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Laguna Natives Make Forbes ‘30 Under 30’ List

Sage Hill School in Newport Coast recently announced that two of their alumni, who both hail from Laguna Beach, Carolyn Witte (2008 graduate) and Luke Droulez (2007 graduate), have been named to Forbes Magazine’s annual ‘30 under 30’ list. Witte and Droulez are the fifth and...


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LBUSD Honored by College Board for Gains in AP Student Success Laguna Beach Unified School District is one of 373 school districts in the U.S. and Canada being honored by the College Board with placement on the 9th Annual AP District Honor Roll. To be included on the 9th Annual...


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Sunday, Jan. 20 Traffic stop. 12:36 a.m. Bluebird Canyon Drive and South Coast Highway. A 22-year-old Laguna Niguel resident was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Traffic stop. 3:05 a.m. Diamond Street and South Coast Highway. A 49-year-old Los Angeles man was arrested...


Letter: Park Plaza Torpedoed

It’s stunning that, while downtown retailers are looking to activate their streets and are using the word experience, City Council voted last Saturday to put Park Plaza on the back burner—the one no-brainer experience our community wants and needs. Back in March of last...


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...