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Good News and Bad News at Annual Economic Forecast

Some experts at the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual Economic Forecast luncheon, held at the Balboa Bay Resort on Thursday, Oct. 11, think a recession is coming, but Orange County will escape much of the economic damage


Students Use Forensics to Investigate Revenge Murder

DANA POINT, Calif. – With over-the-phone directions from a forensic scientist in Scotland, students from the Forensics/Mock Trial class at Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach recently used high-tech tactics to investigate a murder from 1585. Based on the historical events of...


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Tip Leads to Drug Raid

Surveillance of a home prompted by a tip led police Thursday, April 12, to avert a possible heroin overdose, arrest five people on an array of alleged charges as well as seize drugs and mail belonging to local residents. Of seven people described by police as fraudulent Airbnb...


Letter: Pounds of Plastic

With summer fast approaching, Laguna Beach is a popular destination for many, including plastics. If no change regarding plastic production and consumption is made, the ocean will house more plastic products than fish. Imagine taking a dip in the ocean to find heaps of plastic...


Amateur Video Hits Extra Points for Principal

Buick devised the competition to show that NCAA athletes are about more than points and playoffs. Contestants were required to submit a mini-documentary, up to 60 seconds long, about a former NCAA athlete’s experience on or off the field that caused them to take action. In the...