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Bartels’ Brea Project Transforms its Setting

Laguna Beach ceramic artist Marlo Bartels transforms a pathway in a housing development in Brea with whimsy, history and flashes of color.

Four Arrested in Stolen Car Pursuit

Two teens that abandoned their crashed and stolen car and evaded a police manhunt on the ground and from the air for six hours were eventually arrested by a patrol officer, who thought their description matched that of the get-aways, police said. Their wet and dirty clothing...

Schools Assess Their Culture

  This week, parents, staff and students in each of the four Laguna Beach schools were sent an email link to a confidential survey about school culture, fulfilling a pledge by the superintendent to assess the learning environment in the wake of a recent racially charged...

Schools

Party Stirs Up Fairy Tale Fun

Fans of fairy tales are invited to a once-upon-a-time Royal Tea Party, hosted by Cinderella and her friends Snow White, Jasmine and the Prince this Saturday, March 25, and Saturday, April 1. The characters will pour tea and serve treats while court jesters entertain in the Senior...

Schools Defeat Chiefs in Chef Challenge

A new line-up of competitors took up the Chef Challenge for a Schoolpower fundraiser at the Lumberyard restaurant, which raised $8,000 to benefit the local public schools, an announcement says. This year, the competition pitted Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse and Police Chief Laura...

Learning Lessons in a Mexico Orphanage

Teaching students to live and learn in service of others underpins the Community Learning Center at Top of the World Elementary School. Several CLC families put that philosophy into practice by visiting the Door of Faith orphanage in Baja California, Mexico, earlier this month....

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Street Beat

Four Arrested in Stolen Car Pursuit

Two teens that abandoned their crashed and stolen car and evaded a police manhunt on the ground and from the air for six hours were eventually arrested by a patrol officer, who thought their description matched that of the get-aways, police said. Their wet and dirty clothing...

Streetbeat

Monday, March 13 Disturbance. 400 block of S. Coast Hwy. 6:57 p.m. A Laguna Beach resident was arrested for assault and vandalism as a result of a dispute with a bar patron who was allegedly harassing an elderly relative. Tuesday, March 14 Fraud. 21700 block of Ocean Vista Dr....

Plan Before You Party

The Laguna Beach Police Department urges St. Patrick’s Day imbibers against driving drunk by planning a sober ride home before the party begins. Extra officers will deploy beginning Friday, March 17, to stop and arrest drivers showing signs of alcohol or drug impairment, says a...

Letters

Geezer Laguna

Editor, I can’t help but notice that the initiatives that come out of City Hall and certain political groups in Laguna Beach are either cosmetic or are focused on old issues that are never solved. The city had to be forced to invest in basic health and safety...

Bushes Obscure a Historic Treasure

Editor, Thank you for the Friday morning chuckle. The companion picture of Taverna, an Aubrey St. Clair building, which features a historic tiled mural completely obscured by bushes planted right in front of the mural that no one will be able to see if you joined the discussion...

Celebrating Spring

Editor: Where is global warming when we need it? I do look forward to the first day of spring, balmy weather, and flowers in bloom. The first day of spring is actually a perfect opportunity to turn over a new leaf in our personal habits – to clean house, to jog outdoors,...

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...