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By Barbara Diamond | May 23, 2013
The City Council wants to know how much it will cost to install a video monitoring system in public areas of town before deciding what the cameras should monitor. City staff will research the cost of equipment and installation for two options favored by the council out of the three presented Tuesday for consideration. The council has already allocated $90,000 for the project. "I would like all three locations," Councilman Steven Dicterow said. However the council voted unanimously to eliminate option two, which would have put cameras on routinely congested streets, and decided to move ahead on monitoring public areas after financial information is delivered on options one and three.
LOCAL
By Cindy Frazier | October 26, 2006
Laguna Beach police are hot on the trail of a suspect in a series of “smash and grab” vehicular burglaries that occurred early Monday through Tuesday in the gated community of Three Arch Bay, said Det. Sgt. Darin Lenyi. The suspect allegedly smashed the windows of at least three vehicles and stole valuables, including a credit card that was used at 7 a.m. Tuesday to buy $800 worth of tools at an Aliso Viejo business. He also purchased an extended warranty for the tools.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | February 12, 2010
The City Council took no action to follow up on Police Chief Paul Workman?s presentation on the use of security cameras in downtown Laguna or even at the three city limits to film the public ? with a majority concerned about possible erosion of civil liberties. ?Every business downtown can put in a camera,? said Councilman Kelly Boyd, owner of the Marine Room Tavern on Ocean Avenue. ?I probably will, but I am really concerned about the Big Brother thing. I think it is best to leave it to the private sector.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | November 10, 2011
The Townley Gallery reported a sculpture was stolen Friday evening, and the gallery's owner believes it could be connected to other art thefts in the area. According to police and the gallery, a man walked into the gallery at 570 S. Coast Hwy. around 7 p.m. and grabbed a sculpture when owner Shane Townley had his back to him. Townley said he was giving a couple directions to a nearby restaurant when the man slipped in without his knowledge and then left with the artwork. The stolen glass sculpture by artist Patrick Blythe is valued at $2,000.
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By: | October 8, 2005
GRAFFITI SURVEILLANCE The City Council directed the Burbank Police Department to use its own discretion in deciding to use video surveillance in areas with a large amount of graffiti. WHAT IT MEANS The council received a report from Police Capt. Janice Lowers on the use of video surveillance to combat graffiti in the city. While the department has a pole camera that could be used, there are a lot of manpower hours involved with the monitoring, Lowers said.
NEWS
February 14, 2012
Laguna Beach police are searching for a man and woman suspected of stealing credit cards from parked cars, then using the cards at south Orange County stores. On Feb. 3, the couple reportedly stole credit cards from vehicles in Laguna Beach and used them at Albertson's in Laguna Beach, Wal-Mart in Laguna Niguel and CVS in Dana Point, according to Laguna Beach police. The female suspect is described as white, in her mid-20s, approximately 5-foot-3 and 120 pounds. The male suspect is described as in his mid-20s, approximately 5-foot-6 and 150 pounds.
NEWS
May 30, 2013
Interests of silent majority need to be heard Regarding the proposed view ordinance: I moved to Laguna Beach 26 years ago, lured by the overall striking beauty and nonconformity of the city. Surrounding cities, to me, were too uniform and manicured. I bought a house in South Laguna in large part because of the large pine tree in the front yard and a good view of the ocean. I think it's crazy that someone can buy a house behind me tomorrow, fully aware of my tree and its size, and demand that I remove it or prune it to roof level.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | January 12, 2012
Laguna Beach police are asking art galleries to keep a closer watch in light of a wave of recent art thefts. Kush Gallery was the latest victim. A $7,500 Vladimir Kush painting was stolen Jan. 5, right before Art Walk started. In the last week of December, 484 North Gallery reported that two copper sculptures valued at $3,050 were taken from its outdoor area. The gallery reported a similar incident in April, when a $1,950 copper sculpture was stolen outside as well.
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By Barbara Diamond | May 23, 2013
The City Council wants to know how much it will cost to install a video monitoring system in public areas of town before deciding what the cameras should monitor. City staff will research the cost of equipment and installation for two options favored by the council out of the three presented Tuesday for consideration. The council has already allocated $90,000 for the project. "I would like all three locations," Councilman Steven Dicterow said. However the council voted unanimously to eliminate option two, which would have put cameras on routinely congested streets, and decided to move ahead on monitoring public areas after financial information is delivered on options one and three.
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NEWS
By Joanna Clay | November 10, 2011
The Townley Gallery reported a sculpture was stolen Friday evening, and the gallery's owner believes it could be connected to other art thefts in the area. According to police and the gallery, a man walked into the gallery at 570 S. Coast Hwy. around 7 p.m. and grabbed a sculpture when owner Shane Townley had his back to him. Townley said he was giving a couple directions to a nearby restaurant when the man slipped in without his knowledge and then left with the artwork. The stolen glass sculpture by artist Patrick Blythe is valued at $2,000.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | February 12, 2010
The City Council took no action to follow up on Police Chief Paul Workman?s presentation on the use of security cameras in downtown Laguna or even at the three city limits to film the public ? with a majority concerned about possible erosion of civil liberties. ?Every business downtown can put in a camera,? said Councilman Kelly Boyd, owner of the Marine Room Tavern on Ocean Avenue. ?I probably will, but I am really concerned about the Big Brother thing. I think it is best to leave it to the private sector.
LOCAL
By Cindy Frazier | October 27, 2006
Laguna Beach police are hot on the trail of a suspect in a series of “smash and grab” vehicular burglaries that occurred early Monday through Tuesday in the gated community of Three Arch Bay, said Det. Sgt. Darin Lenyi. The suspect allegedly smashed the windows of at least three vehicles and stole valuables, including a credit card that was used at 7 a.m. Tuesday to buy $800 worth of tools at an Aliso Viejo business. He also purchased an extended warranty for the tools.
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