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Students Step Up to Halt Child Slavery   Cho’s Academy fifth annual youth awards banquet and fundraiser recognized academy students for their martial arts and academic achievements in 2014. Nearly $3000 was raised by the academy’s Youth Outreach Initative, which was started...

Club Q Salutes the Doctor

Dr. Korey Jorgensen was saluted last week by Club Q Laguna, the Laguna Beach Seniors social group for the LGBT community, as well as at a brunch by the Laguna Beach Community Clinic. Jorgensen recently retired after 42 years with the Laguna Beach Community Clinic where he played...

Police Target Street Safety for Those on Foot

The Laguna Beach Police Department will step up traffic safety enforcement on Saturday, Jan. 31, by focusing on factors that cause collisions involving motorists and pedestrians and crash locations of the past five years. Locally, the department has investigated three fatal and...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Personnel File

Architect Wins Best of Houzz Award Local architect Bob McGraw received a “Best of Houzz” award for design by Houzz, an online website for home remodeling and design. McGraw works for residential and commercial clients including Mother’s Markets, Whole Foods, Laguna Drugs and Von...

Indy on Arts

  Friday, Jan. 30 Rasun, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. English Beat, 10 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. $35 at the door. Really Classic, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. John Ondrasik, 8 p.m., The Coach House, 33157 Camino...
Posted On 29 Jan 2015

Blood Drive to Pull Into a Shopping Center

A tiny clinic on wheels from Hoag Hospital will roll into the parking lot of the Albertson’s market in South Laguna on Thursday, Feb. 5, allowing people running errands to also stop by and donate blood. All donations will support patients in need at Hoag Hospital’s campuses in...
Posted On 23 Jan 2015

Assistance League’s Grant Put in Play

Members of the Assistance League of Laguna Beach visited R.H. Dana Exceptional Needs Facility in Dana Point recently to see students enjoying the new swings, music wall and rocking rides the group helped fund with a $25,000 grant. The specialized playground equipment – including...
Posted On 23 Jan 2015

Paula Jean Brown

Oct. 8, 1946 –Dec. 23, 2014 Paula Jean Brown was a gentle, generous soul: lover of animals, children, travel, satire, fashion and literature. She was born and raised in San Gabriel, Calif., and graduated from San Gabriel High School. Subsequently she attended the University of...

Indy on Arts

Friday, Jan. 23 Vibe Tribe, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. Kalama Brothers, 7 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. Nick I and ADD, 9 p.m., Mozambique, 1740 S. Coast Hwy, 949 715-7777. Solos and Ensembles, Niguel High students, 7:30 p.m., Soka University...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015

Bridget Graney

Bridget C. Graney, a longtime resident of Laguna Beach and Dana Point, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, Jan. 13. She was 91 years old. Born and raised in County Mayo, Ireland, “Bridie” spent more than four decades running an in-home day care in Laguna Beach....

John Mancuso

The man known to many in our community of Laguna Beach as “Mr. Giovanni,” John Carmen Mancuso, began his life in Hastings, Penn., Nov. 6, 1932. His parents, Michele Mancuso and Carmela Todaro, immigrated to the U.S. at the turn of the century from Grotte, Sicily. He was the...

Banquet Recognizes Outstanding Officers

Officer James Michaud and Community Services Officer Niki Hernandez were honored as the police department’s 2014 employees of the year at the annual Police Appreciation Breakfast hosted by the Laguna Beach Exchange Club this past Thursday, Jan. 22. Police employees who have gone...

Legion Honors Local Firefighters

The Laguna Beach American Legion hosted an overflow crowd to honor members of the police and fire departments at their monthly meeting Thursday, Jan. 15. “Our news is flooded with reports of failed societies whose governments cannot establish or maintain justice because they...
Posted On 22 Jan 2015

League Honors Volunteer Service by Debutantes

The Laguna chapter of National Charity League hosted its 26th annual Debutante Ball at the Ritz-Carlton Laguna Niguel last month. Debutante honorees included: Arianna Assad, Liliana Bellinghausen, Cali Bradshaw, Chanel D’Epagnier, Meighan Dolan, Caroline Furman, Kylee Fracassi,...

Entrepreneurs Push the Spin Cycle

Local fitness guru Shelley Arends is setting a new pace for herself. At her Rhythm Ride spin studio in Laguna Beach, she’s known for creating a cardio workout that gives riders of every fitness level a fun experience with choreographed classes that develop core strength. Now one...