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Teen Soprano Opens Angels Game

Hands on your hearts, Laguna Beach baseball fans! As the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim take the field against the Boston Red Sox on Sunday, July 19, Laguna Beach’s Tessa Mansour will sing the national anthem to open the game, broadcast nationally by ESPN. The 17-year-old...

Pirates of the Laguna Sea Cast Off

The Boys and Girls Club invite members to set sail for Tortuga Island during summer day-camp adventures. Club members will help transform the club’s three locations into an island paradise as youth and staff embark on adventures like beach days at Diver’s Cove, field trips...

Doing Good

Hyundai Supports Child-Cancer Research Hope on Wheels, a non-profit arm of Hyundai Motors, presented a $2 million fifth and final pledge to CHOC Children Hospital in Orange to fund cancer research, capping a $10 million gift that is the largest in the medical center’s history....

Thomas P. De Paolo, 1923-2015

Tom de Paolo, 91, passed away July 2, in Laguna Beach, of complications from diabetes. He went as he always said he wanted to, in his home overlooking the Pacific. He received a steady stream of calls and visits from family and friends in his last few days, and had a smile and a...

Personnel File

City Hires Two New Planners           To reduce the turnaround time for zoning plan checks, the city’s community development department has hired two new associate planners, who will work in both the zoning and planning divisions. Monique Alanis-Flejter previously worked in...

Council Opens Tap on Water Reuse

With residents hauling buckets to their yards with water captured in warming showers and state parks and beaches this week turning off their outdoor showers, the City Council Tuesday approved more citywide water conservation measures, including a temporary moratorium on new pool...

Young Teacher Learns Their Language

  Not far from the town’s center, men waiting for work congregate at the day labor hiring area on Laguna Canyon Road. This summer, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 17-year-old Shira Alcouloumre also joins them. Shira and her brother, Aaron, began involvement with the center...

Turning Down the Tap

Christopher Regan celebrated his 49th birthday by taking a long shower. Regan, assistant general manager of the Laguna Beach County Water District, just got back Tuesday from the Northeast, where there’s no shortage of rain or snow pack. “I felt guilty taking a five-minute...

Braving a Catalina Crossing

  Tom Hale aims to swim from Avalon on Catalina Island to Laguna Beach next month alongside his daughter Faith, gaining a little recognition for his adopted hometown and accomplishing an unusual father-daughter feat. Hale and his daughter call the their relay team 33.5 Miles...
Posted On 12 Jul 2015

View Committee Clears its First Dispute

Laguna’s fledgling View Restoration Committee settled their first case on Monday, July 6, effectively restoring the view of Pinecrest Drive homeowners Roxane and Robert Simon. Despite a failed mediation between the Simons and vegetation owner Roy Henderson, the parties...

Blaze Stokes Old Fears

Initially, Penny Milne thought the sound she heard outside her Arroyo Drive home was heavy rain. After a startling explosion followed, likened by another bystander to cannon fire, she rocketed outside to see the commotion for herself. Milne conceded she had trouble absorbing the...

Teens Glimpse an Insider’s View of the Hospitality Industry

Residents of Community Service Programs’ Laguna Beach Youth Shelter had the opportunity to learn about the hospitality industry first-hand during a recent tour of the DoubleTree Hotel in Irvine. The quarterly tours began in 2014 and include lunch and motivational talks about the...

Keller Receives League’s Kudos

The Assistance League of Laguna Beach named Chris Keller businessperson of the year. Keller is an active member of the League’s advisory council and has been involved with the Early Intervention Program for developmentally delayed infants, a program that he participated in...

Personnel File

Laguna’s Motor Officer is Top Cop Motor Officer Matt Gregg was honored as Laguna Beach’s “top cop” on law enforcement appreciation night at Angel Stadium in Anaheim last month. Gregg was selected for his work ethic and professionalism. Recently Gregg has had to take on extra work...