LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – Two Laguna Beach hotels shut down following several scuffles involving armed security guards were reopened Friday when an Orange County Superior Court judge granted a temporary restraining order keeping a man involved in the dispute 200 feet away from the hotels.
City Manager Shohreh Dupuis ordered the closing of hotels 14 West and Hotel Laguna on Tuesday after police were called there three times throughout the day.
Mo Honarkar must stay 200 feet away from the two hotels involved in the civil dispute that sparked the shutdowns, city officials said. The temporary restraining order will be in effect until May 30 when the judge will consider whether to grant a preliminary injunction.
The temporary restraining order meant there was no threat to public health and safety, which is what gave Dupuis the authority to shut down the hotels, so the city manager’s order was also lifted.
From now on onsite security guards must be unarmed or the city will again consider shutting down the hotels, officials said.