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Jobs Expand, Absence OK’d on School Board

Finally sealing the deal to webcast its meetings in real time, the Laguna Beach Unified School District board agreed to add video responsibilities to an existing position. The job responsibilities for the public communications and relations liaison, recently vacated by retiring...

Fire Code Thwarts Dream Home

Five years after purchasing what he had been assured was a buildable lot in Canyon Acres, Jae “Randy” Song finds he must either give up his dream of building a home on the property or risk his family’s financial stability by suing the city of Laguna Beach. The...

Fixture on Forest Presses the Reset Button

Shop owner Rosalie Gelston has sold Thee Foxes’ Trot, a Forest Avenue fixture for 37 years, or “a lifetime,” as Gelston put it. The new owners, Frederick White and Corey Parry, will retain the name while putting their particular stamp on the shop. White who will manage day-to-day...
Posted On 30 Jul 2015

Schools

Girls Water Polo Update

Breakers Hold Off San Clemente 11-8 By Frank Aronoff   Breakers remain undefeated and picked up their fourth victory of the season, overpowering San Clemente last Tuesday, Dec. 22 at the Triton Pool in a non-league match up of playoff division favorites.   The host...

Local Counselor Makes the Grade

The American School Counselor Association selected Jami Parsons, a counselor for El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools, as one of eight nationwide finalists and the only one from California for counselor of the year, district officials announced. Nominated by Nancy...

Rotary Student of the Month

Laguna Beach Rotary Club honored Maria Goncharova, pictured above with Spanish teacher Rod Ortiz, as student of the month in December. Goncharova is a senior at Laguna Beach High School and hopes to major in linguistics. She speaks four languages and hopes to attend Georgetown...

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Rental Regulations Impose on Property Rights

Editor: Re: “Sharing Economy Strikes a Familiar Note” Why so angry? I’m also a working taxpaying resident, and I don’t see why we all can’t just get along? Demonizing all short term rentals (VRBO, Airbnb etc.) as nothing but loud, havoc wreaking party going parade...

Poor Direction in Another School Board Drama

Editor, When an elected official misses over 100 recorded votes and deliberations on 200 agenda items during three consecutive months of absence, we all sympathize with any personal causes beyond that official’s control. But Sam Eidt’s sarcastic commentary on the issues raised by...

Emotional Plea Does Not Change Facts

Editor, The CHP carefully examines all evidence and conducts a thorough investigation into traffic deaths involving police officers. The CHP investigative report determined no evidence existed to support LBPD Officer Coutchie had cause to be speeding the night of his death. I...

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