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NEWS
July 23, 2004
Free Festival trams will shuttle from the north end of town to the south, from the canyon to the ocean. "Catch the Wave" signs mark the stops. Glossy blue trams with all-wood interiors also display the logo. The trams will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., seven days a week through Sept. 5. There are four separate routes with a transfer point at the Transit Center Bus Depot on Broadway between Forest Avenue and Beach Street. The Canyon Shuttle begins at the ACT V parking at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road past the Festival of Arts at 650 Laguna Canyon Road to the bus depot and loops back to ACT V, stopping at Art-a-Fair and the Sawdust Festival.
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NEWS
November 11, 2005
Public comment is needed on five-year program that seeks to reduce the local need for outside water.Members of the public are invited to weigh in on the South Coast Water District's draft 2005 urban water management plan, which outlines how the district will provide residents with a reliable supply of drinking water for the next 30 years. The state requires the district to update this plan every five years. South Coast Water District serves South Laguna. The five-year water plan calls for measures to conserve water and find local sources of water to reduce dependency upon the Metropolitan Water District.
NEWS
August 1, 2003
Free Festival Trams will shuttle from the north end of town to the south, from the canyon to the ocean. "Catch the Wave" signs mark the stops. Glossy blue trams with all-wood interiors also display the logo. The trams will operate from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. seven days a week through Aug. 31. There are four separate routes, with a transfer point at the Transit Center Bus Depot on Broadway between Forest Avenue and Beach Street. The Canyon Shuttle begins at ACT V parking at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, goes past the Festival of Arts at 650 Laguna Canyon Road to the bus depot and loops back to ACT V, stopping at Art-a-Fair and the Sawdust Festival.
NEWS
July 4, 2003
Barbara Diamond Laguna Beach has a summer treat in store for visitors and residents. Free Festival Trams will shuttle from the north end of town to the south, from the canyon to the ocean. "Catch the Wave" signs mark the stops. Glossy blue trams with all-wood interiors also display the logo. "Give it a name and everybody will know what it is," said Deputy Director of Public Works Bill Liebel, who chose the name and the logo. "And what it is, is absolutely the best way to get around the city."
LOCAL
By Cindy Frazier | March 23, 2010
A man who was rescued with two other people from Tablerock Beach in South Laguna around 9 p.m. March 17 was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possessing cocaine and being under the influence of the drug, according to police records. Giovanni Carlo Frizzle, 20, of Mission Viejo, was pulled by firefighters from the beach in a basket, along with two others, after one of the trio called for help. The trio were in an isolated cove and surrounded by water. In a dramatic rescue, firefighters rapelled down to the area from a line suspended on a crane above the beach.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | May 7, 2009
The purchase of South Coast Medical Center by the Mission Hospital group will not only mean a new hospital operator. The hospital will also have a new name. The Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange are asking the community to vote by May 22 on a new name for South Coast Medical Center, in anticipation of the South Laguna hospital becoming part of Mission Hospital. Postcards have been sent to residents in the coastal areas served by South Coast Medical Center, including Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano and San Clemente, said Colleeen Reinhart, director of marketing and communications for Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | June 10, 2009
A 49-year-old Seal Beach woman was killed in a solo high-speed traffic accident Tuesday night in South Laguna. Her identity is not being released pending notification of her family, said Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Robert Rahaeuser. No one else was injured. At 9:47 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of an accident at Coast Highway near Camel Point, Rahaeuser said. The driver of a silver Buick Lucerne had reportedly been traveling southbound at an apparent high rate of speed, then swerved across the two northbound lanes and struck an unoccupied blue Ford van parked on the opposite side of the roadway.
NEWS
October 18, 2002
-- Mary A. Castillo Church fire contained before much damage Although they can still smell the smoke and don't yet have access to the community kitchen, members and staff of the Laguna Beach Methodist Church are grateful to the Laguna Beach Fire Department for extinguishing a trash fire before it got out of control. Staff from the Orange County Mental Health Dept., who work out of an office leased from the church, saw the fire just as it began on the side of the building on Wesley Drive in South Laguna at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday.
NEWS
July 19, 2002
Rich and July Boitano celebrated the grand "reopening" of the Laguna Gourmet Food Gallery at its new location, 424 Forest Ave. next to the Cedar Creek Inn. The new and larger store carries a wide variety of merchandise including the decorative fruit and vegetable bottles in vinegar and oil. ... The Queen of Hearts Guild of Children's Hospital of Orange County recently hosted a fantasy evening complete with strolling ...
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