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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.
January 28, 2005
Suzie Harrison Main Beach should look a little prettier than normal Saturday afternoon. By then, it will have benefited from three hours of cleanup as part of a "First Flush" adopt-a-beach program put on by Clean Water Now! Coalition and the Laguna Beach Chapter of Surfrider Foundation. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon. It's called "First Flush" because after heavy rains the storm drains completely evacuate and all the debris is discharged into the ocean.
By Joanne Sutch | October 9, 2009
Editor?s note: Joanne Sutch is writing for the Beautification Council. Laguna came out in force Oct. 1 to celebrate Harry Lawrence?s 96th birthday and to thank Mr. Laguna for his vigilance and efforts on behalf of our city. As founder of the Beautification Council in 1952, Harry holds a special place in the hearts of former and current Beautification Council members. Harry?s standard of ?clean, quaint culture? and his vision and passion for Laguna Beach forged committees, codes, laws, civic action and much more.
February 19, 2014
Glenneyre Street: Vandalism was reported in the 900 block at 1:02 p.m. Friday. South Coast Highway: A caller reported at 4:15 p.m. Friday that a group of skateboarders had set up a ramp in a parking lot in the 1400 block. Coast Highway: A bonfire at Aliso Beach Park in the 31100 block was reported at 6:18 p..m. Friday. Bluebird Canyon Drive: Juveniles skateboarding on property in the 200 block was reported at 7:54 p.m. Friday. Cliff Drive: A caller reported that candles had been lit inside balloons at Shaw's Cove at 9:34 p.m. Friday.
By Barbara Diamond | July 18, 2013
Sand will be the medium for artwork at the Laguna Art Museum's Art and Nature event in November. The Laguna Beach City Council on Tuesday approved the proposed "sand art" component of the weekend event, which will also include commissioned art, a keynote address by historian Kevin Starr, lectures, panel discussions, performances and children's programs. "We are hoping the event will grow over the years," said museum Executive Director Malcolm Warner. "Artists will be coming together with scientists in an interdisciplinary dialogue.
August 11, 2006
The Laguna Community Concert Band will present a mini free concert from 6 to 7 p.m. today at the Fred Lang Park Mosaic Bowl, 21540 Wesley Dr. The concert will consist of ensemble presentations by the band's woodwind trio, flute ensemble, saxophone combo and jazz set. Each group will play 15 minutes of music — from classical to jazz — within the mosaic-decorated alcoves of the bowl. In 2004, the Arts Commission commissioned artists to work with community members to cover the cement walls in the Lang Park Bowl with pieces of ceramics and mosaics.
October 2, 2009
The Laguna Beach relatives of a hiker detained in Iran since July held a vigil Wednesday evening at Main Beach to show support for the effort to free Sarah Shourd and her two friends. The families of the hikers got good news Tuesday morning, when the Iranian government granted their Swiss representatives consular access to the trio for the first time. “Though an official report has not been provided to the families as of yet, we have been told that the three kids are in good health, and [have]
April 19, 2002
Bryce Alderton A proposal to build an underground pedestrian walkway across Pacific Coast Highway is sending chills of skepticism through the veins of a number of residents and business owners. Councilwoman Toni Iseman has proposed an underground walkway that would connect Broadway to Main Beach by cutting underneath Coast Highway. Iseman claims the walkway would reduce the amount of traffic clogging city streets in the summer and on weekends by cutting down on the number of pedestrians.
December 28, 2007
Beach volleyball classes offered Beach volleyball classes will be offered for the first time at Main Beach starting Jan. 12 for beginning through advanced players, ages 16 and older. Both the 9 a.m. beginning/ intermediate and 10:30 a.m. advanced sessions offer a workout emphasizing core skills, strength, flexibility and ball control, in a fun and social setting. Novice players will learn the game in a relaxed environment and advanced players can get in shape and hone their skills for tournament and challenge court play.
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