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Laguna Rules Water Polo !

Laguna Rules Water Polo !

High School Sports Update By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (30-1) Makenzie Fischer scored five goals and had five steals to help power Laguna Beach past Newport Harbor 10-7 to capture the CIF’s top tier Division I girls water polo title Saturday at Irvine’s Woollett Center. Cara Borkovec added three goals and […]

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You Can’t Go Home Again

You Can’t Go Home Again

Old-timers, as I suppose I can now consider myself, like to grouse about how wonderful Laguna used to be and how much it has changed.  In the spirit of Thomas Wolfe’s novel, “You Can Never Go Home Again,” it’s interesting to note how the passage of time has both held character and altered it forever. […]

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Boys Who Care Thank the Community

Boys Who Care Thank the Community

A scholarship group at Thurston Middle School known as Ten Boys Who Care are more than halfway to their $2,500 fundraising goal. The seventh graders, who are all athletes, started their group on the premise that winning isn’t everything, but being a bad sport can ruin everything. The recipients of the scholarships, two seniors (one […]

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The Write Stuff 11/1/13

The Write Stuff 11/1/13

Author Revisits First Female Olympic Track Competitors Author Victoria Patterson, author of “The Peerless Four,” signs her sports work at Laguna Beach Books, Sunday, Nov. 3, at 4 p.m. Her is the world of the female athletes in the 1928 Amsterdam Olympics, the first games in which women were allowed to compete in track and […]

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Former Refugee Envisions Playing Fields for Youth

Former Refugee Envisions Playing Fields for Youth

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent A fundraiser to build a sports complex at a Tibetan refugee settlement in rural India will be held this Friday evening at Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church. Sharing Light, the second fundraiser for the Norgyeling Tibetan Settlement, will feature a concert by blues master John Heussenstamm and an […]

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Class Notes 10/18/13

Class Notes 10/18/13

Sport Swap, a Bargain-Hunter’s Paradise  Are your closets and garage areas bursting with unused or outgrown sports gear? Looking for an inexpensive wetsuit, paddleboard, or other piece of sports equipment? The fifth annual Thurston Middle School Sports Swap will turn your space-eating items into cash and save you money on gently-used sports items priced far […]

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Marking the Start Line for Student Athletes

Marking the Start Line for Student Athletes

Kathy Coakley was watching her son play in a Laguna Beach High School baseball game last year when a batter, Brett Tracy, fouled a fast pitch off his bat and directly into his right eye.  The ball smashed into his eye socket and the impact instantly broke his cheekbone; he was bleeding from his mouth […]

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Entrance is City-Funded Welfare for Businesses

Entrance is City-Funded Welfare for Businesses

Editor, I understand that the council will now be giving a period of public input on the village entrance project. Still, I believe that until this revenue-bond project is rejected by the City Council, people will continue to express their opposition. From my investigation of a revenue bond I found this definition, “A revenue bond is a […]

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Clinic Adds Health Services for Children

Clinic Adds Health Services for Children

While continuing to operate its regular pediatric program, the Laguna Beach Community Clinic has delivered additional services to 247 children and adolescents to prepare them for the school year. The clinic also conducts athletic physicals for a number of young people participating in school sports, as well as provides TB skin screening to all the […]

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Original School Colors on the Sidelines

Original School Colors on the Sidelines

One of the unifying traditions of team sports at high schools and colleges are the old school colors. Laguna is in their 80th sports season this year and many alumni will be surprised to see the old maroon and white not honored by this year’s sports teams. It doesn’t appear that Laguna Beach High School […]

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Lawn Bowlers Off to Belfast Games

Lawn Bowlers Off to Belfast Games

Members of the Laguna Beach Lawn Bowling Club, retired Los Angeles County firefighters Bob Leach and Gil Gillespie, will be participating in the World Police and Fire Games in Northern Ireland Aug. 7-9. The biennial contest for active and retired police, fire, prison and border security officers began Aug. 1. Athletes from over 60 countries […]

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Spring Sports Update 6/7/13

Spring Sports Update 6/7/13

Boys Golf Awards Coached Scott Finn recently released the awards earned by Laguna’s boys golf squad, which finished third this season in Orange Coast League play. Three players earned second team all-OCL honors: Tyler Metez, Spencer Donavan, and Mitchell Wills. The team awards were as follows: Varsity Golf: Team captain, Mitchell Wills; most valuable golfer, […]

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Schools Partner with Boys & Girls Club

Schools Partner with Boys & Girls Club

Staff from Laguna’s Boys & Girls Club is helping foster social skills in students during lunchtime at the district’s elementary and middle schools, according to a district statement. These efforts aim to help students develop connections with their peers and adults on campus by involving them in small group activities such as board games and […]

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Living Montessori for a Day

Living Montessori for a Day

  The Montessori School of Laguna Beach is opening their doors to families of the community on Wednesday, March 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for “living Montessori Day”. This is an opportunity for families and children to do events together. Children can participate in cooking, dancing, music, painting, yoga, sports and other activities. […]

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Laguna Athletes Seal College Deals

Laguna Athletes Seal College Deals

Seven Laguna Beach High School senior athletes so far have committed to play their respective sports next fall in college, three of them at Ivy League schools. Robert Clemons committed this week to playing football for the Bulldogs at Yale University. Three female water polo players who plan to continue their sport in top colleges […]