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5 hurt in wrong-way Coast Highway crash; driver arrested on suspicion of DUI

A 19-year-old woman was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after a wrong-way crash on Coast Highway near Crystal Cove Monday night flung two passengers from her vehicle and left five people injured, according to the CHP. The woman was driving a 2004 Ford Explorer south near El...

Life & Arts

All About Food: Genetically modifying pigs, salmon and chickens

Oh, brave new world! Are you familiar with Frankinswine? No? Well, I wasn't either until I happened upon the term in an article about genetically modified animals. Pigs, for instance — Enviropigs is a trademarked line of genetically modified Yorkshire pigs — are designed to digest phosphorus better,...



Girls' Basketball: Laguna Beach snaps Eagles' streak


  • Commentary: Keep Laguna from being a Potemkin village

    Bryce Alderton's piece "Laguna's charm? That's a trademark" (Jan. 22), was timely. Laguna Beach is at a critical crossroad as it applies to the town's core shopping district. Absent the Haggen fiasco, those businesses that appear to be thriving are either chain-related or those with a regional...

  • Commentary: Look to garden for sign of coyotes

    My home is in Top of the World and is very close to the 3,500-acre greenbelt/wildlife preserve. The deer and wild rabbit population have been decimated. Spring fawns and even larger deer have been consumed by an ever-growing coyote population. A doe that neighbors have seen nesting in various gardens,...

  • Commentary: The case for sparing coyotes

    While I wholeheartedly sympathize with anyone losing their beloved pet — particularly in a violent manner — I put the blame for the loss squarely on the person(s) responsible for the life and welfare of their companion ("Laguna will keep trapping coyotes," Jan. 15). Furthermore, the continual near-hysteria...

  • Mailbag: No Grinch needed to steal Laguna Christmas

    Four weeks ago, Laguna Beach hosted Hospitality Night on Forest Avenue. Visitors left the event with an illusion of buzzing nightlife, food concessions, open galleries and a crowd of visiting patrons. Last Saturday night, I walked down the same Forest Avenue to find the block lit up by Christmas...

  • Commentary: The Super Bowl still comes down to two teams slugging it out

    I can't believe the 50th Super Bowl will be played next month. I remember the first one between the Green Bay Packers and the Kansas City Chiefs. I was a freshman at USC and still can hear the cheering from the Los Angeles Coliseum like it was yesterday. Who knew that first-ever AFL-NFL World Championship...