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Archive for January, 2011

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Earle E. Wellsfry

Earle E. Wellsfry

Earle E. Wellsfry, known as an avid body surfer, former Laguna Beach lifeguard and excellent waterman, passed into his Father’s presence on Dec. 16, 2010, after losing his nine-week battle with pancreatic cancer. Earle was born on April 30, 1953, in Brazil on the mission field to Earlene and Eugene Wellsfry. He later attended Thurston […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Swell Time Forecast  for Summer By Dennis McTighe It’s a pretty decent looking Monday here in Lagunaville with sunny skies, a few puffy clouds, a gentle breeze, air temperature in the mid 60s water temp. in the mid 50s, but a very flat ocean, which has been the case for quite some time now. From […]

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Legion’s History of Service

Legion’s History of Service

By Lee Winocur Field and Marion K. Jacobs Chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919, the American Legion is devoted to advocating on behalf of all armed service members and veterans. But as Laguna Beach’s Post # 222 Commander Frank Daniel explained, “Representing veterans is but one of the four pillars of our work. Our […]

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Michael Beck, center, Mission Hospital

Michael Beck, center, Mission Hospital

Three Laguna Beach merchants, Stop N Go Liquor, Whole Foods Market, and the 7 Eleven, recently participated in a Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training in an effort to prevent and reduce underage drinking. The training, conducted by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence and the county Community Alliance Network in collaboration with the […]

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Michael Beck, center, Mission Hospital

Michael Beck, center, Mission Hospital

Michael Beck, center, Mission Hospital’s vice president, accepts a $7,134 donation from Sarah Hilton, left, and Michael Lowney, managers of retailer Tommy Bahama. The retailer donated proceeds from two “rehearsal” events prior to their opening in November.

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What’s New at the Susi Q?

What’s New at the Susi Q?

Cruise to Alaska Seminar Amanda Jordan of Princess Cruises will be in the Laguna Room from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14, to promote this travel special for an Alaska cruise. Refreshments and door prizes will be provided, and a short film will be shown. The ship sets sail on Aug. 7. […]

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Electronic Discard Collections

Electronic Discard Collections

Surterre Properties is collecting electronic waste from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 15, in the Laguna Beach school district parking lot, 550 Blumont Street. Laguna Presbyterian Church is holding a similar drive from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 16, in their parking lot on Third Street, between Mermaid and […]

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Advice Offered to Flood Victims

Advice Offered to Flood Victims

Local flood victims are invited to meet Tuesday, Jan. 25, with several local professionals who will offer tips and assistance at the Susi Q Senior Center. Insurance broker John Campbell Insurance will offer tips on discussing claims with insurers; Wells Fargo banker Chad Hinton will have information for business and personal loans; and attorney Larry […]

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Locals Collaborate on Award-Winning Beach Trail

Locals Collaborate on Award-Winning Beach Trail

Laguna resident Bob Borthwick, a principal of Borthwick Guy Bettenhausen landscape architects of Irvine, recently received the award of merit from the American Society of Landscape Architects for the San Clemente Beach Trail. Three other Laguna Beach residents added their expertise to the project, including landscape architect Ann Christoph, who assisted with planting design, and […]

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SchoolPower Donations Exhibited at Art Walk

SchoolPower Donations Exhibited at Art Walk

Townley and DeBilzan galleries opened their exhibition spaces to include works of art donated for SchoolPower’s annual dinner dance on Jan. 29. Featured artists include selected auction donors Brian Allan, Jacobus Baas, William DeBilzan, Jorge Fernandez, Amy Eidt Jackson, Christine Kunkel, Sherrie Larsen, Louis Longi, Lu Martin, Laurel Meister, Greg O’Loughlin, Deborah Paswaters, Marina Pavlovoch, […]

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Django-Inspired Guitarist to Perform

Django-Inspired Guitarist to Perform

Concert Jan. 22 Laguna Beach Live! presents the Grammy Award-winning guitarist John Jorgenson and his quintet on Saturday, Jan. 22, at 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Artists’ Theatre. Renowned in the pop, country and rock worlds, Jorgenson amazes his audiences with dazzling guitar work as well as his mastery as a clarinet player and vocalist. Playing his own […]

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Swedish Film Explores Family Dynamics

Swedish Film Explores Family Dynamics

The Laguna Beach Film Society presents the Swedish film “Among Us,” a mystical tale that explores family dynamics, at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 20, at South Coast Cinema. Tickets are $15 at the door. For an additional $5, moviegoers can join the LBFS members before the film at 6 p.m. for hors d’oeuvres and […]

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Feddy Opens at Coach House

Feddy Opens at Coach House

Local music legend Jason Feddy will open for the British Invasion stars Chad Stuart and Jeremy Clyde at the Coach House in San Juan Capistrano, 33157 Camino Capistrano, on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Tickets are $15 when purchased through Rick Conkey’s helpbluewater.com, or $20 at the Coach House. Reserved seating is available only by making dinner […]

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The Write Stuff

The Write Stuff

Jane Porter signs her latest book, “She’s Gone Country,” an entertaining read and soon to be movie, at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, on Friday, Jan. 14, at 7 p.m. Top sales/rentals for the week ending Jan. 9: SOUND SPECTRUM 1264 S. Coast Highway 1.     Elton John & Leon Russell, The Union (G) […]

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Piano Experiment Tunes up at Main Beach

Piano Experiment Tunes up at Main Beach

No Square Theatre and Pacific Symphony invite the public to tickle the ivories during “OC Can You Play?” Sunday, Jan. 16 – Sunday, Feb. 6. The three-week project features 20 colorfully painted pianos on display throughout Orange County for everyone to play and enjoy, including one in Laguna Beach. Kicking off the event, the public […]