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By: | October 7, 2005
LAGUNA COAST WILDERNESS PARK Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road; reservations and information, (949) 923-2235; o7www.ocparks.comf7. Open weekends, 7 a.m. to sunset. Parking lot hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Willow Canyon on Laguna Canyon Road, just south of the El Toro Road intersection. Open to hikers, equestrians and mountain bikers on specified trails; parking, $3. Tours led by Laguna Greenbelt Inc. at 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 and 15. Laurel Loop hike, 8 a.m. Saturday, Oct.22.
NEWS
By: Dan Beighley | October 7, 2005
More public parking is on the way in downtown Laguna on what is now a city employee parking lot at the intersection of Laguna Canyon Road and Forest Avenue. The 130-space lot will be used until a proposed Village Entrance project -- the components of which have not yet been determined -- can be built. The parking lot project, approved Sept. 28 by the planning commission, is expected to be in place by spring 2007, pending approval from City Council.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 26, 2007
Laguna Beach’s 2008 Pageant of the Masters production, “All the World’s a Stage,” is looking for people of all sizes and ages to volunteer as cast members for next summer’s show. The annual event features “tableaux vivants,” or living pictures, with people posing as subjects in famous paintings. The casting call will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 5; 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 6; 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 10 backstage at the Irvine Bowl, 650 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.
NEWS
March 10, 2001
-- Paul Clinton State Historic Preservation Officer Knox Mellon is scheduled to talk about the future of Crystal Cove on Monday in Laguna Beach. Mellon, along with several other state employees, will make a presentation about the challenges of developing a project in a historic district. The 46 rustic cottages on the beach were placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979 as one of the few remaining examples of "vernacular architecture" along the state coastline.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Suzie Harrison Understanding everything that's going on in Laguna Beach's art world can be quite daunting, especially when it comes to the three major summer art festivals and the world-famous pageant. But all it takes is a little information, and a small world of art opens. The Pageant of the Masters, which is celebrating its 70th anniversary, creates life-sized "living pictures" of classical and contemporary paintings, sculptures and other famous works of art. This summer's show is titled "Seasons."
NEWS
April 6, 2002
Paul Clinton Two people's lives ended Friday evening in a vicious head-on collision on the northbound side of the San Joaquin Hills toll road. A man driving the wrong direction on the toll road caused the 6:18 p.m. crash, authorities said. It left the road strewn with tires, bumpers and the ripped-apart hulks of the three cars involved. The toll road from the Laguna Canyon Road to the Newport Coast Drive offramp was closed for several hours, authorities said.
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NEWS
February 6, 2014
On Feb. 1, I saw more than half a dozen young people grinding their skateboards on a concrete planter located in the center of Broadway at its east end. The new streetscape has not made Broadway safer for kids but more dangerous. Barbara J. Beck Costa Mesa * Reforms hurt Costa Mesa In the 61st year of this city, the last thing we want to hear is that the massive quantity of violations from the poorly managed 60th anniversary party are "apparent," or "potential," or somehow that reforms are now needed.
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NEWS
January 31, 2014
A car chase that began in Newport Beach Thursday afternoon ended in the Festival of the Arts parking lot in Laguna Beach after 35 minutes, authorities said. Newport Beach police arrested the female passenger for public intoxication. The male driver refused to cooperate with police when they asked him to exit the vehicle. He has not yet been arrested but was transported to Hoag Hospital with minor injuries, said Jennifer Manzella, spokeswoman for the department. It is unclear what type of injuries the driver is being treated for and how he sustained them, but alcohol was a factor in the chase, she said.
NEWS
By Don Leach | November 2, 2013
My memories of the Laguna firestorm of 1993 are still vivid, 20 years later. I photographed the day of the burn, weeks of clean-up and the feature stories that followed. It was a distinctive career experience for me as a photographer, covering my hometown on fire. It could have been anywhere in Orange County, but it was my hometown. It's one thing to see big fires burn other people's homes, but when they belong to your neighbors and friends, it was something else. I learned about the fire from a scanner report of a 2-acre brush fire near Laguna Canyon Road and the 405 Freeway a little before noon on Oct. 27. I was on assignment for the Laguna News Post shooting a business portrait.
NEWS
November 17, 2011
On Nov. 2, Daily Pilot columnist Steve Smith wrote about Dr. Hazem Chehabi ("City Life: Syrian doctor is a man of peace") . I want to support his viewpoint. I have known Hazem for many years and completely understand the position that he is in. He is a dedicated doctor, wonderful parent and serves other people in our community. He is chairman of the UC Irvine Foundation, whose job it is to produce funds for our local university and our future leaders. Sometimes we find ourselves in difficult situations in life.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 31, 2010
TODAY Ratt, Dokken 1980s metal acts Ratt and Dokken perform at the Los Angeles Times Summer Concert Series at the Pacific Amphitheatre. Tickets start at $12.50 and includes admission to the O.C. Fair for the day. For more information, visit http://www.ocfair.com. Newport Beach Lobsterfest Newport Beach Sunrise Rotary at Newport Dunes Resort hosts Lobsterfest from 3 to 9 p.m. at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach. The event features whole Maine lobster, live music from surf rock band The Hodaddies, a children's sandcastle competition and silent auction.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ashley Breeding, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | June 19, 2010
This season, it's all about "fun in the sun" at Laguna's summer art festivals. The fun begins June 25, when both the Sawdust Art Festival and Art-a-Fair kick off the opening day of their 44th annual celebrations. "We've got a lot of excitement lined up, including Tropical Tuesdays, a Hawaiian Surf day and [an eco-awareness] Green Day," said Cynthia Fung, marketing director of Sawdust. More than 200 Laguna Beach artists, including 22 first-time exhibitors, will showcase their work from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily through Aug. 29 at the festival grounds, 935 Laguna Canyon Road.
NEWS
June 16, 2010
Huntington Beach 'Nothing suspicious' in activist's death Two weeks after author and activist Jim Purcey died in a parking garage fire at his Huntington Beach apartment complex, police said there was "nothing suspicious" about his death. Supervising Deputy Coroner Dan Aikin of the Orange County Sheriff's Department and Huntington Beach Police Lt. Russell Reinhart said the cause of the May 31 fire was still under investigation. Reinhart said detectives were awaiting the results of a toxicology report, which could take up to two months.
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By RON VANDERHOFF | March 20, 2009
If you read this column, it?s likely that you have a garden. Maybe a big garden or a small garden. Either way, it?s your garden. But, you have another garden as well ? a garden that we share. Likely, you tend to your garden ? planting, watering, pulling weeds, organizing its plants to mimic nature and so on. Occasionally, you stop for a while and admire your garden and the natural wonders it offers. In your other garden you don?t tend to it. No planting, watering or weed pulling, and you certainly don?
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