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City Seeks New Temporary Art Installation

The red telephone booth on Forest Avenue is one of the city’s temporary art installation locations. City officials recently announced that it’s time for a new temporary piece to be installed. The city is now accepting artist proposals for the next installation, which will run...


Local Appointed Superintendent in Orange

Laguna Beach resident Gunn Marie Hansen, Ph.D. was hired as superintendent of the Orange Unified School District, a 42-school district that enrolls more than 29,000 students in Orange and Villa Park. Hansen, who filled in as the current interim superintendent, previously worked...


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Streetbeat, Nov. 20-25

Monday, Nov. 20 Missing person. 200 block of Upland Rd. 11 a.m. A boy who was reported missing by his mother was located by the sheriff’s department. Pedestrian stop. 200 block of Forest Ave. 11:14 a.m. Somchai Chaisomboon, 78, of Laguna Beach, was arrested for an outstanding...


Letter: Fire Prevention Should Remain a Priority

I want to thank the Laguna Beach Fire Department, and especially Ray Lardie—he has removed an incredible amount of dry vegetation not only in public areas, but he has diligently worked with many homeowners to remove dead/dying vegetation from their property. I don’t know how he...


Dance Festival Springs to Life

The arrival of spring this year coincides with the expansion of the Laguna Dance Festival season, staged in the fall of previous years. Though dancers set the mood with audience-teasing performance snippets in galleries during this past Thursday’s Art Walk, the real attraction...