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April 15, 2005
Roger Carter A lot of our citizens don't realize the beaches and six stairways to the beach in South Laguna were left under the ownership of Orange County when South Laguna was annexed to Laguna. This was a deal made in hell. In my opinion, if our citizens knew all the facts, they would be in favor of the wonderful gift the county offered us when they tried to give us Aliso Beach, West Beach, Tablerock Beach, Secret Cove and Thousand Stairs beach. Here are some of the myths we've been told: We don't have the money to repair the stairs.
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By Cindy Frazier | April 23, 2009
Laguna Beach police arrested two suspected vehicle burglars early Wednesday morning after a house-to-house search in the Anita and Wilson streets area, Sgt. Bob Rahaeuser said. The two suspects, both from Norco, are believed responsible for breaking into multiple vehicles in South Laguna the same night. Police were summoned to Anita Street area at 2:30 a.m. when someone reported seeing men looking into vehicles with flashlights, Rahaeuser said. Officers arrived soon thereafter and cordoned off the area, conducting a house-to-house search for the suspects.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | July 13, 2009
A Sig-Alert was called around 3 p.m. Monday on Coast Highway in South Laguna after a suspected drunken driver allegedly hit three parked cars near West Street, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jason Kravetz said. At 4:30 p.m. traffic was reported backed up all the way to Diamond Street. The driver, who was injured, allegedly fled the scene but was taken into custody and transported to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, Kravetz said. “We received many calls of a white Porsche with Florida license plates which hit three parked cars in South Laguna.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | March 24, 2006
Do you think an overview of Laguna's transport and street safety is overdue? City Councilwoman Jane Egly does. Egly will ask the council, probably at the April 11 meeting, to form a task force to study ways people can get around the city more safely, more efficiently and more enjoyably. The task force would look at improvement in the city's transportation system, alternatives to motor vehicles and a pedestrian-friendly streetscape "I am not proposing any solutions, I am looking for solutions," Egly said.
NEWS
July 18, 2003
Woman drives SUV into wall of Animal Hospital A Laguna Beach resident, reportedly upset over the condition of her puppy, accidentally drove her sport-utility vehicle into Canyon Animal Hospital Wednesday, knocking down a door that fell on another woman waiting in the lobby, a hospital employee said. The driver, 43-year-old Cynthia Hillis, and 55-year-old Aina Bayer of Laguna Hills were taken to Mission Hospital for minor injuries, Sgt. George Ramos said.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | January 20, 2009
A man tried to commit suicide at 12:32 p.m. Monday by jumping four stories to the ground off the roof of the parking structure at South Coast Medical Center in South Laguna, Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Jason Kravetz said. The man, who was 30 years old and a South Orange County resident, survived the jump and was immediately taken to Mission Trauma Center for treatment of unspecified injuries. A witness to the incident said the man intentionally jumped off the four-story structure.
NEWS
June 30, 2006
A Superior Court Judge has tentatively ruled that the Coastal Commission cannot issue a cease-and-desist order against the developer of the large project at 31401 Mar Vista in South Laguna. Judge Kirk Nakamura was asked by the developer, Gerald Massineo, for an order barring the commission from halting development of the hilltop project after the commission agreed to hear an appeal of a city coastal permit for the project. "He [Nakamura] indicated that the petitioner [property owner]
NEWS
September 10, 2004
Magnolia Louise Meekma Rebecca and David Meekma are pleased to announce the birth of their second daughter Magnolia Louise. Maggie was born at 8:13 a.m. on Aug. 18 at South Coast Medical Center in South Laguna. She weighed 8 pounds, 3 ounces and measured 20 inches. The baby is named after her maternal great-grandfather, maternal great-great grandfather and paternal great-uncle, as well as one of her mom's favorite songs, "Sugar Magnolia." Older daughter Isabel is thrilled to be a big sister.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | November 15, 2012
South Laguna Civic Assn. won't get seed money from the city to buy community garden plots. The City Council voted 3-2 on Tuesday to deny the request by the association for $251,000 to jump-start the drive to raise almost $1 million to purchase the land that local gardeners have been tilling for the past three years. Financial uncertainty and competing requests were cited as the reasons. Councilman Kelly Boyd feared the city would dig itself into a hole if the request was approved.
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