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Pet Peeves

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 if council members, Toni Iseman, Steve Dicterow, […]

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Athletic Director Adds Award to Highlight Reel

Athletic Director Adds Award to Highlight Reel

Something extra was added to the menu for Mike Churchill at a breakfast welcoming school district staff in the week prior to the official first bell. The high school athletic director earned recognition as the winner of the school district’s seventh annual Spirit award. Recipients exemplify extraordinary service to others. “Mike has built a strong […]

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Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves

Civics Lesson 101 I was a good student most of the time. I raised my hand before answering teacher questions. I did my homework on time. I got good grades. And no I don’t want to be Laguna’s next school principal. I’ve seen what happens to people that do everything right. They have to leave. […]

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Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

Retired Coach Recalls Winning It All, Three Times

By Robert Campbell | LB Indy Twenty five years ago, seven boys from Laguna Beach High School went to Fresno on Thanksgiving weekend and did what few expected: they captured the school’s first cross country state championship. “We were all absolutely shocked at what we did,” said the team’s number four runner Dave Brobeck (‘91), […]

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Pet Peeves

Pet Peeves

Big Boomer It was a bad day at the office. Well, his moving office to be exact. I read with interest the Indy article, “Crane Rescue Reveals Another Fissure.” My eyes aren’t so good and I thought I read, “Crantz Rescue Reveals Another Fissure.” Imagine my relief when my wife hit me upside the head, […]

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Drive-Ins Sans Cars

Drive-Ins Sans Cars

I’m excited about Thursdays. The other days are boring because they don’t have outdoor movie night at the Ranch. Instead, on those non-Thursdays, there’s a never-ending rerun of men lying about their golf scores and handicaps. A Monday golfer says, “Put me down for a three.” His buddy says, “You shot an eight.” A Tuesday […]

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Remarks Spark Speculation About School Leader

Remarks Spark Speculation About School Leader

Prior to an annual closed-door performance evaluation with the Laguna Beach school board, the district’s top administrator said during a public session Monday, June 30, that she is not seeking a renewal of her contract. Superintendent Sherine Smith, whose $234,000 a year contract expires in 2016, was unavailable for comment, said her executive assistant, Victoria […]

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Council Raises Pay of Top Manager

Council Raises Pay of Top Manager

The City Council adopted changes to the city’s 2014-15 budget last week, finalizing proposed uses for a $1.3 million windfall thanks to higher revenue estimates. The revisions, along with other tweaks, bring the budget to $51.7 million, up from the $49.7 million originally outlined in the two-year budget adopted last year. The newly budgeted items […]

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Whodunit

Whodunit

There’s an art thief amongst us. “Tableaux vivants” are disappearing at rehearsals. “At first we didn’t notice. There’s so many volunteers backstage, the commotion masked the disappearance,” said a tearful high school student. Another supporter chimed in, “And that painting wasn’t the first. We’re taking an inventory now to see how many paintings are missing,” […]

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Players Earn All-CIF Accolades

Players Earn All-CIF Accolades

Baseball, Boys Volleyball Baseball players completed their best post-season run in 76 seasons for the sport at Laguna Beach High School and were rewarded with three all-CIF selections. Grant Wilhelm and Preston Grand Pre were first team selections while Richie Nunis was named to the second team. Wilhelm and Grand Pre’s selection were only the […]

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Wistfully Wondering

Wistfully Wondering

  “You too, could have gone down a different path,” I thought to myself. In “The Road Not Taken” Robert Frost muses about different choices and the idea of another chance at a decision, “Yet knowing how way leads onto way, I doubted if I should ever come back.” Still, every once in awhile we […]

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Laguna Beach Water Polo Club Wins Silver

Laguna Beach Water Polo Club Wins Silver

By Steve Riches   The Laguna Beach Water Polo teams, 14U and 12U each won silver medals in the Southern Pacific Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament thus qualifying for the Junior Olympics National Championships Regional Junior Olympic Water Polo Qualifying Tournaments are held countrywide to field a select group of teams to compete in this summer’s Junior […]

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Oneth by Land

Oneth by Land

The British et al. are coming. The British et al. are coming. Oneth by land. Twoth by sea. Threeth by trolley. Yikes, another summer season is upon us, and there will be visitors everywhere, including our parking spaces. What limey nerve. Keep stiff upper lips residents. Show the Brits what we’re made of.  Keep parking […]

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Stepping Around a Sticky Situation

Stepping Around a Sticky Situation

In the last few weeks, some sticky blotches of a black tar-like substance have been appearing on several beaches in Laguna.  Many people assume that this phenomenon is being caused by industrial pollution associated with the extraction, transportation and storage of petroleum. In fact, as much as 50 percent of it is naturally caused by […]

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Searching for Identity, Team Finds Its Leaders

Searching for Identity, Team Finds Its Leaders

On the eve of the 2014 season, the Laguna Beach High School boys’ volleyball team was having somewhat of an identity crisis. Its floor general and setter Grifan Fair and top three hitters, including emotional leader Weston Barnes, had graduated. Returning middle blocker Noah Blanton and outside hitter Alec Wulff played the final game of […]