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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.
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 , or email Kirk Morgan at . To follow all tournaments, classes and beach volleyball events, visit the "Laguna Beach Volleyball" page on Facebook.
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 . 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.
By David Peck | December 11, 2009
The city has much to celebrate with the establishment of the emergency shelter in the ACT V parking lot. In a matter of weeks, the shelter is running remarkably smoothly, staffed by some very good people from Friendship Shelter and the Resource Center working nights and mornings to get people fed and asleep, and with the help of dozens of volunteers who provide meals, transportation and other assistance. Main Beach and Heisler Park are again clean and walkable. But before we begin congratulating ourselves, let?
May 24, 2002
Mary A. Castillo Four letters claiming responsibility for leaving razor blades in a children's play area were discovered nailed to benches at the popular Main Beach site, police reported. "A citizen discovered the first letter that had been folded into fourths with a four-inch nail holding it to a bench," said Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jason Kravetz. After reading the letter, which was found early last Friday morning, the citizen flagged down an officer who then cordoned off the area.
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