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Community Datebook

Annual Picnic Salutes Anti-Highrise Law The public is invited to join Village Laguna members holding their annual potluck picnic at Aliso Beach at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the anti-highrise initiative that imposed building height limits in...

Dressmakers Stitch for Those in Need

Dressmakers of Laguna Presbyterian Church sent 147 dresses to Holt International Adoption Agency, whose directors delivered the dresses to Vietnam and Haiti. Join the dressmakers on Tuesdays from 1-3 p.m. to sew dresses or pick up kits to sew at home. They are at work on dresses...

Canyon Foundation Receives Grants

With support from the S.L. Gimbel Foundation and REI, native habitat and trails within the Laguna Greenbelt will be getting some much-needed help. The Laguna Canyon Foundation recently received grants totaling $35,000 to support their land stewardship program. “The funds will...

USO Tours OC Baron’s Ball

The Santa Ana Country Club underwent a transformation into the USO for the annual OC Baron’s Ball, raising $125,000 to defeat cancer. Laguna Beach residents were among the 150 guests, including some who got into the Hollywood canteen act with vintage military apparel. Even...

Weekend Finale for Summer Art Fests

Festival of Art   Friday, Aug. 26, DJ Style with Lucky Lou, 6-8 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, Acura Celebrity Event, 5:30-8:30 p.m., Richard Marx 7-8 p.m Sunday, Aug. 28, Art in Motion: Irish dance, 3-4 p.m.; meet celebrities such as Camryn Manheim arriving at 5 p.m.; Beatles...

New Coach Sees Promise in a Strengthened Team

Laguna football opens its 78th season at home against Webb School on Friday, Sept. 9, with a new coach, a new starting quarterback and a lot of new faces on either side of the ball. The Breakers hope to improve on a 3-7 campaign plagued by key injuries and a defense that allowed...

Get Out of the House

When Crème Brulée Isn’t Good Enough There are the milestone moments that we think are the important days of our lives:  graduations, weddings, anniversaries, etc. We photo document the event and now we Facebook or Tweet it while it is still happening, as if it is so important...

Class Notes

Ground Crews Prepare for the Opening Bell   Each summer, the school district’s facilities crew shifts into high gear working on preventative maintenance, taking advantage of the period when students are absent to avoid disrupting instruction with construction projects. Every...

Sweet 16s Team Up for Volleyball Win

Alexandra Murphy of Laguna Beach and London Chow of Redondo Beach, both 16, partnered up to win the gold medal at the California Beach Volleyball Association Tour Stop at Hermosa Beach Pier.   Murphy and Chow went undefeated in four games of pool play. In the semi final and...

Lafuna Beach High School Football Schedule 2011

    DATE DAY OPPONENT V F/S   Wk BUS AUG. 22 MONDAY 2 A DAY BEGINS   SEPT. 2 FRIDAY UNIVERSITY (Scrimmage) 3:00 A 3:00 A   2 Buses 1:30 SEPT. 9 FRIDAY WEBB 7:00 H   1 SEPT. 10 SAT. WEBB 9:00 A   6:45 SEPT. 15 THURS OCEANVIEW 3:15 A 2 1:30 SEPT. 16 FRI OCEANVIEW...

Street Beat

Police Seek ‘Friends’ Eager for Traffic Info The city’s police department will soon start sending traffic alerts to commuters from its own Facebook page and Twitter feed. “I plan on using it to talk about stuff going on in town,” said Lt. Jason Kravetz, such as major accidents,...

Column Reincarnated

Editor, I was delighted to see your newest column, “Beach Buzz,” by Kedric Francis.  The last time I read his column of the same name was in 2006 when Francis and I were columnists for OC Metro magazine. I covered art and he ruminated about political and socially conscious...

A Critic of the Pageant’s Lineup

Editor, Has anyone noticed what a dismal performance the Pageant of the Masters was this year?   We haven’t missed attending for at least 30 years and many of our family members have participated in it as well. If I want to see endless viewing of lively dinosaur...

Take a Stance on Fracking

Editor, An essential element of a viable democracy is that its citizens be accurately informed, and that, once informed, they actively participate in the process of decision making.   I fully believe that when the people of this nation have the information they need, they...

Knitting Mystery Isn’t All That’s Unraveled

Editor:   Regarding Leah Vasquez’ letter in Friday’s Indy (“Deeper Meaning in Purloined Knitting,” Aug. 19), I’d just like to chime in with a heart-felt “right on Leah!”   And might I also add, in addition to being rather stale (for...