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A New Sunset Viewing Spot Opens Shortly

Occupancy permits still await final signatures at Skyloft, the newest rooftop restaurant in Laguna Beach, expected to open in a restored historic building overlooking Main Beach next month. Even so, local resident Sam Goldstein exudes confidence that permits will finalize in time...

Cancer Study Terminated by Nuclear Regulators

Editor, It is alarming that the radioactive equivalent of thousands of nuclear weapons will now be stored indefinitely at San Onofre (“Coastal Commission OKs Nuclear Storage,” Oct. 19 edition). But this is not the only outrage. A month ago the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)...

Scouts Celebrate Summer Accomplishments

Troop 35’s members were recognized for merit badge and rank accomplishments at the fall court of honor on Sunday, Oct. 5. Scouts Sam Eidt, Jared Moy, Will Thomas, Logan Leeds, Bobby Briggs, Andrew Ranabarger, Sean Cavanaugh, Michael Davidson, Jared Hammett, Joseph Hovanesian,...

Hop Aboard For a Coastal Tour

Village Laguna will sponsor a coastal tour of Laguna Beach from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 aboard the Ocean Institute’s research vessel Sea Explorer, casting off from 24200 Dana Point Harbor. Take in the beauty of Laguna’s Marine Life Protected Area while guest...

Donald Edward Charhut

Donald Edward Charhut, 83, a former long-time resident of Laguna Beach, passed away on Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015, at Saint Camillus Center in Stamford, Conn., after a brief illness. Don was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Chicago, Ill., and was the second of three sons born to Genevieve...

‘Getting Their Act Together’ at Playhouse

Singer, songwriter and minor pop star Heather Jones is turning 39, a senior citizen in the world of pop music, at least as a woman. But not only does she want to make a comeback after raising a family, she wants to veer off stylistically from her previous bit of commercial...

Painters Return to Compete Out of Doors

When plein-air painter John Cosby decided to found the first    Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational in 1998, he wanted to bring the best representational painters from across the nation to his hometown in Laguna Beach. To start off on a good footing, they met at the Ritz...

Schools Consider Expansion Ideas

With $27 million earmarked for campus upgrades and 10 years to spend it in, Laguna Beach Unified School District board members, staff and a few residents reviewed wish lists this past Monday, Oct. 5, for additions at all four schools and improved playing fields at Laguna Beach...

Arnold Hano Film Hits Home Run

In the cinema classic, “Field of Dreams,” James Earl Jones’ character Terence Mann recounts the importance of America’s national pastime to Ray Kinsella, played by Kevin Costner. “The one constant through all the years, Ray, has been baseball. America has rolled by like an army...

Temple Hills Pathway to Fade Away

A strip of land just 60-inches wide and 190 feet long in the Temple Hills Neighborhood generated heated debate Tuesday before the City Council, which voted 3-1 to abandon the historic footpaths little known outside the immediate area. Council member Toni Iseman dissented and...

Gelsons Bids to Bag a Bargain

The next chapter in the Haggen store closure and bankruptcy saga arrived this week as the embattled supermarket retailer received multiple bids for some of its Southern California locations. Most prominently, Gelson’s Markets, a purveyor of fine foods at its 18 specialty grocery...

Coastal Commission OKs Nuclear Storage

The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Tuesday, Oct. 6, to grant Southern California Edison a 20-year permit for nuclear waste storage at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, which borders Orange County. Officials at Rosemead-based Edison, the majority owner of...

Scaled Back, ‘Lagunatics’ Still a Success

A nearly full-house audience tapped their feet, sang along and even Conga danced at last Saturday night’s performance of “Lagunatics,” the irreverent show roasting Laguna Beach issues and events. For the first time, the show is playing at historic Legion Hall, a venue occupied by...

Haggen Employees Numb and Mum

With their future income uncertain, employees at the Haggen grocery store in South Laguna are saying they’re numb, stunned and angry about what they called a “rude awakening.” A spokesperson said Tuesday the store will close by Nov. 24, just eight months after the ownership...

Updated: Nuclear Waste Storage Tops Off Two Agendas

Post amended Oct. 7: The California Coastal Commission voted unanimously Tuesday, Oct. 6, to grant Southern California Edison a 20-year permit for nuclear waste storage at the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, which borders Orange County. Officials at Rosemead-based Edison,...