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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...

Laguna Dance Festival Promises to Defy Gravity

He appears on stage slowly, his movements precise and slightly exaggerated to focus the audience’s attention on his presence. Then the stage blacks out. Somewhere in the corner of one’s vision, the dancer moves with dizzying speed, making perhaps scores of leaps in mere seconds....

U.S. Surfing Open Marred by Melee

A wave of violence erupted in Surf City USA after the conclusion of the U.S. Open of Surfing on Sunday in Huntington Beach. Local police had to use tear gas and other non-lethal means to disperse an unruly crowd of hundreds that left a wake of damage to city vehicles, portable...

Locals Still in the Hunt for Gold

Laguna Beach resident Annika Dries and Team USA are two wins away from their first Olympic gold medal in women’s water polo, after knocking off 2004 gold medal winner Italy 9-6 on Sunday. The Americans are the only team to medal in all three previous games since the sport was...

Soulful Sounds of Brazil to Benefit a Children’s Program

The soulful and sensual sounds of Brazil return to Laguna on Friday, July 27,  when award-winning local saxophonist, pianist and composer Dan Reckard hosts a benefit concert at the Neighborhood Congregational Church. The event, called “Zuzu: A Night of Brazilian Music with Dan...

Local Student Takes a Gap Year to Brazil

Sam Wellsfry, who will graduate from Laguna Beach High School in June, has been accepted to AFS Brazil and will spend next year returning to high school where the student body speaks Portuguese.   Laguna Beach AFS has awarded Sam a $1000 scholarship to help with tuition....

Getting Out

Bossa Zuzu Reinterprets Brazilian Music The hot sounds of Brazil are coming on Wednesday, Feb.  29 to the Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series. Bossa Zuzu, featuring Dan Reckard on saxophone, guitarist-vocalist Capital, and percussionist Jose Gurria, plays recent...

Taking Stock

The Nature Of Markets Earnings reports are supporting further stock market gains. The market flinched for a day on a headline that Standard & Poor’s was concerned at the levels of government debt. Well, we all should be and the market bounced back the next day after investors...

Earle E. Wellsfry

Earle E. Wellsfry, known as an avid body surfer, former Laguna Beach lifeguard and excellent waterman, passed into his Father’s presence on Dec. 16, 2010, after losing his nine-week battle with pancreatic cancer. Earle was born on April 30, 1953, in Brazil on the mission field to...