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Shelter Receives a Gift From a Spotted Dog Lover

  A six-month old Dalmation pup that was deaf and whose behavior was wild ended up in the animal shelter years ago. Manager Nancy Goodwin began training the dog in the hope of making it adoptable. Local resident Kathleen Clody also got wind of the new shelter resident and...
Posted On 24 Aug 2015

Coastal Panel OKs Fire Breaks

After listening to an analysis of a Laguna Beach fuel modification project, including testimony from Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse about fire conditions exacerbated by the drought, the California Coastal Commission effectively green-lighted a project to thin dense brush in Arch...

Can Bikers, Hikers and Habitat Co-Exist?

Admitting that the open-space trail system is a car wreck, as one trail is aptly named, hikers and mountain bikers were asked to ditch any antagonism and work together to improve everyone’s outdoor experience in the South Coast Wilderness, 22,000 acres of open space around Laguna...

ACLU Again Challenges Laguna’s Policies Toward the Homeless

The ACLU Foundation and the law firm of Paul Hastings Thursday sued the city of Laguna Beach for discriminating against homeless individuals with disabilities. As a result of an earlier ACLU lawsuit and settlement, Laguna Beach in 2009 opened the only municipal year-round shelter...

Updated: Vacation Rental Ban Extended

Swayed by residents’ impassioned testimony about rowdy visitors eroding the quality of life in their neighborhoods, the City Council Tuesday opted to ban short-term lodging in all residential areas in Laguna Beach. The Council called for staff to develop an ordinance...

Prosecutor Withdraws Cold-Case Murder Charge

Due to the deaths of two witnesses and the inability of a third to travel, prosecutors on Tuesday were forced to drop charges against a felon accused in the 1978 robbery-stabbing of Laguna Beach resident Brent Stapleton Tobey. Prosecutors say they expect to re-file murder charges...

Water Conservation Rises

Laguna Beach residents reduced their water use by 27 percent in July, bringing Laguna Beach 30 million gallons closer to its mandatory reduction goal, the Laguna Beach County Water District announced Wednesday. Based on targets set by the State Water Resources Control Board,...

Boy and Girls Club Events Offer Fun for All

Three Boys and Girls Club fundraisers over the next three months appeal to different segments of the community, but all benefit an organization challenged by growing demand for its services, Executive Director Pam Estes said. “The number of kids who need us has grown so fast that...

John H. Glover King

Jack King was born on June 3, 1928, and passed away quietly in his sleep on Sunday, Aug. 9, 2015, at the age of 87. King, a lifelong bachelor, is survived by his twin brother, William Thomas Glover King; Tom’s wife Nancy; five nieces and nephews; and 20 great and great-great...

Personnel File

City Hires Two New Managers Coldiron was hired to manage the city’s pool. He previously oversaw Palm Desert’s aquatics facility. Coldiron holds a bachelor’s degree in recreation administration and a master’s degree in public administration.   Scott Manchan, a 20-year transit...

Artist Finds Her Calling Wrapped in Felt

Booties, bedroom slippers, hats, crafts and the smooth emerald green surface covering expensive pool tables: these are the typical consumer uses associated with felt, which also figures in industrial applications. Yet, in regions of central Asia, the dense fabric is popularly...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Aug. 2 Art a Fair, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. weekends, 9 p.m. Sunday-Thursday; 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Free entry to locals. Festival of Arts exhibit, 10 a.m.-11 p.m. daily; Pageant of the Masters, 8:30 p.m., 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-6582. Thru Aug. 31. Sawdust Art...

Laguna Plans to Ban Short-Term Rentals

Laguna Beach is moving closer to enacting a total ban on short-term rentals and on Tuesday extended a moratorium on granting new permits for another year. In order to iron out details, the City Council didn’t act to impose a ban, but unanimously signaled their intent to draw up...

Diver Loses Consciousness in Laguna’s Crescent Bay

A 29-year-old Anaheim man in an early morning diving class at Crescent Bay Beach ascended too rapidly and lost consciousness Sunday, Aug. 16, police said. The diver was brought ashore by an instructor about 8:58 a.m. and treated by fire personnel before being transported to...

Police Surprise Bar Patrons With Vouchers

Local police are trying a tactic other than handcuffs to discourage drinkers from getting into the driver’s seat. Test-driving a program called “Know Your Limits,” officers managed to convince 50 bar patrons, one third of whom were locals, to take an alcohol...