergency repairs by utility crews to replace a toppled telephone pole, police said Tuesday. A telephone pole, sheered off in the 2700 block when hit by a car, toppled across the road and struck an...

Two Die in Mother’s Day Collision

Updated May 11, 2015, 5 p.m. An 85-year-old motorist died as a result of injuries suffered in a collision in Laguna Beach early Sunday, May 10, that also claimed the life of a mother and injured her two young children, authorities confirmed. The coroner identified the victims as...

Quake Relief Trickles into Nepal’s Villages

Bearing supplies enough for 150 families to one of Nepal’s devastated remote villages, Rabindra Sitaula encountered near riots when 350 people in need arrived and tried to loot supplies Wednesday. Sitaula serves as program manager in Nepal for the R Star Foundation, based in...

Updated: Chlorine Attack Sickens Sea Lions

Local and federal investigators say someone tainted saltwater pools where recuperating sea lions swim at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon last week and are seeking the public’s help to find the culprits. This is the first known animal assault at the center or...

Streetbeat

Monday, April 27 Burglary. 100 block of Chiquita St. 12:19 p.m. During a two-hour absence by the resident, someone entered a home window and took watches valued at $200 from a jewelry box. Detective activity. 33600 block of Del Opisbo. 2:51 p.m. Narcotics investigators who set up...

Chlorine Attack Sickens Sea Lions

Local and federal investigators suspect  someone tainted saltwater pools holding recuperating sea lions at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon last week and are seeking the public’s help to find the culprits. This is the first known animal assault at the center or...

Laguna’s Land Preserves Expand

Jeff Lalloway learned the curves and grades of Laguna Beach’s hillside streets 10 years ago during thigh-burning uphill training rides while a member of the Dana Point bicycle racing team Labor Power. Now chairman of the Orange County Transportation Authority, he returned to...

Locals Organize Quake Relief for Nepal

Two Laguna Beach women devoted to improving the lives of impoverished women and children in Nepal confront new fundraising hurdles in the wake of Saturday’s devastating earthquake. Damage to the orphanage Chhahari that Christine Casey helped build for 25 poor children in...

Streetbeat

Monday, April 20 Property. 1600 block of Hillcrest Dr. 8:30 a.m. There are no known suspects in the disappearance of jewelry valued at $4,000 and $900 in cash. Grand theft. 200 block of Broadway St. 11:40 a.m. A man who left his car downtown while working returned eight hours...

Thoughtful or Guilt-Laden, Thief Returns Car Keys

A car thief took $1,000 worth of electronics and cash from a vehicle abandoned near St. Catherine’s Church Friday, April 17, just a half mile from where it had disappeared, police said. Its owner, who had left the key on the bumper, discovered the Nissan Pathfinder missing after...