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NEWS
October 22, 2013
A pilot practiced landing a seaplane on the water 50 yards off Main Beach on Monday afternoon, Laguna Beach police confirmed. Dispatch received several calls around 12:58 p.m. about a plane that callers believed crashed and was dangerous to beachgoers, Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. Federal Aviation Administration officials contacted the pilot and determined there were no violations, Callus said. No one was injured, and the pilot flew off toward the north, she said.
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SPORTS
May 2, 2013
The 36th annual Women's Laguna Open Beach Volleyball Tournament at Main Beach in Laguna Beach is Saturday. Throughout its history, some of the top names in beach volleyball have competed in the tournament. Next month, the 58th annual Men's Laguna Open, the second-oldest continually held tournament in the state, starts June 15. For tournament information, visit http://www.cbva.com , or email Kirk Morgan at kirkmorgan@cox.net . To follow all tournaments, classes and beach volleyball events, visit the "Laguna Beach Volleyball" page on Facebook.
NEWS
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
NEWS
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.
NEWS
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 acpetrescue@gmail.com . Animal Crackers is at 30822 S. Coast Hwy., (949)
NEWS
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.
LOCAL
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.
NEWS
February 27, 2014
The Laguna Beach Marine Safety Department accepted 53 prospective seasonal rookie lifeguards after a tryout Saturday, Lt. Kai Bond said. Fifty-six applicants arrived at Main Beach for the tryout, which included a 1,000-meter swim that candidates needed to complete in 20 minutes. "I'm happy with the candidates we got," Bond said. Candidates must pass a background check and file necessary paperwork before the lifeguard academy begins the last weekend in March. Candidates will need to pass physical and written exams, as well as practical skills tests related to the job during the academy, which continues through the first three weekends in April.
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