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Huntington Beach Man Drowns While Attempting Rescue in Laguna Beach

By Allison Jarrell | LB Indy A 27-year-old Huntington Beach man, Javier Vargas Cuellar, has been identified as the swimmer who died Sunday night after attempting to rescue a fellow swimmer at Table Rock Beach in Laguna. Sgt. Jim Cota, of the Laguna Beach Police Department, said...


Class Notes

Laguna Beach Live! Awards Two Scholarships Beach Live! presented two $1,000 scholarships to two deserving Laguna Beach High School students at the Senior Convocation on June 7. The two students were chosen from a group of seniors who applied and wrote essays telling of their...


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Street Beat

Open House Burglars Arrested

On May 26, the Laguna Beach Police Department received three reports of theft from three different residences in the city. Police discovered that all of the victims who reported a theft had hosted “open houses” earlier that day. The suspects posed as potential buyers, and the...


Letter: Local Politics Should Focus on Local Issues

You can feel it coming…it’s in the air. Local political gadflies are all abuzz about the 2020 election. Will it be Trump and Biden, or will a new political star rise to challenge the incumbent? I published an article about Hawaii Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard being a qualified...


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...