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Local Wins Accolades from National Charity League

Local Wins Accolades from National Charity League

The Sunshine Readers, founded by Julia Johnson of Laguna Beach, have been selected Philanthropy Partner for the 2014 National Charity League Leadership Conference being held in Anaheim, April 23-25. Johnson and her co-founder, daughter Candace, started Sunshine Readers 20 years ago. The travelling literacy program takes place in various Orange County public libraries and encourages […]

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Work from Home

Work from Home

It was a close call.  In a 3-2 decision the village council passed a work at home project in the canyon. I advise resident artists not to take their work home with them. What dear readers? You’re saying I missed the whole point of the passage, whose intent is to provide local artists with low […]

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Beatrice Ruth Hillard

Beatrice Ruth Hillard

Beatrice Ruth Hillard, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach, passed away April 8, 2014.   Born Sept. 29, 1924, Bea grew up in Milwaukee, Wisc., before moving to New York. There, she received her master’s in nursing from Columbia University in 1959.   Specializing in pre-natal care and child birth, she wrote numerous published articles and traveled […]

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Alma Marie Fedorsin 1923-2014

Alma Marie Fedorsin 1923-2014

Alma Marie Fedorsin, of Laguna Woods, passed away from natural causes April 17, 2014. Her husband was with her at the time of her death. Alma was born in Ambridge, Penn., on Nov. 13, 1923. She was the youngest of 13 children born to Carmela and Joseph Caracci, who immigrated to the U.S. from Italy. Alma […]

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Political Calendar

Political Calendar

The public is invited to a sunset reception and $95 per person fundraiser with City Council candidate Rob Zur Schmiede on Thursday, May 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the La Casa Del Camino Rooftop Lounge, 1289 S. Coast Highway.

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Parents Club Hosts Bike Clinic

Parents Club Hosts Bike Clinic

Laguna Beach Parents Club’s bicycle riding clinic at Bluebird Park provided instruction in safe riding skills on a two-wheel bike. Police department community liason Nikie Hernandez talked about bicycle safety, Bill Freeman of Crankbrothers bike part makers and parents assisted with helmet checks and helping kids on their first glides and pedals. Photo by Michelle […]

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Green Thumb Alerts

Green Thumb Alerts

Expect Savory Scents for a Garden Potluck The public is invited to join the annual Spring Fling community potluck on Sunday, April 27, at the South Laguna Community Garden, from 2-5 p.m. Enjoy the music and meet your neighbors in the garden, Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway. Bring drinks, a dish that serves 10 […]

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Reopening a Chapter of Local History

Reopening a Chapter of Local History

  Homesteader descendent Carol Lloyd will share stories of her family’s rich and long history in Laguna Beach on Tuesday, April 29, during a 7 p.m. Laguna Beach Historical Society presentation at City Hall. The retired teacher’s great, great, great grandfather Henry Rogers was the area’s fifth homestead family, granted 160 acres by President Rutherford […]

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Police Arrest Suspected Hit and Run Driver

Police Arrest Suspected Hit and Run Driver

A 42-year-old Aliso Viejo motorist, who allegedly fled after hitting a woman in a Laguna Beach crosswalk,  was arrested for suspicion of driving drunk and hit and run at least four miles away, police said. Witnesses said Sherry Lynn Vialone did not stop after striking a pedestrian at Coast Highway and Brooks Street at 11:17 p.m. […]

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 Master of Migration

Master of Migration

  Twice each year, thousands of Pacific gray whales closely follow the coast and pass by Laguna Beach. This is the longest seasonal migration known as they travel more than 14,000 miles roundtrip between their winter warm-water breeding grounds in the lagoons of Baja California and their summer cold-water feeding grounds in the Bering Sea […]

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Paddle-Out Pays Tribute to Surf Icon

Paddle-Out Pays Tribute to Surf Icon

On surfboards and paddle boards, power boats and a Hobie Cat, at least 3,000 people took to the water of Doheny State Beach this past Friday. The paddle out tribute to Hobie Alter included surf industry luminaries, family and hundreds of admirers. Another 1,000 watched from shore. Geysers of water spouted as Alter’s wish was […]

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Churches Mount Holy Week Celebrations

Churches Mount Holy Week Celebrations

Neighborhood Congregational Church will hold its annual Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. in Alta Laguna Park, 3299 Alta Laguna Blvd., including Native American flutes and drumming, as well as a traditional worship service at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Worshipers can expect choral music led by Pam Wicks, a […]

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Churches Mount Holy Week Celebrations

Churches Mount Holy Week Celebrations

Neighborhood Congregational Church will hold its annual Easter sunrise service at 6 a.m. in Alta Laguna Park, 3299 Alta Laguna Blvd., including Native American flutes and drumming, as well as a traditional worship service at 10 a.m. in the church sanctuary, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Worshipers can expect choral music led by Pam Wicks, a […]

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Sea Star Die Off Remains a Mystery

Sea Star Die Off Remains a Mystery

After six weeks of investigation, scientists still have yet to pinpoint the underlying cause of a disease that is killing sea stars along the West Coast and wiping out Laguna Beach’s population. “It’s certainly into the tens of thousands and maybe in the millions,” said Pete Raimondi, chair of the ecology and evolutionary biology department […]

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Surf Legend Remembered as a ‘Genius and a Gentleman’

Surf Legend Remembered as a ‘Genius and a Gentleman’

With hundreds of well-wishers reciting his name three times in unison, Hobie Alter’s daughter Paula concluded an outdoor memorial service on the Aliso Creek golf course fairway, saying “we release you to the elements: earth, air and sea.” Hundreds more are expected at Doheny State Beach to further fulfill that promise by joining a memorial […]