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Tag: "2011"

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Stepping Up Vigilance for Foot Traffic

Stepping Up Vigilance for Foot Traffic

To improve pedestrian safety and battle the physical trauma suffered by nearly a score of people injured last year in collisions, Laguna Beach’s police department will conduct a crosswalk enforcement campaign Wednesday, Feb. 27 along the city’s 37 designated crosswalks on Coast Highway. Too many serious accidents occur each year from motorists failing to stop […]

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Home Sales Rising, But Few to Choose From

Home Sales Rising, But Few to Choose From

A record low inventory of homes on the market, rising prices and a 33 percent increase in sales last year indicate an increasingly healthy real estate market in Laguna Beach. At the moment, such a market favors sellers, but experts advise it’s time for buyers to act as well. “Sellers are now realizing that the […]

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Boat Shoves Off, But Not Under Sail

Boat Shoves Off, But Not Under Sail

Laguna Beach lifeguards on Monday deployed a city tractor to haul away a sailboat that ran aground near Main Beach the previous day. The owner of the 36-foot Catalina, San Diego resident Stephen Michael Fryer, 47, was arrested and released Sunday for suspicion of boating while intoxicated, according to police Sgt. Louise Callus. He joylessly […]

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Ulli Cenicero-Sperry

Ulli Cenicero-Sperry

After a brief yet brave battle with cancer, Ulli Ceniceros-Sperry succumbed to this disease on Dec. 16, 2012. Ulli was 4 years old and a fixture in the Laguna Beach downtown area. A regular at the Laguna Beach Dog Park, this 180-pound gentle giant won many people’s hearts with her affectionate and friendly demeanor. Ulli […]

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Adventures of Alice Performed in L.A.

Adventures of Alice Performed in L.A.

The U.S. debut of The National Ballet of Canada’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” at Los Angeles’ Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Oct. 19-21, includes among its corps de ballet member Laguna Beach native Skylar Campbell. He joined the ballet last year. The production also had its world premiere in 2011, featuring 70 dancers, with sets and costumes […]

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Promising Swells for Skim Contest

Promising Swells for Skim Contest

The Exile/Main Street Oktoberfest Skimboarding Contest will be held on Oct. 6 and 7 around the slopes directly south of Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. The event will host an international line-up of professional and amateur skimboarders, including many from Laguna Beach. Over 150 competitors ages 4 and up are expected to  compete. The contest […]

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Main Beach Volleyball Open

Main Beach Volleyball Open

San Diego’s Lisa Rutledge (pink hat) and Laguna Beach’s Lynne Brinkman (pink top) won the Women’s Main Beach Volleyball Open that took place Saturday, May 5. For Brinkman, this was her third Main Beach open victory (2009, 2011, 2012). Photo by Cameron Brinkman

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Schools Make the Grade

Schools Make the Grade

Laguna’s schools added two new feathers to their cap. All four schools, El Morro Elementary, Top of the World Elementary, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School, were among 1,614 public schools in the state to make the 2011 honor roll of the California Business for Education Excellence (CBEE). Laguna’s schools made the honor […]

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Serious Crime Drops

Serious Crime Drops

Laguna Beach experienced a 9 percent drop in violent crime last year, but a 20 percent increase in thefts from vehicles compared to the average in the previous five-year period, the police department said in an annual report released Wednesday. The communities of Irvine, Mission Viejo and Santa Monica have all reported recent increase in […]

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Skateboarding on Skyline Heads Downhill

Skateboarding on Skyline Heads Downhill

Skyline Drive may be added to the existing list of eight Laguna Beach streets where skateboarding is prohibited if the City Council adopts the staff recommendation this Tuesday. Since enacting a skateboarding ordinance last April, which banned skateboarding on certain streets and also required safety gear, incidents involving serious skating violations on Skyline Drive increased […]

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Memorial

Memorial

Richard P. Carlson May 22, 1926- Feb. 15, 2011   Please join the Carlson Family in remembering Dick Carlson and his life and loves at this first anniversary of his death.   In 1961, Carlson was selected by Rexall Drug and Thermoplastics Company as general manager of their Santa Ana plastic extrusion operation. So he […]

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Figures in Error on Home Sales Story

Figures in Error on Home Sales Story

  Editor,   In regards to the front page article on home sales: “Good News & Bad Bad News,” Jan. 27. The author refers to ” high levels of inventory,” “and the currently high level of inventory,” “at year end 411 properties were on the market ” etc… As of today there are only 231 […]

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Weather Weirdness

Weather Weirdness

  Editor,   The last couple of weeks have seen letters from climate change skeptics in response to Tom Osborne’s article (Green Light, “Rollinger and Council Act on Climate Change,” Jan. 27). I wonder over the hypothetical situation; if these individuals were to be given the same diagnosis from nine medical doctors and a different […]

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Laguna Excels in Luring Foodie Tourists

Laguna Excels in Luring Foodie Tourists

The Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau was recently with a SASI (Shop America Salutes Innovation) award for “Best Dining Tourism Program” by a destination marketing organization in the United States at the 2012 ONE Travel Conference for Shopping, Dining & Cultural Tourism held last month. “Research shows that Foodies travel and stay in destinations […]

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Home Sale Re-examined

Home Sale Re-examined

  Editor,   Randy Kraft’s article “Home Sales:  Good News & Bad News” in last week’s Indy contained errors that and I would like to address.  Ms. Kraft states that the inventory at the end of the year in Laguna Beach was 411 homes.  The correct number is 228.  I am a meticulous keeper of […]