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With third anniversary of his death, fundraiser planned in honor of Laguna Beach Officer Jon Coutchie

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Jon Coutchie, a Laguna Beach police motor officer and former Army Ranger who was killed in the line of duty, was recognized during a ceremony last week marking the third anniversary of his death. The ceremony at Coutchie's memorial included a presentation by the Laguna Beach Police Department's Honor Guard and comments by Laguna Beach Mayor Steve Dicterow.

Governor vetoes utility undergrounding bill as Laguna Beach seeks ways to bury cables to prevent fires

ocregister.com — A plan to bury utility lines to reduce the risk of catastrophic fire in Laguna Beach didn't get the support it needed from Sacramento, but city officials say they will continue their efforts to protect the city. City Manager John Pietig announced Monday that Gov.

Mark Denny, County COO, takes number three slot in Dana Point

ocregister.com — DANA POINT - City officials announced Tuesday they have hired Orange County's Chief Operating Officer Mark Denny as the new deputy city manager. Denny starts Monday and will oversee public works and community services.

Funds sought for full military burial for Laguna Beach man who died at Doheny

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - An effort is underway to raise money to bury Philip Nealon, who died on Sept. 17 at a Doheny State Beach parking lot in front of beachgoers. Nealon, 66, identified by the Orange County Coroner's office last week, died of acute bronchial pheumonia, a coroner said.

Pet parade and chili make fun mix in Laguna Beach animal fundraiser

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Three-year-old twins, Sophie and Madeleine Niven were abuzz. The Newport Beach twins had dressed as bumble bees to match the outfit their grandma, Traci Pedersen, had picked out for her dog, Penny, a contestant Sunday in the 20th Pet Parade and Chili Cook-off.

Marines, sailors march for suicide awareness

ocregister.com — CAMP PENDLETON - Chad Robichaux, a Force Recon Marine and former MMA fighter, spoke to Marines and sailors Friday about the military lives lost to war and the far greater number of military lives lost to suicide. "I was thinking about how as a young Recon Marine I'd respond to a suicide pep talk," said Robichaux.

Laguna Beach local identified as man who died at Doheny

ocregister.com — DANA POINT - The Orange County Coroner's office is looking for the family of Philip Nealon, a 66-year-old man who died Saturday in a parking lot at Doheny State Beach, while beachgoers looked on. Witnesses said that Nealon, who reportedly died from acute bronchial pneumonia, was seen stumbling from his RV bleeding from the mouth.

Laguna Beach City Council weighs in on OCTA traffic study

ocregister.com — Brighter lights, intersections where pedestrians can cross from all corners at the same time and keeping cyclists off Coast Highway are some of the City Council's suggestions for improvements for the thoroughfare in response to a report from the Orange County Transportation Agency.

Humpback whale entangled since August looks to be free

ocregister.com — Officials from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration are monitoring a humpback whale seen off Newport Beach and Dana Point last weekend and Monday that could be the same whale entanglement teams have tried to free inrecent weeks. Only this time, the humpback seems to be clear of the bait traps and fishing line seen on it since August.

An officer's tale of a pig on the loose in Laguna Beach

ocregister.com — LAGUNA BEACH - Police Officer Mike Jeffries was on a routine patrol on the narrow streets of South Laguna last week when he saw cars stopped in the middle of the road. From a distance he could tell a bunch of people were running on Pedro Street trying to catch something.
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Sep 27, 2016

Governor vetoes utility undergrounding bill as Laguna Beach seeks ways to bury cables to prevent fires  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/fire-730357-laguna-city.html 

Sep 20, 2016

Volunteers at Aliso Beach haul away 219 pounds of trash as part of coastal cleanup  http://www.ocregister.com/articles/beach-729490-laguna-cleanup.html 

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