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Democrat Harley Rouda edged past his Democratic opponent Hans Keirstead by a 62-vote margin in the still undecided race to determine who will challenge Rep. Dana Rohrabacher in November in the 48thCongressional District.

City Pursues Making Historic Registry Voluntary

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The Laguna Beach City Council directed city staff at its Oct. 23 meeting to draft language for a new historic resource ordinance that would make it voluntary for homeowners to have their home on the city’s list of historic resources.

City Seeks a Bird’s Eye View From Experts

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As Laguna Beach moves forward on initiatives to ease congestion, increase mobility, and aesthetically enhance its downtown, the City Council unanimously voted Tuesday to...

Laguna Girls Finish Sixth at State

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Strickland just misses school record   After falling short last year, the 2011 girls’ cross-country team achieved its season-long goal of returning to state finals last...

Pandas Serve as a Furry Textbook

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Third grade teacher Tamara Wong picked up a passion for pandas as a child. A book report about the animals she completed in third...

City Approves $11.1 Million Village Entrance Makeover

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As summer tourists begin to dissipate in September, big changes will be coming to the large downtown parking lot that welcomes visitors to and from the festivals’ grounds—an area known to locals as the Village Entrance.

T’was the Night Before Tech-mas

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By Susan Jacob T’was the night before Tech-mas, when all through the house Not a creature was stirring; we have a cat and no mouse; The stockings...

Laguna Beach moves to ease permitting, parking standards for new downtown businesses

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Laguna Beach is on track to allow new downtown businesses to open under looser permitting and parking rules, a move that city leaders hope...

Curtain Rises on Double Bill of Youth Theater

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Newcomer Opens Fall Season with ‘Stage Door’ The performance “Stage Door,” written by Edna Ferber and George S. Kaufman, opens Friday, Nov. 6, at the...

Locals Figure In UCI’s Anniversary Party

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Laguna Beach activist and decorated Vietnam veteran Michael Beanan led several veterans’ initiatives and programs as assistant dean of students at UC Irvine from...

After ‘Overheated’ Run-Up, Home Prices Cool

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The median price of homes sold in Laguna Beach during 2015 fell to $1.7 million, a 5 percent decline over a year ago and the first price drop in four years of escalating values.

Updated: Herzfeld to Exit as LBHS Principal

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A request for a reassignment as a teacher by Laguna Beach High School Principal Chris Herzfeld was approved by the school board Tuesday, district...

Local Student Pays It Forward As a Teacher

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Having benefited from the comparative luxury of the public schools in Laguna Beach, native Lindsay McKenna, a 2007 Laguna Beach High School graduate and...

UPDATED: Laguna Beach to reopen sand Friday, water might stay closed for weeks

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Laguna Beach will reopen the sand at city and county beaches on Friday after being closed by a major oil spill, city officials said...

‘Shift’ Steps Up Dance

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“Shift,” the high school’s winter dance concert, opens this Friday night at the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. The concert opens with “Sweet Talk,” a fun jazz...