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Nike Taps Into Future Design Talent

Nike Taps Into Future Design Talent

For casual surfing fans, it’s hard to distinguish individual athletes in the line up and keep abreast of their standings from every heat. That may well change if the invention of three Laguna College of Art and Design students proves ready for commercialization. Amber Jepson, Emily Arnaut and Lara Schaefer devised illuminated jerseys they call […]

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Laying Out a Smorgasbord for Film Junkies

Laying Out a Smorgasbord for Film Junkies

By Christopher Trela   Eight hundred volunteers, 450 films, 50 countries, 14 screens and seven days comprise the staggering statistics behind an incredible experience for cinema junkies. They define the Newport Beach Film Festival, which takes place April 26 – May 3 at venues throughout Newport Beach and Costa Mesa. Add another number, in this […]

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Soccer Teams Earning Respect of Peers

Soccer Teams Earning Respect of Peers

Keeping in step with a year-long pattern of sports success at Laguna Beach High, both soccer programs are putting together strong seasons that could end up rivaling the surprising efforts of last year’s baseball and football teams. “They want to do as well as their friends did in other sports,” said boys’ coach Daniel Richards, […]

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Hexbergs Grant Athletes’ Wishes

Hexbergs Grant Athletes’ Wishes

By Samantha Washer, SchoolPower vice president   Christmas came early this year for Laguna Beach High School’s athletic programs with a surprise donation of $25,000.  The donation from the Hexberg Family Foundation was given to SchoolPower and earmarked for distribution to all sports programs at the high school.   “We are fortunate to be able […]

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Class Notes

Class Notes

Theater Night for Graduates, Sports Gear Plays On, Take a Coffee Break at Home, and Working Musical Instruments Wanted.

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Food Experts Discuss Youth Nutrition

Food Experts Discuss Youth Nutrition

Two speakers who focus on children’s nutrition are featured guests Wednesday, Oct. 19, at Coffee Break, the PTA-sponsored adult education workshop held at Aliso Creek Inn at 8 a.m. Local Melanie R. Silverman, a registered dietician, will provide effective strategies to improve the nutritional health of our families.  She will focus on how to empower […]

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Wielding Chop Sticks Boosts Team Spirit

Wielding Chop Sticks Boosts Team Spirit

In a year of tight school budgets and a legal settlement that has spiked the levying of “spirit fees” for student athletes, Laguna Beach’s Katsuya restaurant has made a welcome season-long offer: 10 percent of game-night dinner checks from patrons who wear the school’s maroon and white colors will be donated to the high school’s […]

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Basketball Sign-ups Underway

Basketball Sign-ups Underway

Become a part of community history by participating in this year’s boys basketball league at the Boys and Girls Club. Since the original club opened its doors on Main Beach in 1952, basketball and other sports leagues have played a pivotal part in providing local youth a safe place to get together and have fun […]

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Summer Wonderland

Summer Wonderland

Editor, Among the many viewing pleasures of the fabulous holiday weekend was the extraordinary array of water sports gracing our pristine waters. Kayaks, swimmers, divers, sailboats, and that most pandemic of water sports, stand-up paddleboarding. A panoply of healthy, eco-friendly, noiseless activities that reminded us of the amazing blue belt playground we call home. And […]

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Fun Summer Camps for Kids

Fun Summer Camps for Kids

Dana Sara and Jacob Cho of Cho’s Academy are offering a series of week-long summer camps. Themes include Harry Potter, Sports, Superhero, Seeing Outside and Western Camp.  Camp dates are Harry Potter (July 19-23), Sports (July 25-29), Superhero (August 8-12), Seeing Outside (August 15-19), and Western Camp (August TBD). For more info contact danasara@chosacademy or […]

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A Taste for Greek Life

A Taste for Greek Life

Students at Laguna Beach’s St. Catherine’s of Sienna Parish School participated in their own version of the Greek Olympics last week. Sixth-graders participated in sports events, which coincided with their review of ancient Greece during social studies. Students staged “chariot” races on beach towels, threw discus, played at tug-o-war, raced in relays and long jumped. […]

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Hobie and Hurley Split a Peak

Hobie and Hurley Split a Peak

Surf apparel maker Hurley International announced a first-time collaboration with iconic surf brand and retailer Hobie to create a line of men’s surf apparel called Hobie by Hurley. This is the second recent alliance between national brands and local Laguna Beach retailers, which surf-wear industry experts say reflects small-scale surf shops taking unusual steps to […]

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Thurston’s Noon Recess Goes Beyond Lunch

Thurston’s Noon Recess Goes Beyond Lunch

For two weeks of each month, Thurston Middle School students get to kick their fitness and sports activity up a notch with “Noon Sports.” The brainchild of physical education teacher Michael Bair, Noon Sports is a chance for kids to learn how to play organized sports, find the fun in fitness, and gain leadership and […]

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Emerging Artists Find a Home in AR4T

Emerging Artists Find a Home in AR4T

                        Artist Republic for Tomorrow (AR4T), a gallery showcasing the work of youth culture artists, will celebrate its first birthday next month. It’s a big deal in a time where the opening of a gallery is a leap of faith, especially one that caters […]

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Tennis Newcomer Returns to the Net

Tennis Newcomer Returns to the Net

As the only son of a former USC tennis standout and European tour professional, Jake Michaels seemed destined to become Laguna Beach High’s top player. Yet, five years ago, Michaels was neither living in Laguna Beach nor playing competitive tennis. The family moved from Temecula to Laguna before Jake’s freshman year. But Greg Michaels decided […]