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Candidate Denies Fabricating His Resume

Candidate Denies Fabricating His Resume

“I am who I am. I am an honest man. I’m not trying to deceive anybody. I’m just here to work tirelessly to get this city moving again,” said restaurateur Jon Madison, a City Council candidate responding to a newspaper article questioning the details of his resume. Since the story was published Sunday, Sept. 7, […]

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Corrections:

Corrections:

The article “Aspiring Doctor Disembarks for India Again” in the June 6 edition misprinted the email address for the UCLA student, Alia Manetta. Her correct email address is: [email protected]   The article “Council Rejects Building Moratorium” in the June 6 edition refers to “a 40-unit artists live work project.” It is a 30-unit project.  

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Aspiring Doctor Disembarks for India Again

Aspiring Doctor Disembarks for India Again

By Donna Furey | LB Indy As a freshman at Laguna Beach High School, Alia Manetta took up her mom’s invitation to join her watching “60 Minutes.” The now soon-to-be sophomore at UCLA says that the program they watched about people who work in third world countries changed her life. After seeing the show, Manetta […]

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Pioneering Pro Continues to Promote Women’s Surfing

Pioneering Pro Continues to Promote Women’s Surfing

Back in the mid-70s, without her parent’s permission, Alisa Schwarzstein paddled out at Thalia Street Beach on a surfboard she had purchase at a local consignment store.  “It was a really horrible board,” said the now retired pro and Woman of the Year who recently had her name enshrined on the Surfing Walk of Fame […]

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Top Laguna Swimmer Qualifies for Olympic Trials

Top Laguna Swimmer Qualifies for Olympic Trials

Former Laguna Beach High standout Andrea Reigel will travel to Omaha next month to compete in the U.S. Olympic swimming trials. Reigel, a college senior, qualified for the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 200 individual medley as a member of the UCLA Bruins. “It’s always been a goal, but I never thought it would […]

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Finding Strength From Within

Finding Strength From Within

Lexi Del Toro, 17, a top water polo player at Laguna Beach High School, spent spring break surfing in Mexico as well as taking the ACT, a college entrance exam. Even so, she’s no typical teenager. Two years ago, she confronted her own mortality, learning she is afflicted with incurable kidney disease, the same disorder […]

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Endeavors of the Heart

Endeavors of the Heart

The Small But Mighty Exchange Club By Marion Jacobs And Lee Winocur Field If preventing child abuse, enjoying a friendly, effective group of Lagunans dedicated to community service, and hearing lunch presentations on a wide array of topics interest you, consider joining the Laguna Beach Exchange Club. The national service organization’s 700 clubs and 22,000 […]

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Talking Points

Talking Points

Learning the Art of Empathy The Laguna Beach Branch of the AAUW invites the public to a free presentation on mindful communication by Karen O’Connell from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. A counselor and member of the Center for Nonviolent Communication, […]

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Legion’s History of Service

Legion’s History of Service

By Lee Winocur Field and Marion K. Jacobs Chartered and incorporated by Congress in 1919, the American Legion is devoted to advocating on behalf of all armed service members and veterans. But as Laguna Beach’s Post # 222 Commander Frank Daniel explained, “Representing veterans is but one of the four pillars of our work. Our […]