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Sudden Diagnosis Sends Penguin Family Reeling

Sudden Diagnosis Sends Penguin Family Reeling

Sabrina and Michael McMurray, owners of Laguna’s iconic Penguin Cafe, suffered a blow last Saturday when their only son, William, was diagnosed with an inoperable and fast-growing tumor called a brain stem glioma. Friends and family quickly rallied to support the McMurrays, supplying much-needed moral and financial support. Friend Clay Leeds, a web designer, quickly […]

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Coffee Break Expert Discusses Love, Discipline and Achievement

Coffee Break Expert Discusses Love, Discipline and Achievement

This month’s Coffee Break will feature local psychologist and author Dr. Thomas Habib during a 7-9 p.m. seminar at Aliso Creek Inn on Wednesday, Jan. 18, allowing working parents to participate in the PTA sponsored workshops.   Dr. Habib will explore how parents can help children channel their spontaneous childhood energies into goals and purposes.  […]

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CHOC Receives $100,000 Ueberroth Gift

CHOC Receives $100,000 Ueberroth Gift

Children’s Hospital of Orange County has received a $100,000 donation from the Ueberroth Family Foundation to name a room on the fifth floor of a new patient care tower set to open in 2013.   The fifth floor will feature 28 identically equipped private rooms in order to reduce the spread of infection and minimize […]

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Art Supply’s Good Cheer, Free Entry to Art Fests

Art Supply’s Good Cheer, Free Entry to Art Fests

Art festival visitors who donate new, unopened art supplies valued at $5 or more will receive free admission Aug. 15-19 to all three Laguna Beach art festivals. Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC Children’s) is the beneficiary of the art donations.   The program has been expanded to five days from two last year. The […]

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Boy’s Life Ends, Inspiration Lives On

Boy’s Life Ends, Inspiration Lives On

Cody Day lived out his 15.5 years on North Laguna’s Noria Street, inspiring neighbors down the street as well as folks he never met around the world.  His mom, Dallas Day said, “he touched people like the ripples of a pebble in the pond.” Diagnosed with brain cancer in November 2005, Cody passed away last […]