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Wave of Giving in Memory of Kenny Ovens

On Wednesday, Nov. 14, SchoolPower, the education foundation that supports Laguna Beach public schools, raised over $50,000 with the help of a special $20,000 matching contribution offered by Kari Nelson Ovens in dedication to her late husband, Kenny

AP Calls 48th District Race for Rouda

Harley Rouda’s lead over Dana Rohrabacher in the 48th Congressional District election has grown in the week since the Associated Press projected the Laguna Beach businessman would be the first Democrat to take the seat that’s been solidly Republican for 30 years.

Boys & Girls Club Reports Positive Impact of STEAM

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach recently announced the positive impact of its offerings for the previous (2017-2018) school year that seek to inspire members’ natural curiosity in science, technology, engineering, arts, and math (STEAM). “Our STEAM programming is an...

Schools

LBHS Scholarship Foundation Hosts Annual Emeritus Event

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation recently held their third annual emeritus event to honor those persons who have made significant service contributions to the mission of the foundation. This year’s honorees were: Lee Kucera– served as foundation president from...

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...

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Street Beat

Street Beat

Sunday, Oct. 7 Traffic stop. 1:02 a.m. Broadway Street. Vanessa Caraolina, 31, of Desert Hot Springs, was arrested for DUI and held for $10,000 bail. Saturday, Oct. 6 Traffic stop. 1:17 a.m. 100 block of South Coast Highway. A 55-year-old Corona woman was arrested for DUI and...

Street Beat

Sunday, Sept. 30 Traffic stop. 1:15 a.m. Glenneyre Street and Saint Ann’s Drive. Riley Jean Weber, 27, of Dana Point, was arrested for DUI and held for $10,000 bail. Trespassing. 6:53 a.m. 31600 block of Virginia Way. Two transient-looking subjects were reportedly seen “rolling...

Street Beat

  Sunday, Sept. 23 Traffic stop. 1:36 a.m. 200 block of Bluebird Canyon Drive. A 36-year-old Corona man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Traffic stop. 1:37 a.m. 200 block of Forest Avenue. A 21-year-old Laguna Niguel man was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500...

Letters

Letter: Tale of Two Women

In the aftermath of 2018’s general election, two transcendent local political realities remain. Toni Iseman, targeted for political elimination, was re-elected by a larger majority than her opponents. Jennifer Welsh Zeiter led opposition to a utility under grounding tax measure,...

Letter: Be Prepared to Act Fast in a Disaster

The recent devastating fires in LA/Ventura and Northern California should be a less-than-gentle reminder that residents of disaster-prone areas (like Laguna Beach and many others in California) should not be complacent about being ready to evacuate—and do it fast. The sad tales...

Letter: ‘Shoreline Project’ Brought Locals, Visitors Together

A tale of alchemy during divisive diatribes: We were all dressed in black from neck to toe, waiting for our umbrellas in lines that twisted from multiple sites on Main Beach. Some of us came from town, and some from afar—each clutching our release waivers and hoping for one of...

Videos

An Invitation to Break Out the Dancing Shoes

Two musicians of divergent piety are ready for their final judgment. St. Peter peruses his roster and says to the first, “Here my friend is your harp; welcome to heaven.” Collaring the other player he changes his tone. “I’ve been watching you. Here’s your accordion; welcome to...

Locals Greet the Season

  Photos by Mary Hurlbut   Sampling a Hospitality Night Tradition Go into the kitchen and see a behind the scenes video of tamale making sold on Hospitality Night in the Presbyterian Church. Here

Still Winning Ovations in a 20-Year Run

Friendship, love, cliques and gangs, violence, drop-outs, haves and have nots, unintended pregnancy and booze keep fueling angst among teens and their parents regardless of the passage of time. These subjects set to rock ’n’ roll comprise the gist of the ‘70s era musical and...