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Archive for May, 2012

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Student Musicians Rock the House

Student Musicians Rock the House

Three of the school district’s instrumental groups brought home first place trophies at a recent regional music competitions. The LBHS Wind Ensemble won first place and unanimous superior ratings from the judges at the “Music in the Park” competition held in conjunction with California’s Great American Theme Park in San Francisco, April 26-28. Last week, […]

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Students Shine in Solar Boat Race

Students Shine in Solar Boat Race

The high school’s Solar Cup Team came home with a handful of awards after competing recently in a sun-powered canoe in Temecula’s Lake Skinner. Nearly 40 schools joined the three-day event sponsored by the Metropolitan Water District. Students built, equipped and raced a 16-foot, single-seat canoe powered by the sun rather than oars, competing in […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Workshop Slated on Use of Internet Use of the Internet will be the focus of a district workshop for parents on Tuesday, June 5, in the high school library at 9:30 a.m. This workshop looks at: appropriate use of social networking sites, the dangers within chat rooms and instant messaging, as well as how parents […]

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Local Students Won Third Place in a Mathematic Competition

Local Students Won Third Place in a Mathematic Competition

A team of fourth and fifth grade students from El Morro Elementary’s Math Stars Club recently won third place in the measurement / geometry section at this year’s Mathematics Field Day Competition. The competition included 19 school districts and 50 individual schools competing at at Capistrano Valley High School. The El Morro team was coached by […]

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Cub Car Culture

Cub Car Culture

Photos and text by Marilynn Young Wolfs, Bears and Webelos in Laguna Beach Cub Scouts Pack 38 transformed rough blocks of wood by shaving, painting and precisely adding spinning tiny wheels to create aerodynamic machines. Their inaugural race, the annual Pinewood Derby, was held held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints on […]

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Indy Calendar, June 1-7, 2012

Indy Calendar, June 1-7, 2012

Friday, June 1 Sawdust Art Festival art classes: 10 a.m., tidepool bracelet; 2 p.m. earrings.   www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses  949-494-3030. Also 6/2-3. Jazz with pianist Giovanni Miradi at Romeo Cucina, 249 Broadway. 949-497-6627 www.romeocucina.com. Also 6/2 Tricia Freeman, 9 p.m., Marine Room, 214 Ocean Ave. 949-494-3027. Also 6/2 Italian Opera Festival “Rigoletto” 8 p.m. Soka University Performing Arts […]

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Creative Output Provides the Fuel for Scholars

Creative Output Provides the Fuel for Scholars

Cutbacks at California colleges give extra urgency to the cause behind the Laguna College of Art and Design’s 23rd annual Collectors Choice soirée on Saturday, June 9. The fundraiser for student scholarships attracted 450 visitors and netted $127,000 last year, but LCAD president Jonathan Burke set even loftier goals this year. “Seeing the costs of […]

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Checking In

Checking In

Summer in the Dog House   Summer time and the living is easy …unless you are a dog in Laguna Beach, in which case, you are banned from the sandy shoreline from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from June 15 until Sept. 11. Buster, my mixed breed rescue buddy, doesn’t like this regulation at all. […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Sports Agent Calls the Signals at Rotary Sports agent and attorney Leigh Steinberg will speak to the Laguna Beach Rotary Club about his life as a sports agent , his philanthropic work, his alcohol addiction and recovery. The club meets Friday, June 1 at noon at the Aliso Creek Inn, 1404 S. Coast Highway. Cost to attend is $20, […]

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Whalen Begins Bid for Council

Whalen Begins Bid for Council

Attorney Bob Whalen, a planning commissioner and former school board member, begins his campaign for City Council with a $99 per person sunset reception Thursday, June 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rooftop Lounge of La Casa Del Camino Hotel, 1289 S. Coast Highway. Those wishing to attend may RSVP online at http://www.bobwhalenforcouncil.com/rsvp/ […]

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Hospitality News

Hospitality News

Local Hotel Receives TripAdvisor Kudos Casa Laguna Inn & Spa, 2510 S. Coast Highway, received a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding reviews on TripAdvisor. Just 10 percent of accommodations listed on TripAdvisor receive this award for maintaining an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible […]

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Tribute to Will Bonsey

Tribute to Will Bonsey

The day was too short For all the things there were to do Under a sky of unbroken blue. The song of the surf The feel of the breeze As you glide down the street Ever at ease.   The night was too long For one soul to bear Sometimes the song Is no longer […]

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Garret Donald McGann

Garret Donald McGann

Garret Donald McGann Laguna Beach native Garret Donald McGann, beloved son of Susan Pebley and Don McGann and youngest brother of Miles and Grant McGann, lost his battle with drug addiction May 25 at the age of 25 in Sandpoint, Ida. McGann was a charismatic personality and his passion for the outdoors was evidenced by […]

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Don Lowry

Don Lowry

Don Lowry Laguna Beach has lost an ardent supporter of The Nature Conservancy, The Pacific Marine Mammal Center, The Zinc Cafe, Madison Square and The Penguin with the death of Donald Marquis Lowry on Friday, May 18, at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo. Lowry, still an avid biker at age 80, had an accident while […]

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Tying the Knot

Tying the Knot

Kelsey Forde and Marc Wilson Wed A perfect California day blessed the April 28, 2012 wedding of Kelsey Rhoads Forde and Marc Devant Wilson as they exchanged vows under a majestic, Georgette-draped Italian rotunda overlooking the Pacific Ocean at Pelican Hill Resort, Newport Coast. At the following reception and dinner at Pelican Hill Resort, the […]