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Bearing The Torch For Special Olympics

Bearing The Torch For Special Olympics

Laguna police Lt. Darin Lenyi serves as standard bearer Thursday as members of the police, fire, and marine safety departments participate in the annual Special Olympics Torch Run, handing off the torch to Newport Beach police.   Photo by Marilynn Young

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Getting to Know Bob Rush

Getting to Know Bob Rush

By Jean Ardell This column is the second of a series about the candidates for the 74th Assembly District.    Just before the filing deadline in mid-February, Bob Rush registered as a Democrat and entered the race. Aside from being firmly pro-choice, Rush had been a political “undeclared” for most of his life. That began […]

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My Turn

My Turn

Getting to Know Leslie Daigle OK, I admit it. I find the drama of the campaign among Leslie Daigle, Allan Mansoor, and Bob Rush to represent California’s 74th Assembly District compelling. This is a newly redrawn district, covering Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, and Laguna Woods, and parts of Huntington Beach and Irvine. It’s […]

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Musings on the Coast

Musings on the Coast

The Ranters   When I first thought about this column, I wanted it to be a rant about my seemingly endless Facebook friends who have gone off their rockers in rants of their own or send me endless email rants.  And all with the particularly vicious purity of true believers. But I cannot work myself […]

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Newsmakers

Newsmakers

Dentist’s Mentoring Receives Praise   Laguna Beach resident Dr. Nicholas C. Davis earned the 2012 Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry.   Dr. Davis, who practices in Newport Beach, received this recognition for his commitment to lifelong learning, volunteering his services to communities in need, mentoring associates and new dentists, […]

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Getting Out

Getting Out

Bossa Zuzu Reinterprets Brazilian Music The hot sounds of Brazil are coming on Wednesday, Feb.  29 to the Laguna Beach Live! Jazz Wednesdays Winter Series. Bossa Zuzu, featuring Dan Reckard on saxophone, guitarist-vocalist Capital, and percussionist Jose Gurria, plays recent popular Brazilian music and original compositions to reinterpretations of classic bossa nova songs. The two-set […]

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City Picks Up the Tab for Events

City Picks Up the Tab for Events

Each council member will now be reimbursed by $450 a year or $2,250 for the group to attend community events, the council unanimously approved at last week’s council meeting. “We spend $440 a month going to these events,” stressed council member Elizabeth Pearson, adding that each member is “asked to go to certain events because […]

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Artist’s Sensibility Reappraised for PST Series

Artist’s Sensibility Reappraised for PST Series

Seven years after his death, Laguna Beach artist Andy Wing (1931-2004) has remained a presence in a community defined by artists, activists and multi-faceted characters. After moving here from Greenwich, Conn., in 1957, he became the quintessential man for all seasons that created abstract-expressionist, multi-media paintings and stylistic hybrids on the roof of his Laguna […]

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Preservation Advocates Wrap Up Their Work

Preservation Advocates Wrap Up Their Work

Friends of the Newport Coast, established 35 years ago to preserve open space on nearly 10,000 acres of the Irvine Ranch that bordered the sea, recently voted to dissolve itself. “It is not often that a non-profit organization has completed its mission and is able to step into the history books,” said the Friends’ founding […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Fundraiser for Presidential Hopeful Laguna Beach’s Fred Karger, unsuccessful in gaining entry to the New Hampshire debate this week between candidates vying to become the GOP presidential nominee, show perseverance. The first openly gay candidate to seek the Republican presidential nomination hosts his first local fundraiser Saturday, June 18. Karger’s guest will be treated to […]

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Hot Dish

Hot Dish

French 75 The rumor-mill hummed with news that an “out-of-town chef” was teaming up with a long standing Laguna Beach restaurant to re-vamp and freshen its menu. In fact, months ago Newport Beach restaurateur and French chef Pascal Olhats took command of French 75 Laguna Beach.  Executive chef and managing partner, Olhats owns and supervises […]

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Impact Giving to Announce Its Grants

Impact Giving to Announce Its Grants

Impact Giving, the Orange County based women’s collective giving organization now in its second year, will award more than $125,000 to other local and global nonprofits on Thursday, April 28, at the Pacific Club in Newport Beach. The event is open to the public and tickets are $65. Launched last year, Impact Giving’s goal is […]

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Valentine, a Victim of City Code

Valentine, a Victim of City Code

It was no cupid’s bow but an official letter that took aim last week at a lit up heart displayed in an Oro Street yard, figuratively piercing the hearts of the property owners and astonishing neighbors.

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Suspected Smugglers Land at Crystal Cove

Suspected Smugglers Land at Crystal Cove

By Ted Reckas | LB Indy   Possible human traffickers landed a boat at Crystal Cove State Beach early Tuesday morning. Its 10 occupants fled toward Coast Highway, a witness told a Newport Beach police officer, who was flagged down by a park visitor around 7 a.m. This would be the fifth similar incident of […]

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Bringing Laguna Up to Bike Speed

Bringing Laguna Up to Bike Speed

Editor, In support of “Give Bikes a Route” by Justin Gresh, the new policy for mobility from our Federal Department of Transportation gives equal consideration to pedestrians, bicycles, buses, and private automobiles. Adopting this policy into Laguna Beach’s general plan would be the first step to bringing bike lanes to Laguna. If adopted, approved and […]