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Community Gathers to Celebrate Museum’s Centennial

In the Laguna Art Museum’s current centerpiece exhibit, “Art Colony: The Laguna Beach Art Association 1918-1935,” there’s an emphasis on the synergic relationship between Laguna’s founding artists and their community.

Tall Ships Festival on the Horizon

The Ocean Institute invites the community to celebrate California’s rich maritime history with the annual Tall Ships Festival, taking place Sept. 7 -9 in Dana Point Harbor.

Students Voice Support for Early Start

Laguna Beach High School leadership students were the accidental stars of the Aug. 21 Laguna Beach Unified School District board meeting. One after another, the young scholars voiced their support for revising the district’s calendar.

Schools

LBHS Students Receive National Merit Honors

Laguna Beach High School students Charlotte T. Hoffs, Joseph Ravenna and Benjamin R. Sharp were selected for $2,500 National Merit scholarships, the organization announced this week. Charlotte plans to pursue agricultural science; Joseph political science and Ben mechanical...

School District Honors Their Own

Laura Silver, an eight-grade language arts teacher, and Kristine Landrum, a special education assistant, were selected as the Laguna Beach Unified School District’s top employees of the year. They were to be recognized at the school board meeting this past Tuesday, May 8. Silver...

Class Notes

Student, Vans Exec Address Graduates Student Chloe Allred and Vans executive Steve Van Doren are both scheduled speakers at the Laguna College of Art and Design commencement Monday, May 21. This year’s student speaker is Chloe Allred, who is a candidate to receive...

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Street Beat

Truck Overturns on Nyes Place

      The driver of a 14-foot truck ferrying landscaping waste down one of Laguna Beach’s steep hillside streets lost control and collided with four other vehicles, Tuesday, May 1, police reported. The truck hit four other parked vehicles and a monument sign in the...

Extortion Scheme Frightens Parents

A frantic mother called Laguna Beach police last week even as she was holding a conversation on another phone with a person claiming to be holding her son and demanding a ransom. Detectives determined that her son was safe and that the call was a hoax to attempt to coerce the...

Tip Leads to Drug Raid

Surveillance of a home prompted by a tip led police Thursday, April 12, to avert a possible heroin overdose, arrest five people on an array of alleged charges as well as seize drugs and mail belonging to local residents. Of seven people described by police as fraudulent Airbnb...

Letters

In Response to Heart Talk Column

  Dear Editor, Thanks, Jim Utt. After reading your latest column, “I’m 70 and I Have to Do What?” I didn’t know if I should laugh or cry. See, I’m turning 70 in two weeks. Guess that means I better start reading the DMV handbook now. My license...

Letter:

Dear Editor, In response to last week’s school board meeting and calendar proposal, I agree, students’ voices should be considered. I applaud the students and encourage more opportunities for participation, but also for exposure to broader perspectives on issues. As a parent...

Letter: Climate Remedies Should Include Changing Our Diet

Dear Editor, With scorching heat and raging wildfires in the west and torrential downpours and massive flooding in the east, global warming is not just about a gentle sea rise any more. These tragic consequences of dumping greenhouse gases into our atmosphere, call for drastic...

Videos

Political Lowdown

Many Venues to Hear Candidates Firsthand Incumbent City Council members Elizabeth Pearson and Kelly Boyd this week endorsed fellow incumbent Jane Egly and challenger Robert Whalen in the election for Laguna’s City Council on Nov. 6. They host a meet and greet event at the Marine...

Candidates Vow Support for Arts

Five candidates vying for election to two Laguna Beach City Council seats laid out their arts credentials before a forum organized by the Laguna Beach Arts Alliance last Saturday. Asked about the role arts played in their personal lives, challenger Steve Dicterow cited his...

Forums Put Candidates on the Run ‘til November

The political campaign season is upon Laguna Beach. A veritable slew of forums, candidate discussions, and events are scheduled over the next eight weeks. The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts holds a forum for city council candidates this Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to...