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Tag: "Chief Kevin Snow"

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Guards Hook a New Home

Guards Hook a New Home

The entire Laguna Beach City Council was present to cut the ribbon last Friday on the city’s $7 million lifeguard headquarters, a more than year-long construction project at the north end of Main Beach initiated in 1999 and redesigned six times. “This building will allow employees to be more effective and accessible,” Chief Kevin Snow […]

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Lifeguard HQ Nears Completion

Lifeguard HQ Nears Completion

Laguna’s beachgoers, pedestrians and passing motorists may soon again behold an unobstructed view of Main Beach and the ocean beyond. If the new $7 million lifeguard headquarters and public restrooms open on schedule by mid-April, the temporary quarters marring Laguna’s signature vista will be removed shortly thereafter, according to the city’s project director, Wade Brown, […]

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Try Outs for the Best Spot on the Beach

Try Outs for the Best Spot on the Beach

More than 50 rookie and first-year lifeguard hopefuls lineup under near perfect conditions for the city’s annual 2012 summer tryouts last Saturday, which included the first cut 1,000-yard swim in under 20 minutes. Those who succeed went on to two more run and swim competitions.   Newport Beach’s Ally McCormick reaches for the No. 1 marker […]

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Diver’s Widow Spotlights Killer Blackouts

Diver’s Widow Spotlights Killer Blackouts

  Michele Brislen, widow of free diver Andrew Brislen, wants to educate people about the danger of shallow water blackout, which led to her husband’s death near Laguna’s Picnic Beach on May 26. Although well understood by doctors, shallow water blackout is not well known by the public or even the free divers most likely […]