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How to Be a Cool Grandmother

How to Be a Cool Grandmother

By Susan Jacob, Special to the Independent In all my life, I never once concerned myself with being cool. The idea held no interest for me. My family and friends would likely testify to the fact that I am in no way cool. The issue that is motivating me at this late date is the […]

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Shout Out to Local Markets

Shout Out to Local Markets

The LBHS girl’s water polo team would like to thank Pavilions and Vons Markets for their continued financial support. The ability for our team to team up with Pavilions and Vons in the ongoing eScrip program and the 10% Back to Schools program has been amazing for us. We appreciate all that Pavilions and Vons […]

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 Harvard Duo Bring Their Game Back Home

Harvard Duo Bring Their Game Back Home

ast road tri Former Laguna Beach High water polo standouts Yoshi Andersen (’12) and Lexie Del Toro (’13) retuned to the familiar waters of their hometown pool this past Tuesday for a quick practice with the rest of their Harvard teammates on a 10-game West Coast road trip  during  spring break. Del Toro had never […]

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Laguna's Girls Wins CIF's Water Polo Crown

Laguna’s Girls Wins CIF’s Water Polo Crown

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 Bella Baldridge two to round out Laguna’s scoring.  Newport played […]

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 Sister Act Leads the Way

Sister Act Leads the Way

Much has been and will continue to be written and said about the 2014 Laguna Beach High School girls’ water polo team. And after all the tournament victories, historic wins, record scoring and just plain old-fashioned dominance, they have more than lived up to the considerable hype. But through it all, this once-in-a-generation collection of […]

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Savoring a Season of Change

Savoring a Season of Change

By Robert Campbell Like most of her teammates at Laguna Beach High, Cara Borkovec grew up playing water polo. Now she’s a senior co-captain of arguably the best high school water polo team in the country. But Borkovec is not your typical southern California girl. In fact, she’s from Oak Park, Ill., just east of […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

Girls Soccer (12-5-3, 7-1-1) Janie Crawford drilled a pass by Paige Vitolo to give Laguna an early lead over Calvary Chapel at home this past Monday and the Breakers held on for a 1-0 victory, their sixth in a row. The win clinched the Orange Coast League title for the Breakers, only their second league […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Water Polo (4-0) Makenzie Fisher missed the Mater Dei match with another USA Water Polo commitment for the World Cup qualifying tournament and sister Aria Fischer, the squads leading scorer after three games was out due to a recent tonsillectomy. The high flying Monarchs tested the depth of […]

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High School Sports Update

High School Sports Update

 By Frank Aronoff Boys Basketball (6-2) Laguna easily ran past host Beckman (4-3) 64-48 this past Tuesday, Dec. 17, at the Patriot’s gym in the opening round of the Irvine World Tournament. The host led briefly in the second quarter but Laguna finally started to hit their shots to pull away in the third period. […]

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Class Notes 8/23/13

Class Notes 8/23/13

Orangewood Graduate Pursues Advanced Degree Laguna Beach resident Ryan Wall, who spoke at the Orangewood Children’s Foundation annual summer party in Santa Ana this week, is the recipient of a scholarship to pursue a master’s degree her in clinical psychology at Vanguard University. Her goal is to become a marriage and family therapist who works […]

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Team Shows its Gratitude to Pavilions

Team Shows its Gratitude to Pavilions

Editor, The Laguna Beach High School girls water polo team is honoring Pavilions for their commitment to our school and particularly the girls water polo program. Pavilions market has contributed much needed monies through eScrip and the 10% Back To Schools program. The players, coaches and parents of the LBHS girls water polo program feel […]

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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 […]

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Mothering Heights: Golden Heroes

Mothering Heights: Golden Heroes

All together now, “Big breath in.” Repeat after me, “School has started. And the tourists are gone.” Now doesn’t that feel better? Not really. I’m still traumatized from back-to-school shopping where I stood around in my comfortable shoes and double muffin top negotiating with my daughter on what was considered “appropriate” clothing for school. Not […]

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Laguna Welcomes Hometown Medalist

Laguna Welcomes Hometown Medalist

The city will honor Olympic gold medalist Annika Dries on Saturday, Sept. 1, at the community pool from 2 to 4 p.m. Admission to the pool at 670 Park Ave. will be free and residents are encouraged to bring their suit and towel.  Mayor Jane Egly will present Dries with a City Council proclamation honoring […]

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Women’s Water Polo Going for Gold

Women’s Water Polo Going for Gold

It looks like a rematch between the rookies and the veterans in women’s water polo. Only this time it’s for the gold. Still undefeated in their first Olympics, the upstart Spaniards beat Hungary on Tuesday to earn a spot in Thursday’s finals. They will face local favorite Annika Dries and the Americans, who are the […]