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Artist Opposes Live-Work Project

Artist Opposes Live-Work Project

Editor, I’m an artist. I have a studio in my home at 20358 Sun Valley Dr. since 1974. I taught at the Laguna College of Art, have shown my work at the Laguna Art Museum and am actively exhibiting my work in Orange County, Los Angeles, and elsewhere in the U.S. and abroad. Although I support artist […]

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A Different Type of Welcome

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 perhaps appropriate for Dana Point, not at all in character with the look […]

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At the Susi Q, Spirits Rise, Falls Diminish

At the Susi Q, Spirits Rise, Falls Diminish

Due to its popularity, the fall prevention class that began as a weekly session at the Susi Q Center three years ago, now is offered four times a week in three levels by physical therapist and Laguna local Geeta Singh. Singh teaches modified tai chi movements, flexibility and stretching exercises, strength training with resistive bands, […]

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Combating Homelessness With a Different Approach

Combating Homelessness With a Different Approach

Dawn Price, executive director of the Friendship Shelter and Father Colin Henderson, the organization’s founder, will speak about permanent supportive housing at the Laguna Beach Exchange Club meeting on Thursday, March 6. The Friendship Shelter is working to develop permanent supportive housing as a way to fight homelessness. The club convenes 12:15 p.m. at Mandarin […]

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Club Honors Former Mayor Boyd

Club Honors Former Mayor Boyd

The Woman’s Club hosts its lunch for former Mayor Kelly Boyd on March 21 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available for $30 and are available at wclb.org. Boyd, who previously organized his own golf tournament to raise funds for the high school’s golf teams, asked that proceeds from the event benefit the school sport. While Boyd […]

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 Supporting Laguna’s Field of Dreams

Supporting Laguna’s Field of Dreams

Riddle Field, home to the AAA and majors division champions, has just received a major overhaul with the help and support of the Angels Baseball Foundation head groundskeeper, Barney Lopas, Mannie Adams of Sports Field Services and the city of Laguna Beach. Eagle Scout, Isaac Shields, a junior at LBHS, is building storage units for […]

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Scout Earns Top Rank

Scout Earns Top Rank

Brantlee Griffith, member of Laguna Niguel’s Troop 772, will earn scouting’s highest achievement next month when he becomes an Eagle Scout. Griffith, a senior and AP scholar at Dana Hills High School, designed and built three benches for his church, Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church. “I wanted the benches to reflect the community, one uses […]

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William F. Garman

William F. Garman

2/22/34-2/12/14 William (Bill) Francis Garman passed away on Feb. 12, 2014, from Parkinson’s disease in his home in Ocean Hills, Calif. He was 79. William was a Van Nuys High School, UC Santa Barbara and Hastings Law School graduate. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a first lieutenant airplane, jet and […]

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Armen Tigran Gasparian

Armen Tigran Gasparian

Nov. 25, 1933 – Feb. 15, 2014 Armen Tigran Gasparian, a contemporary Impressionist painter, was born in Abadan, Iran, on the Persian Gulf of Armenian parents. The family moved to Calcutta, India, where Armen spent his formative years in an English boarding school in Darjeeling, in the Himalayan Mountains near Tibet. Gasparian went on to […]

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Ralph Vanderhoof Jr.

Ralph Vanderhoof Jr.

Longtime Laguna Beach resident Ralph Wilson Vanderhoof Jr., passed away on New Year’s Eve. Known to his friends and family as Bill or Dutch, he moved to Laguna Beach in the early ‘80s after living for many years in Arcadia. Born on Oct. 5, 1921, in Newark, N.J., Vanderhoof’s life was a full one highlighted […]

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Taking Stock

Taking Stock

Higher Altitudes The stock market is flirting with new highs on the S&P 500-stock index. As I wrote two weeks, ago momentum seemed destined to take the market to new highs. The Dow Jones Industrials need about a 300-point rise. That might seem like a lot but it is really less than two percent. What […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Five-Sport Sweep is a School First Laguna experienced a first in their sports history as all five winter squads qualified for post-season play, hosted their initial post-season contests and won their initial events. Four of the teams went on to host second round contests. Girls Water Polo (29-1, 4-0) Laguna Meets Newport in D-I CIF […]

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 Sister Act Leads the Way

Sister Act Leads the Way

Much has been and will continue to be written and said about the 2014 Laguna Beach High School girls’ water polo team. And after all the tournament victories, historic wins, record scoring and just plain old-fashioned dominance, they have more than lived up to the considerable hype. But through it all, this once-in-a-generation collection of […]

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Under 10s Already Making a Splash

Under 10s Already Making a Splash

Laguna Beach’s 10 under co-ed water polo team won silver at the KAP7 International tournament on Feb. 15–16. The Laguna Beach kids played valiantly against Foothill Club Water Polo,  but lost the final game to Foothill  8 – 14.  Coaches Albie Beeler and Rob Carver were proud of their team, and feel that the hard […]

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Police Seek Info on Hit and Run Driver

Police Seek Info on Hit and Run Driver

A homeless man who was critically injured in an early morning hit and run collision in Laguna Canyon this past Monday, Feb. 24, remains in critical condition in Mission Hospital and investigators are seeking the public’s help in tracking down the fleeing driver, police said Thursday. Sgt. Louis Callus identified the victim as Shahram Mokarami-Tehrani, […]