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May 31, 2012
A two-car crash at Coast Highway near El Morro Elementary School on Wednesday night killed one person and injured another. Duy Nguyen, 24, of Santa Ana died at 7:35 p.m.at Coast Highway and State Park/El Morro School in Laguna Beach, according to a county coroner an Orange County Coroner's press release. A 47-year-old woman from Laguna Beach was hurt and taken to the hospital, but her injuries are not life-threatening, according to Laguna Beach police Lt. Jason Kravetz. Nguyen was driving his red Honda northbound on Coast Highway when he crossed over into the southbound lane and was hit by a black Chevy driven by the Laguna Beach woman, Kravetz said.
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By Joanna Clay | May 17, 2012
With its wood floors, minimalist displays and Andy Warhol-painted skateboards hanging on the back wall, Handplant is far from your average O.C. skate shop. Owner EG Fratantaro, marketing manager for industry biggie Sector 9, opened the shop last month at 1025 S. Coast Hwy. The small shop dedicates one wall to a skate artist, with 100% of the proceeds going to the featured artist. Right now, it's showcasing the photography of Jorge Salas, who lives in Dana Point, and is hosting a celebration for him May 27. Kris Markovich, a pro skater and painter, will be featured beginning June 2. Fratantaro, 42, calls it half skate shop, half art gallery - a fitting mix for the art colony that makes national news for its skateboarding community.
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By Joanna Clay | March 29, 2012
Zpizza, whose Laguna Beach roots are integral to its brand, is set to be evicted from its original location, which opened in 1986. After a five-year lease option wasn't exercised, the founding pizza shop — known for its artisan style and healthy ingredients — was told it had 30 days, until April 16, to leave the space it's held for 26 years at 30902 Coast Hwy. Irvine-based Zpizza now has locations in 17 states and in Vietnam, Mexico...
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By Barbara Diamond | March 22, 2012
City officials are conflicted about a request to support a traffic signal at Emerald Bay's main gate and its effect on North Coast Highway traffic. The City Council voted Tuesday to hire a traffic consultant to determine whether the signal Emerald Bay officials insist is needed for safe ingress and egress to the unincorporated gated community will be a boon or a bomb for Laguna Beach drivers. "We are being asked to decide an issue that affects our community differently than their community," said Mayor Jane Egly, who served with Councilman Kelly Boyd on the subcommittee that met with city staff and Emerald Bay representatives.
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By Joanna Clay | February 16, 2012
A natural burger joint is still coming to Laguna Beach this spring, but with a new name. Originally to be named Urbun Natural Burger, owner and operator David Mainiero, 23, said the restaurant will now be called BurgerFi. It will occupy the former Kentucky Fried Chicken location at 695 S. Coast Hwy. Mainiero's father is a partner in BurgerFi, which has three restaurants in Florida and has plans to open others in Texas, Ohio, Connecticut and the Carolinas. Laguna Beach will be its first West Coast foray.
NEWS
December 21, 2011
A Covina man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after allegedly driving off the road Friday night. It was the second DUI arrest in 10 years for Donald Francis Brown, 59. A person reported a suspicious car driving on its axle near Fourth Avenue and Coast Highway at 9:42 p.m. Friday. They reported that wood was embedded in the right corner of the windshield, there was damage to the front fender and hood, and the right side mirror was taken off. They also reported seeing a tire in the northbound lane of Coast Highway near 7-11.
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By Joanna Clay | November 3, 2011
Now Laguna Beach foodies don't have to travel far up Coast Highway for a taste of Umami Burger — the Los Angeles-based burger restaurant is coming to town. The restaurant plans to open a location at 610 N. Coast Hwy. in January, CEO and founder Adam Fleischman said. Fleischman, who has a background in wine, applied his adoration for subtle flavors with his menu, which is focused on "umami," a Japanese word for the "fifth taste. " "When I was trying to exit the wine business I was looking for something else to do," he said.
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By David Hansen | September 21, 2011
There is an underbelly to Laguna Beach, disconnected from the glitz and grazing plates of Coast Highway. Unlike downtown, it's a place that doesn't pose or preen or gossip. It's Laguna Canyon, filled with rusting trucks and welding tools; oil and grit and mountain bikes; bobcats, rattlesnakes and stray dogs. It's an ancient, two-sided natural corridor: One side of the street is undeveloped with scrappy open space; the other is off-kilter, unbalanced, like a driver's side sunburn on one arm. Speckled like an exotic fruit, you want to experience it because you consider yourself adventurous and cosmopolitan, but you're also a little afraid.
NEWS
September 12, 2011
A male pedestrian was hit by a car at the corner of Coast Highway and Aster Street late Thursday night. Police report that an Illinois man was arguing with his girlfriend at 9:51 p.m. During the altercation he told her she was leaving and ran across Coast Highway when traffic was not at a stop. He was hit by a vehicle traveling south and was thrown into the air. He landed on the hood of a car traveling the opposite direction in the left turn lane. He seriously injured his left arm, had a laceration on his head and was scraped up. Police report that he is expected to fully recover.
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September 6, 2011
Kentucky Fried Chicken at 695 S. Coast Hwy. closed its doors last week. A paper sign in the window says "Sorry, moved to Corona del Mar. 2929 E. Coast Hwy. " Another location at 2900 Harbor Blvd. in Costa Mesa closed this week. Calls to the restaurant went unanswered Friday. KFC is across the street from Mosun Sushi & Sake / Club M, which also abruptly closed last month. * Coffee shop swap Passersby may have noticed the new paint on the space that was once occupied by Java T Go at 980 N. Coast Hwy. The drive-thru coffee stand is no longer in service but has a fresh coat of paint.
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