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Donation Electrifies Foundation

Donation Electrifies Foundation

Longtime local resident Lynn Lowry recently met with Laguna Beach Community Foundation Executive Director Dan Pingaro and presented him a $60,000 contribution. Its origin is as unusual as its benefactor. Lowry purchased a Tesla Model S a year ago with the intention of driving it for 12 months, selling it and donating the proceeds to […]

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Drought Forces Goat Furlough

Drought Forces Goat Furlough

Since little vegetation has grown on hillsides due to the ongoing drought, goats used to thin brush in zones near homes will be moved out of the city to avoid overgrazing and until needed, the city manager’s report says. Police Memorial Installation Approaches Loma Terrace, a small street bordering City Hall and the police department, […]

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William Powell

William Powell

Retired real estate broker William “Bill” Powell passed away peacefully on July 3, 2014, in his hometown of Shreveport, La. Powell was born Aug. 23, 1929, in Shreveport and lived there until he attended Loyola University in New Orleans. After college, Powell proudly served in the US Coast Guard before moving to Bakersfield, Calif., to […]

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Police on the Hunt for Drunk Drivers

Police on the Hunt for Drunk Drivers

Officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department will be deploying this weekend to stop and arrest alcohol and drug-impaired drivers Friday, July 18, between 6 p.m. and 3:00 a.m. Saturday, July 19. In the previous three years, DUI collisions have claimed one life and resulted in 37 crashes that injured 52 people, Lieutenant Jeff Calvert […]

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Susan Estelle Spivak Bollingmo

Susan Estelle Spivak Bollingmo

Susan Bollingmo was born Aug. 2,1940, and died July 15, 2014, from complications of Parkinson’s Disease. Formerly married to Daniel Weston, she was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. Known for her gracious ways of loving and caring for others, she will be remembered for her many acts of kindness. A successful single mother prior […]

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Library Opens a Chapter of Poetry and Summer Fun

Library Opens a Chapter of Poetry and Summer Fun

By Donna Furey | LB Indy The winners of the 16th annual Laguna library poetry contest, La Vida Poetica, will step into the spotlight at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 12, and read their winning poems for the public at the downtown library. In addition to poetry readers, the library serves as home for a popular […]

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Plans Underway for Blue Bell Fundraiser

Plans Underway for Blue Bell Fundraiser

“The Campaign for Blue Bell,” a five-year $500,000 fund raising effort to ensure the long-term future of the Blue Bell Foundation cat sanctuary, plans to kick off their campaign Oct. 12 at Madison Square Garden and Café, 320 N. Coast Hwy. Tickets are $25. “Our challenge today is to make sure we have the modern […]

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Display Steps Back in Time

Display Steps Back in Time

Santa Ana’s Old Orange County Courthouse is exhibiting “Orange County Circa 1889,” a collection of historic photographs taken 125 years ago documenting the county’s founding era. The exhibit opens July 14 with a free opening reception planned Thursday, July 17, at 7 p.m. Historian Phil Brigandi will serve as the reception host and deliver a […]

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Nursing Scholarships Change Lives

Nursing Scholarships Change Lives

  Thanks to the generosity and commitment of the Mission Hospital support group Valiant Women, 61 nurses were recently awarded scholarships to pursue professional development. Last year, one of these training sessions taught Mission Hospital nurses about newborn heart screening, says a statement from the hospital with campuses in Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo. And […]

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Father of Nicole Brown Simpson Dies

Father of Nicole Brown Simpson Dies

We are saddened by the death of our beloved husband and father, Louis Hezekiah Brown Jr. Brown, born in Havana, Kan., on Aug. 10, 1923, died July 3, 2014 with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife, Juditha; daughters Wendy, Denise, Dominique and Tanya; sons Rolf and Tracy; and grandchildren and […]

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Indy Calendar, July 4- July 10

Indy Calendar, July 4- July 10

Friday, July 4 City fireworks show, 9 p.m., originates from Monument Point at Heisler Park Nick “I” and A.D.D., 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777 Rod and the Pistons, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave., 949 494-3027 Saturday, July 5 Farmers Market, Lumberyard Parking Lot next to City Hall. 8 […]

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Roger Mack Williams

Roger Mack Williams

Captain Roger Mack Williams, 77, passed away peacefully on June 30, 2014, in Georgetown, Texas. Roger “Tosh” was born on Oct. 3, 1936, to parents, Ike O. Williams and Anna Alice Carroll Williams and is a native son of Williamson County, Texas, where his ancestors helped tame the new county and became prominent contributors to […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

Firefights Move Up the Ladder Firefighters Brian Adams, Forrestt Lazicki and James Lin, who joined the department last month, were introduced to the community during a badge pinning ceremony this week. Seven other members of the department received promotions. They included Kurt Bladergroen, Danny Kalscheuer and Bryan Sarjeant, moved up to fire engineer; Brent Buccola, […]

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Public Invited to Village Entrance Discussion

Public Invited to Village Entrance Discussion

Laguna Beach will hold a community workshop to discuss the village entrance project on Wednesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. City staff will present an overview of the updated project concept; seek public feedback on specific elements and features, such as the historic sewer digester, carports and […]