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Archive for November, 2013

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Student Art on Display at Library

Student Art on Display at Library

A plein air art project for fourth and fifth grade students at the Anneliese School was made possible in part by the SEEDS Arts and Education Foundation. Through a partnership with the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association, students visited the Irvine Museum and had painting lessons from local plein air painter Jeff Sewell. Along with […]

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Musings on the Coast

Musings on the Coast

The Coming Revolution In Education Lately, it has become fashionable to bash the value of a college education.   This is because recent graduates cannot get jobs.  There aren’t many jobs and the unemployment rate for newly minted graduates in the U.S. is about 20%.   We are lucky.   In Greece, it is 60%, Spain 55%, France […]

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Art Seen: Plein Air Painter to Sign New Work

Art Seen: Plein Air Painter to Sign New Work

The Redfern Gallery, 1540 S. Coast Highway, will host a one-man show and book signing by Jon Crosby, author of “Coves and Beaches of Laguna,” on Saturday, Dec. 7, from 4-7 p.m. Cosby was instrumental in helping to form the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. “The beaches and coves of Laguna have such a deep […]

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Grants Contest Nears for Inspired Artists

Grants Contest Nears for Inspired Artists

Feb. 7 is the deadline for artists considering submitting applications for the Seven Degrees of Inspiration Grant, administered by the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts. The grant is conceived as a way for the winner to expand and diversify his/her audience and to provide an opportunity for advanced learning, said Dora Wexell, executive director […]

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Boys Who Care Thank the Community

Boys Who Care Thank the Community

A scholarship group at Thurston Middle School known as Ten Boys Who Care are more than halfway to their $2,500 fundraising goal. The seventh graders, who are all athletes, started their group on the premise that winning isn’t everything, but being a bad sport can ruin everything. The recipients of the scholarships, two seniors (one […]

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Holiday Happenings: Crafts, Carols Deck the Halls

Holiday Happenings: Crafts, Carols Deck the Halls

  After shopping and toys, the public is invited to find comfort and joys during Messy Church on Sunday, Dec. 1, 5-7 p.m., to an evening of crafts and activities related to the Christmas story at the Methodist Church, A light supper will be served following the service at 21632 Wesley Dr. Participants in previous Messy […]

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Public Invited to Tour Sewer Tunnel

Public Invited to Tour Sewer Tunnel

The South Coast Water district invites the public to tour the sewer tunnel stabilization project within the cliffs on the ocean side of Coast Highway on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9-noon or 1-4 p.m. to better understand existing conditions and the plan for improvements over the next five years. The tour of the tunnel built […]

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Plaque Commemorates ‘Mr. Laguna’

Plaque Commemorates ‘Mr. Laguna’

Harry Lawrence Day, celebrated on Main Beach since 2009, this year was celebrated at a party hosted by Selanne Steak House, where a plaque was presented to Lawrence’s  widow, Zahide, which will be permanently installed outside the Tudor style building. Lawrence came to Laguna Beach in 1947 and spent his life improving the community, serving […]

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Laguna’s First Woman Council Member Dies

Laguna’s First Woman Council Member Dies

Helen Keeley died peacefully at her home in Borrego Springs, Calif., on Nov. 20, 2013.  She was 102 years old. Keeley was the first woman to be elected to the Laguna Beach City Council and also served as president of the Festival of Arts.  Memorial services will be held early next year at a date […]

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Mary Redwitz

Mary Redwitz

Mary Redwitz, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, died peacefully at home Nov. 19, 2013. She was 87 years old. Beloved mother of three children, Randy, Tom and Ellen, Redwitz was the quintessential “Mom” and completely focused on the well being of her family. Her life’s passion was insuring her family was happy, and she did […]

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Gala Sets Records

Gala Sets Records

The Gatsby-themed anniversary party billed as Friendship Shelter’s Roaring 25 celebrated on Nov. 1 set records for both attendance and funds raised. Colin Henderson was officially named founder of the shelter. “Colin has selflessly avoided that title for 25 years, but it has been his passion and his vision that have kept our organization strong […]

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Breakers Fall to Champs 8-6

Breakers Fall to Champs 8-6

Boys Water Polo (19-12, 4-0) Laguna battled the eventual champion Agoura Chargers (26-4) to their opponent’s toughest match with a division team this season in a contest played last Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Irvine’s Woollett Center. A large turnout of Laguna fans saw Jakob Colladay open the scoring at the 3:25 mark in the first […]

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Boys, Girls to Run for State Final

Boys, Girls to Run for State Final

Ranked fifth in CIF entering post-season, the Laguna Beach High boys cross country team proved they are legitimate contenders for a state title, taking home the runner-up hardware at CIF finals last Saturday at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut.  Junior Cameron Zuziak captured all-CIF honors, finishing ninth overall with 15:42. It was the second […]

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Girls Club Team Wins its Division

Girls Club Team Wins its Division

Laguna Beach’s only club soccer team, the girls under 12 Blue Lagunans went undefeated this fall to win Coast Soccer League’s bronze omega division. With a record of 10-0-2, 32 goals for and only 4 against, the Blue Lagunas battled their way to first place in their inaugural year. Coach Kent Pachl said assists from […]

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Star Rising

Star Rising

Laguna Beach’s Sydney Van Alphen, 14, won the women’s open singles tournament at San Diego’s Barnes Tennis Center on Sunday, Nov. 24. She travels this week to Minnesota to compete in her first Level 2 national tournament for girls under 18.   .