The Lead

Rescuers Free Entangled Sea Lion

Reports from the public noting the whereabouts of a young sea lion entangled in rope helped rescuers locate and free the sea mammal in the Dana Point Harbor Tuesday, April 4, says an announcement by the Pacific Marine Mammal Center. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration...

Coastal Activist’s Fight is Now His Own

An avid wave rider and 25-year ocean environmentalist, Babski’s die-hard coastal commitment began as a result of his dedication to surfing. In the late 1980s this passion led him to non-profit volunteerism that would aid local coastal causes.

Push for Pathways Moves Forward

A proposal for footpaths connecting streets in the Temple Hills neighborhood of Laguna Beach prompted a discussion about historical integrity, safety and privacy at Tuesday’s City Council meeting.


Rolling Out a Magic Carpet

Laguna Beach’s elementary schools and district office will serve as drop-off locations for gently used children’s books Feb. 1-14, intended to introduce preschool children to the magical world between the covers. “Children who are read to at home have a higher success rate in...

Class Notes

Shap Show Spotlights High School Talent Laguna Beach’s Lumberyard Restaurant will host a $65 per person pre-show dinner on Saturday, Feb. 8, which includes reserved seating for the 26th annual No Suits Allowed concert at the LBHS Artists’ Theatre. Both the 7:30 p.m. concert and...


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Street Beat

Street Beat

Burglars Gain Access With Subterfuge A woman apparently working with a male accomplice distracted the attention of two homeowners in North Laguna in the early evening hours of Tuesday, Feb. 22, allowing her cohort to enter their unsecured homes and flee with valuables. An elderly...

Street Beat

Monday, Feb. 14 Traffic stop. 1:40 a.m. S. Coast Highway. A 55-year-old Long Beach man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Threats. 11:33 a.m. TOW School. A student’s report that her father had threatened the life of er mother is under investigation. Fraud. 1:42 p.m....

Coast Guard Rescues Stranded Smugglers

A panga boat carrying 18 passengers who lacked any life preservers lost power about 5.5 miles offshore Laguna Beach and was seized about 4:40 a.m. Monday by a patrolling Coast Guard boat, a spokeswoman said. The 18 suspected illegal migrants were outfitted with life preservers by...


Jews on Edge

Editor, Whether you agree with President Trump or not, one thing is clear: his campaign last year, and his presidency now, have given people permission to act out in inappropriate and likely, unlawful, ways.  Last week, alone, 43 Jewish centers nationwide received bomb threats....

Skipper Carrillo, Missed on the Parade Route

Editor, Sure missed seeing the Skip at the parade.  Get well soon! Walker Reed, Laguna Beach

Proposed Plan Ignores City’s Worst Access Spots

Editor, Re: Mr. Lawson’s letter (“Emergency Access We can Live With,” Feb. 17 edition: This city has long ignored the access issues of the safety element in the general plan as adopted in June 1995. The plan identified 16 neighborhoods or groups of streets throughout the city...