December 14, 2007
Local church founder Arie Van Ryn was killed Dec. 8 when he was hit by a truck near his family?s second residence in Rosarito, Mexico. Van Ryn, 69, a 30-year Laguna Beach resident, owned dairy businesses and was a co-founder of Calvary Chapel Laguna Beach in 1996. The church became one of the largest in Laguna and eventually moved to Irvine to accommodate the growing congregation. Van Ryn was still active in the church ? now called Kingsfield Church ? acting as both treasurer and as a church elder.
November 2, 2007
Dozens of tiny firefighters, dragons and princesses paraded down the Main Beach boardwalk Tuesday afternoon as part of the Laguna Beach Parents Club?s third annual Halloween parade. Onlookers and beachgoers waved and cheered the kids on as they ambled across the beach. Afterward, the little ones enjoyed Play-Doh favors, goldfish crackers and lollipops while their parents chatted. They also took donations for fire relief. Other Parents Club activities include weekly playgroups and a recent Oktoberfest.
July 6, 2012
The Laguna Beach Police Employees Assn. will hold its second annual Dunk-A-Cop fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the cobblestones at Main Beach. Proceeds will go toward the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club. Last year the association raised $500 for the club, according to a news release. "We hope to raise $1,000 this year!" Det. Larry Bammer, president of the association, said via email. - Alisha Gomez Twitter: @ coastlinepilot
January 29, 2013
Get ready to walk it off — Glennwood House of Laguna Beach is hosting its Walk and Roll-A-Thon fundraiser at 10 a.m. Saturday starting at Main Beach. Money raised from the event will go toward finishing construction of the Glennwood House, which will house 50 special needs adults later this year . "This is the real push time to make this dream a reality," Executive Director Shauna Bogert said in an email. "Once we are open, future fundraising will go toward an endowment to assist residents with rental costs.
January 3, 2013
Pets in need of help Animal Crackers Pet Rescue is closing its doors Tuesday and still needs people to temporarily take in pets. About five to six animals — including dogs, cats and possibly parrots — are in need of temporary homes, volunteer Johannah Falke said. The pet rescue center moves into its new space in Laguna Hills sometime in March. Those interested in helping Gina Kantzabedian should email her as soon as possible at email@example.com . Animal Crackers is at 30822 S. Coast Hwy., (949)
June 7, 2002
Suzie Harrison Laguna Beach residents, as well as others throughout South County, may be able to breath a sigh of relief with the arrest of 21-year-old Lori Elizabeth Fischer. The Mission Viejo woman, is alleged to have planted razor blades, nails and other sharp objects under swings and slides, on playgrounds as well as buried them in the ground with the edges up in the sand at 10 local parks, including Main Beach in Laguna. She is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon and also child endangerment, which are both felonies.
September 28, 2007
The POLICE FILES are compiled from oral and written reports from the Laguna Beach Police Department and other sources. Not all police activity is included. Arrests indicate suspicion of violations, not charges filed nor the results of court action unless noted. Incidents specify a time when that information is provided. Forest Avenue : A homeless man was issued a citation for camping and sleeping in the 200 block. Main Beach : Two Laguna Beach residents were issued citations for camping and sleeping on Main Beach.
April 18, 2013
Transition Laguna Beach and marine biologist Nancy Caruso are teaming up for the second annual Earth Day and Kelp Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The events will take place at the intersection of Park and Forest avenues, and at Main Beach. The events celebrate earth awareness and the resurgence of kelp forests off Laguna Beach's coastline. Activities include guided tide pool tours, a life-sized interactive kelp forest model, free stand-up paddleboard tours to the kelp forests, interactive games, arts and crafts for children, cooking demonstrations and rain barrel and compost bin giveaways.