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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 […]

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Pampered For a Purpose

Pampered For a Purpose

Bellacures Laguna Beach invites all to “Pamper For a Purpose,” a cocktail party for a cause, on Thursday, Aug. 30 at 5 – 8 p.m. at 226 Ocean Ave. Guest will sip wine, enjoy manicures and pedicures by Bellacures, botox by Newport Beach’s OMG OC Aesthetics, and on the spot whitening by OC Celebrity Smiles. […]

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Newport Seeks New Arts Programs

Newport Seeks New Arts Programs

Arts organizations offering cultural arts programs for Newport Beach residents and visitors may apply for grants available through the city Arts Commission. Successful applicants must propose programs for funding that directly benefit children, youth, adults and seniors in Newport and be able to document need, quantifiable success, a realistic budget and an implementation plan. Applications […]

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Trees Merit a Caution Sign

Trees Merit a Caution Sign

Editor, In response to Ms. Blurock’s letter dated Aug. 3, (“Tribute to the ‘old spirit’ of Laguna”), it is incredible to me how one homeowner can hold the entire neighborhood hostage. Her “large grove of Eucalyptus  trees” in North Laguna are a danger to nearby homes, pedestrians and motorists. This is not the first time […]

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The OC at the Olympics

The OC at the Olympics

Women’s Water Polo Laguna Beach High alum Annika Dries (’09) and Team USA squeaked out a 14-13 win during the opening round of Olympic water polo Monday night. The hard fought victory came against a scrappy Hungary squad that may have been looking for a little revenge after the Americans swept them during a four-game, […]

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Foreseeing Bike Sharrows for Laguna Beach?

Foreseeing Bike Sharrows for Laguna Beach?

Editor, In a 5-1 vote with one council member absent, the Newport Beach City Council recently approved the use of bicycle sharrows to be painted on Pacific Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. Sharrow symbols are traffic lane markers used to remind all road users the lane is designated multi-use for both cyclists and automobiles. […]

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Nathan’s Contest Inspires an Imitator

Nathan’s Contest Inspires an Imitator

By Justin Swanson, Special to the Independent   Something about New York’s annual Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest enticed Newport Beach resident Colin Mulligan, who watched the annual rite on television last week. Joey Chestnut of Valencia, Calif., dominated the New York competition, eating a stomach-crushing 68 hot dogs, 16 more than his nearest competitor. […]

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Chronicler of California Art Honored

Chronicler of California Art Honored

  Laguna Art Museum will honor Ruth Lilly Westphal, a Newport Beach resident, as the first recipient of the California Art Award on Saturday, June 30. Westphal is accomplished for having published three books that became the foundation for the serious study and reassessment of early California art (“Plein Air Painters of California: The Southland” […]

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Scouts Close Out Year with Flag Retirement Ceremony

Scouts Close Out Year with Flag Retirement Ceremony

Pack 35 closed out another successful scouting year with a family bonfire celebration and annual flag retirement ceremony at Aliso Beach on Wednesday, June 13. Many of the boys received their final patches of the year, including the community service patch for their participation in the Memorial Day flag placement ceremony at Pacific View Cemetery […]