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By Joanna Clay | October 18, 2012
Multiple car crashes at El Toro Road the morning of Oct. 12 resulted in one vehicle landing in a ravine. At 1:47 a.m., Laguna Beach police received a call that a car was fleeing the scene of a crash at a pace of 10 mph. After investigating, police learned the vehicle was involved in one of two crashes that morning. Police said the first crash resulted from a vehicle traveling inbound on El Toro Road that drove off to the right shoulder and struck a support for a power pole across the street, Capt.
NEWS
January 3, 2003
Drivers will encounter significant delays starting this week from two major street resurfacing projects on El Toro Road and Glenneyre Street. The Glenneyre Street project will continue through January. The El Toro Road project will be completed in the middle of February. "There is no doubt that the work will cause inconveniences and delays for motorists," said Steve May, director of public works. The timing for the work was chosen because January and February are the least traveled months of the year for both highways.
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September 26, 2013
Laguna Beach is forecasting delays for outbound traffic on Laguna Canyon Road between Forest Avenue and El Toro Road on Friday morning. Extreme delays are expected from 7 to 11 a.m. because of the memorial service for Laguna Beach motorcycle officer Jon Coutchie, city planning official Monica Tuchscher wrote in an email. Coutchie, 41, died in a collision with a pickup at Cleo Street and South Coast Highway late Saturday. Laguna Beach police and other law enforcement agencies honored Coutchie, who had been with the department for four years, with a motorcade on Tuesday.
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July 16, 2004
Young girl dies in auto accident An Aliso Viejo girl died early Friday after suffering massive head injuries in a crash in Laguna Beach. Cheyenne McKean, 5, died at 2:35 a.m. Friday, according to the Orange County Coroner's Division. The crash happened at about 11:29 a.m. on July 8 near the intersection of El Toro Road and the San Joaquin Hills Toll Road. A Honda Civic exiting the toll road off-ramp hit the Ford Explorer driven by Cheyenne's mother as she was driving west on El Toro Road, Sgt. Guy Miller said.
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By Bryce Alderton and By Bryce Alderton | April 5, 2013
Laguna Beach police are interviewing the driver of a third vehicle who witnessed the fatal head-on auto collision that killed two men Tuesday morning on Laguna Canyon Road, police Capt. Jason Kravetz said Friday. Kravetz said a white Mercedes sedan was in the lane next to the Tesla that veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a Honda Accord, killing Alberto Casique-Salinas, 46, of Anaheim, and Armando Garcia-Gonzales, 38, of Santa Ana. The men were heading westbound on Laguna Canyon Road on their way to work for a Laguna Beach landscaping company, police said.
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By Bryce Alderton | October 17, 2013
The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday rejected claims filed by attorneys on behalf of two men killed in a head-on collision several months ago on Laguna Canyon Road. Lawyers for the families of Armando Garcia-Gonzales and Alberto Casique-Salinas allege that the men's deaths in April were a result of "neglect, design and maintenance of Highway 133 [Laguna Canyon Road], near El Toro Road," a staff report said. The city's claims adjuster had recommended that the council reject the claims.
NEWS
December 6, 2002
Twenty-five artists will open their studio's for the Laguna Canyon Artists' annual Holiday Studio Event out in the canyon from noon to 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday. Art lovers can experience working studios, artworks in the making and previously created pieces. "It's really exciting because we've added so many new artists this year," said Marsh Scott, artist and event organizer. "You can discover new artists, add to your collection, find one of a kind gifts and explore working studios."
NEWS
June 28, 2002
The Laguna Beach Police Department will try a new approach to relieve heavy traffic after the Fourth of July fireworks. "The town becomes a total gridlock as people try to leave," said Sgt. Doris Higgins. Every year people come from all over Orange County to stake their claim at Heisler Park and other beaches for barbecues and picnics well before the annual fireworks display. It's the classic case of first to arrive, last to leave and when they do, Laguna's streets experience the red glow of brake lights.
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By Barbara Diamond | April 25, 2013
The city will pay a consulting firm to complete an analysis of Laguna Canyon Road and propose options for its improvement. The City Council voted Tuesday to retain RBF Consulting to analyze the road from Forest Avenue to El Toro Road, taking into consideration other projects under consideration or underway, and come up suggestions for a comprehensive plan for the entire stretch, as proposed by Councilman Robert Whalen. The $45,000 fee for the consultant will come from savings on the Downtown Specific Plan project.
NEWS
September 19, 2003
Well this doesn't look good at all. It may be too soon to panic, but worrying doesn't seem out of line. Officials at South Coast Medical Center have suggested there may not be enough patients to fill the revenue needs of the hospital. They're considering a move out of Laguna. It sounds remote, but when they talk of the cost of retrofitting and maintenance next to the low-bed occupancy, it sounds like they don't see much hope for the Laguna location.
