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Archive for December, 2013

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Soccer Update

Soccer Update

Laguna Beach High School’s boys’ soccer team started the first five games of the season with two wins, two ties and a loss. The Breakers area scheduled to play three away games this week, including Friday’s match on Dec. 20 at Garden Grove’s Santiago High School, beginning at 3 p.m.. Coach Dan Richards has an […]

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No Crying for These Blues

No Crying for These Blues

To top off their regular season, Laguna Beach’s AYSO girls U12 team Laguna Blues advanced to the semifinal match of the AYSO South Orange County tournament of champions. In the regular season with matches played against Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel, the Laguna Blues were the only team to defeat the top finishing Aliso Viejo […]

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Baglin to Lead Patriots Day Parade

Baglin to Lead Patriots Day Parade

Wayne Baglin, selected as “Citizen of the Year,” will lead Laguna Beach’s Patriots Day Parade in March, parade organizers announced. A former city council member, Baglin is a long time community volunteer, having  served as president of the Festival of Arts and as a board member of the Laguna Canyon Foundation and Laguna Beach County Water […]

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Expect Construction Delays Near El Toro

Expect Construction Delays Near El Toro

City road crews are expected to add a slurry seal to El Toro Road, beginning this Friday, Dec. 20. The project is expected to take a week.    

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Workshop on Healing Souls

Workshop on Healing Souls

A psychologist and former Catholic priest leads a workshop for people struggling with unresolved grief on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Laguna Beach’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 421 Cypress Dr. Anyone who is interested may attend the free 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. workshop “Healing Our Losses,” which is an introduction to the more in-depth program developed […]

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Club Receives National Award

Club Receives National Award

Laguna Beach’s Boys and Girls Club received the national organization’s Pacific region Impact Award for increasing its daily average attendance in 2012. Pamela Estes, the club’s executive director, accepted the award in September. The club serves 2,200 children, of which 1,500 are regular members at the club’s two locations in Laguna Canyon and Bluebird Park. […]

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Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Nominees

Chamber of Commerce Announces Award Nominees

Laguna Beach’s Chamber of Commerce announced nominees to its Spirit of Laguna Awards, which will be announced at its December board meeting. The winners will be honored on Jan. 31 during an installation scheduled from 6-9 p.m. at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road. And the nominees are: For business of the year; Pacific Edge […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Santa Claus Is Coming To Town After months of speculation, the Federal Reserve finally announced that it would begin reducing its money-easing program of buying bonds. Rather than any abrupt termination of these popular activities, it will modestly taper its monthly purchases from $85 billion to $75 billion. This was outgoing Chairman Bernanke’s exit speech […]

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Paper Taps Son of Local Residents for Top Job

Paper Taps Son of Local Residents for Top Job

Managing editor Marshall Ingwerson has been appointed to succeed John Yemma as editor of the Boston-based Christian Science Monitor, the paper’s directors announced Monday, Dec. 16. Yemma, who is stepping down next month, led the paper in a much-watched move away from daily print and into Web-first journalism. Ingwerson is the son of local resident […]

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Community Foundation Seeks New Leader

Community Foundation Seeks New Leader

Darrcy Loveland, chief executive of the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, informed board members of her intent to retire, effective next month. Foundation board chair Rick Balzar said this week a search committee has been established to look for a successor. Loveland, a resident since 1999, was hired by the foundation in February 2011.

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 Club Members Jam with Matt Quilter

Club Members Jam with Matt Quilter

Bassist, surf rocker and local resident Matt Quilter brought vintage guitars and sound equipment to the The Boys and Girls Club earlier this month for a talk about a homegrown musical genre. Laguna Beach Live’s Music and Kids program is sponsored by Festival of Arts Foundation, Charitable Assistance Foundation, Laguna Board of Realtors, Applied Medical […]

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Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves

Christmas Past By Mark D. Crantz The holidays can be a time of mixed feelings. It’s a joyous time of year for retailers and not so much for the rest of us, who are in a frenzy to make each retailer happier than the next. This year my wife’s secret Santa, which she doesn’t keep […]

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Village Matters

Village Matters

Life-changing Christmas By Ann Christoph For all you kids out there whose parents won’t let you have your own phone, or the latest computer game—I’m here to put that in perspective.  I not only had to walk to school in the snow uphill both ways, but our family was the last in my class to […]

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Festival of Arts Exhibit Opens

Festival of Arts Exhibit Opens

“Selections from the Collection,” a new exhibit from the Festival of Arts, is open to the public at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., during business hours Monday through Friday. The exhibit which runs through Jan. 17 features recent acquisitions by the Festival, early Laguna Beach paintings and classic and contemporary works including mixed media pieces, […]

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Gallery Spotlights its Artist Series

Gallery Spotlights its Artist Series

The newly expanded Forest & Ocean Gallery kicks off its artist series with glassblower and sculptor Bill Kasper and photographers Elizabeth Attenborough and Cheyne Walls. The public is invited to a reception with the artists on Saturday, Dec. 21, from 6 – 9 p.m. for unveiling of new artwork, a discussion and refreshments. “We’re very […]