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March 11, 2013
A car hit a bicyclist Sunday in downtown Laguna Beach. The collision occurred about 11 a.m. in the intersection of Beach Street and Forest Avenue. The boy suffered some minor "bumps," Laguna Beach police Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. Parents of the boy were present and upset with the driver, who also called police. Police had no more information as of Monday morning. —Bryce Alderton
NEWS
March 26, 2004
In addition to the sewer reconstruction work and the underground placement of utility poles already in progress in the Downtown area, projects planned for next week include work at the intersections of Beach Street and Ocean Avenue, Forest and Ocean avenues and Forest and Glenneyre Street. Work is scheduled to continue on the Downtown rehabilitation project through May. Sidewalk construction along the inland side of North Coast Highway from Viejo Street to Ledroit Street is planned.
NEWS
April 23, 2010
Bahama joins fireworks effort with grant Tommy Bahama has made a challenge grant of $10,000 toward the effort to raise funds for the Fourth of July fireworks show, according to Michael Gosselin of the Laguna Board of Realtors. Gosselin is chairman of a Fourth of July picnic fundraiser planned for noon to 4 p.m. May 2 at Alta Laguna Park. Admission includes lunch, games, music by the Blues Offenders, and a silent and live auction. The top auction item is a one-week stay at the Marriott Beach Club on Kaanapali Beach in Maui with a two-bedroom unit that sleeps eight and has been reserved for spring break 2011.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | June 2, 2011
City planners kept the momentum going at the May 25 meeting on a project to prevent the Laguna Canyon Channel from flooding upstream from Main Beach. The Planning Commission signed off on the channel's rehabilitation from the outlet at Main Beach to Beach Street, although the project is not scheduled to begin until after Labor Day 2012. "We asked why they came to us so early, and they expressed concern that if the project were delayed for any reason, the agencies might reconsider their approvals," Commissioner Norm Grossman said.
NEWS
July 5, 2002
Mary A. Castillo A new traffic signal at Broadway and Beach Street has painted the town red -- red brake lights and red-hot tempers. Ever since Cal Trans activated the signal on the easterly leg of Beach Street, it has been blamed for massive traffic gridlock in both directions on Coast Highway and throughout downtown. "I couldn't believe that it added half an hour to my drive from the Sawdust to downtown," said Lynne Powell, event coordinator with the festival.
NEWS
May 21, 2013
Laguna Beach police arrested a homeless man on suspicion of assaulting a 71-year-old woman in a wheelchair, according to authorities. Ronald David McGrane, 44, a resident of Laguna Beach's Alternative Sleeping Location, was booked on suspicion of felony assault causing great bodily injury and felony elder abuse, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. The incident occurred at 6:08 a.m. Sunday inside the P.O. Box area of the post office at 350 Forest Ave., Callus said. The woman called police saying a man attacked her and officers found her bloodied on the ground next to her wheelchair, Callus said.
NEWS
By: | September 2, 2005
WEDNESDAY Beach Street and Forest Avenue: A vehicle was reportedly broken into and sunglasses and a radio were stolen at 2:51 a.m. TUESDAY Bluebird Canyon Drive: An injured opossum was reportedly in a yard at 4:32 p.m. in the 1500 block. Main Beach: An orange bag was reportedly stolen from the shower area at 5:12 p.m. in the 100 block. Ocean Way: Surfboards were reportedly stolen from a garage at 6:55 p.m. in the 1800 block. SUNDAY Caribbean Way: A man told police that a neighbor cut down his trees without permission at 12:15 p.m. in the 1500 block.
LOCAL
March 26, 2010
Area 1 Cliff Drive: A seagull with a broken beak was reported in the 1000 block at Shaw?s Cove at 1:32 p.m. March 18. Cliff Drive: An injured baby seal was reported in the 300 block at 3:42 p.m. Sunday. Cypress Drive: A golf bag with clubs and golf shoes was reported stolen from the trunk of a vehicle, a $2,300 loss, in the 300 block at 8:44 a.m. March 19. Myrtle Street: A Laguna Beach woman was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a traffic stop at North Coast Highway at 1:24 a.m. Sunday.
