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Assembly Candidate Makes Campaign Stops

Assembly Candidate Makes Campaign Stops

A candidate for the 74th state Assembly district, Newport Beach councilman Keith Curry, is the guest speaker at the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association’s annual meeting on Saturday, April 26. The 10 a.m. brunch at Mare’s Culinary Lounge, 696 S Coast Highway, costs $50 per person. R.S.V.P to 949-910-9265 by April 23. Discussion of concerns by […]

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Plan a Park Hike

Plan a Park Hike

April 11 and 18 Wild Tales, story telling.10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Learn about the natural history of the Newport Bay through crafts, hands-on activities and nature walks. Upper Newport Bay, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, $5 per student, free parking, 949 923-2290 Ages 2 to 8 years. Space is limited and pre-registration required at 949 […]

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Project Helps Preserve Character Slipping Away

Project Helps Preserve Character Slipping Away

Editor, Growing up in Laguna Beach, and having the perspective of living elsewhere for periods of time, I have been able to see the changes to our wonderful home in ways someone who has never left may not notice. It is with this perspective I whole-heartedly endorse building the artist live work space that is […]

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Candidate Divulges His Platform

Candidate Divulges His Platform

Laguna Beach is a key city within the 74th Assembly District. As a candidate to represent this city, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself and talk about the issues that I feel are important in the upcoming election. As an eight-year council member and two-term mayor of Newport Beach, I have […]

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Updated: Wild Car Chase Ends at Festival

Updated: Wild Car Chase Ends at Festival

A nearly 17-mile pursuit of a reckless motorist by Newport Beach police Thursday afternoon drew a slew of onlookers along Coast Highway and Broadway Street, and ended in the Festival of Arts parking lot where police used a stun gun to subdue the driver, police said Friday. The driver, Ryan Leenerts, 31, of Santa Ana, […]

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Land Deal May Open ‘Gateway’  for Town’s Entry

Land Deal May Open ‘Gateway’ for Town’s Entry

For the past decade, most residents paid little attention to undeveloped property near the Art-a-Fair grounds at 725 Laguna Canyon Road. If pressed, they might recall purchasing a Christmas tree there, watching brush-clearing goats at work or seeing it overflow with the parked cars of festival-goers in summer. But now that the city of Laguna […]

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Katherine McGilvray Pitts

Katherine McGilvray Pitts

 Katherine Pitts passed away peacefully Sept. 13, 2013, in Newport Beach’s Hoag Hospital after a 48-day illness. She was 66. Kathy was born in Pasadena, Calif., on Sept. 30, 1946, to Donald Alexander and Judith Bailey McGilvray. She was raised in Arcadia and attended Arcadia High School. Kathy was a ranked tennis player in high […]

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Playhouse Gets Down With Motown Gala

Playhouse Gets Down With Motown Gala

The Laguna Playhouse’s Motown-themed gala is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Beach and organizers are still seeking sponsors. Proceeds raised during this event will go towards helping sustain The Laguna, a 93-year-old icon and the oldest continuing operating theatre west of the Mississippi. The $200 a person […]

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Lifeguards Place First in Regional Competition

Lifeguards Place First in Regional Competition

Twenty Laguna Beach lifeguards participated in the California Surf Lifesaving Association Regional Lifeguard Competition on Saturday, July 27, in Newport Beach. Led by team captain Gina Nourmohamadian, the four-woman, 16-man Laguna Beach team finished first place in its division, placing third overall, outscoring the fourth place team Newport Beach two to one. Some highlights include: […]

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Community Datebook 8/9/13

Community Datebook 8/9/13

ZPizza Resumes its Spinning Tradition   Forced last year to vacate its original location in the Albertson’s-anchored Aliso Creek Shopping Center, Zpizza will reopen in the same center again on Monday, Aug. 12, but in a different space previously occupied by Animal Crackers pet store. Franchise owner Sid Fanarof plans a grand opening party on […]

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Library Scores a Power Boost

Library Scores a Power Boost

Editor, I was at the library and saw many happy patrons working away on the computers so after reading Carter’s letter (“Lamenting an Impossible System,” Letters, June 14), I checked with our librarian and all our computers have been working just fine. I do have good news for our nice patrons. The county has hooked up […]

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Responding to Constant Complaints

Responding to Constant Complaints

Editor: Answer to Roger Carter’s letter re: library Mr. Carter must not read the papers or he would know that the county is nearly broke. Yet, our library has 18 computers for public use bought by the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library, which also refurbished our library in and out. Since Carter cannot wait until […]

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Preschool Opens for Offspring of Teen Moms

Preschool Opens for Offspring of Teen Moms

Fristers, a nonprofit that assists teen moms to become self-sufficient, has added a new school-readiness program for children of their clientele. The Kidsters Childcare and School-Readiness Program in Newport Beach is offered simultaneously with the life coach program offered teen moms. Teen mothers rarely can afford preschool, though studies show there are great benefits. Children […]

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Trees Contribute to Laguna’s Beauty

Trees Contribute to Laguna’s Beauty

Editor, In considering a view ordinance for Laguna Beach, the overall look of Laguna should be kept in mind, not just individual lots. To me, our town looks much more inviting than sections of Newport Beach and Dana Point because of our lush and diverse vegetation. Sections of the aforementioned cities either look stripped of […]

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New Year’s Eve Laguna-Style

New Year’s Eve Laguna-Style

By Michele McCormick   New Year’s Eve in Paris, Hong Kong, Nairobi, Delhi, exotic spots all. Still, at the auspicious time, I’d rather be in Laguna. Not only because our town is one of the world’s most beautiful coastal cities, but also because I participate in revered celebratory rituals that simply cannot be performed anywhere […]