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Mission Hospital’s CEO Stepping Down

Peter Bastone, the longtime president and chief executive of 552-bed Mission Hospital, which has campuses in Mission Viejo and Laguna Beach, will resign June 30 to pursue other opportunities, St. Joseph Health Systems announced Monday, April 11. Bastone, 53, has been with Mission...

Teens Helping Teens, One Ride at a Time

Navigating the eerily quiet hallways of Mission Hospital Laguna Beach on almost any Friday or Saturday night during the school year are several Laguna Beach High School students. From 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m., their destination is a small, nondescript room, barely large enough to...

Center Distributes Flood Relief

The Laguna Relief and Resource Coalition has received $225,000 in donations for flood relief, which is nearly all being distributed to individuals and families recovering from the disaster, said chair Faye Chapman. “We can’t thank the community enough for their donations of time...

Club Thrives Thanks to Local Support

Editor, I am writing to thank and congratulate the Laguna Beach community for its incredible support of the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach in 2010. Thanks to over 500 donors and many more participants at our special events, we raised more than $1.2 million for the club. In...

Innovative Surgeon Leads Mission’s Doctors

Neurosurgeon Farzad Massoudi, M.D., has been nominated by his peers to be Mission Hospital’s new chief of staff serving through December 2011. Massoudi will oversee policies and procedures set forth by the medical executive committee and will be responsible for the...

Michael Beck, center, Mission Hospital

Three Laguna Beach merchants, Stop N Go Liquor, Whole Foods Market, and the 7 Eleven, recently participated in a Responsible Beverage Service (RBS) training in an effort to prevent and reduce underage drinking. The training, conducted by the National Council on Alcoholism and...

Michael Beck, center, Mission Hospital

Michael Beck, center, Mission Hospital’s vice president, accepts a $7,134 donation from Sarah Hilton, left, and Michael Lowney, managers of retailer Tommy Bahama. The retailer donated proceeds from two “rehearsal” events prior to their opening in November.

Students Guaranteed ‘Safe Rides’ Home

The Safe-Rides program, sponsored by Laguna Beach Rotary, Mission Hospital and the Boy Scouts of America, is now underway for this academic year. Safe-Rides, which has a dedicated telephone number that has been publicized to Laguna students, provides transportation home for...