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Invisible, Boyd Still Casts His Vote

The first clue something unusual was up was the head shot of Council member Kelly Boyd taped to the back of a chair in...

Places of Worship Set Christmas Eve Services

Young members of Laguna Presbyterian Church re-enact the Christmas story during this past Sunday’s service.  Photo by Mitch Ridder Presbyterians Celebrate Christmas Services at Laguna Presbyterian...

Red Ink Excised, Balanced Budget is Approved

By moving money leftover in other city accounts, freezing salaries and trimming costs to cover a third-year deficit, the City Council on Tuesday gave...

Collision Injures 5, Driver Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

Five people were injured, two severely, in a two-car collision late Monday near Laguna Beach’s northern city limit and a 19-year-old driver was arrested...

Repairing a Lifeline to a Historic Laguna Enclave

Trash day proves much more of a chore than it used to be for Deborah Young and her neighbors in an unusual Laguna Canyon...

State May Fund Canyon Fire Prevention

City officials are hopeful that a new state grant will provide the funds necessary to cut dry, dead brush in Laguna Canyon for fire prevention.

Newly Renovated Medical Clinic Sparks Celebration

Last Thursday, the Laguna Beach Community Clinic held a public open house to celebrate its fully renovated medical home. Pacific Orca owner Ken Mockett...

Concert Supports Aid for Syrian Refugees

More than a year ago, news about the hundreds of refugees fleeing war-torn Syria for the uncertain shores of Greece sparked San Clemente resident Jackie Menter to take action. “Something called me to help first-hand,” said Menter, who had spent 18 months in Greece volunteering on the island of Chios.

Apparent Drowning by Laguna Snorkler

A 60-year-old Laguna Niguel resident died of an apparent drowning while snorkeling in one of the coves below Laguna Beach’s Montage resort on Thursday,...

Shark Watch: Changing Times

Jeremy Frimond, marine protection officer for the City of Laguna Beach, noted, “Great white shark sightings are not as new an occurrence as some might think.

The Small Star of a Big Show

Nahl’s “Grizzly Bear of California,” created in 1854, stands out because “it is the drawing that is the basis for the bear on the state flag,” said museum Executive Director Malcolm Warner of the pencil and watercolor piece.

Top Arts Groups Reap a Budget Windfall

In a last minute addition to a wish-list of city expenditures, the Laguna Beach City Council preliminarily agreed Tuesday, Jan. 12, to issue $1 million matching grants to both Laguna Playhouse and the Laguna Art Museum over four years.

Patriots Day Parade Steps Off

The first of 92 entries in the Patriots Day Parade set out at 11 a.m. from Park Avenue at Legion Street on Saturday, March 3.

Tips on Solar Eclipse Viewing

Locally, Laguna Beach will be able to view between 60% and 70% of the obscuration of the sun by the moon,

Douglas C. Reilly

Douglas Reilly died peacefully at home in Laguna Beach, after a long illness, at age 62. Doug was born in New York City and...