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Archive for September, 2013

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Volunteers Keep Pantry Humming

Volunteers Keep Pantry Humming

Editor, In the past, I’ve expressed gratitude to local markets, organizations and individuals who have supported the Laguna Food Pantry.  Because of them, our non-profit has been able to provide free groceries to many families and individuals dealing with economic hardship. But today I’d like to thank another group, the dedicated volunteers who work so […]

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Tribute to Mr. Laguna Planned

Tribute to Mr. Laguna Planned

The Chamber of Commerce’s Beautification Council will dedicate a plaque in memory of the late Harry Lawrence at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 1464 S. Coast Highway. The plaque will be placed by a majestic Monterey pine Lawrence  planted in 1960. Ribbon cutting will be done by a Laguna Beach official and his widow, […]

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Margot Seeholzer

Margot Seeholzer

Margot Seeholzer, resident of Laguna Beach of over 40 years, passed away suddenly in her home Saturday, Sept. 14. Born in Germany in 1942, her wanderlust brought her to sunny Laguna Beach in the early ‘70s, where she joined her cousin, Anneliese Schimmelpfennig, to help teach at her new school, Anneliese’s. In the early years […]

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Public Memorial Today

Public Memorial Today

Police Salute One of Their Own A phalanx of fellow motorcycle officers escorted the body of Laguna Beach police Officer Jon Coutchie back to familiar turf in Laguna Beach this past Tuesday, days after his death in the line of duty as a result of a traffic collision. The entire police department staff as well […]

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Village Matters: Thoughtful slow down

Village Matters: Thoughtful slow down

  Feb. 13, 1953 a Laguna Beach police officer, Gordon G. French, was shot in the line of duty and died en route to the Santa Ana Hospital. This tragic, presumably preventable, death was the catalyst for building South Coast Community Hospital.  The community formed a corporation dedicated to funding and operating a hospital and […]

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Art Seen 9/27/13

Art Seen 9/27/13

Festival of Arts Opens Twin Exhibits The Festival of Arts opens Art Picks, a multi-media show featuring works by 20 artists from the just-concluded summer show, on display at Wells Fargo. A public reception is planned for Saturday, Sept. 28, from 11 a.m to 1 p.m. The exhibit curated by Tim Shockley runs through Oct. […]

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An Actor’s Talent Draws in New Readers

An Actor’s Talent Draws in New Readers

  Twenty years ago, Laguna Beach resident Julia Johnson embraced a simple concept. Interest children in reading by reading to them at the best place to find stories: the public library. Johnson and her then Ticktocker daughter, Candace, both took up the cause with pleasure. That idea blossomed into an early childhood literacy program. Johnson, […]

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Bountiful Harvest

Bountiful Harvest

With camaraderie overflowing, more than 200 eco-minded guests partook of the potluck dinner replete with wine bar and barbeque at the fourth annual Transition Laguna Beach Harvest Party last Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s bountiful celebration took place at the renovated Bluebird Canyon Farm, a 15-acre family-owned organic farm owned by Scott and Mariella Tenney […]

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The Write Stuff 9/27/13

The Write Stuff 9/27/13

Author’s Debut Novel Receives Praise Local Laguna Beach author Suzanne Redfearn is receiving early praise for her debut novel, “Hush Little Baby” which will be released on Tuesday, Oct. 8. Redfearn will celebrate by hosting launch party and book signing that evening 5-7 p.m. at Lumberyard Restaurant, 384 Forest Ave., which she owns with her […]

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Filling Out an Alumni Team

Filling Out an Alumni Team

Alumni volleyball players Martina Speare (class of ’02) and Vanessa Rothe (class of ‘88) are among the recruits who have committed to return to the court to play in an alumni match, Friday, Oct. 11, at Laguna Beach High School. Organizer Jill Paul is recruiting fellow former players as well as supporters with incentives that […]

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Anti-Entrance Group Raises Funds

Anti-Entrance Group Raises Funds

  More than 100 people attended a party on Sunday, Sept. 22, that raised funds to educate the community about the City Council’s village entrance project and the need for a public vote on it. The party was hosted by LetLagunaVote, a grassroots group established to pursue an up-to-date alternative to the proposed parking structure. […]

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LBHS Football 9/27/13

LBHS Football 9/27/13

Lobos Sent Howling, 35-0 Breakers now 3-0 Rancho Dominguez’s Lobos ventured to Laguna Beach’s Guyer Field in the Breakers first-ever meeting with a Los Angeles Unified District school in 79 varsity seasons.  The visitors were fresh off a 26-16 victory over Hollywood and looked capable on film, but the Breakers had no problems in shutting […]

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Getting Out 9/27/13

Getting Out 9/27/13

Fall Celebrated in Common’s Special Menu Chef and owner Ryan Adams and his team at Three Seventy Common Kitchen+Drink restaurant in Laguna Beach are creating two hearty, rustically comforting dinners to honor Halloween and Thanksgiving. The restaurant is also offering guests a special cider cocktail. Cider-centric dishes will be available from Sept. 23 through Oct. […]

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David Campbell Winckler

David Campbell Winckler

David Campbell Winckler passed in peace and comfort on Wednesday, Aug. 21 from Alzheimer’s dementia. Born in Long Beach on Feb. 4, 1937 to his parents Richard and Elizabeth, Dave spent his youth in both the avocado fields of Tustin and the sunny sands of Newport Beach.  In these places, Winckler began to foster what […]

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Keep on Food Truckin’

Keep on Food Truckin’

If you haven’t attended a home football game the last two years, you’re missing out on some of Laguna Beach’s most unique and affordable dining options.  The “restaurants” located on the football field’s western edge are so new, they come and go on wheels each game.  It’s the second season of the Laguna Breakers Food […]