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By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | July 21, 2011
Emerald Bay residents opposed to the installation of a traffic signal at the main entrance of the gated community went home happy Tuesday night. The City Council declined to support the installation of the signal that would make it easier for drivers to turn left onto South Coast Highway, as proposed by the Emerald Bay Special District Board of Directors. "Maybe there should not be left turns at all," Councilman Kelly Boyd said. "I think this affects the city's local coastal plan, and I think we have the right to appeal this to the California Coastal Commission.
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NEWS
By Les Miklosy | July 14, 2011
These injury accidents occurred on or about the Fourth of July weekend: On July 2, a bicyclist fell while riding the unimproved Moulton Meadows connector trail at Top of the World and required an air rescue. Unrelated to the bicyclist, an Edison truck driver mistook this same trail as a shortcut to Arch Beach Heights and plowed his vehicle into a ravine. This connector is the same trail the city has been considering for capital improvement for more than two years. On July 4, a 17-year-old pedestrian was clipped by a suspected drunk driver on Coast Highway.
NEWS
By Imran Vittachi, imran.vittachi@latimes.com | November 11, 2010
The northbound lanes of Coast Highway, south of El Morro Elementary School in Laguna Beach, were closed for about six hours Tuesday as a road crew worked to stabilize a slope above the highway, which had fractured through erosion, according to Caltrans officials. The lanes were reopened at 3 p.m. but the No. 2 northbound lane was closed again on Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., to allow workers to remove embankment material, according to Gloria Roberts, a spokeswoman for Caltrans' District 12 office in Irvine.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2010
Note: Wildfire season is here. Fires of any kind are prohibited in wilderness areas. Please report any suspicious activity to park rangers. Sunscreen, sturdy shoes and water are wilderness essentials, along with any medications you require. Wilderness areas may be closed during periods of extreme fire danger. Call (949) 923-2235 or visit websites for current conditions. CRYSTAL COVE STATE PARK Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 N. Coast Hwy, has 3.5 miles of beach and 2,000 acres of undeveloped woodland.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 1, 2010
YOUR WEEKEND TODAY: The Laguna Beach Rotary Club meets at noon at Aliso Creek Inn & Lodge, 31106 S. Coast Hwy. Anyone interested in attending should contact Rick Lang at (949) 315-9136 or langphoto@verizon.net. Lunch is served and the cost is $19. For more information about Rotary, visit http://www.lagunabeachrotary.com. SATURDAY: Join 1st Zero Trash Laguna and help pick up trash on streets and beaches from 10 a.m. to noon. Various locations. For more information, email Chip McDermott, chip@zerotrash.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | January 12, 2010
Laguna Beach police still could not answer late Tuesday afternoon why officers shot a driver suspected of causing a traffic collision hours earlier at South Coast Highway at St. Anns Drive. The reason for the shooting, the driver’s name and the names of the officers involved in the shooting had not been released as of 2:30 p.m. The man, who, police believe, was in his 20s, was reported in critical condition at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, where he was taken after the 7:55 a.m. collision.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | December 18, 2009
Caltrans suspended the Pacific Coast Highway resurfacing project in Laguna Beach until the weather warms up in early March. The project was supposed to be finished before the holidays, hopefully in November, Caltrans spokeswoman Tracy Lavelle told the City Council at the July 21 meeting. ?Don?t be here in December,? Mayor Pro Tem Toni Iseman advised. ?Our businesses will go crazy.? The holidays are the merchants? second biggest season. Lavelle assured the council that Caltrans was mindful of the impacts of the project on the city.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | December 11, 2009
Laguna Beach police are trying to find a wrong-way hit-and-run driver who allegedly struck an off-duty Orange County Firefighter at 12:55 a.m. Saturday at Brooks Street and South Coast Highway, Lt. Jason Kravetz said. Witnesses told officers that the victim was crossing South Coast Highway, in a marked crosswalk, when a vehicle traveling southbound in a northbound lane struck him. The victim, Luke Perisin, 38, of Dana Point, was thrown about 50 feet before landing in the roadway.
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