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January 1, 2010
Video camera is returned to its owner Videographer Michael Taylor got his video camera back Tuesday, after it was taken from the hillside where it had been placed to capture time-lapse images of the work after the Bluebird Canyon landslide. Taylor thought the camera might be sold over the Internet, and he was right. But he was surprised when the Internet helped bring the camera back. After losing the $2,000 camera Dec. 15, Taylor put some lenses up for sale online to try to replace the lost equipment.
NEWS
January 14, 2005
Members of Laguna Beach Girl Scouts Troops No. 238 and No. 2311 collected coats throughout December and January as part of the "One Warm Coat" service project. The girls collected a total of 175 coats, 51 of which went to the Relief and Resource Center of Laguna Beach for those in need. From left, Neika MacDowall, Kaitlyn Waidley, Allie Hastings, Marcella Bechtel, Marina Paul, Kate Rogers, Ciera Crowe, Mary Jo Mancuso of the Soroptimist International of Lake Forest Club, Kelly Fleming, Amanda McCrory, Amie Clay, Victoria O'Connor, Tori Tomo- Krohnfeldt, Katie Fleming, Taylor Kahn and Ashley Andrews.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | May 16, 2013
Laguna's financial future may not be entirely rosy, but the picture is less thorny for the next two fiscal years then in the deeply rooted recession of the mid-2000s. Running the city is costing more and is escalating, but the local economy is beginning to recover and revenue is up, according to City Manager John Pietig. Residents will have an opportunity to comment on the proposed 2013-14 and 2014-15 budget at a workshop set for 3 p.m. Tuesday. "Property, sales and bed taxes have experienced some recovery this past year and we are expecting moderate growth over the next couple of years," Pietig said.
NEWS
From latimes.com | December 7, 2010
A small earthquake struck the Laguna Beach area Tuesday morning. The 2.0 temblor struck about a mile off the Laguna coast at 8:04 a.m. There were no reports of damage or injuries. The quake was about 46 miles south of downtown L.A. and 12 miles from Irvine. The U.S. Geological Survey website did not have any data about whether the quake was felt on land. A USGS map placed the quake in the south Laguna area between Laguna Beach proper and Dana Point, parallel with Woods Cove.
NEWS
October 18, 2013
After 12 years in Laguna Beach, Sundried Tomato American Bistros and Catering is closing. "We have decided not to renew our lease option," managing partner Rob Quest wrote in a prepared statement. "Unfortunately the location no longer fits our model because of its size and overhead. Sunday, Oct. 27, will be our last day of service at that location [361 Forest Ave.]. " The Laguna Beach restaurant is the smallest of Sundried Tomato's existing establishments, which include spots in San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, the statement said.
NEWS
March 5, 2013
Katsuya by Starck, a Japanese restaurant along Coast Highway, closed following Monday's dinner service. A receptionist confirmed the news midday Monday. "While the restaurant enjoyed nearly two years of success in the community, sbe is pursuing a new Orange County location for the brand," according to a statement from sbe Entertainment Group, which Katsuya is a part of. "Despite the closure, sbe remains committed to the Laguna Beach community through its partnership in the Umami Burger property as well as its desire to find future Laguna Beach locations for its hotel, restaurant and nightlife brands," the statement read.
OCNOW
By Joanna Clay | August 27, 2012
A few sky-gazers say that UFOs may have entered the nighttime sky near Laguna Beach on Thursday night. According to the website UFO Stalker, a few people reported seeing "glowing red lights" at about 9 p.m. A person reported that they were on the outside deck of their North Laguna Beach home when they noticed six or seven "bright, glowing red lights in the sky. " The lights apparently moved side to side as they moved forward, which the...
SPORTS
January 19, 2012
The Laguna Beach girls' fifth/sixth grade team ran its record to 4-1 Saturday and got back on the winning track by defeating Capo Dana, 26-14, in National Junior Basketball action at Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach. Laguna earned the win after pulling away from an 11-10 halftime lead. Its defensive effort, sparked by Molly Cohn, allowed Capo Valley just four second-half points. Laguna was led in scoring by Sophia Lucas with 17 points and Taylor Glenn scored five points.
NEWS
August 2, 2012
Counterfeit accessories valued at nearly $400,000 were seized by Laguna Beach police Thursday. Police arrived at Cobbler's Corner at 985 S. Coast Hwy. with a search warrant and confiscated more than 100 counterfeit purses, hats and accessories valued at $100,000, Lt. Jason Kravetz said in a press release. While police were inside the store, one of the suppliers of the handbags came to the business. Police detained and her interviewed her. She cooperated with detectives and they went to her South Laguna home where they discovered several hundred counterfeit items with a value of more than $260,000.
