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May 19, 2013 | By Alisha Gomez
A man suspected of raping a Laguna Beach woman turned himself in Friday after police sought the public's help in finding him. Babak Azadgilani, known as "Bobby," 26, of Laguna Niguel, turned himself in at 5:30 p.m. at the front counter of the Laguna Beach Police Department and was booked on a $100,000 warrant for rape, Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. Azadgilani is suspected of assaulting the woman in her home during the late afternoon of April 21, according to police. The victim contacted police after the assault and police believe Azadgilani fled on his BMW motorcycle before officers arrived at the scene.
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May 19, 2013 | By Paul Pringle
A man was stabbed to death early Sunday on an Echo Park street in an attack that appeared to be gang-related, police said. About 2:40 a.m., two men got into an argument at Clinton and Waterloo streets when one of them pulled a knife, stabbed the other several times and ran away, said Officer Bruce Borihanh of the Los Angeles Police Department. The victim was pronounced dead at a hospital, Borihanh said. Police did not release his name. The suspect is believed to be in his 20s; no other description was available, said Borihanh.
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May 18, 2013 | By Stephen Ceasar
A 700-acre brush fire near Castaic Lake was 75% contained as of Saturday morning, officials said. The blaze, which began on Friday, reached the northern shore of the lake later in the day, halting its progress, officials said. Flames had threatened homes and Northlake Elementary School, forcing temporary evacuations. All evacuation orders were lifted on Saturday, said Tony Akins, a Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesman. No injuries have been reported from the fire, Akins said.
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May 18, 2013
Palmela Green sits amid hundreds of fabric rolls in her West L.A. swimsuit shop, surrounded by pink and red sequins, animal prints, knits and faux furs. A photo of one of her recent projects, a swimsuit in a Lexus ad, is proudly displayed on a wall. Green, who works by appointment, is one of only a few designers - the pool also includes Lissa Walker and Merrilee Madrigal, who are both based in Orange County - in the area who create custom swimwear. Green's customers pick a fabric and then choose one of her styles or order a one-of-a-kind pattern.
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May 17, 2013 | By Ruben Vives
Laguna Beach police are searching for a 26-year-old man accused of raping a woman in her home last month. Authorities obtained an arrest warrant this week for Babak “Bobby” Azadgilani but have not been able to find him at his Laguna Niguel home or at his place of work, according to Laguna Beach Police Capt. Jason Kravetz.   Kravetz said the sexual assault occurred late on the afternoon of April 21 in the woman's home in Laguna Beach. He said Azadgilani and the woman knew each other.
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May 15, 2013 | By Adam Tschorn
A traveling selection of hats, helmets, bonnets and caps once owned by Dr. Seuss makes a SoCal stop at a Laguna Beach art gallery on Friday. Photo Gallery: 7 things you didn't know about Dr. Seuss The touring "Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!" exhibit is part of a year-long celebration to mark the 75 th anniversary of Theodor "Seuss" Geisel's second book, "The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins ," (and the one I credit wi th sparking my life-long love of hats)
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May 1, 2013 | By Bryce Alderton
A retired professional surfer who co-founded Gotcha surfwear was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and on suspicion of cocaine possession after a traffic accident in Laguna Beach, police said Wednesday. Police charged Michael Elliot Tomson, 58, of Laguna Beach with two felony counts of DUI and possession of a controlled substance, as well as a misdemeanor count of being under the influence of drugs, Laguna Beach police Capt. Jason Kravetz said in an email. Tomson posted $100,000 bail and was released.
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April 16, 2013 | By Annie Kim, Los Angeles Times
An animal-rights group has sent letters threatening legal action against two Orange County chefs who continue to serve foie gras at their upscale restaurants. The chefs serve fattened duck liver at Arc in Costa Mesa and at Broadway by Amar Santana in Laguna Beach, drawing the ire of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. California banned the sale and purchase of fattened duck liver on July 1, but chefs Noah Blom of Arc and Santana have found what they believe are legal ways to continue serving the French delicacy.
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April 16, 2013 | By Bryce Alderton
A scuba diver who died after he went missing at Shaw's Cove in Laguna Beach became separated from his classmates during a class dive and apparently ran out of air, Laguna Beach lifeguard officials said Monday. Mark Gibbs, a 51-year-old Tustin resident, was pronounced dead at 1:28 p.m. Friday at Hoag Hospital in Newport Beach, a few hours after he went missing, according to the Orange County coroner's office. Gibbs separated from his classmates at a depth of 25 feet and was found with an empty air tank, Laguna Beach Marine Safety Lt. Kai Bond told the Laguna Beach Coastline-Pilot . Newport Beach lifeguards and rescuers from the Orange County Harbor Patrol, Orange County Sheriff's Department and U.S. Coast Guard searched the area and pulled Gibbs from the water at 12:40 p.m., more than an hour after the first 911 calls came in reporting him missing, a Laguna Beach police news release said.
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