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NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | February 26, 2014
Carol Robinson had just put the necklaces on display when two customers walked in. Their friend - the mother of a bride-to-be who'd been jilted a day before she was to walk down the altar - needed a pick-me-up. Drawn to the words engraved on the keys hanging from silver and gold chains, the women reached for one that read "strength. " "[She] could sure use this," Robinson recalled them saying. Such comments are frequent, according to the owner of Laguna Beach-based Jasmine Street General Store, whether people come in specifically looking for The Giving Keys or stumble across them.
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NEWS
May 21, 2013
Laguna Beach police arrested a homeless man on suspicion of assaulting a 71-year-old woman in a wheelchair, according to authorities. Ronald David McGrane, 44, a resident of Laguna Beach's Alternative Sleeping Location, was booked on suspicion of felony assault causing great bodily injury and felony elder abuse, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. The incident occurred at 6:08 a.m. Sunday inside the P.O. Box area of the post office at 350 Forest Ave., Callus said. The woman called police saying a man attacked her and officers found her bloodied on the ground next to her wheelchair, Callus said.
NEWS
May 9, 2013
AREA 1 Broadway Street and North Coast Highway: A caller reported a man throwing a flying disc and walking in and out of traffic to retrieve it at 1:13 p.m. Friday. Irvine Cove Drive: A caller reported two men shot arrows onto the beach in the 100 block at 4:56 p.m. Friday. Broadway Street and North Coast Highway: Possible drunk driving was reported at 9:56 p.m. Saturday. The caller reported that a black Mazda traveling southbound on Coast Highway was swerving. Cliff Drive: A caller reported vandalism in the 800 block at 12:48 p.m. Saturday.
NEWS
March 11, 2013
A car hit a bicyclist Sunday in downtown Laguna Beach. The collision occurred about 11 a.m. in the intersection of Beach Street and Forest Avenue. The boy suffered some minor "bumps," Laguna Beach police Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. Parents of the boy were present and upset with the driver, who also called police. Police had no more information as of Monday morning. —Bryce Alderton
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | June 2, 2011
City planners kept the momentum going at the May 25 meeting on a project to prevent the Laguna Canyon Channel from flooding upstream from Main Beach. The Planning Commission signed off on the channel's rehabilitation from the outlet at Main Beach to Beach Street, although the project is not scheduled to begin until after Labor Day 2012. "We asked why they came to us so early, and they expressed concern that if the project were delayed for any reason, the agencies might reconsider their approvals," Commissioner Norm Grossman said.
NEWS
December 30, 2010
As I see the flooding of downtown Laguna again I recall the countless times retired (now deceased) Civil Engineer Gary Alstot showed the City Council what the problem is and how to fix it only to be put off for a variety of reasons. The problem is that the main large channel that runs from the canyon down to Beach Street is suddenly forced to run through a much smaller channel under town for a long block to empty in the ocean. Of course when heavy rains occur all of that water in the main channel that ends at Beach Street cannot pass through that narrow channel under town and floods up over Beach Street and down Broadway and all over downtown.
NEWS
April 23, 2010
Bahama joins fireworks effort with grant Tommy Bahama has made a challenge grant of $10,000 toward the effort to raise funds for the Fourth of July fireworks show, according to Michael Gosselin of the Laguna Board of Realtors. Gosselin is chairman of a Fourth of July picnic fundraiser planned for noon to 4 p.m. May 2 at Alta Laguna Park. Admission includes lunch, games, music by the Blues Offenders, and a silent and live auction. The top auction item is a one-week stay at the Marriott Beach Club on Kaanapali Beach in Maui with a two-bedroom unit that sleeps eight and has been reserved for spring break 2011.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cindy Frazier | December 9, 2009
Laguna Beach will welcome the holiday season tonight during Hospitality Night in downtown Laguna Beach. Santa will arrive at City Hall on Forest Avenue at 6 p.m. after making his rounds in Laguna Beach via the Coast Highway. He’ll help the mayor light the City Hall pepper tree and then head down to his hut to greet children and hear their wishes. Shops on Forest Avenue will be open until 9 p.m. as merry-makers fill the street, which will be blocked to traffic for the evening.
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