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Mothering Heights: Golden Heroes

All together now, “Big breath in.” Repeat after me, “School has started. And the tourists are gone.” Now doesn’t that feel better? Not really. I’m still traumatized from back-to-school shopping where I stood around in my comfortable shoes and double muffin top negotiating with my...

Hometown Girl Receives Royal Treatment

Hundreds turned out for a pool party welcoming Olympic gold medalist Annika Dries last Saturday.                    

Stars Turn Out for Pageant Gala

  Festival of Arts board member Anita Mengels with noted lawyer Gloria Allred. Nearly 3,000 fans swarmed the Festival of Arts’ grounds to hear award-winning performer Christopher Cross in concert last Saturday, the capstone special event of the summer season. Special guests,...

Women’s Water Polo Going for Gold

It looks like a rematch between the rookies and the veterans in women’s water polo. Only this time it’s for the gold. Still undefeated in their first Olympics, the upstart Spaniards beat Hungary on Tuesday to earn a spot in Thursday’s finals. They will face local favorite Annika...

Former LBHS Standout Claims Women’s Cutino Award

Annika Dries, a 2009 Laguna Beach High School graduate and Stanford University sophomore, this past week won the prestigious Cutino Award, the highest college award for water polo and the equivalent of the Heisman Trophy in football.   Stanford won the 2011 NCAA title and...

Local Athletes

Racer Sets Record in Formula 3 Testing Laguna race car driver Michael Lewis set fast times during testing last month at Italy’s Mugello Circuit. Racing his PREMA Powerteam Dallara, Lewis earned P-1, but also became the only Formula 3 Italia driver to break the 1:39 barrier at the...