The Lead

Prowler Evades Police Search

The pilot of a police helicopter circling over Laguna Beach’s Temple Hills neighborhood Monday, Jan. 28, was assisting in an unsuccessful search for a person that acted suspiciously, police said. A white male attempting to hide against a planter in a driveway in the 1700 block of...

Tempers Soar Over Aircraft Noise

Longtime Laguna Beach resident Keri Barriga knows exactly when to expect the next audible onslaught. Beginning at 7:04 a.m., the aircraft begin to roar over her Canyon Acres Drive home every two minutes. “It’s been absolutely maddening,” said Barriga about the...

Painters Depart Museum for Canyon Venue

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association will relocate its popular and well-respected annual painting invitational this fall to Laguna Beach’s Aliso Creek Inn, ending a 13-year collaboration with the Laguna Art Museum, the group’s president said this week. Severing the alliance...



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Street Beat


Bikes Detoured Around High-Traffic Zones?

Editor, A  city staff report shows 32 locations for installation of bike racks in the downtown area and park locations. It is noteworthy that bike racks were not assigned to locations of high traffic areas like banks, the Post Office, schools, coffee cafes or City Hall. Instead...

Defining Sharrows

Editor, Have you traveled on Cypress or Hillcrest Streets lately?  If so, you may have noticed the painted sharrows on the pavement there.  We want to let you know what sharrows are, and what they mean for Laguna drivers and cyclists. Sharrows are: one simple, cost effectiv...

A Tribute to the “old Spirit” of Laguna

Editor, Just when you think the “old Spirit” of Laguna is gone… think again. I had the refreshing experience of the old Laguna coming together last Sunday (July 23) and felt compelled to share it with all Lagunanites. Part of the last remaining large grove of...