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By Bryce Alderton | October 17, 2013
The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday rejected claims filed by attorneys on behalf of two men killed in a head-on collision several months ago on Laguna Canyon Road. Lawyers for the families of Armando Garcia-Gonzales and Alberto Casique-Salinas allege that the men's deaths in April were a result of "neglect, design and maintenance of Highway 133 [Laguna Canyon Road], near El Toro Road," a staff report said. The city's claims adjuster had recommended that the council reject the claims.
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NEWS
September 26, 2013
Laguna Beach is forecasting delays for outbound traffic on Laguna Canyon Road between Forest Avenue and El Toro Road on Friday morning. Extreme delays are expected from 7 to 11 a.m. because of the memorial service for Laguna Beach motorcycle officer Jon Coutchie, city planning official Monica Tuchscher wrote in an email. Coutchie, 41, died in a collision with a pickup at Cleo Street and South Coast Highway late Saturday. Laguna Beach police and other law enforcement agencies honored Coutchie, who had been with the department for four years, with a motorcade on Tuesday.
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By Barbara Diamond | April 25, 2013
The city will pay a consulting firm to complete an analysis of Laguna Canyon Road and propose options for its improvement. The City Council voted Tuesday to retain RBF Consulting to analyze the road from Forest Avenue to El Toro Road, taking into consideration other projects under consideration or underway, and come up suggestions for a comprehensive plan for the entire stretch, as proposed by Councilman Robert Whalen. The $45,000 fee for the consultant will come from savings on the Downtown Specific Plan project.
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By Bryce Alderton and By Bryce Alderton | April 5, 2013
Laguna Beach police are interviewing the driver of a third vehicle who witnessed the fatal head-on auto collision that killed two men Tuesday morning on Laguna Canyon Road, police Capt. Jason Kravetz said Friday. Kravetz said a white Mercedes sedan was in the lane next to the Tesla that veered into oncoming traffic and collided with a Honda Accord, killing Alberto Casique-Salinas, 46, of Anaheim, and Armando Garcia-Gonzales, 38, of Santa Ana. The men were heading westbound on Laguna Canyon Road on their way to work for a Laguna Beach landscaping company, police said.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | October 18, 2012
Multiple car crashes at El Toro Road the morning of Oct. 12 resulted in one vehicle landing in a ravine. At 1:47 a.m., Laguna Beach police received a call that a car was fleeing the scene of a crash at a pace of 10 mph. After investigating, police learned the vehicle was involved in one of two crashes that morning. Police said the first crash resulted from a vehicle traveling inbound on El Toro Road that drove off to the right shoulder and struck a support for a power pole across the street, Capt.
NEWS
July 16, 2010
The following is from the Laguna Beach City Council meeting of July 6. Environmental Committee appointments Gustavo Grad and Sharael Kolberg were appointed to terms on the city's Environmental Committee from July 6 through Oct. 31, 2012. Incumbent Scott Sebastian, who has served on the committee, was appointed to as term beginning Nov. 1 and ending Nov. 1, 2012. WHAT IT MEANS The three applicants received appointments by acclamation. Structure height regulations 5-0 The council approved on the second reading an ordinance that clarifies how building heights are measured in the city's Business/Professional and Commercial zones and bans subterranean garages within a bluff-top set back.
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By TOM TITUS | July 27, 2007
The oldest established floating crap game in New York will be played in Laguna Beach in a few months. Gallimaufry Performing Arts has announced auditions for its fall production, Frank Loesser's popular musical "Guys and Dolls," for this Saturday ? tomorrow ? but you need to make an appointment now, since the tryouts are by appointment only. These appointments can be made by calling (714) 225-4800. Meredith Woodson-Hubbard is directing the musical, and all roles open for leads, performing ensemble and vocal ensemble, according to Gallimaufry artistic director Steve Josephson, with Rachel Green serving as musical director and Carrie Woodson choreographing.
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By SHERWOOD KIRALY | October 27, 2006
I've driven up to Los Angeles and back a few times recently, and it's been quite an experience driving out the canyon past El Toro Road. It's been easy. Spacious. I want to say "safe." Anyone who's lived in Laguna a while has had an exciting experience or two driving the canyon road and would prefer not to have any more. Years ago, Patti Jo and I almost got canceled coming back from our honeymoon by a driver who drifted over to welcome us back head-on. At the last instant, we veered and he corrected, but we still see him coming at us in our memory album.
NEWS
September 24, 2004
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