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Archive for April, 2014

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Leslie Caron Dances into Playhouse

Leslie Caron Dances into Playhouse

By Pamela Diamond | NB Indy She may play “formidable” onstage, but in person Leslie Caron exudes a down-to-earth charm and gracious warmth. Candid and clear on subjects ranging from early ballet dreams and partners to the steely backbone necessary to achieve longevity, the silver screen star remains indelibly limned with a dancer’s inner strength. […]

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 Museum Wins NEA Grant

Museum Wins NEA Grant

Laguna Art Museum was one of 886 nonprofit organizations nationwide to receive a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, the museum announced last week. The museum will received a $30,000 grant to support its Art & Nature exhibition, which last year featured the work of a land artist Jim Denevan. With Main Beach […]

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 No Love Match for Court Upgrade

No Love Match for Court Upgrade

  With city officials still refusing to kick in any more money, the school district pushed ahead with plans Tuesday to improve the aging high-school tennis courts with an expensive upgrade for greater longevity. Both school and city officials presented competing versions of how to clean up the courts in a joint-use meeting. Maintaining and […]

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Greg MacGillivray: The King of IMAX

Greg MacGillivray: The King of IMAX

By Norm Baur | NB Indy Greg MacGillivray’s story goes back to 1959 when he began production on his first surf movie, “A Cool Wave of Color.” The 80-minute film was released in 1964 and turned a profit. With his parent’s best wishes and support, MacGillivray, who grew up in Corona del Mar, dropped out […]

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Urban Designers Pitch Their Ideas

Urban Designers Pitch Their Ideas

A professional urban design team will soon take a role in shaping Laguna Beach’s development policies in downtown and along Laguna Canyon. Which one isn’t yet clear. Three teams of top-notch professionals presented their credentials and their visions to the public and city staff last week. City Council member Bob Whalen said this week a […]

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Scouts ‘Help the Kelp’ Fest

Scouts ‘Help the Kelp’ Fest

More than 300 Girl Scouts from 5 to 18 will descend on Laguna Beach for Kelp Fest on Saturday, April 26, in hopes of having fun in the sun while also earning a popular scout patch. Tara Coffey, 18, of Huntington Beach, created the new Girl Scout patch with multi-colored kelp leaves that form a […]

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The Show Goes On

The Show Goes On

Sam Goldstein might relax and enjoy the rewards of a long productive career. However, if you know him, you won’t be surprised to learn he has embarked on yet another venture, one that brackets his early days as a musician and award-winning television producer, before he meandered into property investment. You may know Goldstein as […]

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Hearing Sparks Broader Discussion of Homelessness

Hearing Sparks Broader Discussion of Homelessness

After listening to passionate testimony for housing chronically homeless people who are mentally ill, City Council members on Tuesday expressed varied levels of support for the concept, but delayed making a decision. Instead, they asked the project’s sponsors to conduct more community outreach and gather more data before returning with a more detailed strategy. But […]

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Girl’s Festival Promises to Open Eyes

Girl’s Festival Promises to Open Eyes

By Donna Furey | LB Indy To help Laguna Beach girls envision life in other parts of the world, they can slip on a burka to experience the invisibility of Afghan women looking out of a cage, hand grind coffee as many Guatemalan girls do instead of attending school, or carry jugs of water while […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Deadline Nears for Water District Scholarship Awards Each year, South Coast Water District awards $500 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors who live in its service area.  The deadline to submit applications this year is Thursday, May 1. Applicants must demonstrate their involvement in community service, public service, volunteer work and or environmental activities.  They […]

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Student Creativity Moves Onstage

Student Creativity Moves Onstage

The annual high school spring dance concert “Fourteen” sweeps through the Artists’ Theatre May 1-3. Each night at 7:30 p.m., the kaleidoscopic moves of 45 hard-working dancers will bring the vision of five professional and four student choreographers to life.  Shot-through with music spanning classical to pop, rock-fusion to Broadway chestnuts, hip-hop to everything in-between, […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Baseball (16-2, 7-0) Laguna Sweeps Saddleback – Sets Season Theft Record Breaker base runners stole six bases on Saturday, April 19, in a 18-0 victory at Saddleback (2-17, 0-7) to set the team season record at 69 and topping the previous mark set in 2007. Breakers banged out 19 hits, received five walks, four reached […]

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A Chance to be the Best Ever

A Chance to be the Best Ever

In 2006, Laguna’s baseball team won 13 games to tie the single-season school record, a rare bright spot in the struggling program’s 69-year history up to that point. Since then, the Breakers have won no fewer than 14 games in any one season and are a combined 147-74, including a 17-2 mark heading into today’s […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Great Speculations Quarterly earnings season often brings surprises, some disappointing and others quite rewarding. Apple (AAPL-$569), my largest position, delighted its fans with a 7% profit increase together with increases in its dividend and stock buyback program and a seven to one stock split. With the largest market cap of all, it attracts much attention […]

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Delicate Planning for Change

Delicate Planning for Change

It’s all happening very fast. It’s as though collectively we have decided we are going to run out of time to change. There are so many projects in the works that the city manager and City Council have set up monthly meetings of an urban planning coordinating committee to provide an interface among on-going efforts […]