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Council Reconsiders Allowing Pot Deliveries

Council members listened to a litany of testimony urging them to reconsider. In response, the council unanimously voted to add a sunset clause to the ordinance, which placed a hold on the local law until a decision was made in Sacramento.

Rehab House Owner Tries to Quell Concerns

Scores of anxious residents voiced their fears about a detox and rehab facility near Top of the World Elementary School at a town hall meeting this past Tuesday, Feb. 2.

Senate Candidate Harris Speaks in Laguna

U.S. Senate candidate and state Attorney General Kamala Harris spoke about regulating assault rifles, women’s rights and the common thread of school truancy in the background of violent criminals during a campaign stop in Laguna Beach. A former district attorney in San Francisco,...

Chamber Announces ‘Spirit’ Winners

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce presented 13 Spirit of Laguna awards during its board installation last Friday, Jan. 29. President Larry Nokes emcee’d with co-host Pat Kollenda. Mayor Steve Dicterow presided over the installation and swore in the directors. Also in...

Parade Honorees Receive Early Attention

The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association holds its brunch for honorees beginning at 11:15 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 7, at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd. The parade steps off next month, Saturday, March 5. This year’s honorees include grand marshal Kelly Boyd, patriot...

Garden Club Offers a Living Valentine

All are invited to the Laguna Beach Garden Club’s Friday, Feb. 12, meeting when the annual Valentine container auction takes place at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Registration and social hour is from 9:30-10 a.m. Purchase a unique gift for that special someone and...

Personnel File

Former Mayor Egly Takes a New Post Jane Egly, former mayor and former Laguna Beach County Water District director, has been appointed to the Laguna Beach County Water District’s water commission to fill a seat left vacant by the death of commission chair, Bruce R. Scherer, says a...

Glenn Arthur Arentz

Nov. 18, 1963 – Jan. 11, 2016 Glenn Arthur Arentz died at home in Santa Ana. He had been a resident of Laguna Beach from 1980 to 2005. For those who would remember him, he worked at Wells Fargo bank as a parking attendant and would always hold the door open for you. He was a...

Police Seize Stolen Firearms

A routine midnight check of a public park led police to recover two assault rifles stolen days earlier in Fountain Valley and arrest a possible suspect Wednesday, Jan. 27. One of two men outside a vehicle in Alta Laguna Park with its doors open fled after a jailer informed them...

Ex-Campaign Treasurer Faces Embezzlement Charges

The district attorney’s office says a former treasurer for U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher’s re-election campaign was arrested at his home today, Tuesday, Feb. 2, and accused of embezzling over $300,000 from the campaign and a business where he previously worked. Jack Wenpo Wu, 45, of...

Police Seize Stolen Firearms

A routine midnight check of a public park led police to recover two assault rifles stolen days earlier in Fountain Valley and arrest a possible suspect Wednesday, Jan. 27. One of two men outside a vehicle in Alta Laguna Park with its doors open fled after a jailer informed them...

Community Clinic Receives Major Gift

A local couple has contributed the largest gift the Laguna Beach Community Clinic has received to date to ensure the clinic’s ongoing operations.

Schools Approve New Classes, Safety Measures

Come spring, as students peruse their list of class choices, they will find for the first time Mandarin Chinese among the language courses offered at Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School.

After ‘Overheated’ Run-Up, Home Prices Cool

The median price of homes sold in Laguna Beach during 2015 fell to $1.7 million, a 5 percent decline over a year ago and the first price drop in four years of escalating values.