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Thurston Competes at San O

The Thurston Surf Team competed against seven schools at Church in San Onofre State Park last weekend. The team finished second to Shore Cliffs of San Clemente.   Thurston finalists were:   Division 1: Boys Short Board Kiko Nelsen 5th   Girls Short Board Kayla...

Racers Brave Big Surf in Paddling Contest

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Hurricane Simon brought relentless overhead sets to Salt Creek Beach in Dana Point last Saturday and Sunday, turning the seventh annual Battle of the Paddle into a wild free for all, as hundreds of men, women and children of all ages and skill levels...

Fish Flourish in Warm Coastal Waters

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Divers, snorkelers and recreational fishing enthusiasts alike are reporting increasing numbers of fish off the local coastline. This summer’s catch of sport fish – yellowtail, yellowfin and bluefin tunas as well as dorado – has not been seen since 1997,...

‘Treasure’ Sale Benefits Ocean Institute

The Sand Dollar Guild will host the Classy Treasures Sale to benefit the Ocean Institute. The sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at the Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave. in Dana Point. For more information, contact Moyra Eulitz at 949...

Personnel File

Local Takes Post in Dana Point Laguna local Mary Lawson landed the job as sales director at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute. “She has the passion for science education for our children and a strong affinity for the ocean environment,” said Dan Stetson, the institute’s president....

Multiple Reasons to Reject Homeless Housing Project

Editor, (This letter also went to City Council members.) Though the programs of the Friendship Shelter are laudable, it is an unreasonable burden for Laguna Beach to address our homeless needs in the way this project proposes. Laguna will be one of the smallest communities ever...

Religious Traditions

Singing the Tradition of Taize Laguna Presbyterian Church will conduct an informal worship service of prayer, scripture, and song accompanied by guitar, flute, and piano in the Taize style on Sunday, April 6, at 5 p.m. Taize is an ecumenical community in France . Over 100,000...

A Different Type of Welcome

Editor, Regarding L. Frazee’s suggestion (“Roll Out a Welcoming Bridge,” Letters, Feb. 21 edition) that Laguna Beach considers an entrance feature similar to Dana Point’s, I mean no disrespect to Mr. Frazee nor Dana Point residents, but I find that bridge, while...

Roll Out a Welcoming Bridge

Editor, With regard to the proposed village entrance project, I wonder if the city might want to consider an entrance feature similar to the one currently over the Coast Highway in Dana Point where visitors are welcomed to that city by the structure, which is a combination...

Edward Graney

Edward T. Graney, 84, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 11. Born and raised in Illinois, he was a member of the Chicago police force from 1953-63, during which time he helped provide security for then-presidential candidate John F. Kennedy and was a member of the local St. Jude...

Foundation Seeks Volunteer Docents

Explore the opportunity to become a tidewater docent by attending a training session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute followed by on-site training at the tide pools. Help preserve Laguna Beach’s rocky coastal habitat and educate the beach-going...

Bid for County Office Gains High-Level Support

The campaign by Dana Point’s Lisa Bartlett for a seat on the county Board of Supervisors received a boost this week in an endorsement by several fellow elected officials, including Laguna Beach’s mayor. Voters will likely need a scorecard to track the upcoming primary election in...

Touring Laguna’s Underground

Getting past complaints over a five-year, $100 million project to widen a sewer tunnel and lay new pipeline in Laguna Beach’s coastal bluffs has been a major public relations hurdle for the South Coast Water District, which serves South Laguna and other cities. When the water...

Finding Solace on the Open Sea

Laguna Niguel resident Will Schmidt streaked across the Catalina Channel to Dana Point Harbor from Avalon aboard a 14-foot standup paddleboard in less than eight hours last Friday, Sept. 20. If confirmed by the World Paddle Association, his time of 7:47:33 will establish a new...