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Laguna Restaurants Change Chefs, Menus

By Christopher Trela | NB Indy Chef and Restaurateur Ryan Adams has been at his Three Seventy Common Kitchen+Drink in Laguna Beach for many years, but recently announced that he is handing over the reins of his restaurant to Chef Greg Daniels, former chef-owner of Haven Gastropub...

TOW Elementary Honored as Green Ribbon School

Top of the World Elementary was recognized Wednesday, Sept. 19, for its innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and costs, promote better health, and ensure effective environmental education at a ceremony at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C.

Newport Beach Doctor, Girlfriend Charged With Rape, Sexual Assault

A Newport Beach doctor and his girlfriend were arrested last week on multiple felony sexual assault counts, the Orange County District Attorney reported this week.

Schools

School District to Launch Early Learning Program

On Tuesday, Oct. 2, the Laguna Beach Unified School District will launch its 2018-2019 Learning Linkprogram for early learning, with its first session from 9-11 a.m. Learning Link supports early childhood education, fine and gross motor skills, speech and language development,...

Host an Exchange Student

ASSE, the Laguna Beach-based international student exchange program, is seeking local families to host students aged 15 to 18 for the 2018-2019 school year. Students come for 10 months to experience American culture as they share their culture and language with their host...

Camp Opportunities

No Square Lifts the Curtain on Theatre Camp A two-week musical theatre camp for young performers ages 5-18 of all skill levels begins Monday, July 23, at No Square Theatre, 384 Legion S Direction is by Ella Wyatt and musical direction is by David Jayden Anthony. Kids 5-8 will...

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Street Beat

Street Beat

  Sunday, Sept. 16 Traffic stop. 1 a.m. 900 block of Laguna Canyon Road. A 31-year-old Santa Ana resident was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500. Saturday, Sept. 15 Traffic stop. 1:08 a.m. 600 block of Laguna Canyon Road. A 23-year-old Cerritos woman was arrested for DUI...

Laguna Detectives Arrest Man Suspected of Stealing Over $585K

In November 2016, a Laguna Beach resident reported to the Laguna Beach Police Department that he had been the victim of check fraud. Detectives began an investigation, which revealed that the victim’s maintenance repair man, Jose Angel Martinez Casillas, was the suspect. After a...

Street Beat – Police Log

  Sunday, Sept. 2 Traffic stop. 2:43 a.m. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Road. A 45-year-old Van Nuys woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Saturday, Sept. 1 Traffic stop. 12:31 a.m. 600 block of Laguna Canyon Road. A 38-year-old Laguna Beach man was arrested...

Letters

Letter: Post-Coastal Cleanup, Let’s Focus on Microplastic, Sustainable Living

Sept. 15 was another record-breaking Coastal Cleanup Day. Orange County Coastkeeper reports 44,000 pounds of trash were collected, up from 32,000 pounds last year. Cheers to the community effort! However, what’s crucial is to realize what was not picked up, why, and the...

Letter: In Defense of Design Review

I would like to speak up in defense of our town’s Design Review Board.  I hear many complaints about this group in conversations, in City Council candidate forums, and I read disparaging comments in the paper. However, as a long-time resident who has attended many DRB meetings, I...

Videos

Video Inspires Underwater Awe

An educational video featuring Laguna Beach’s Marine Protected Areas was released this week by the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, five organizations whose mission aims to protect and restore marine life. Short, fun and informative, it features local personalities Patsee Ober, Mike...

Community Datebook 7/26/13

Master Gardener Sows SEEDS City Council member Toni Iseman awarded junior master gardener certificates recently to Laguna Beach elementary school students Katelyn Kolberg, Keala Henry, and Olivia Markman. The girls completed a yearlong program taught by master gardener Sharael...

A ‘Twisted Blessing’ Works to Save Lives

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Laguna resident Holly Morrell was going under the knife again, the sixth procedure in nearly a decade. A defibrillator planted in her chest required repair. Two wires, or “leads,” were fractured, meant to connect to veins near her heart that monitor...