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The Brooks Turns 50, Finally

Started in 1955 by the Laguna Beach Recreation Department and billed as the world’s longest running surfing contest, the Brooks Street Surfing Classic finally turned 50 last weekend after a two-year break due to poor surf conditions. “We had a great swell all weekend,” said...

Maridel Francis Commagère

Maridel Francis Commagère, 95, of Laguna Beach, passed away suddenly of natural causes on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Known as “Mamie” to her family, she was a fixture of Laguna Beach for 54 years and could often be seen waving from her beachfront balcony or displaying one...

Record Turnout for Surfabout

 A record number of 120 contestants turned out for Laguna Surf and Sport’s 10th annual Spring Fever Surfabout contest, held at Thalia Street Beach on Saturday, May 28, during the Memorial Day holiday. Results follow: Pro. 1st Place- Hans Hagen 2nd Place-Porter Hogan 3rd Place...