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Archive for October, 2013

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Sally Ann Kennedy

Sally Ann Kennedy

Sally Ann (Rusestine) Kennedy, 71, succumbed to lung cancer on Oct. 10, 2013. Kennedy resided in Santa Ana since 1993. She was born on Aug. 15, 1942, in Ferndale, Mich., the city in which she grew up. Sally graduated from Ferndale High School in 1960 and was her class homecoming queen. She moved to Southern […]

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Food Drive Pick-up

Food Drive Pick-up

  Bag it or box it and put it curbside on trash day for Laguna Food Pantry, now through Nov. 8. Waste Management’s food drive pickup team will deliver nonperishables directly to the Pantry, which provides free groceries to those in need. Most-needed items: cereal, pasta, pasta sauce, canned tuna, peanut butter, and jelly. Volunteers […]

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Looking for Consensus Before Moving Ahead

Looking for Consensus Before Moving Ahead

Editor, Secured funding for further study of the village entrance monument/parking structure?  Really???  Get over it.  That “vision” has the appearance of an ego driven monument and a significant waste of money compared to what might be accomplished with the input of proper planning and consensus. I understand that parking spaces must be provided but […]

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A Walmart-sized Parking Entry

A Walmart-sized Parking Entry

Editor, Translating flat design drawings into how a final development project will feel, inside and out, is often challenging for clients. As a design professional I often search for similar size structures to help convey the size, mass, and scale of the finished project. When friends asked about the size of the proposed parking structure […]

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Taxpayers Support Diplomacy, Not Balloting, for Entry Solution

Taxpayers Support Diplomacy, Not Balloting, for Entry Solution

Editor, During robust civic debate after the City Council vote to move forward on a village entrance project, members of the Laguna Beach Taxpayer’s Association consulted with elected Council representatives, Chamber of Commerce leaders, as well as organizers of opposition groups Let Laguna Vote and We The People.   Both supporters and opponents of the […]

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A Neighbor’s Plea to Trim Your Tree

A Neighbor’s Plea to Trim Your Tree

Editor, I am writing again to remind your readers that before the village entrance debacle, there was the view preservation problem, which seems to have fallen by the wayside. We began the process a year ago and it seems to have fizzled out to a dim flame from the firestorm from whence it began. I […]

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The Slant: Trying to Time the Yuletide

The Slant: Trying to Time the Yuletide

  I get struck by Christmas spirit in July or August. That is about the time of year the year I stumble on a movie like ”Home Alone” or “Christmas Vacation” on TV. Someone is having a Christmas in July sale, which usually brings Christmas spirit to peak at the wrong time of the year. […]

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Post Halloween Cartoon

Post Halloween Cartoon

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Scholarship Foundation

Scholarship Foundation

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation is already hard at work to make this a most rewarding year for LBHS seniors, welcoming four new donors thus far. Having awarded over 270 scholarships totaling $328,955 to 107 LBHS 2013 graduating seniors last June, foundation leaders are excited for the new school year and have already […]

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Class Notes 11/1/13

Class Notes 11/1/13

Laguna Beach Cheer Clinic Performance Laguna Beach Cheer Clinic will hold instruction for Junior Cheerleaders, kindergarteners through eight grade, on Sunday, Nov. 3 from 1:30-4 p.m. in the high school quad. Learn a cheer and a chant to perform during halftime on Friday, Nov. 8. The clinic costs $50 per person and includes a Laguna […]

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LBHS Football: 11/1/13

LBHS Football: 11/1/13

Despite a Rushing Record, Breakers Lose to Calvary Lancaster runs for a record 547 yards, 7 TDS Those who ventured out to Estancia High School on Thursday, Oct. 24, witnessed one of great offensive games in California prep football history as Calvary Chapel rallied to defeat Laguna in overtime, 62-56. Breakers had their chances throughout […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Eyes on the Prize Two weeks after a small-minded sect of politicians drove the United States to the brink of default, its stock market hit record levels. This rebound reflects its continued leadership as the world’s largest economy and also on the country’s ability to produce and attract brainpower. Beyond economics, it is the world’s […]

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High School Sports Update 11/1/13

High School Sports Update 11/1/13

Breakers Capture Ninth Straight Title Girls Volleyball (17-9, 8-0) Laguna clinched their ninth straight league title this past Tuesday, Oct. 29, with a 26-24, 25-18, 25-21 sweep of a well-coached Calvary Chapel/Santa Ana squad at Dugger Gym. The Eagles held a steady lead in the first set until Laguna tied the score at 10. The […]

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Girls JV Shines Again at Mt. SAC Invitational

Girls JV Shines Again at Mt. SAC Invitational

On the heels of a second place finish at the OC Championships, Laguna’s JV cross country team finished third out of 23 teams in the JV national championship race at the Mt. SAC Invitational on Saturday, Oct. 26 in Walnut, Calif. Senior Monica White and junior Annie Brown were the only two runners to compete […]

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Street Beat 11/1/13

Street Beat 11/1/13

Pair Arrested for Suspicion of Drug Dealing By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Undercover detectives who made contact with a person offering to sell methamphetamine arrested two people for drug related offenses Thursday, Oct. 24, in the parking lot of a local market, police said. Alexander Enrique Galindo, 21, of Corona, was taken into custody […]