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Young Martial Arts Devotees Bring Home Gold

Fourteen students age 7 to 12 from Cho’s Academy of Laguna Beach competed among 1,000 participants at the 22nd Annual KS Choi California Open Tae Kwon Do Championships in Carson on Oct. 18. Cho’s team won five gold and two silver medals. Three of the Cho team losses...

Pet Peeves

Big Boomer It was a bad day at the office. Well, his moving office to be exact. I read with interest the Indy article, “Crane Rescue Reveals Another Fissure.” My eyes aren’t so good and I thought I read, “Crantz Rescue Reveals Another Fissure.” Imagine my relief when my wife hit...

Secret Cash Stashed Offshore

Although we seldom find evidence of them on the beach, many coves of Laguna Beach have a secret treasure residing on the sandy bottom just off shore. Getting its name from the similarity it has in size and shape to the silver dollar, it is the Pacific sand dollar (Dendraster...

Community Datebook

Planning and Growing a Winter Garden Garden designer Cristin Fusano will be presenting her suggestions for winter gardening on Saturday, Oct. 19, 10 a.m., at the South Laguna Community Garden, Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway.   Stepping Inside Stem Cell Research Gain...

Helped at Home, Student Goes On to Gallery Show

Samantha Crane, a Laguna Beach High School 2009 graduate, continues on the path she began with encouragement and inspiration while enrolled in photo classes with former high school art teacher Peter Tiner. Crane, who continued as a studio arts major, concentrating in photography...

Trees Swapped for Smoother Sidewalks

One rare tree received a reprieve while seven others that shade downtown streets but are buckling sidewalks will get the ax during a sidewalk repair project underway, Laguna Beach’s City Council decided Tuesday, voting to postpone their replacement until looking further at...

Cho’s Students Score Well in Competition

Twelve young martial artists from Laguna Beach’s Cho’s Academy competed and medaled in tae kwon do sparring and hyung at the 20th Annual KS Choi California Open, held at the Home Depot Center in Carson last month. More than 1,000 young competitors participated in the event. The...

Jazz Concert Broadcast Earns Industry Praise

The television production of last year’s Bill Childs concert by Laguna Beach Live! won three television-industry awards, board member Sam Goldstein said Monday. The “Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble” received a silver and two bronze awards in the Telly Awards, which...

Jazz Concert Broadcast Earns Industry Praise

The television production of last year’s Bill Childs concert by Laguna Beach Live! won three television-industry awards, board member Sam Goldstein said Monday. The “Billy Childs Jazz Chamber Ensemble” received a silver and two bronze awards in the Telly Awards, which...

Skim Board Thieves Flee on Trolley

Four teens that ran out of Laguna Beach’s Rip Curl Surf Center with two, $449 skim boards last Monday made their getaway on the city’s free summer trolley, which stops feet away from the store. The kids never got the chance to throw down the boards though they did get as far as...

Locals Still in the Hunt for Gold

Laguna Beach resident Annika Dries and Team USA are two wins away from their first Olympic gold medal in women’s water polo, after knocking off 2004 gold medal winner Italy 9-6 on Sunday. The Americans are the only team to medal in all three previous games since the sport was...

Fall Boutique Showcases Creativity

A celebration of women artists and the opportunity to peruse and purchase their unique, handmade creations will take place at The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach on Sunday, Nov. 6, from noon until 5 p.m. Artists – including jewelers, knitters, painters, photographers,...

Wisdom Workout

The Problem Express The topic of how to care without becoming overwhelmed by problems that aren’t yours has surfaced more than a few times in my consulting work lately. Let’s take a look at this common dilemma. Check and see if you are being held hostage by your capacity to care....

A Freshman to Watch 


Incoming high school freshman Makenzie Fischer, a member of Laguna’s 12 and 14 and under girls’ water polo club team, recently traveled with Team USA to Puerto Rico to compete in international games, said her club coachScott Baldridge. The USA team won silver, losing to Canada...

Girls Reprise Their Silver Medal Performance

The Laguna Beach 12 and under girls water polo team captured silver for the second consecutive year at the Junior Olympics Orange County tournament, held Aug. 4-7. The younger girls, led by Sophia Lucas, Angelique Begay and Thea Walsh in goal, were able to get the team through...
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