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A Witness to Laguna’s Banking History

A Witness to Laguna’s Banking History

Editor, The story behind the rehabilitation of the historic building on Ocean Avenue (“Restoring a Slice of Laguna’s History,” Feb. 14 edition) extends back to 1935 when my great uncle, Andrew S. Hall, founded Laguna Federal Savings and Loan, and then in the ‘40s built the fascinating structure with architect Aubrey St. Clair. A leading […]

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Kudos for Local History Article

Kudos for Local History Article

Editor, Please pass on my congratulations and thanks to Jennifer Erickson for her lovely article about my father’s mural and the renovation of the old Laguna Federal Building (“Excavating a Slice of Laguna’s History,” Feb. 14). She did a great job! I love the way she incorporated Lorna Mills story into the article. Hedy Buzan […]

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Thumb’s Up on Transit Story

Thumb’s Up on Transit Story

Editor, Thanks for reporting on the transportation workshop (“Buying into Commuting Without Keys,” Feb. 14 edition). Finally, finally this city is taking steps to acknowledge we have a mobility problem and are inviting some stakeholders to the meeting. Les Miklosy, Laguna Beach

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First Things First

First Things First

Editor, Now that the town has settled down after the great debate about the village entrance, there is a sense of cooperation in the air. Everyone has an idea about changes we should make (or shouldn’t make). We need to coalesce about one or two fundamental and important ideas that take precedence over other issues, […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Boys Win League Champs   Laguna Seeded Sixth in D-4AA Playoffs Breakers entered the 2014 playoffs the highest ranked public school in the division and opened play this past Wednesday hosting Don Bosco at Dugger Gym. Should the seeding hold, Breakers (21-5, 10-0) will face No. 11 Whittier Christian on Friday, Feb. 21, and third-ranked […]

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 Seniors Set the Bar High for Future Squads

Seniors Set the Bar High for Future Squads

If Laguna Beach High boys’ basketball team was able to beat Don Bosco on Wednesday in the first round of CIF post season play, they will meet either Templeton or Whittier Christian (La Habra) on Friday night, Feb. 21 for a chance to equal the 2007 Breakers for most wins by a Bret Fleming-coached team […]

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Streetbeat

Streetbeat

Monday, Feb. 10 Fraud. 31600 block of Fairview Rd. 5 p.m. $1251 was taken from a checking account without authorization. Petty theft. 600 block of Park Ave. 5:44 p.m. Three cell phones were stolen from three individual gym bags from inside the girl’s locker room. The following morning, police received another report of a stolen […]

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Driving While Black

Driving While Black

The evening before the Martin Luther King, Jr. national holiday, I dined with my friend William.  We met in the bleachers at our sons’ high school games. He is about 45, medium build and black.  If I were politically correct, I would use the term African-American, but I am not. We were going to the […]

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Exchange Student Visits Laguna’s Newest Sibling

Exchange Student Visits Laguna’s Newest Sibling

Selected for his excellent leadership and impressive work in fine art, Laguna College of Art and Design senior Christopher Ybarra, 21, was the first exchange student selected and sponsored by the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association. Ybarra spent 10 days in San Jose del Cabo, where he met the mayor, learned of the active art […]

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On the Table

On the Table

Boat-to-Plate Cuisine Lands in Laguna Slapfish will open its second Orange County location in Laguna Beach at 211 Broadway St. in April. Owners Chef Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude will offer fresh, sustainable seafood at their beach close location with 10 seats indoors and an extensive outdoor patio. Food truck-turned-restaurateur Gruel says “…we are planning to make […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

‘Jazzed’ for Campbell Exhibition The opening night reception for ”Get Jazzed,” a new exhibition of original paintings by Laguna Beach artist Sandra Jones Campbell, takes place Saturday, Feb. 22, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Pacific Edge Gallery. The show 540 S. Coast Highway will feature 20 new paintings in acrylic on canvas, paper, and board.   […]

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Concerts Awash in Star Power

Concerts Awash in Star Power

    Instead, Madsen returned to hike the lesser wonders of Laguna’s coastal canyons. Even so, in absorbing some special comfort while walking Crystal Cove State Park’s environs, her newest composition, “Into the Heart of the Earth: Crystal Cove,” took form. Its premiere was an outdoor performance in the park on Jan. 31. The public […]

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Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

I regret to inform the South Coast Water District that I was unable to attend the Sewer Tunnel Renovation Tour held this past Dec. 3. I very much wanted to learn more about the improvements, but my own personal history kept me from accepting your kind invitation. I believe a short explanation of my absence […]

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Helen Jacqueline "Jackie" Nelson

Helen Jacqueline “Jackie” Nelson

Helen Jacqueline “Jackie” Nelson died peacefully in Mission Viejo on Jan. 23, 2014,  at the age of 94. Born to Emelia Hagely and Amos Sapp on Oct. 27, 1919, in Newnan, Ga., Jackie grew up in Quartzsite, Ariz., and entered Colton Union High School at the age of 12. She graduated with honors as the valedictorian, […]

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Lionel "Train" Mytinger

Lionel “Train” Mytinger

Lionel Mytinger, a longtime Laguna Beach resident known to many as “Train,” passed away on Jan. 17 from natural causes. He was 68. Mytinger was a surf legend, a nurseryman, a caretaker, and lover of people. Born on June 24, 1945, in New York City, Lionel was a young boy when his family set out […]