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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...

Budget Encourages Restraint

In a summary of Laguna Beach’s proposed nearly $80 million budgets for the next two years, City Manager John Pietig describes the city’s revenues as “meeting or exceeding levels experienced prior to the recession.” Even so, Pietig advocates fiscal restraint and cautions...

Claims Will Test View Rights

  Public sentiment skewed to extremes as Laguna Beach spent months fine-tuning and redrafting its view ordinance, which took effect last December. Some residents predicted a stampede of claims by homeowners seeking to restore vegetation-choked vistas and speculators trying...

Sewer Project Blocked by a Lone Hold-Out

Five more feet of easement is all South Coast Water District needs to begin its massive pipeline replacement and tunnel improvement project under the ocean bluffs of South Laguna, according to Andrew Brunhart, the district’s general manager. A closed meeting was to be held...

School Board Meetings to Go Live

  Although not likely to be quite as colorful or town-changing as the MTV reality show, Laguna Beach school board meetings will soon go live. The Laguna Beach Unified School District board voted 3-1 Tuesday to stream public meetings online. The board approved $50,000 for...

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...

Reward Offered for Tips on Sea Lion Poisoning

An animal rights group is offering a reward of up to $2,500 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of whoever poisoned more than a dozen sea lions with chlorine at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach. “It takes an appalling disregard for others to...

Somber Parade Sets Out

A usually joyful experience will take on darker undertone Wednesday, May 20, during the Ride of Silence, when local cyclists set out at 7 p.m. from Heisler Park to honor 13 cyclists who died in bike accidents in Orange County since 2014. The ride’s intent is to honor those...

Pacific Blue Yoga Studio Changes Name and Enhances Offerings

Bikram Yoga Laguna Beach has officially become Pacific Blue Yoga. The studio remains under the same management but is expanding to offer more classes in other styles of yoga. They have also remodeled with new high-tech flooring and other improvements. Pacific Blue Yoga’s stated...

Personnel File

Cosmetic Dentist Earns His Peers Praise Dentist Nicholas C. Davis, a long time Laguna Beach resident who practices in Newport Beach, has been named an accredited fellow in the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. He says he is one of only two dentists in the county to achieve...

Kenneth Watkins

Kenneth Ray Watkins surrounded by family peacefully passed away at his home in Shingle Springs, Calif., May 2, 2015. Kenny was born May 25, 1925, in Laguna Beach. His youth was spent in Laguna Beach and it was love of the ocean and of country that caused Kenny in 1943 to leave...

Clinic Raises Funds, Hope at Annual Event

An annual Cinco de Mayo fundraiser for the Laguna Beach Community Clinic was attended by nearly 200 supporters and raised $85,000 in support of its Women’s Health Programs on Sunday, May 3. Board president George Heed announced that a $20,000 challenge grant of the board’s pooled...

Volunteers Plea to Restock Food Pantry

Volunteers from the Laguna Beach Interfaith Council will be collecting donations of nonperishable food between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at three local grocery stores on Saturday, May 16. The most-needed items are breakfast cereal, canned tuna, peanut butter, jelly, pasta, and pasta...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 15 Classical chamber musicians El Re’al Players, 6:30 p.m., Sunset Serenade in Heisler Park Amphitheater. Free. Nick I & ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Sabrina Lentini, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Boogie Knights, 8...