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Luci Francis took her usual walk up Rim Rock canyon with her dog on Tuesday, Aug. 28, and found a delightful surprise awaiting her—little rocks, painted with upbeat and encouraging words lined the path culminating with a community of rocks at a bench.
Posted On 08 Sep 2018

City to Break Ground on Village Entrance Tuesday

Members of the public are invited to attend the city’s long-awaited Village Entrance groundbreaking on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at 4 p.m. The ceremony will take place near 725 Laguna Canyon Road (between Parking Lot 10 and Parking Lot 11).

Laguna Canyon Conservancy to Host 1993 Fire Program

The LCC will present a program about the 25th anniversary of the 1993 Laguna Wildfire.


Class Notes

Breaking the Silence on Mental Health Clinical psychologist, Dr. Lori Aleknavicius, of Inner Fokus in Laguna Beach, will discuss breaking the silence about teens struggling with mental health at a PTA Coffee Break Wednesday, Oct. 18. The 8:30 a.m. talk takes place at Tivoli Too,...

Student Test Results Show Growth

Students in Laguna Beach public schools ranked second in Orange County for overall percentage of students who met or exceeded state standards in English and math on a recent state test, says a district announcement. The state Department of Education released results of the 2017...

Special Parent Receives SchoolPower’s Top Award

SchoolPower presented its top Hall of Fame Award to parent Brent Martini recently. The award was created in honor of the late Claes Andersen, owner of Hotel Laguna and Claes Restaurant. Andersen opened his restaurant to SchoolPower back in 2001 and underwrote an annual dinner for...


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Monday, July 17 Vehicle burglary. 1800 block of S. Coast Hwy. 5:20 p.m. A Louis Vuitton bag and two checkbooks in a ziplock bag cumulatively valued at $9,000 went missing. Tuesday, July 18 Traffic collision. Thalia St. 6:42 a.m. A 48-year-old Laguna Beach cyclist was knocked to...

Thief Suspected in Burglary Spree Arrested

A 54-year-old man suspected in four recent Laguna Beach burglaries was arrested Sunday, July 16, when surveillance cameras picked up the whereabouts of his wanted vehicle, police said. The most recent break-in linked to the spree occurred 15 hours earlier when a restaurant...

Pedestrians Flee from Erratic Car

Beach-goers on the Main Beach cobblestones at twilight Sunday escaped injury when a motorist drove through the heavily populated area and across the sidewalk to flee southbound on Coast Highway, according to police. When police located the erratically driven vehicle nearly four...


Letter: Hypocrisy, Pure and Simple

This is in response to the letter by Mr. David Raber regarding Village Laguna. The irony of his letter is that it is not at all about Village Laguna. His first paragraph negates the rest of the entire article. He is upset that those we disagree with have to be made into villains....

Letter: Laguna Beach Needs to Address Air Quality

According to the L.A. Times, Los Angeles had 89 days of unhealthy, smoggy air in 2018. New York City has a law that requires idling vehicles to shut off their engines after four minutes, or get a ticket. Here, one always sees people sitting in their vehicles, big S.U.V’s, cars,...

Letter: Laguna Beach Seniors: Beware of Scam

Be on the alert for a scam call from Mr. John Peterson. He will tell you he represents Publishers Clearing House and is calling to tell you that you have won money and he needs to verify the spelling of your name, your address and to schedule when they will come to give you your...


Staff videographer Ted Reckas attended last summer’s final Bluebird Park concert.

The outdoor event is a great way to cap off the weekends throughout July and August. Locals and visitors show up hours ahead of time to reserve their spot with a picnic blanket.

Staff videographer stops by a Thalia Surf Shop birthday party

Local surfers gathered at Thalia Surf Shop to celebrate Andy Davis’ birthday and art.