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In Favor of Rabble Rousers

In Favor of Rabble Rousers

Editor, As I read Mr. Hill’s article (“Overkill by Entrance Opposition,” Oct. 4) decrying the misbehavior of the anti-entrance lobby, I could not help but think that their behavior was precipitated by a sense of the threat people are feeling as our personal rights are being eroded both locally and nationally. We read of privacy […]

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After a Crisis Season, Center’s Patients Exit

After a Crisis Season, Center’s Patients Exit

  Rehabilitated California sea lions Grace and Evanora will be released back into the wild this weekend by the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, whose staff and volunteers saved many lives during an unprecedented stranding epidemic this spring. Starting in January, the Laguna Beach-based center witnessed an influx of sea lion pups coming ashore, suffering from […]

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Diver Pulled From Shaw’s Cove

Diver Pulled From Shaw’s Cove

A 51-year-old diver reported missing from a morning diving class in Laguna Beach’s Shaw’s Cove was pulled “unresponsive” from the water Friday by rescue personnel, who immediately began performing CPR on the victim, police said. Laguna lifeguards, police and fire officials who responded to the scene learned that one of the participants in a diving […]

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Surf Team Loses to Newport

Surf Team Loses to Newport

The Laguna Beach surf team competed against that of Newport Harbor last week, losing 77-81. Laguna riders included Cameron Zuziak, Tyler Castle, Leah Pakpour, Emily Layton, Kira Hamilton, Cameron DePfyffer, Austin Silvers, Marlee Grosher, Coco Putnam, Blair Conklin, Willy Hogan, Chance Gaul, and Mike Chapman. The team faced San Clemente this past Tuesday.

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Dumping eWaste in Newport

Dumping eWaste in Newport

Surterre Properties invites all to a free dumping of old and unused computer, printer, fax machine, and telephone hardware as well as paper shredding at their headquarters at 1400 Newport Center Dr. in Newport Beach on Saturday, July 28, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. No forms are necessary and guests will not have to […]

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Genuine Complete Streets Planning

Genuine Complete Streets Planning

Editor, Last week I attended the monthly meeting of the Bicycle Safety Committee of Newport Beach. This committee advises the Newport City Council on bicycle safety and complete streets policy. Most of the stakeholders were there represented by the Newport Beach Police Department, public works, committee member Frank Peters of cdmCyclist, seven voting members, eight […]

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Courts Curb Operating Hours

Courts Curb Operating Hours

Effective Monday, July 30, and except as provided below, the regular hours of operation for Orange County Superior Court’s clerk will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding judicial holidays, a court spokesman announced this week. Financial constraints imposed by the California state fiscal crisis as well as the repeated decreases in […]

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Candidate Who Skips Forum is Scolded in Absentia

Candidate Who Skips Forum is Scolded in Absentia

Republican candidate Leslie Daigle, a Newport Beach City Council member, will not participate in a candidate’s forum for the 74th state Assembly District in Laguna Beach on Friday, May 25, which will go on in Council Chambers without her, said an organizer. An empty chair and nameplate will represent the candidate in absentia. “I don’t […]

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Culture Karma

Culture Karma

In Search of Space I’m thinking of starting a discussion group on the subject of creativity. I attended one at another arts community recently and believe that Laguna has the resources and interest, although finding a location is the challenge. At the onset, we might have only a small crowd. Galleries like DeBilzan and Peter […]

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Making a Splash Over Water Conservation

Making a Splash Over Water Conservation

To seal a bet over whose citizens will conserve the most water, the mayors of Newport and Laguna Beach today kickoff the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation at Newport’s Back Bay Science Center.   As part of a challenge to mayors across the nation by the foundation established by the Laguna Beach artist Wyland, […]

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Art Seen

Art Seen

Stepping Out for Art Walk   Enjoy an art-filled evening in Laguna Beach Thursday, April 5, featuring a self-guided tour of member galleries, with artist demonstrations and receptions, a special pre-event at City Hall and dance performances.   The event is free to the public and so is the trolley service.   At 5 p.m., […]

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Steve Young Seeks Election to State Senate

Steve Young Seeks Election to State Senate

“Politicians created this mess; only leaders will clean it up,” said Steve Young, a civil justice attorney and Newport Beach resident announcing his last-moment candidacy for the newly reconstituted 37th State Senate district, which includes Newport and Laguna Beach.   Young, who unsuccessfully tried to unseat U.S. Rep. John Campbell in a district with some […]

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Girls Lose to Newport in OT 7-6

Girls Lose to Newport in OT 7-6

For the second year, Laguna Beach High’s girls’ water polo squad lost in overtime at the Division I semifinals on Wednesday. It took a hot Newport Harbor squad (26-4) on a 15-game win streak to stop the Breakers (23-7) while last year undefeated Dos Pueblos pulled out the win.   Four of Laguna’s losses have […]

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Surfing Season Concludes

Surfing Season Concludes

Laguna’s co-ed surf team, coached by Scott Finn, wrapped up another South Coast League season against Newport Beach, San Clemente and Dana Hills this past week with a loss to Newport Harbor on Thursday, Nov. 10 in Newport. Breakers have surfed competitively since 1987 and are members of the National Scholastic Surfing Association that conducts […]

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High-Paying City Jobs Under Scrutiny

High-Paying City Jobs Under Scrutiny

In a report by the Orange County Grand Jury examining public-employee compensation by the county’s 34 cities, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach were singled out for an outsized number of employees reaping $100,000 plus salaries compared to its population. In addition, Laguna, along with most cities in the county, received poor marks from the jury […]