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Archive for May, 2014

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Fundraisers Set for Local Music Legend

Fundraisers Set for Local Music Legend

After experiencing a heart attack in the middle of a set earlier this month, a local musician is expected to be shown some love for his considerable talent in two fundraising musical extravaganzas.   The first, a musical feast of local artists, will take place at 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 3, at Mozambique Steakhouse, 1740 S. […]

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Denuding Slope Part of a Bigger Plan

Denuding Slope Part of a Bigger Plan

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Clearing landscaping along the southwest corner of the Laguna Beach High School field last week was intended to push ahead a plan to re-landscape the area, a school official said this week. Although there is no new landscape plan in hand, preliminary renderings from Valley Crest Landscape Company of […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Parents to Meet New Principal The Top of the World Elementary community is invited to meet the school’s new principal, Michael Conlon, at 6 p.m. Monday, June 2. Conlon, a local resident, was appointed last month. He starts on the job in August. Classes Introduce Art to Children Imagine Wisdom Education offers a free art […]

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Students Compete in Solar Cup

Students Compete in Solar Cup

Laguna Beach High School students who built a solar-powered boat finished 22nd in a race against their peers in the Metropolitan Water District’s 12th annual Solar Cup. About 40 schools sent teams for the three-day event at Lake Skinner in Temecula. This is the LBHS team’s third entry in the event. Students of physics teachers […]

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Pedestrian Dies in Accident’s Aftermath

Pedestrian Dies in Accident’s Aftermath

A 48-year-old pedestrian died over the weekend after being struck by a car in a late night collision in Laguna Beach last Wednesday, May 21, the second pedestrian fatality this year, police said. Regan Hess, identified by police as a member of the local homeless population, suffered head trauma after being struck by a motorist […]

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Songs, Flags and Salutes Mark Memorial Day

Songs, Flags and Salutes Mark Memorial Day

One of the largest crowds in many years assembled for the 87th annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 26. Organized by the Laguna Beach American Legion Post and led by Adjutant Richard Moore, the program included solemn rituals, patriotic flourishes and a touch of hometown culture. Post Commander Bob McIntosh, VFW Commander Arnie Silverman […]

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Schools Add New Science Classes, Bus Route

Schools Add New Science Classes, Bus Route

With $180,000 earmarked for new classes and $25,000 for an early-morning bus service, a $46.8 million budget received preliminary approval Tuesday from the Laguna Beach school district board. The 7.3 percent increase from the 2013-14 budget of $43.6 million is due to rising property taxes, the district’s primary revenue source, according to fiscal services director […]

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Police Announce Personnel Changes

Police Announce Personnel Changes

After more than 34 years of service, Sergeant Robert Rahaeuser retired on May 25. For years, he led the police department’s investigations team and successfully organized evidence that led to the prosecution of many major cases, including the murder of Damon Nicholson in 2009. Kyle Harriman will become the newest addition to the police department’s […]

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Volleyball Open Returns to the Beach

Volleyball Open Returns to the Beach

Beach volley players are invited to join the 59th annual Men’s Laguna Open Volleyball Tournament on Saturday and Sunday, June 7 and 8 at Main Beach. Matches start after 9 a.m. and compete for a $4,000 purse. Local musician Jason Feddy and other musical acts will entertain Saturday on the cobblestones near the courts and […]

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Rotary Wins Little League’s Major Division

Rotary Wins Little League’s Major Division

Team Rotary won the championship game 2-0 against Team Hobie in the majors division of Laguna Beach Little League on Wednesday at Riddle Field. The two top seeded teams from the regular season met for a final game-winner take all affair. Both teams displayed stingy defense, remarkable pitching and robust hitting throughout the post season […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Baseball and Volleyball Pursue CIF Titles Nunis hit a two-run homer in the third inning to lift Laguna Beach High School’s baseball squad (26-2) to a 2-0 victory over Alhambra in a CIF Division 4 second round win Tuesday, May 27. The team next faces Sonora High School in La Habra in a 3 p.m. […]

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School Record Falls at CIF Finals

School Record Falls at CIF Finals

In the final race of his high school career, Laguna Beach senior Nathan Lancaster toppled the school’s longest-standing track and field record at CIF finals on Saturday at Cerritos College. His 49.46 in the 400-meter dash was four ticks faster than the 49.5 Chris Paulsrud ran in 1963. Paulsrud competed in the 440-yard dash. His […]

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Open Mic for Writers Resumes at a New Venue

Open Mic for Writers Resumes at a New Venue

The former hosts of Dime Stories, local residents Michele McCormick and Ed Kaufman, invite writers to an expanded open mic experience where they can read or perform original, three-minute stories, poems or songs Sunday, June 8.The readings will take place at Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway.The first event will shape the direction of […]

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Local Girl Follows Her Father to Film

Local Girl Follows Her Father to Film

Local Chiara Berman Yuhas, 5, will have her screen debut in a new music video, “Let’s Save the Children,” which premiers at the Dances with Films Festival this Friday, May 30, at TCL Chinese Theaters, in Hollywood. Chiara follows in the footsteps of her deceased father, Robert Yuhas, a film and television director and producer. Her mother, […]