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Archive for December, 2012

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Multiple Ways to Support the Playhouse

Multiple Ways to Support the Playhouse

The Laguna Playhouse has launched a membership drive to expand its four primary support groups:  The Players Club, Playhouse Women, the Youth Theatre Advisory Council and the Volunteer Auxiliary. The Players Club is an annual social and theatre membership experience. Membership fees are between $1,000 and $5,000 per year, which includes play invitations, complimentary social […]

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Grade School Kids Tour Lein Air

Grade School Kids Tour Lein Air

Second-grade Anniliese teacher Heather Sparkuhl and students tour the Laguna Plein Air Painters art exhibit at the Wells Fargo Bank CAP Gallery in Laguna Beach.

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Volunteers Unwrap a Holiday Party

Volunteers Unwrap a Holiday Party

The fifth anniversary holiday party at Camp Pendleton for 845 marines, sailors and their families last week proved to be the best ever, according to volunteers from Laguna Beach American Legion Post 222. Commander Bill Sandlin along with Auxiliary President Diane Connell and Auxiliary member Barbara Rostolder volunteered at the event inside a huge hanger […]

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Human Options Honors Local Pair

Human Options Honors Local Pair

Laguna Beach residents Karen and Jon Jaffe extraordinary commitment of time, talent and treasure to end the cycle of domestic violence earned recognition recently by Human Options, which assists abused women, their children and families rebuild their lives. The couple received the spirit of philanthropy award entitled “Healing Hearts – A child’s journey from fear […]

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New Old Sign Installed

New Old Sign Installed

Laguna Beach American Legion past Commanders Dave Connell, left, and Frank Daniel admire the new Veterans Memorial highway sign installed on the outbound side of Laguna Canyon Road. The original American Legion sponsored sign disappeared last year.

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Ulli Cenicero-Sperry

Ulli Cenicero-Sperry

After a brief yet brave battle with cancer, Ulli Ceniceros-Sperry succumbed to this disease on Dec. 16, 2012. Ulli was 4 years old and a fixture in the Laguna Beach downtown area. A regular at the Laguna Beach Dog Park, this 180-pound gentle giant won many people’s hearts with her affectionate and friendly demeanor. Ulli […]

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Indy Calendar, Dec. 28, 2012-Jan. 3, 2013

Indy Calendar, Dec. 28, 2012-Jan. 3, 2013

Friday, Dec.28 Morning stroll to Barbara’s Lake. 9 a.m. Nix Nature Center, 18751 Laguna Canyon Rd. 949-497-8324. Parking:$3, donation: $2Laguna Canyon Foundation  www.lagunacanyon.org Luis Oliart Trio, 9 p.m.-1 a.m, Marine Room 214 Ocean Ave. 949-494-3027 Nick I & A.D.D, 8:45 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 Coast Hwy. www.mozambiqueoc.com  949-715-7777 Guitarist-vocalist Mike Dena, , 8:30-11:30 p.m, Hotel Laguna, […]

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Grateful for a Shrine of Solidarity

Grateful for a Shrine of Solidarity

Editor, We want to express our deepest thanks to the people responsible for erecting the sign and Christmas tree at Main Beach, remembering the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn. As we stood at the remembrance sign which read, “Our hearts are with you, Sandy Hook families, Love, Laguna Beach”, and then […]

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Calling View Preservation Advocates

Calling View Preservation Advocates

Editor, My wife and I have lived in Laguna Beach for over 50 years and hope to live here longer. One of the advantages of living here is being fortunate enough to enjoy the beautiful views of our ocean and hillsides. Unfortunately, a large part of our view has been compromised by overgrown trees in […]

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Sizing Up the Architectural Museum

Sizing Up the Architectural Museum

Editor, This is an open letter, or more of a note, to the Design Review Board, and the city in general. As many of my friends and acquaintances know, my legal practice is restricted to Laguna Beach and I make my living mostly in connection with Design Review projects.  As a result I receive seasons’ greeting […]

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Communication Evolution

Communication Evolution

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Winter Sports Update 12/28/12

Winter Sports Update 12/28/12

Boys Soccer Laguna Beach ran its unbeaten streak to five games with a 2-0 home win over Oxford Academy on Thursday, Dec. 19. Reed Matthews and Willy Wheeler had one goal each to pace the Breakers. Laguna entered play against Sage Hill last Friday with a 4-0-1 record, having yielded only one goal all season. […]

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Martial Arts Students Recognized

Martial Arts Students Recognized

About 80 students, families and teachers from Cho’s Academy gathered at the second annual Tae Kwon Do Youth Awards Ceremony at Mozambique to honor the achievements of its top students. Director Jacob Cho, who opened his academy with Dana Sara at 1966 S. Coast Highway in 2009, hosted the awards. Cho acknowledged contributors to the academy, […]

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Student of the Month Honored

Student of the Month Honored

The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach recently honored Jared Boetes as the Laguna Beach High School’s Student of the Month for November. He was honored with a certificate of recognition and will receive a scholarship at the Honors Convocation at the end of this school year. Jared was accompanied by math instructor Gary Shapiro. Jared is active […]

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Ex-Hockey Players Arrested in Assault

Ex-Hockey Players Arrested in Assault

Two retired former professional ice hockey players were arrested by Laguna Beach police after midnight on Friday, Dec. 21, after allegedly attacking a man, who confronted them for cutting in front of his vehicle in a drive-through lane at a fast-food restaurant, police said. Jean Francois Jomphe, 39, of Aliso Viejo, a former Anaheim Ducks […]