July 24, 2009
Pedestrian killed on 133 highway A 56-year-old man was struck and killed by a pickup truck while walking on Highway 133 near the 73 Toll Road interchange at 3:26 a.m. Tuesday, according to the Orange County Coroner?s office. The identity of the victim is not being released pending notification of relatives. The highway was closed for two hours while California Highway Patrol and other agencies investigated the incident. Woman allegedly hits man with truck A Laguna Beach woman was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon after allegedly hitting a man with her truck and running over his foot during an altercation in the 1400 block of North Coast Highway at 9:02 p.m. July 15, Sgt. Jason Kravetz said.
October 4, 2002
SEPT. 27 South Coast Highway/Diamond Street: A resident reported that two men were throwing trash out of their vehicle near the intersection at 8:17 a.m. Ocean Avenue: A bus driver reported that a transient threw a milk shake at a bus in the 200 block at 10:11 a.m. Broadway: A manager contacted police after finding the cash register short of $55 from the night before. He suspects an employee took the money in the 200 block at 10:11 a.m. Jasmine Street: A locked vehicle was broken into by some means and a purse stolen in the 400 block at 11:08 a.m. The victim reported that $600 had been charged on her credit card.
October 12, 2007
The following is from the Oct. 2 meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council. ?City Treasurer Laura Parisi announced she would be speaking at the Local Agency Fund Conference held Oct. 11 in Sacramento. ?Smithcliffs residents contacted Councilwoman Elizabeth Schneider to ask that a sidewalk be installed from Cliff Drive to Crescent Bay on the south side of North Coast Highway. Schneider?s research showed the city would have to buy easements and work with Caltrans on the project.
May 11, 2007
The following is from the daily log of the Laguna Beach Police Department from Wednesday, May 2, through Tuesday, May 8. TUESDAY Cliff Drive : At 2:04 p.m., a blue diaper bag, video player and credit cards were reported stolen from a vehicle in the 1300 block. Anita Street Beach : at 11:30 a.m., a man was reported exposing himself in the 1000 block of the beach. Broadway : At 1:20 a.m., a San Clemente man was arrested on suspicion of DUI after a traffic stop at Coast Highway.
October 24, 2003
DON LEACH I had just dropped my film off to a motorcycle courier and then caught a ride through North Laguna in the bed of a city pickup truck. I remember the group sitting and holding on, watching the smoky sky as the driver sped down Coast Highway. We dropped into town, and to our surprise, heavy black smoke and flames were coming down the hill behind City Hall. "It's still going," someone yelled. There was nothing to talk about. I remember hearing some guys cursing and swearing as they jumped out of the vehicle as it came to a stop at Chevron.
September 6, 2002
August 28 South Coast Highway: A store owner reported that a young man stole a copy of Maxim Magazine in the 100 block at 5:49 p.m. Police located the suspect and the magazine was returned. The owner did not want to press charges. Diamond Street: Police responded to an accident in the 200 block at 11:43 p.m. The driver, a 39-year-old Azusa woman, rear-ended a parked car. She was arrested for driving under the influence and was released on her own recognizance.
December 14, 2007
For a company whose upbeat slogan is “Think Green,” Waste Management seems to be letting down a lot of Laguna Beach residents. Out of some 10,000 residential addresses in Laguna, a small but significant number — 280 — do not receive recycling service from Waste Management, even though the giant trash hauler’s contract with the city of Laguna Beach requires the service be provided to all residential customers....
January 2, 2004
BARBARA DIAMOND Editor's note: This is the second part of Barbara Diamond's look back at 2003, culled from the pages of the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot. June 13: Los Angeles officials announced support for a commercial airport at the abandoned U.S. Marine airbase in El Toro. Councilwoman Cheryl Kinsman said rumors had been circulating and earlier in the month it was learned that Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn has asked the federal government for permission for L.A. to manage an airport at El Toro.