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Boys Water Polo Heads to Playoff

By Frank Aronoff Jack Dodson scored seconds into the match to lead the Breakers (23-6, 5-0) to a 19-6 rout of Aliso Niguel (15-12) this past Saturday, Nov. 15, before a packed house at Gilleran Pool on the Wolverine campus. In less than four minutes into the initial seven-minute...

Girls Tennis (18-4, 10-0) SSCIF Division II

Breakers and Troy tied 9-9 last Monday at the Warrior’s campus taking the match victory on games, 79-73. The win sent Laguna to Murrieta Valley this past Wednesday for the semifinal battle with the # 2 ranked Nighthawks. Laguna opened their playoff run with a pair of easy wins...

Cross Country Sweeps League Finals

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s CIF third-ranked girls’ cross country team was perfect at Orange Coast League finals, taking the top five spots and seven of the top eight to easily beat runner up Godinez 15 to 54 for the title on Wednesday, Oct. 29 at...

He’s Still Lying

Editor, It isn’t the lie of 30 years ago that bothers me, it’s the cover up of the last few months. Every day since he sent the forged diploma to Stu Saffer, his silent denial gives life to the lie. Judge him on his actions today. He’s still lying.   Allan Simon, Laguna The...

Team Leader Comes From a Family of Court Competitors

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Deadlocked at nine after 18 matches with Aliso Niguel, Laguna Beach High School girls’ tennis team lost its regular season finale 71-72 in a tiebreaker based on total games played. “It showed them how important one game can be,” Coach Don Davis said,...

School Candidates Q&A

Q1 Will Common Core make students better workers but expose them less to a liberal arts education? Q2 What needs improvement? Ketta Brown Age: 54 Education: BA, University of Washington, 1982 Occupation: Homemaker for 24 years Contributions: $5,800* A1 Brown’s position is that...

Varsity Squads Sidelined at Cross Country Race

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy None of the Breakers top runners competed in the Orange Country Championships on Friday, Oct. 17 at Irvine Regional Park. In the boys’ small school freshman race, Jaden Orr finished 48th out of 229 runners with a time of 19:09. Other sub-20-minute...

Forum Reveals Daylight Between Candidates

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Seven candidates for the Laguna Beach City Council took the podium for a sixth debate Tuesday ostensibly focused on downtown development, but which strayed to cover a range of topics from homeless issues to climate change and senior housing. Along...

Hall Represents a Generational Break

Editor, The LBHS Alumni torch of leadership in our hometown is being passed to Michele (Oliver) Hall, Class of 1985. Michele has been active in community affairs, charity endeavors and civic politics for over a decade and is the first of her generation to run for Laguna Beach...

Pet Peeves

Posse I loved cowboy shows when I was a kid. My 12 pair of cowboy boots is a testament of my fan devotion even to today. These same 12 pair that are never lined up right in the closet is the opposing testament of my wife’s disdain of cowboy shows. My little wife of the prairie...

Girls Third Boys Fifth at Clovis Invitational

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Laguna Beach High School’s CIF second-ranked cross country teams traveled to Woodward Park in Fresno on Saturday, Oct. 11 to compete in the Clovis Invitational on the same course where both teams took runner up honors last November at State finals....

May the Best Qualified Win

Editor: As a long time Laguna Beach resident with a daughter in Laguna Beach High School and a son in sixth grade, I have followed the school board election with interest. Our schools deserve the best people for the job. This year’s election presents a big opportunity. We...

Thrilled to Support Zur Schmiede

  Editor, I’m writing about Rob Zur Schmiede who is running for City Council. Rob and I served for five years on the city’s Design Review Task Force. Our task was to determine the causes of all the contentiousness surrounding the Design Review Board process at that time, and...

Cross Country Runners Shine at Woodbridge

    By Robert Campbell | LB Indy   Laguna Beach High School boys and girls cross country teams took first place in the Division IV novice races at the 34th Annual Woodbridge Cross Country Classic last Friday, Sept. 19, at the Great Park in Irvine. The freshman boys...

Pet Peeves

Riding Attire   I’m exercised out after reading the Indy article, “Council Puts Wheels in Motion for Bike Safety.” I’m excited that the Council put the pedal to the metal to discover alternate biking routes to Coast Highway. It can’t be soon enough. And then I thought, what...