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Debutante

Laguna Beach’s Elizabeth Volpicelli was presented by her father, Louis, at the 60th anniversary of the Coronet Debutante Ball at a Beverly Hills hotel in November. Proceeds from the ball go to National Charity League, which supports several philanthropies including Head Start.

Follow the Science

Editor: 
Mr. Reckas’s article “Scientists, Anglers’ Views Cloud the Route Towards a Marine Reserve,” Dec. 25 edition,  took a lot of space to say our fisheries are depleted.  After reading the story, I got out my calculator and found out only 25 percent of our white sea bass...

Caltrans Schedule Favors Business, Ignores Residents

Editor, What a treat to learn that Caltrans would be doing overnight work during Christmas week! Imagine the paychecks that must generate when four people stand around one traffic cone while one worker completes a task!  I so look forward to more lights, noise and work outside...

Gratitude for Unstinting Support

Editor,             I wanted to take a moment and write to you about a few exemplary individuals within our community whom I think deserve a little extra attention for their unsolicited and truly magnanimous actions over the past two weeks. I’m speaking specifically of Ivan...

A Stocking Full of Praise

Editor, Just wondering … Does everyone know the work that Sande St. John is doing here in Laguna? How many people she has helped? She is what Laguna beach has always been about: helping others. Sande you rock! Roger Carter’s letter (“A Scrooge of a Different Sort,” Dec. 25)...

A Plea to the ‘Unchurched’

Editor:    Here is a New Year resolution for about 15 percent of Laguna Beach residents to consider.  The 15 percent are those who do not associate with the 19 or so faith organizations that the remaining 85 percent of Laguna Beach residents associate with.  They are whom I call...

Our Letter Policy

E-mail letters to: [email protected] Letters to the Editor serve as an important Laguna forum. This paper will provide space to nearly all who wish to express their opinion, but due to space constraints we ask letter writers to limit their topics to local concerns. Letters should...

Village Matters

Ten Percent into a New Century     Far away from Laguna, into a different life, a life of family that takes us in when we are orphans of Christmas time. Stories of love and sadness, of imperfect childhoods making new patterns in fresh lives that could have been more...

Hometown Girl Competes in World Surf Championships

Laguna Beach High School junior Taylor Pitz was selected for the 12-member traveling PacSun USA Surf Team for the 2010 Quiksilver ISA World Junior Surfing Championships, in the girls under 18 division. The championships will be held Jan. 18 to 28 in Piha, New Zealand. What...

Girls Water Polo Update

Breakers Hold Off San Clemente 11-8 By Frank Aronoff   Breakers remain undefeated and picked up their fourth victory of the season, overpowering San Clemente last Tuesday, Dec. 22 at the Triton Pool in a non-league match up of playoff division favorites.   The host...

Local Counselor Makes the Grade

The American School Counselor Association selected Jami Parsons, a counselor for El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools, as one of eight nationwide finalists and the only one from California for counselor of the year, district officials announced. Nominated by Nancy...

Rotary Student of the Month

Laguna Beach Rotary Club honored Maria Goncharova, pictured above with Spanish teacher Rod Ortiz, as student of the month in December. Goncharova is a senior at Laguna Beach High School and hopes to major in linguistics. She speaks four languages and hopes to attend Georgetown...

Local Students Stand Out at Film Festival

Thirteen students in the Laguna Beach Unified School District recently took top honors at the fifth annual My Hero Short Film Festival. “Laguna Beach is well represented in this year’s international celebration of heroes,” said Wendy Milette, My Hero’s director of media arts...

Ten for 2010

By Tony Crowell Stocks had a good year in 2009, anticipating the economic recovery that began in the fall. Both the stock market and the global economy will continue their comebacks in 2010, although a few lagging sectors will slow the pace. The ten picks below are all big enough...
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