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Band Wins First Place

Band Wins First Place

The combined seventh and eighth-grade Thurston Middle School concert band won first place in its division and was recognized as overall best concert band at a competition that took place at San Diego’s Correia Middle School last month. The band is led by Jon Mann, new to Thurston this year, but is in his 11th […]

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Flora Schoenleber Taylor

Flora Schoenleber Taylor

Longtime Laguna Beach resident Flora M.Schoenleber Taylor passed away on Feb. 4, 2014. She was born Sept 10, 1920, in Pasadena to Catherine and William Gray, the third of four daughters. While attending Pasadena City College, she met her best friend’s brother, James Schoenleber. They were married in 1943 in Honolulu where he worked in […]

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Star Rising

Star Rising

Laguna Beach’s Sydney Van Alphen, 14, won the women’s open singles tournament at San Diego’s Barnes Tennis Center on Sunday, Nov. 24. She travels this week to Minnesota to compete in her first Level 2 national tournament for girls under 18.   .  

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Getting Out 9/20/13

Getting Out 9/20/13

Comedians Join the Tavern’s Crowd  A free comedy show at Hennessey’s Tavern in Laguna Beach called Brent Goodman Presents Stand Up Comedians will take place on Monday, Sept. 23, from 8-9 p.m. The show will be hosted by Brent Goodman and consist of six comedians, two from San Diego, and four from Hollywood. Afterwards, DJ Sunny […]

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Laguna Beach Graduate Receives AP Scholar Award

Laguna Beach Graduate Receives AP Scholar Award

  Catherine Yindra, a recent graduate of Laguna Beach High School, recently received an AP Scholar Award. She is a freshman at University of San Diego.

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Ficus Reconsidered

Ficus Reconsidered

Editor: I thought that some background on the trees planted in our downtown area might be of some interest to you and your readers.  Not sure if anyone “alive” knows some of the background. Decades ago a major force in Los Angeles was a women named Mrs. Valley Knudsen. She was a supporter of planting […]

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Sea Lion Ills Tied to Over-Population

Sea Lion Ills Tied to Over-Population

Editor, Re: “A Second Influx of Sick Animals Arrives,” April 19 edition. The article about sick animals (sea lions) goes in to great detail about no food, etc. I understand the situation to be this if you invite 10 people over for dinner and 40 show up there will not be enough food. What has […]

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Treatment Plant Upgrades Better for All

Treatment Plant Upgrades Better for All

Editor, Laguna Beach will profit from improvements at the Coastal Treatment Plant located next to the Aliso Creek Golf Course (“Expensive Decision Looms Over Treatment Plant,” Feb. 22). Efficient conversion of sewage to methane gas can power Laguna into a future of energy sustainability and even new sources of revenues. Sewage treatment plants in California […]

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Drug Smugglers Seized in Crystal Cove

Drug Smugglers Seized in Crystal Cove

Border patrol agents arrested nine people and seized 1,200 pounds of marijuana when a panga-style boat came ashore north of Laguna Beach shortly after midnight on Monday, Feb. 4, law enforcement authorities said. Agents observed the boat slip through the shore break at Crystal Cove State Park and seven people unloading 26 bundles of marijuana, […]

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Boat Shoves Off, But Not Under Sail

Boat Shoves Off, But Not Under Sail

Laguna Beach lifeguards on Monday deployed a city tractor to haul away a sailboat that ran aground near Main Beach the previous day. The owner of the 36-foot Catalina, San Diego resident Stephen Michael Fryer, 47, was arrested and released Sunday for suspicion of boating while intoxicated, according to police Sgt. Louise Callus. He joylessly […]

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Schools Hire New Facilities Director

Schools Hire New Facilities Director

Ted Doughty, Jr. recently joined the Laguna Beach school district as the new director of facilities, grounds and construction. He previously worked for a San Diego district. His work experience includes general construction, school maintenance, operations and facilities. Doughty studied operations management and public administration. Doughty’s parents are educators as is his wife, a director […]

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Girls Volley In Tourney

Girls Volley In Tourney

The Girls 14 and Under Beach Tournament was held on Main Beach last week. Twenty-five teams from San Diego to Santa Barbara and Phoenix battled it out for California Beach Volleyball Association points.

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Company Grows, Adds Clients

Company Grows, Adds Clients

The Laguna Beach marketing agency Young Company added three new clients to its roster: Newport Beach’s MW Partners, an information technology company; Brea’s ISYSEd, a provider of online learning; and San Diego’s Vivantech, a software maker.

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Grads Moving On

Grads Moving On

Brock Olson of Laguna Beach earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and English last month from The University of San Diego. Dane Pavlik, of Laguna Beach, earned placement on the president’s list this spring at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Wash. Laguna Beach resident Alexa L. Kaplan was recently named to the Dean’s List at […]

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Student Musicians Rock the House

Student Musicians Rock the House

Three of the school district’s instrumental groups brought home first place trophies at a recent regional music competitions. The LBHS Wind Ensemble won first place and unanimous superior ratings from the judges at the “Music in the Park” competition held in conjunction with California’s Great American Theme Park in San Francisco, April 26-28. Last week, […]