Water District Will Raise Rates

The South Coast Water District, which services South Laguna plans an incremental increase in water and sewer rates over the next five years that will add about $87 a year to the typical bill of a homeowner beginning July 1.

Swimmer Rises to a Miles-High Challenge

Laguna local and open-water ocean swimmer Tom Hale again braved frigid waters to compete in a fresh-water lake contest far from home and far above sea level.
Posted On 15 May 2016

Expect a Ballot Stuffed With Pot Measures

Laguna Beach voters will certainly see two, and perhaps as many as four, competing medicinal marijuana measures on the November general election ballot as a result of the City Council’s action Tuesday.

First Parklet Hit with Scathing Review

After years of attempts to make Forest Avenue a more walker-friendly promenade, the first “parklet” received a wrath of criticism at Tuesday’sLaguna Beach City Council meeting.

Clinic Backers Demonstrate Their Support

More than 140 locals attended the Laguna Beach Community Clinic’s Cinco de Mayo fundraiser, contributing $176,000 to help fund a healthy community initiative, says a clinic statement. Patient Robin Agers described turning to the clinic for help to guests who attended the event at...

City Manager Speaks to Business Club

Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig will discuss current and future initiatives and the city’s financial condition at a Business Club breakfast meeting Thursday, May 19. The 7:30 a.m. meeting begins with a buffet breakfast at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway. Non-members are...

Personnel File

Pantry Hires a Director   The Laguna Food Pantry named local Justin Myers as its part-time director. Myers, who runs an event planning and catering company, also serves as president of Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association and is a member of other local boards. He will be...

Trump Rally Steals the Show

Ranger, the Laguna Beach police dog purchased with funds raised by the Woman’s Club, waited patiently in a van as his handlers prepared to demonstrate the dog’s abilities for his patrons on Thursday, April 28. Unfortunately, the featured performer that members and guests lined up...

Monique Huguette Pitz

  The Pitz, McConnell, O’Keefe, Verpaelst and Fallou families are sad to announce the passing of their beloved wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, Monique Huguette Pitz. Monique was born in Hull, Canada, on Jan. 27, 1936. She passed away on May...


Monday, May 2 Vandalism. 600 Park Ave. 1:13 p.m. A vehicle was keyed. Fraud. 700 block of Cliff Dr. 2:18 p.m. Somneone opened a bank account in the victim’s name. Wednesday, May 4 Sleeper. 1200 block of N. Coast Hwy. 7:42 a.m. Jonathan Ken Lain, 46, of Long Beach, who had left...

Indy on Arts

Friday, May 1 Kelly Fitzgerald Duo, 7 p.m., Big Fish Tavern, 540 S. Coast Hwy. #200. 949 715-4500. World Anthem, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Crimson and Crowbar, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Nick I & A.D.D, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy,...

Lundeberg Retrospective, an Overdue Treat

Wearing a frilly white dress, a small girl sits next to a low table bearing a clock. Most striking are the tyke’s eyes, hinting at preternatural depth while gazing at the viewer. Behind her, the elongated shadow of a grown woman visually connects her to a painting of the grown...

Schools Plan for Jump in Enrollment

The Laguna Beach school district expects a 27 percent increase in its student population over two decades and forecasts needing $24 million in improvements to accommodate such growth. To start recouping the expected costs of an enrollment jump, the school board will tonight...

Turn Over at City Hall

A noticeable rate of employee turn-over has occurred at Laguna Beach City Hall in recent years, prompting questions about competitive pay, benefits and parting expertise.

School Field Closes for Makeover

The Laguna Beach High School field will close beginning May 16 to public and student use even before the school year ends to allow for a $2 million field renovation.