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Scores Turn Out for Chapman Family

Scores Turn Out for Chapman Family

About 100 people contributed $16,000 at a fundraiser for cancer-stricken Stephan Chapman last weekend at the home of Steve and Rona Gromet. Funds will help pay for health-care deductibles and everyday living costs for the local family, organizer Michele Hall said. Garfield Logan bid and won a custom surfboard donated by Laguna Surf and Sport, […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Hotel Staffers Invited to Learn Laguna Visit Laguna Beach offers front-line hospitality staff training about Laguna Beach’s most popular attractions, historical landmarks, new businesses and upcoming events. These sessions, ranging from simple parking tips to planning the most detailed of itineraries, aim to equip hotel staff with the ability to answer routine queries to an […]

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Police Ride to Remember One of Their Own

Police Ride to Remember One of Their Own

Seven Laguna Beach police are personally fundraising to participate in a ride that honors fallen officers, which tragically strikes close to home this year on two levels: not only did they lose colleague Jon Coutchie to a traffic accident last September, but he rode with them when they took a similar ride in 2010. On […]

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Election 2014

Election 2014

Council Race Fundraising Kicks Off City Council candidate Robert M. Zur Schmiede’s campaign kicks off with a reception and fundraiser on Sunday, March 16, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 Coast Highway. The reception, hosted by supporters Mark Christy and Betsy Jenkins, is open to the public and a minimum contribution of $85 […]

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Scouting News

Scouting News

Scout Earns Top Rank with the skimboard-backed bench he designed for the Congregational Church. Griffith, a senior and AP scholar at Dana Hills High School, designed and built three benches for his church, Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church. “I wanted the benches to reflect the community, one uses skim boards for the back of the […]

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Alan Thomas George Bryan

Alan Thomas George Bryan

Memorial Alan Thomas George Bryan Alan Thomas George Bryan, poet, song writer, roving minstrel, quantum reader, dog lover, stone mason, seaman, ship’s cook, bon vivant and friend, died Dec. 12, 2012, in Laguna Beach. Bryan was born
Nov. 2, 1955, in Huntington, England. He is survived by
two brothers and a sister, all of Ontario, Canada. His […]

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Community Foundation Gets New Trustee

Community Foundation Gets New Trustee

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation added to its board Dennis M. Boyer, chairman of Laguna Niguel’s Preston Clarke & Company, an executive search firm. Boyer and the Foundation’s president, Rick Balzer, are longtime friends who volunteered together at the Laguna Art Museum. Boyer recently volunteered to serve on the search committee for the foundation’s new executive […]

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Sea Star Struck

Sea Star Struck

Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are.  In the sea you cling to rock so hard like the lobster pot pie tossed in my brother’s eye. Ah, I can’t help but remember some memorable food fights around the dining room table when we were kids. Much to mother’s chagrin, we showed our […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

New Executive Takes Chamber’s Helm Tamara Campbell was appointed executive director of Laguna Beach’s Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Kristine Thalman, who left the post after three years earlier this month. Campbell, a local resident and former member of the city’s Heritage Committee, has experience representing business interests and engaging in political action. “We are confident […]

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At the Susi Q, Spirits Rise, Falls Diminish

At the Susi Q, Spirits Rise, Falls Diminish

Due to its popularity, the fall prevention class that began as a weekly session at the Susi Q Center three years ago, now is offered four times a week in three levels by physical therapist and Laguna local Geeta Singh. Singh teaches modified tai chi movements, flexibility and stretching exercises, strength training with resistive bands, […]

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Combating Homelessness With a Different Approach

Combating Homelessness With a Different Approach

Dawn Price, executive director of the Friendship Shelter and Father Colin Henderson, the organization’s founder, will speak about permanent supportive housing at the Laguna Beach Exchange Club meeting on Thursday, March 6. The Friendship Shelter is working to develop permanent supportive housing as a way to fight homelessness. The club convenes 12:15 p.m. at Mandarin […]

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Club Honors Former Mayor Boyd

Club Honors Former Mayor Boyd

The Woman’s Club hosts its lunch for former Mayor Kelly Boyd on March 21 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available for $30 and are available at wclb.org. Boyd, who previously organized his own golf tournament to raise funds for the high school’s golf teams, asked that proceeds from the event benefit the school sport. While Boyd […]

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 Supporting Laguna’s Field of Dreams

Supporting Laguna’s Field of Dreams

Riddle Field, home to the AAA and majors division champions, has just received a major overhaul with the help and support of the Angels Baseball Foundation head groundskeeper, Barney Lopas, Mannie Adams of Sports Field Services and the city of Laguna Beach. Eagle Scout, Isaac Shields, a junior at LBHS, is building storage units for […]

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Scout Earns Top Rank

Scout Earns Top Rank

Brantlee Griffith, member of Laguna Niguel’s Troop 772, will earn scouting’s highest achievement next month when he becomes an Eagle Scout. Griffith, a senior and AP scholar at Dana Hills High School, designed and built three benches for his church, Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church. “I wanted the benches to reflect the community, one uses […]

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William F. Garman

William F. Garman

2/22/34-2/12/14 William (Bill) Francis Garman passed away on Feb. 12, 2014, from Parkinson’s disease in his home in Ocean Hills, Calif. He was 79. William was a Van Nuys High School, UC Santa Barbara and Hastings Law School graduate. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a first lieutenant airplane, jet and […]