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Preparing for the Next Onslaught

Even as flood-wary residents monitor weather forecasts and hope to avoid a repeat of last week’s destruction, city officials are tallying damage to 30 homes and 59 businesses, estimating $10.2 million in storm damage from the Dec. 22 deluge, the worst in several year...

Preparing for the Next Onslaught

Even as flood-wary residents monitor weather forecasts and hope to avoid a repeat of last week’s destruction, city officials are tallying damage to 30 homes and 59 businesses, estimating $10.2 million in storm damage from the Dec. 22 deluge, the worst in several year...

Streat Beat

Arrest Made in Mail Thefts Laguna police arrested a Santa Ana woman for suspicion of mail theft after they found correspondence from several people in her possession. A witness told police he observed a woman going through several mailboxes in the 2200 block of S. Coast Highway,...

Resolve to Exercise

By Brian Wisely New Year’s Eve has always been a time look back over the past and ahead to the coming year, to reflect on the changes we want (or need) to make, and to resolve to follow through on them. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to stick with an exercise...

Auto Racer Tests His Mettle in Formula 3

Laguna Beach resident and auto racer Michael Lewis completed four successful days of testing with the PREMA Powerteam Formula 3 Italia program in Spain at the Barcelona and Valencia racetracks earlier this month. Lewis recorded excellent times overall, including the fastest times...

LBHS Winter Sports Update

Breakers Win in Triple OT Thriller By Frank Aronoff Boys Basketball (7-5) Laguna won their opening game in the annual Century Holiday Classic with a 47-43 triple overtime thriller over the Beckman Patriots this past Monday night at Century High School.   Playing tough...

Athletes Receive End-of-Season Kudos

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Boys Cross Country Orange Coast League Champions, 7th SSCIF D-IV, 7th State D-IV All-League: Matt Neeve, Jeff White, Ryan Jones, Aaron Swartz All-SS CIF: Matt Neeve   Girls Cross Country Orange Coast League Champions, SSCIF D-IV 12th All-League:...

Laguna Students to Perform at Carnegie Hall

Two Laguna Beach High School students, Sarah Busic and Karina Parker, have been selected to perform at Carnegie Hall for the 2011 American High School Honors Performance Series this February. Following fall auditions, Busic and Parker were accepted for the Honors Performance...

Get Out of the House

Rain and Ice By Rebecca Meekma   We were lucky last week. No leaks or flooding chez Meekma (with husband in the water and mold remediation business, I should hope so!)  But many of our fellow Lagunans were not so lucky. Many in our town faced hardships last week and will...

Goodwill Thrives Among Students

This past holiday season all four public schools made good on the district’s commitment to make community service part of student education. Through various endeavors, students participated in everything from food drives and toy drives, to charity fundraisers and cleaning up the...

SchoolPower Honored for Outreach Efforts

SchoolPower won the Apple Award for Programs and Outreach at the California Consortium of Education Foundations conference held earlier this month. SchoolPower was honored for its outreach program, which included the valuable SchoolPower Student Directory, the newsletter mailed...

Avoiding Underage Drinking on New Year’s Eve

The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Orange County/Community Alliance Network is urging parents and adults to host responsible New Year’s Eve parties. According to the 2008 California Healthy Kids Survey, 74 percent of 11th graders and 59 percent of...

Volunteers Vital to Flood Cleanup

By Ted Reckas | LB Indy   Liesa Schimmelpfennig, daughter of Anneliese Schools founder Anneliese Schimmelpfennig, snuck into the Laguna Canyon campus with a few friends the morning of last week’s flood, even as Caltrans closed the road. They found a swan swimming in the...

In Creativity vs. Mother Nature, Some Lose the Battle

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Canyon Surrenders to Storm’s Force

Nurseryman Kevin Naughton says the devastation that wrecked his Laguna Gardens Nursery “was unlike other storms” that have come through the canyon. It had all the characteristics of a flash flood, a wall of water that “blew out everything in its path,” he said, including...