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Initiative Would Overturn Laguna’s Ban on Medical Marijuana Stores

An initiative has qualified for the Laguna Beach city ballot that if approved would reverse the town's ban on medical marijuana dispensaries.

Suspects Arrested in Burglary of Designer Boutique

For the second time in six months, thieves target a downtown Laguna Beach designer jeans store.


Newcomer Runs for State Office

Four-year Laguna Beach resident Ari Grayson will challenge Republican incumbent John Moorlach for California’s 37th Senate District in the November election.

Destruction of Landmark Trees Prompts Policy Debate

Two stately, historic trees that for decades shaded a courtyard enclosed by retail shops were mostly cut down last week under a city issued permit until an elected official intervened.

Indy on Arts

Friday, April 8 Jackie Pember 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. “Zombie in Love: The Musical,” 7 p.m., Youth Theater at Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road. Tickets: 949 497-2787....

Film ‘Orange Sunshine’, Trippy LSD Love Story

Filmmaker William Kirkley's "Orange Sunshine" depicts the hippie era in Laguna Beach in a premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Larsen Fans Hope to Restore His Sculpture

It’s faded and cracked from the elements, and the hand is missing a thumb. Even so, the sculpture of Eiler Larsen, the Danish vagabond who metamorphosed into the revered Laguna Beach greeter, still draws throngs of visitors who pass his corner at Forest Ave and Coast Highway 41...

Beach Access Broadens Through Gated Community

Under terms of a legal settlement, public access to Strands Beach in Dana Point, which includes an accessway through a newly developed gated community, will be unimpeded from 5 a.m. until 10 p.m., says a statement from Surfrider Foundation, which challenged limited access to...

Four Countries in Two Days

Festival Showcases Himalayan Culture Without benefit of a passport or overnight flight, the Himalayan Festival allows visitors to immerse themselves in the culture, food and music of Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17, on the Festival of Arts...
Posted On 07 Apr 2016

Citizen Academy Graduates Celebrate

Laguna Beach Police Department’s Citizen Academy graduated its 22nd class last month, adding 17 new members. The 12-week course gives citizen’s insights into the department’s operation. Academy members also shoot at the police firing range and participate in mock scenarios. The...

Artist Ken Auster Remembered

Two celebrations are planned this weekend honoring Laguna Beach artist and teacher Ken Auster, says a Laguna Plein Air Painters Association announcement. Friends are invited to share in a 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. celebration Saturday, April 9, at Capo Beach Church, 25975 Domingo Ave.,...

Friendship Shelter Opens a Door to Young Adults

Friendship Shelter’s Henderson House apartments in San Clemente reopened its doors last month to 14 homeless youth aged 18-25, who will all have access to supportive services that help ensure a successful living arrangement. “We’re thrilled to welcome 14 young people to...

Boat Outing Turns Treacherous

Laguna Beach lifeguards and Good Samaritans came to the aid of passengers on a stalled powerboat pushed by waves onto a shoreline reef about 5:40 p.m. Sunday, April 3. “They were in a perilous position,” lifeguard Chief Kevin Snow said in an interview this week. The outing by...

Cyclist Catapulted 300 Feet Escapes Nearly Unscathed

A motorcyclist weaving in Coast Highway traffic at high speeds was catapulted 300 feet after colliding with another vehicle Tuesday, April 5, but survived the crash, police said. Local resident Michele McCormick pulled up to the accident scene only minutes after witnessing a...

Alliance Celebrates 10 Years of Art Stars

The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts celebrated the 10th anniversary of the annual Art Star Awards by acknowledging and rewarding the best and brightest on the Laguna Beach art scene with elegant statuettes created by sculptor Louis Longi this past Sunday, April 3. It also...