SPORTS
December 6, 2012
Friday Girls' Soccer (TBA) Laguna at Ocean View Holiday Classic Boys' Basketball (7 p.m.) Irvine at Laguna Frosh/Soph Basketball (5:30 p.m.) Irvine at Laguna Girls' Basketball (TBA) Laguna at Oxford Academy Tournament * Saturday Girls' Soccer (TBA) Laguna at Ocean View Holiday Classic Girls' Basketball (TBA) Laguna at Oxford Academy Tournament Boys' JV Basketball (TBA) Laguna at Aliso Niguel Tournament * Monday Girls' Soccer (TBA)
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By David Hansen and By David Hansen | May 2, 2014
He remembers the library, but it wasn't the books, studying or reading. It was the hushed tones where he had to lean in to hear her, so close he could smell her shampoo. When you're in high school, shampoos smell different - better somehow. At 18, he has trouble putting his feelings into words, but he knows he's different now. He wants to do nice things for her. He wants to prove himself. Why? Because he likes everything about her. "I guess the second that I started talking to her it started happening," he said.
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NEWS
May 1, 2014
Re. " Plan for destitute draws crowd ," April 25: Were I a stranger from, let's say Indiana, and wandered into that City Council meeting on housing the homeless, I would have expected the town's downtown to be a virtual slaughterhouse, a bloody abattoir. Rape and pugnacity would have been the ordinary course of events daily. And I would flee the premises. I am not a stranger. I have lived in Laguna Beach since 1955. In the intervening half a century and then some, I have never been rudely or aggressively accosted by a panhandler.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | May 1, 2014
It's nearing the midway point of the Orange Coast League softball season and on Tuesday, the Laguna Beach High Breakers went into the win column for the first time. Laguna was impressive in winning its initial league contest in four attempts in shutting down visiting Costa Mesa, 10-0, at Thurston Middle School. Halle Redfearn pitched the shutout and Jennifer Sorensen, Jessica Roediger and Sophie Trabizi had key hits for the Breakers who improved to 1-3 in league and 3-16 overall.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia and Bryce Alderton | May 1, 2014
Ten-year-old Kalle Copeland didn't understand why he had to join his mother and sister at Sunday's second annual Healthy Girl Festival in Laguna Beach. "'I'm a boy,'" he said to his mother, Sarah Copeland. "'Why do I have to go?'" The festival, which raises awareness about the social pressure women and girls face in today's society, was a good reference for not just her daughter, Katrina, but her son as well, Sarah Copeland said. Copeland said she wanted the festival to encourage her daughter to lead a healthy, positive and successful life and to teach her son about the importance of supporting healthy girls and women.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | May 1, 2014
The first in an occasional series in which the Coastline Pilot spotlights artworks on display around Laguna Beach. It's a safe bet that most vacationers would postpone a Yosemite trip if they heard that a storm was coming. Cheyne Walls isn't most vacationers, though. When the manager of Laguna Beach's Forest & Ocean Gallery heard that the national park was about to receive a blanket of white, he packed his camping gear - and Nikon D700 camera - and headed up to brave the elements.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | May 1, 2014
The Laguna Beach High boys' volleyball team clinched at least a share of the Orange Coast League title Tuesday by again sweeping their way to victory, this time, against Calvary Chapel. Laguna defeated the Eagles for the second time this season, winning, 25-9, 25-14, 25-14. Jake Hexberg had a team-high 10 kills, Jack Wyett seven kills and 12 digs, and Alec Wulff and Isaac Wulff had 15 and 11 assists, respectively, for the Breakers who improved to 8-0 in league and 13-3 overall. Calvary Chapel fell to 5-2 in league and 15-4 overall.
NEWS
April 30, 2014
A woman was hospitalized after two cars collided on South Coast Highway on Friday morning, Laguna Beach police said. The crash occurred at 8:05 a.m. in the 2400 block when a 24-year-old San Clemente woman, who was driving a Toyota Corolla, made an illegal U-turn from the northbound side of South Coast Highway north of Upland Road, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. A 62-year-old Laguna Beach man driving a Chevrolet Volt hit the Corolla, sending the car across southbound lanes, police said.
NEWS
April 29, 2014
Thousands of people turned out at Main Beach on Saturday to celebrate a precious ocean plant that has made a resurgence in the waters off Laguna Beach. The fifth annual Kelp Fest drew, among others, a good number of Girl Scouts, who toured tidepools during what event founder and marine biologist Nancy Caruso called a bright, clear day with a little breeze. "As the lifeguards told me, this cove always escapes the wind," Caruso said. About 2,600 people showed up from a variety of places, Chelsea Brigham, a Cal State Fullerton senior wrote in an email.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 24, 2014
Showing no signs of a let up in Orange Coast League play, the Laguna Beach High baseball team continued its assault toward another league title by winning three road games in the past week. Following a two-day, two-game sweep at Saddleback, Laguna went to Estancia Tuesday and took a 13-1 victory from the Eagles. Grant Wilhelm was a key for the Laguna offense, going three for five and driving in four runs. Preston GrandPre (two RBIs) and Richie Nunis (RBI) also had three hits.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 24, 2014
Back on the court for the first time in nearly two weeks, the Laguna Beach High boys' tennis team continued with the second half of its Orange Coast League season Tuesday and disposed of host Estancia, 17-1. Laguna scored eight of a possible nine points in singles play, and swept in doubles action. Ryan Gee (6-1, 6-1, 6-0) and Zack Washer (6-0, 6-2, 6-2) both swept, and Sterling Dudley-Bowen won two sets (6-2, 2-6, 7-5) in singles play. In doubles, Alex Duong teamed with Ethan Gee (6-4, 6-1 6-0)
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