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Church Blesses Scout’s Benches

Church Blesses Scout’s Benches

Church member Brantlee Griffith, who built three courtyard benches for the Neighborhood Congregational Church for his Eagle Scout service project, will be honored Sunday, Aug. 17, at the 10 a.m. worship service. “I wanted the benches to reflect the community. One uses skimboards for the back of the bench to recognize the surf culture, and […]

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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

Home Raffle Keeps Ocean Institute Afloat Tickets are available for the 10th annual Laguna Beach Gold Coast Million Dollar Home Raffle benefiting the Ocean Institute of Dana Point, a non-profit dedicated to ocean preservation through education. The grand prize winner, selected on Nov. 8, may choose between a Laguna Beach home and $1 million in […]

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Eye on Nature

Eye on Nature

No Butts About It: Earth Day is Everyday By Ellen Girardeau Kempler By the time you read this, Earth Day 2014 will be history. The now-annual observance that started in 1970 has become a touchstone for campaigns around a host of causes from water conservation to land preservation, bees to whales, rainforests to wetlands. Many […]

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Terry Kyne

Terry Kyne

Terry Kyne, 83, a longtime Laguna Beach resident, passed away on June 7, 2014, surrounded by his family at his home in Dana Point. Born in London, England, Kyne began his successful career in television as a young man at the British Broadcasting Corporation. He briefly joined the Royal Navy before returning to the BBC. […]

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Memorial

Memorial

Maureen Rose Olsen (“Mauri”) June 29, 1966 – Aug. 16, 2013 Not a day goes by that we do not think of you Mauri – your empathy, generosity and unconditional love, your way of making everyone feel special, your sense of humor, your big beautiful blue eyes. You continue to inspire us. You are deeply […]

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	Local Lifeguards Stand Tall in State Contest

Local Lifeguards Stand Tall in State Contest

In the annual California Surf Lifesaving Association Regional Lifeguard Competition, Laguna Beach lifeguards led by team captain Gina Nourmohamadian, finished first place in its division, placing third overall, at Huntington State Beach. Nineteen lifeguard agencies took part in the competition held on Saturday, July 26. Laguna’s team was represented by 26 athletes. Ally McCormick led […]

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Surf Film Chronicles Pipe Dreams

Surf Film Chronicles Pipe Dreams

The South Coast Regency Theater will screen an unusual surf film Thursday, Aug. 14. “Beyond Sight, The Derek Rabelo Story” chronicles the three-year journey of Rabelo, born blind in Guarapari, Brazil, who endures grueling mental, physical and spiritual training to achieve his dream of surfing the Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu. Along the […]

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Stars Turn Out to Support Ocean Conservation

Stars Turn Out to Support Ocean Conservation

  Actor and film producer Leonardo DiCaprio is this year’s special guest at the SeaChange summer party Saturday, Aug. 16, taking place at a private home in Laguna Beach. DiCaprio will walk the red carpet when doors open at 6 p.m. The annual Orange County event benefits Oceana, founded in 2001 to focus on ocean […]

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Some Leap!

Some Leap!

Summer campers observed a pair of humpback whales leaping out of the water and waving their flukes about two miles offshore Laguna Beach on Tuesday. The Ocean Institute in Dana Point offers whale-watching trips for school children during the week and for the general public on weekends onboard its RV Sea Explorer, said spokesman Jim […]

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Trafficking Expert Describe Modern Day Slavery

Trafficking Expert Describe Modern Day Slavery

“What Human Trafficking Looks Like in Orange County and What We Can Do” is Sandra Morgan’s talking point at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Ave. The public is invited to hear Morgan, the director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice who has served served […]

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Police Veteran Turns in Her Badge

Police Veteran Turns in Her Badge

Investigations supervisor Louise Callus retired from the police department on Thursday, July 31, capping a 30-year career with Laguna Beach that began with a temporary summer job in 1984 as an unsworn parking control officer. After getting rehired fulltime that fall, Callus stayed in that position three years and then retreated indoors to work four […]

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The ‘Waterman’ Tradition Continues

The ‘Waterman’ Tradition Continues

By Donna Furey | LB Indy Nineteen-year-old Chris Garau graduated with honors from San Juan Hills high school and soon will be competing in the water polo Junior Olympics. This summer is his first as a rookie Laguna Beach lifeguard, stationed on Main Beach. But lifeguarding and community service in Laguna Beach are a tradition […]

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	Food Pantry Gets A Windfall

Food Pantry Gets A Windfall

Laguna Board of Realtors’ Charitable Assistance Fund surprised Laguna Food Pantry chair Andy Siegenfeld with a $12,000 check at an awards presentation last month, far surpassing the grant amount requested. “We were overwhelmed with the generosity of this grant,” said Siegenfeld. “It gives us an enormous boost that will help us meet our operating costs, […]

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Garden Welcomes a Potluck Party

Garden Welcomes a Potluck Party

The South Laguna Community Garden Park welcomes garden lovers to its annual summer garden festival and potluck from 4-7 p.m., Sunday, July 27, at Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway. There will be live music by Tony Bisson and friends. Donations welcome toward a permanent garden. Information at SouthLaguna.org/garden.   Commissioner Examines Drug Court’s Effectiveness […]