June 19, 2009
MADERA ? Laguna Beach resident Michael Lewis captured the United States Auto Club California Pavement Ford Focus pole position Saturday at the Madera Speedway, driving the No. 60 Western Speed Focus Midget care with a lap of 14.482 seconds. Lewis finished the 25-lap main event in fifth after two on-track incidents, putting him to the back of the pack each time. ?We definitely had the speed, but it was a wild night out there and I just got caught up in a couple of racing incidents,?
June 26, 2009
LAS VEGAS ? Laguna Beach resident Michael Lewis hit the jackpot at the three-eighths-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway Bullring on Saturday, driving his No. 60 Western Speed Ford Focus Midget to his second USAC California Pavement Ford Focus Series win. Lewis was fast all evening, qualifying second with a time of 15.525 seconds. Then he and teammate Cody Gerhardt finished one-two in the heat race. ?The heat race went very well,? Lewis said in a news release. ?We tried some things to make sure the car was stable for the main [race]
December 6, 2002
Mary A. Castillo Laguna Beach motor officer Tom Cusson was injured in a traffic collision while pursuing a speeding motorist on Laguna Canyon Road at 7:20 a.m. Wednesday. "Officer Cusson was going eastbound when he was unable to stop in time to avoid a car in between lanes," Sgt. Darrin Lenyi said. The impact threw Cusson from his bike. He hit another car and then landed on the pavement. The accident occurred near the 73 Toll Road. According to witness statements given to police, the suspected traffic violator pulled his red truck with white stripes to the side of the road.
January 12, 2007
Broadway paving done Caltrans has completed the repaving of Broadway, and striping of the roadway was accomplished early this week. On Monday, crews cut into some of the repaved areas in which sewer manholes were covered up, said Steve May of the Laguna Beach Public Works Dept. The manholes will have to be adjusted to the new height of the paving. Other traffic projects Construction of a pedestrian crossing at the Festival of Arts on Laguna Canyon Road is expected to be completed by the end of February, May said.
April 30, 2004
Expect a difficult day downtown on Wednesday. Asphalt repaving on upper Forest Avenue is scheduled and during resurfacing, Glenneyre Street will be closed between Forest and Park avenues and the left-hand turn from Broadway onto Forest Avenue will be closed. Pavement will be ground down 24 to 48 hours before repaving. All asphalt work will occur between 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. Trash collection will be before 7 a.m. Traffic congestion and delays are expected during.
September 23, 2011
The California Department of Transportation on Monday will start resurfacing Laguna Canyon Road, between Forest Avenue and the 73 Toll Road. Asphalt grinding will go from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for three or four days, according to a city press release. Paving will begin Wednesday and carry on from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. There will be no work on weekends. The project is intended to repair worn pavement and enhance its longevity. The city expects the project to be completed by November.
October 16, 2009
After winning at Orange Show Speedway the last time Michael Lewis drove the No. 60 Western Speed Ford Focus midget in the United States Auto Club California Pavement Ford Focus Series, he visited New Stockton 99 Speedway on Saturday with high expectations. Before a packed house of enthusiastic Northern California race fans, the Laguna Beach resident qualified second, which placed him inside the third row for the start of the 40-lap feature at the quarter-mile asphalt oval track in Stockton.
October 1, 2004
Woman located after missing from beach A woman was located at a hospital days after her fiancee reported she disappeared near Main Beach on Saturday. The woman's name could not be published because police are still investigating the possibility that the she may have been sexually assaulted, Sgt. Darin Lenyi said. The woman's fiancee, 29-year-old Brian Andrews of Covina , told police on Wednesday the woman, a 36-year-old Covina resident, was in a hospital, Lenyi said.
January 17, 2003
Mary A. Castillo After the sun sets, drivers will get an extra reminder to stop for pedestrians at the intersection of Cliff and Rosa Bonheur drives. City workers installed solar-powered pavement markers along the crosswalk on Jan. 8, Director of Public Works Steve May said. The markers act as reflectors during the day and, once darkness falls, light up to warn oncoming motorists. May also confirmed that the city installed neon green pedestrian warning signs and reflectors on the sign posts.
May 25, 2007
Major street project winds down All of the major paving on the city's street resurfacing project ? the biggest in Laguna Beach history ? has been completed and no additional street closures are anticipated except for one day on Upland Road, City Manager Ken Frank announced May 18. The contractor is currently restriping the pavement and paving the roadway shoulders. All work is expected to be completed before June 15, Frank said. Broadway depot nearly finished The Broadway bus depot project is 80% complete and will be completed by the end of the month, Frank said.