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February 7, 2013
Two Orange County men riding in a stolen car allegedly hit parked cars and a street pole at Pearl Street and South Coast Highway Sunday afternoon. Laguna Beach Police responded to the scene at 1:55 p.m. Eddie Reyes Martinez, 19, from Mission Viejo, and Jonathan Jesus Cordova, 18, from Laguna Woods ran from the scene, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. Citizens in the area of Bluebird Beach and Coast Highway detained the men until officers arrived. Both men were injured and taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, police said.
By David Hansen | February 7, 2013
There are a few ramshackle stretches of Coast Highway in Laguna Beach cluttered with tired buildings and bad imagination. You become immune, driving by in a daze because there's nothing much to look at. But then you notice the curve. It's an organic, perfectly undulating S shape that takes your breath away. Located at 883 S. Coast Hwy., the building is the latest creation of Laguna architect Horst Noppenberger, and it will be the home to Obagi Skin Health Institute, set to open later this spring.
By Britney Barnes | December 27, 2012
It's not every day that people get the chance to do something creative that they're not only passionate about, but also pays their bills. Toes on the Nose window dresser Sydney Hensler says she got lucky. "It's something I never expected to do, but it totally fits me in a weird way," the Newport Beach resident said. "I really enjoy doing it, and I really enjoy doing it in Laguna Beach because I feel like it's a community that appreciates it. " Hensler, 28, was working at Toes on the Nose in downtown Laguna about two years ago when she was asked to try her hand at the storefront windows that face South Coast Highway.
By Joanna Clay | October 23, 2012
The sleepy seaside village of Laguna Beach is the backdrop of a local filmmaker's latest thriller - "Mirror Image. " The independent film stars Eric Roberts, "CSI" star April Eden, Ed O'Ross of "Six Feet Under" fame and Eve Mauro of "Dexter," among others. It screens at South Coast Cinema on Sunday night. Executive Director Joey DePinto moved to Laguna six years ago and thought the quiet town would be the ideal location for his latest suspense movie, which centers around a girl who grapples with the murder of her twin sister.
October 18, 2012
I am a lifetime resident of Laguna and believe bike lanes are a desirable and beneficial addition to any community, if there is room. It was surprising to Toni Iseman, as it was to me, that according to the Fehr and Peers report, which is based on their professional, non-data observations Glenneyre Street between Thalia and Calliope streets is not that heavily used. I have lived at the corner of Catalina and Agate streets for 33 years using Glenneyre daily and have made a few observations.
By Joanna Clay | September 27, 2012
A Newport Coast man is being interviewed by Laguna Beach police in an ongoing case of dirty diapers being dumped on public streets. The 67-year-old suspect's identity is being withheld, Capt. Jason Kravetz said in a press release. The reports of diaper dumpings in Laguna go back to May. Corona del Mar had similar incidents during the past year. Detectives have been working on the case for the past few months, but got a break Monday night, according to the release. While setting up surveillance on North Coast Highway, police discovered bags of diapers that had not yet been hit by cars.
By Barbara Diamond | September 21, 2012
South Laguna residents asked the City Council Tuesday to seed fundraising for the purchase of the community garden parcel that is on the market. The request for funding from the sale of a different parcel the city acquired by quitclaim from the county and agreed to sell for $251,251.87 was not on the agenda. The city attorney and city manager advised the council to discontinue public testimony on the proposal, despite some grousing, until the requested allocation was agendized. "It will be on the Oct. 2 agenda," said City Manager John Pietig.
By Alisha Gomez | September 20, 2012
The cause of a 4-acre fire that broke out at Coast Highway and Nyes Place on Sunday was still under investigation, according to Laguna Beach Fire Department Division Chief Dan Stefano. "At this point, the fire investigation continues and a final report is not anticipated for at least another week or more," Stefano said in an email. When asked about downed power lines in the area, he said investigators are looking closely at everything, but that there are no speculations until the final report is done.
By Barbara Diamond | August 9, 2012
The Laguna Beach Visitors and Conference Bureau's information center will temporarily be tucked back into Forest Lane, as long as it conforms to city regulations. The City Council on Tuesday approved the temporary relocation of the center while visitors bureau officials try to find a permanent spot. The center previously was located on the ground floor of Coast Sotheby's International office at 361 Forest Ave., which it vacated last month. Council approval is subject to Planning Commission approval of a coastal development permit, a temporary use permit for up to three years, and the design of the project.
July 24, 2012
Police issued a traffic warning Tuesday due to a tree that fell across the road in the 700 block of North Coast Highway. Lt. Jason Kravetz said the tree fell across the southbound lanes and drivers should avoid the area until about 1 p.m. Crews were at the site Tuesday morning to remove it. - Joanna Clay Twitter: @ joannaclay
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