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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.


LBHS Drama Presents ‘Anne Frank’

“The Diary of Anne Frank,” a play by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett and based on two years of diary entries by a Jewish girl sealed with her family in an attic, will be performed by the Laguna Beach High School drama department in three shows this weekend, May 25-27. The...

Class Notes

Teens Pick Up Their Feet for Clean Water   The Laguna Beach High School student club Walking for Water seeks the public’s support on Sunday, June 3, as its members hold a fundraising walk at noon on the campus track to raise money for safe drinking water in rural West Africa...

Class Notes

TOW Students Win Spelling Bee Fifth grade students from El Morro and Top of the World Elementary Schools competed in the annual Laguna Beach Elementary Spelling Bee Finals earlier this month. Lyric Hagen won the championship, with Max Reimers taking the second-place trophy home....


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Two Injured in Father’s Day Collision

  A driver and his daughter were injured in a Father’s Day collision near Three Arch Bay when their car overturned after being sideswiped by a suspected drunken driver, police said. The motorist at fault, Aaron Van Korlaar, 26, of Rancho Santa Margarita, was arrested for...

Human Smugglers Return to Crystal Cove

Suspected human smugglers came ashore at Crystal Cove State Park in the early morning hours of Monday, June 11. A 20-foot boat was found by lifeguards within park boundaries about 6:30 a.m., said Park Department spokesman Jorge Moreno. Tide charts show low tide ebbed at 2:24 a.m....

Two Men Suspected in Attempted Car Break-in

Two men with burglary tools were arrested in the 1500 block of Catalina Street in Laguna Beach early Sunday after a witness provided police with a description of people tampering with a vehicle in the Arch Beach Heights area. Dennis Michael Busch, 38, of Laguna Woods, and Brent...
Posted On 22 May 2018


Letter:Believe It…Or Not?

How many residents of Laguna Beach actually believe that they have been put first? Among other catchy campaign messages, “Residents First” is turning out to be the latest buzz phrase for those vying to serve as one of our city council members in 2018. This “specialness” tagline...

Letter: Laguna Doesn’t Need to Pave Paradise

I suppose that it is not too surprising that a coalition of the big downtown Laguna landlords have teamed together to create a special interest PAC called “Liberate Laguna,” or that their little logo seems to be reassuring us that the sun will still rise in the east, even if our...

Letter: City Will Lose Parking with New Village Entrance

Editor, The city’s approved Village Entrance plan, which is ready for groundbreaking next week, results in a loss of 110 existing parking spaces at the entry of the Festival of Arts. Why wasn’t the California Coastal Commission and the FOA Board concerned about the city’s planned...


Candidates Amp Up Their Message

  Next week local households can expect to see a surge in political literature in their mailbox from candidates making a special effort to capture the attention of those who cast their ballot by mail. Though the Nov. 6 election is a month away, the county Registrar of Voters...

Locals Win in SkateJam

Laguna Beach boys Wyatt Gibbs and Chance Gaul recently competed in Menlo Park’s SkateJam, a downhill skateboard competition. Both boys won top honors in the Junior class of those 16 and under as well as in the open class, beating top pros.

Museum Strives for the Next Level

A freshly painted building façade greeted the 200 people attending Laguna Art Museum’s annual open house this past week. Aside from curb appeal, it’s the sprucing up of the museum’s operations, recapped in detail during the event, that promises to bring the institution founded in...