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Historic Cottages on Chopping Block

Saying his opponents "shot themselves in the foot," Laguna Beach resident and developer Ken Fischbeck rescinded a proposal made earlier this month to...

Newsstand’s Shelf-life Renewed Again

After a six-month closure due to damage from last December’s deluge, the owner of the downtown newsstand on Ocean Avenue expects to reopen by...

Ho Hum Bandit Caught in Denver

Denver FBI agents on Monday arrested Adam Lynch, the “Ho Hum” bandit suspected in two Laguna Beach hold-ups and many others. Lynch, 34, of...

Initiative Aims to Preserve Laguna’s Open Space

Open-space advocates will ask Laguna Beach voters to again tax themselves $20 million over 20 years to claim 550 acres within city limits that...

Luxury Home Broker McMonigle Files for Ch. 7 Bankruptcy

By Mark Mueller Orange County Business Journal Newport Beach-based luxury real estate agent John McMonigle has filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy protection, according to court records. McMonigle,...

Fireworks Under Fire

For the first time, Laguna Beach must obtain a permit from the San Diego Regional Water Quality Board to ignite July 4th fireworks offshore. Partly...

Animal Lovers Keep Shelter Redux On Target

The $669,000 renovation of the city’s 60-year-old and recently flood-damaged animal shelter in Laguna Canyon will stay on schedule thanks to private donations totaling...

Wyland and Nick I Sing Blues for Ocean

As it turns out, Nick Hernandez, Jr., can really sing the blues. It’s just that ability to defy stereotypes that makes Hernandez stand out in...

Hotel’s Ex-Controller Pleads Guilty to Embezzling

The former controller of Hotel Laguna faces a maximum term of four years in state prison at a sentencing hearing scheduled for May 6...

New Restaurants Set to Open

Local dining patrons eager to experience fresh restaurant concepts may soon have a trio of new Laguna Beach venues to visit, though all in...

Laguna to Receive Trade Center Girders for Public Art

Laguna Beach will receive two steel girder pieces weighing 612 lbs. each and measuring 72 x 36 x 12 inches for use in a...

Local Icon Shares His Views at Exchange Club

Local Doug Miller, a prolific painter, violinist and photographer, will talk about his life with members of the Laguna Beach Exchange Club, which meets...

Mission Hospital’s CEO Stepping Down

Peter Bastone, the longtime president and chief executive of 552-bed Mission Hospital, which has campuses in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, will resign June...

Kelpfest Brings Underwater World to Main Beach

The second annual Kelpfest will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, April 16, on Main Beach. “Thousands of volunteers helped...

Open Space Prevails at Big Bend

Historic cottages to be removed Nearly four city-owned acres at a curve on Laguna Canyon Road known as Big Bend, where three dilapidating historic cottages...