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Archive for August, 2013

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Art Seen 8/23/13

Art Seen 8/23/13

Buy Art-To-Go, Win Hotel Prizes The Artists Fund at Festival of Arts will hold two prize drawings Saturday, Aug. 31 from among those who purchase from the Art-To-Go collection, available daily on the Festival grounds. Prizes include stays at The Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel or The Tides Inn in Laguna Beach. Art-To-Go is a sale of […]

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The Write Stuff 8/22/13

The Write Stuff 8/22/13

Transformative Author Visits  Laguna Beach Books welcomes Sean Meshorer, author of “The Bliss Experiment: 28 Days to Personal Transformation” on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 4 p.m., 1200 S. Coast Highway. He book is based on the author’s seminar and includes dozens of stories, research and exercises that have worked for people from all walks of […]

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Celebrities Make a Splash for Ocean Conservation

Celebrities Make a Splash for Ocean Conservation

Singer Sheryl Crow performed at this year’s sold out SeaChange Summer Party, held last week at a private Laguna Beach home and attended by 400 guests who kicked in $1 million for Oceana, an ocean conservation organization. Actor and longtime Oceana board member Ted Danson walked the blue carpet with wife Mary Steenburgen, mingled with […]

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Maureen Olsen

Maureen Olsen

On Friday, Aug. 16, 2013, God reclaimed an angel after a courageous battle against cancer.  Maureen (Mauri) Rose Clarke Olsen, 47, of Laguna Beach, passed away with her family by her side. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24, at St. Mark Presbyterian Church, 2200 San Joaquin Hills Rd., […]

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Community Datebook 8/23/13

Community Datebook 8/23/13

Nonprofit Veteran Joins Susi Q Team Laguna Beach Seniors announced hiring Jeanine Edmond as its new director of programs at the Susi Q Center this week. Edmond comes to Laguna from Sacramento’s Make-a-Wish Foundation where she was president and chief executive. She has a 20 year history with several non-profit organizations and brings expertise in […]

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Shore Scene: The Ocean’s Oxymoron

Shore Scene: The Ocean’s Oxymoron

By Mia Davidson and Jan Sattler  The California sea hare (Aplysia californica) derives its name from the four protrusions on either side of its head that are suggestive of rabbit’s ears. The slow moving gastropod resembles a giant slug and is typically eight inches long but can reach up to 16 inches.  Colored a mottled […]

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Pet Peeves: Working Holiday

Pet Peeves: Working Holiday

Laguna Beach is a great place to vacation. Three to 4 million visitors come annually to get a reprieve from their every day lives and work. But there are always one or two visitors who bring their work with them. We just had one such visitor.  His occupation was bank robbery. You could tell he […]

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Indy Calendar Aug 23-29, 2013

Indy Calendar Aug 23-29, 2013

Weekend/ Music at the Festivals:  Sawdust Festival, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. 935 Laguna Canyon Rd. 949-494-3030 www.sawdustartfestival.org Fri. Aug. 23: 11:30 a.m., Poul Pedersen, Sammy Joe; noon, Kindred Trio; 5 p.m., The Paper Crowns. Sat. Aug. 24: 11:30 a.m., Erick Macek, David Vidal; noon, Masanga Marimba; 5 p.m., Sasha Evans Trio, Karin Benson Duo, Tricia […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Stocks Rehearse For A September Opening There is an old theatre saying that a poor dress rehearsal means a successful opening once the regular run begins. This might be true although it’s probably a myth created to settle the nerves of the performers. If applied to the stock market, the anxious selling of the last […]

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Local Currents: Push Further

Local Currents: Push Further

By David Vanderveen “We have lingered in the chambers of the sea By sea-girls wreathed with seaweed red and brown Till human voices wake us, and we drown.” –T.S. Elliot, from “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” “The world is indeed full of peril and in it there are many dark places. But still […]

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Speaker’s Corner

Speaker’s Corner

The Beach Isn’t Our Only Valuable Asset By: Joe Hanauer Just over a year ago, I was elected chair of The Laguna Playhouse, and at that time, I shared my vision for the Playhouse as being not only a place for high-quality professional theatre, but also a center for all kinds of performing arts and […]

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Teacher Jazzed About Award

Teacher Jazzed About Award

Bringing violins, oboes, flutes, even tubas to the jazz ensemble at Laguna Beach High School has more than one person amped. Roger Shew, a part-time music teacher for the past 10 years at the high school as well as Thurston Middle School, recently received a statewide award for innovation in the classroom, the California All-Star […]

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Class Notes 8/23/13

Class Notes 8/23/13

Orangewood Graduate Pursues Advanced Degree Laguna Beach resident Ryan Wall, who spoke at the Orangewood Children’s Foundation annual summer party in Santa Ana this week, is the recipient of a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree her in clinical psychology at Vanguard University. Her goal is to become a marriage and family therapist who works […]

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From the Pageant to the Gridiron, a Life Story of Local History

From the Pageant to the Gridiron, a Life Story of Local History

On a late October day in 1936, Laguna Beach High’s football team held a slim 2-0 lead over their Orange league rival Tustin High. The Tillers were driving for the go-ahead score against an undersized but tough Artists defense, when junior defensive back Art Sherman stepped in front of a Tustin pass at the 40-yard […]

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LBHS Sports Update

LBHS Sports Update

Girls Volleyball Roster Set, Ready to Compete Coach Raul Papaleo confirmed the rosters for the 2013 Laguna girls volleyball teams this past weekend as the squads get ready for the Queens Court Tournament this Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 24-25. The varsity will be in the 16-team elite division at the 34-court American Sports Center in […]