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Sports Swap Seeks Gently Used Gear

The PTA at Thurston Middle School of laguna Beach will hold its 10th annual Sports Swap at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3, in the school gym. After 1 p.m., all items will be marked down by 50 percent. The Boys & Girls Club will be the recipient of unsold equipment.

LBHS to Present “Romeo and Juliet”

Laguna Beach High School Drama invites audiences to a performance of Shakespeare’s “Romeo & Juliet” at the Laguna Beach High School Artists Theatre beginning Friday, Nov. 2.

Philanthropist Gives Back to Laguna

Following the $10 million sale of a portion of Bill Gross’s United States stamp collection on Oct. 3, Gross announced that in addition to donating $1 million each to Doctors Without Borders USA and The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund, he will also match a $200,000 donation by...

Schools

Class Notes

Performances Cap Off the School Year Music and art students in Laguna Beach schools prepare for a full program of spring performances in the coming week, which are free and open to the public. The high school concert band performs at 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 5, in the on-campus...

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...

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Street Beat

Streetbeat

Sunday, July 8 Traffic stop. 1:29 a.m.  20600 block of Laguna Canyon Road. Kalina Isabella Rusell, 23, of Irvine, was arrested for DUI and held for $10,000 bail. Traffic stop. 3:02 a.m. Canyon Acres Drive and Laguna Canyon Road. Dawaun Dee Williams Flowers, 39, of Anaheim, was...

Boy Emerges Uninjured From Sand Collapse

A young child buried by sand when he fell into a hole that collapsed on Aliso Beach was extracted without injury, authorities said. Lifeguards who were alerted by a bystander about the 5:45 p.m. cave-in Friday, June 22, were able to free the child’s face and supplied the boy with...

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...

Letters

Letter: Protect Public Property

I’ve lived in Laguna longer than most people have been alive. There have always been homeless people here but only recently have they been so bold in their takeover of public spaces. Authorities seem helpless to respond. To pick one of hundreds of examples, today, Oct. 26, I...

Letter: Cleo Project Provides Glimpse of Laguna’s Future

“The Walrus and the Carpenter were walking close at hand; They wept like anything to see such quantities of sand: If this were only cleared away, they said, it would be grand!” With respect to Lewis Carroll: the “kind” intentions of the developer PAC, Liberate Laguna, and the...

Letter: In Support of Measure P

CANDO, the Canyon Alliance of Neighborhoods Defense Organization, supports Measure P for Laguna Beach. Downed electrical wires were the leading cause of wildfires in California in 2017. As the number and intensity of wildfires goes up our risk is increasing, not decreasing. In...

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...