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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...


Class Notes

Cox Offers College Scholarships The deadline to submit an application to Cox Charities for $1,000 to $5,000 college scholarships is Feb. 1. Eligible seniors must have a 3.0 GPA, plans to enroll in a two- or four-year university, involvement in extracurricular activities and...


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Mother Suspected of Drunk Driving

A 38-year-old Laguna Niguel woman was arrested for suspicion of felony drunk driving Sunday, Jan. 7, as a child was present in her vehicle when she was located by police, Laguna Beach police said. A motorist’s report about a driver honking impatiently and traveling the wrong way...


Letter: Those Eucalyptus Trees

Eucalyptus trees have been taking it in the neck lately. Two on Mermaid recently got the chop.  Now famously, one crushed a car on Broadway. Recurring letters to the editor vilify them as public safety hazards, fire hazards, leaf litterers, mistaken plantings of our forebears,...