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Faith E. Pinho

Faith E. Pinho covers Laguna Beach for the Daily Pilot. She came to the newspaper in 2018 after finishing the Pulliam Journalism Fellowship with the Indianapolis Star. Before that, she reported for Virginia public radio station WMRA and The Washington Times, and interned for WBUR public radio in Boston. She studied journalism and politics at Washington and Lee University and King's College London. (714) 966-4627
Mermaid Store gets OK for ocean-view spot in Laguna Beach

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission gave approval Wednesday to a conditional use permit for the Mermaid Store to open on North Coast Highway but denied the application of a spiritual and inspirational goods store seeking to do business downtown.  

Laguna Beach to use grant money to renovate Alternative Sleeping Location

Laguna Beach’s Alternative Sleeping Location will get a face lift following the City Council’s acceptance of nearly $1 million from a state block grant program Tuesday night. The council also overturned the Planning Commission's approval of a permit for an electric car rental location.

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