Aug. 12: Laguna Beach resident, filmmaker and political conservative Stephen K. Bannon, directed "The Undefeated," a documentary aimed at showing audiences that Sarah Palin was not just some "Caribou Barbie." Bannon is a co-founder of the National Tea Party Federation.
•Mexican eatery Asada opened its doors. Owner Scott McIntosh was previously involved with nearby Nick's Laguna Beach.
•The school district lagged behind other Orange County districts in the number of students vaccinated. Family Health Director Dr. David Nunez blamed parental refusal, misinformation and lack of health care for the dip in immunizations.
•Laguna Beach Live! celebrated its 10th anniversary
Aug. 19: The Laguna Beach Animal Shelter reopened after eight months of renovations.
•Skipper Lynn, 80, had an epiphany after a traffic accident and began taking public transportation. She just wishes the city bus would stop closer to the Susi Q, where she spends most of her afternoons.