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Archive for March, 2011

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Senior Helpers

Senior Helpers

To help observe Meals-on-Wheels’ national awareness campaign, Laguna Beach’s Mayor Toni Iseman helped make home-deliveries from Mission Hospital Laguna Beach on last week.   Joining her and other volunteers on the delivery route was Michael Beck, the hospital’s vice president of operations. About 120 meals are prepared daily for 42 local residents, according to Jhovanna […]

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Street Beat

Street Beat

Tuesday, March 22 Traffic stop. 2:04 a.m. Thalia Street. A 41-year-old Laguna Beach woman was arrested for DUI and held for $2,500 bail. Fraud. 11:01 a.m. 31800 block of Coast Hwy. An employee of a physician is under investigation for allegedly forging the doctor’s signature on a prescription for herself. Collision. 8:57 p.m. 1000 block […]

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ACLU’s Director Returns to the Spotlight

ACLU’s Director Returns to the Spotlight

Hector Villagra, appointed to follow in the footsteps of Ramona Ripston leading the  ACLU of Southern California, will speak about freedom of religion and beliefs at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, April 3 at the Unitarian Univeralist Fellowship of Laguna Beach.   Villagra previously served as director of the ACLU’s Orange County office, which sued Laguna Beach […]

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Historical Society Opens the Chapel Doors

Historical Society Opens the Chapel Doors

Former Historical Society President Anne Frank and Bishop Percy Wise Clarkson’s granddaughter Jessica De Stefano will host the the Laguna Beach Historical Society’s program Thursday, April 7, on St. Francis-by-the-Sea Cathedral Chapel.   The free 7:30 p.m. program will be held at the Council Chambers, 505 Forest Avenue.   Frank, also a member of the […]

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Armed and Dangerous

Armed and Dangerous

Pitching Staff Riding Wave of Confidence The high school’s baseball team, it’s pitching staff in particular, embodies confidence. Not in a cocky sense. Although their 11-0 record as of Tuesday might justify such an attitude. Instead, their presence comes from self-assuredness borne out of preparation, skill and the uncanny ability to find a way to […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Helping Others Sail Away Laguna Beach students Elsa Dahle and Katy Belle Sauers will host a fundraiser for the Hearts of Sailing non-profit on Thursday, April 7, outside Brussels Bistro restaurant on Forest Avenue.   The girls are raising money to enable children with special needs to experience sailing. every weekend out of our local […]

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Susan Trager

Susan Trager

Susan Trager, an attorney who specialized in water law and served on the board and commission of the Laguna Beach County Water District for 11 years, passed away on March 22.   The longtime Laguna Beach resident was passionate about her profession and was proud to be involved with shaping local and statewide water issues. […]

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Spring Sports Update

Spring Sports Update

Baseball’s Streak Now at 10 Laguna continued to look unstoppable in Orange Coast League play as the squad’s quest for their first pennant in 48 years appears bright. On Monday, Laguna (10-0, 3-0) pounded Godinez (4-6, 0-3) 18-7. Laguna scored eight runs in the first inning followed by seven in the second with Chris Paul’s […]

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Elinor Nootbaar

Elinor Nootbaar

Elinor Nootbaar, wife of Herb Nootbaar of Laguna Beach, died March 27. She was 87.   The couple’s love for Pepperdine University’s School of Law motivated them to endow the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics with $10 million, the most generous gift in the law school’s history.   The Nootbaars’ ties to Pepperdine […]

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Scouts Engineer Rockets for Space Derby

Scouts Engineer Rockets for Space Derby

More than 30 Cub Scouts built rockets out of balsa wood with rubber-band powered propellers for Laguna Beach Cub Scout pack 35’s first Space Derby, held on March 22 at Laguna Presbyterian Church’s Tankersley Hall. Similar to the traditional Pinewood Derby, the scouts designed, carved and painted their own rockets, with designs including torpedoes, space […]

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Club Events

Club Events

Water Issues on Tap at Conservancy   The next Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting will be held Monday, April 4, 2011 at Tivoli Terrace restaurant, which is on the Festival of Arts’ grounds at Irvine Bowl Park.   The program will be presented by board member John Keith who will discuss water issues.   Doors […]

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Business Moves

Business Moves

Local PR Maven Tapped as Executive Trainer   Local public relations expert Joan Gladstone was accepted by Vistage International into its team of speakers, who share advice and problem solve in workshops with top executives.   Her initial topic is managing media scrutiny in a crisis. Developer Joins Board of CT Realty Investors   Laguna […]

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Hit the Open Spaces in April

Hit the Open Spaces in April

Learn about the flora, fauna, geology and history of the 20,000-acre wilderness area with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists and county park staff.   Unless otherwise specified, the parking fee is $3, the donation per person for each activity is $2, and RSVP is required by calling 949-923-2235. Laguna Coast Wilderness Park Activities: Friday, April […]

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Little League

Little League

Juniors Win in Marathon Slugfest By Shelley Detweiler, Special LBLL Correspondent Playing into the late hours of March 26, the Little League team Laguna Five-O battled for more than three hours against central Irvine’s Stanford, winning 29-13. Laguna started strong with seven runs in the first inning. First baseman Anton Faicchio kept busy the bottom […]

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McWeather or Not

McWeather or Not

Spring has sprung! By the time you read this it will be April, no foolin’. March is soon to be in the history books. It turned out to be a bit warmer than normal with an average high temperature of 68.8 degrees, one degree higher than normal. The average low temperature was 47.2 degrees, also […]