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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...