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City Directs Lighter Touch for Historic Preservation

The Laguna Beach City Council backed away from a more restrictive approach to preserving historic buildings during a Saturday afternoon workshop where some homeowners complained about how existing rules are burdensome for those looking to remodel or redevelop their property.


Class Notes

Kick in Some Cash for the Jog-a-Thon The Top of the World PTA asks the community for help in reaching a Jog-a-thon fundraising goal of $20,000, which will support after school programs, the outdoor classroom, Reading Counts and other events. Donations may be made online at:...


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Street Beat


  Sunday, Jan. 14 Traffic stop. Cleo St. 1:52 a.m. Gregory Dashawa Edison, 20, of Los Angeles, was arrested for an outstanding warrant. The 39-year-old driver, also of Los Angeles, was cited for being unlicensed. Traffic stop. N. Coast Highway. 11:28 p.m. A 22-year-old...


Letter: A Wildfire Waiting to Happen

We have a beautiful town, more so with the “colorfication” and greening from year’s rains. I am confident that Paradise was similarly spectacular until 2018. Of course, Laguna Beach had a very similar horrific occasion in 1993 and we were extremely lucky that...