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Two Virtual Kidnapping Incidents in 24 Hours

The Laguna Beach Police Department reported this week that two “virtual kidnapping” scams occurred in Laguna on March 7 and 8. Virtual kidnapping is an extortion scheme that tricks victims into paying a ransom to free a loved one they believe is being threatened with violence or...

Schools

LBHS Sports Update

Tough 3-2 Loss at Marina Baseball (16-10, 3-3) Payton Fullerton pitch a great game but key second inning defensive infield lapses allowed host Marina to score three runs that proved to be the difference in the game. Breakers had a great sixth inning rally that was cut short on a...

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Street Beat

Street Beat

LBPD Challenges Drivers to ‘Silence’ the Distraction April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Laguna Beach Police Department will be joining law enforcement agencies statewide to stop drivers who violate California’s hands-free cell phone law. In April, the...

Letters

Letter: Time for School Board ‘Open House’

Dr. Joanne Culverhouse was principal at El Morro, Thurston, and LBHS, mentoring a generation of kids K-12. “Dr. C” was honest about what she, our schools and our community were getting right, or needed to do better. She mastered objective achievement metrics, but had a gift for...

Videos

Sea Lion Freed by Rescuers

A rescue team from Laguna Beach successfully freed an adult sea lion entangled in fishing line and also rescued a sick sea lion pup on Saturday, Oct. 12. The Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s rescue mission started with a phone call from a concerned contractor on an oil platform...