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Alessa parklet is getting the boot

The council declines to give more time to the 60-day trial of an outdoor area that extends from the restaurant on Forest Avenue, including that charge that it doesn't benefit the public, only the patrons.

Public Safety

  • Man suspected of driving drunk and crashing into pole

    Laguna Beach police arrested a man on suspicion of driving under the influence after he struck a utility pole on Laguna Canyon Road Saturday morning. The 4 a.m. crash caused police to temporarily restrict traffic to vehicles of 15 feet tall or under because of an overhanging power line, Sgt. Tim...

  • Cause of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park fire is 'suspicious,' fire chief says

    Cause of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park fire is 'suspicious,' fire chief says

    Most of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park reopened to the public Thursday, four days after a fire charred nearly 50 acres. The Laguna Ridge trail between Big Bend and Bommer Ridge will remain closed until further notice, according to the OC Parks website. The fire was 100% contained as of Wednesday...

  • Brush fire burns nearly 50 acres at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

    Brush fire burns nearly 50 acres at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park

    Laguna Coast Wilderness Park remained closed Tuesday as about 30 firefighters from the Orange County Fire Authority and Cal Fire monitored a 50-acre charrerd area for any possible flare-ups, OCFA Capt. Larry Kurtz said. The fire is out, though authorities are considering it 85% contained because...

  • Fire engines need space on Laguna streets, City Council says

    Fire engines need space on Laguna streets, City Council says

    Firefighters sometimes must park engines hundreds of feet away from a fire and haul equipment to scene.

  • Police pursue driver during DUI checkpoint

    Police pursue driver during DUI checkpoint

    Laguna Beach police said they arrested one motorist on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, while another driver led authorities on a pursuit during a DUI checkpoint earlier this week. Officers greeted 1,000 drivers on South Coast Highway near Aliso Beach Park between 8 p.m. Sunday...

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Education

  • Laguna Food Pantry welcomes high schooler with a history of volunteerism to its ranks

    Laguna Food Pantry welcomes high schooler with a history of volunteerism to its ranks

    The latest move has been to appoint a high schooler as a nonvoting member of the board. Samantha Berk, 16, has a history of volunteerism and knows the nonprofit well.

  • Program lets parents have time to themselves

    Parents can enjoy a night out while their kids play games and participate in arts and crafts projects during the Parents Night Out program on July 29. The city is partnering with the Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Center to produce the carnival-themed event, which will run from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m....

  • Laguna Beach Unified teachers benefit from grant program

    Laguna Beach Unified teachers benefit from grant program

    SchoolPower Endowment gives more than $87K in annual gift meant to stimulate creativity in education.

  • Teachers take on unique professional development program

    Laguna Beach Unified School District officials are rethinking teacher training and hoping to solve real-world problems at the same time. Chief Technology Officer Mike Morrison briefed board trustees last week on a program dubbed "Rocket Ready," in which teachers, on their own volition, will use...

  • Laguna Beach High School graduation features 265

    Laguna Beach High School graduation features 265

    Two hundred-sixty-five Laguna Beach High seniors graduated Thursday night during a ceremony inside the Irvine Bowl at the Festival of Arts. Zachary Spitz was this year’s valedictorian with a 4.79 grade-point average, while Dylan Kramer was the salutatorian with a 4.78 GPA. Spitz will attend UC...

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