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Archive for January, 2011

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Freshness and Creativity, San Shi Go’s Hallmarks

Freshness and Creativity, San Shi Go’s Hallmarks

By Patty Pinto The jewel of a town Laguna Beach has at least six sushi bars between north and south to satisfy your sushi desires. The one that has my heart is San Shi Go. My family and I have been loyal fans for 21 years. The restaurant is located on the third floor in […]

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Reception Set for Muralist

Reception Set for Muralist

Art Miles Mural Project unveils the Fitz Maurice segment of the Manhattan Memorial Mural at a public reception from 6:30 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, at the Old Pottery Place, 1200 S. Coast Highway. The reception will include refreshments, spoken word poetry performances, and a guest appearance by Donald Suxho of the U.S. Men’s […]

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Untangling Bernstein’s Genius and Dissonance

Untangling Bernstein’s Genius and Dissonance

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy He’s only been dead for 20 years but composer-conductor Leonard Bernstein has a place in the Pantheon of classical music none-the-less. Actor-composer-pianist-playwright Hershel Felder brings Bernstein back to life in the latest of his one-man performances at the Laguna Playhouse after chronicling the lives and foibles of George Gershwin, […]

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Serial Fast Food Robber Nabbed

Serial Fast Food Robber Nabbed

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy   Police arrested a 48-year-old man suspected of 30 mostly failed hold-ups of fast-food restaurants after allegedly using a gun in another pair of unsuccessful heists last Thursday, Dec. 30, in Laguna Beach. David Brian Mattson pleaded not guilty to a dozen felony counts of second-degree attempted robbery and […]

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Auto Racer Tests His Mettle in Formula 3

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 in certain categories, and showed improvement over the course of the testing, according […]

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Young Player Scores at Christmas Open

Young Player Scores at Christmas Open

On Dec. 30, Laguna Beach’s 11-year-old Sydney Van Alphen beat 14-year-old Kristen Venter of San Diego in the quarter-finals of the Carmel Valley Christmas Junior Open Tournament in San Diego, with a score of 6/1 – 6/1. Sydney want on to play against 13-year-old Danielle Garido, the number one seed in the girls 14s singles, […]

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Winter Sports Update

Winter Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Boys Basketball (7-8) Breakers finished eighth in their 14th appearance in the annual Century Holiday Classic last week, dropping three straight contests after winning their opening triple OT game against Beckman. On Tuesday, San Clemente (9-5) edged Laguna 49-43 in a very tightly officiated game that sent the Tritons […]

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Coach Turns Hard Work into CIF Hardware

Coach Turns Hard Work into CIF Hardware

By Robert Campbell   In just his third season, Ethan Damato has established himself as one of the premier water polo coaches in the county, if not the state. Both his girls and boys teams at Laguna Beach High School already have garnered CIF titles, a first for the boys program in its 47-year history.  […]

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Students Performing Unselfish Deeds (SPUD)

Students Performing Unselfish Deeds (SPUD)

Looking for ways to make a positive impact, Thurston Middle School’s leadership class began a new program, Students Performing Unselfish Deeds (SPUD). One of their SPUD Committee’s first projects was at the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter, where they learned the importance of dog treats. Students turned over 35 bags of dog treats to shelter manager […]

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Wisdom Workout

Wisdom Workout

Back To Basics By Susan McNeal Velasquez   Amidst the massive TV coverage of the flooding of Laguna, I caught the tale end of an interview done with a local woman in the canyon who has experienced major losses due to the rain. I am sorry that I don’t know her name but her graciousness […]

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Coat Collecting

Coat Collecting

Top of the World Elementary School families participated in a PTA-sponsored drive in December that collected 70 coats for the benefit of those in the community. The donations went to the Boys and Girls Club, the Laguna CSP Youth Shelter and the Laguna Relief and Resource Center.

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School Boards Recognize Their Members

School Boards Recognize Their Members

The California School Boards Association pays tribute this month to the 5,000 elected officials who are dedicated to providing public education to students throughout the state. The Laguna Beach Unified School District board is comprised of Theresa O’Hare, who serves as president;  Betsy Jenkins, the board’s clerk; and members, William Landsiedel, Jan Vickers and Ketta […]

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Program Empowers Kids and Artists Alike

Program Empowers Kids and Artists Alike

p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 10pt; font-family: “Times New Roman”; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } “I Am Who I Say I Am,” a program created by teacher Mischa Martineau, has been customized as a bully prevention and intervention program for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Laguna Beach. For three consecutive […]

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Nirvana Serves Up Compassion

Nirvana Serves Up Compassion

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy       Lindsay Smith-Rosales could not escape the emotion that overcame her while listening to flood survivors describe harrowing escapes from inundated homes and economic burdens of the aftermath at a meeting with city officials last week. “I grew up in Laguna Beach; this is still home,” said […]

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Victims Unleash a River of Grief

Victims Unleash a River of Grief

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Distraught flood victims poured out their fears, grievances, pleas and suggestions last Friday to city officials, who agreed to some immediate requests for debris dumpsters and building fee waivers for repairs. Charlie and Ann Quilter, who rebuilt an elevated rock redoubt in Laguna Canyon after a 1998 storm took […]