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Pop Music Plans for Classical Guitarist

For the first time in years, classical guitarist and Laguna Beach native Eric Henderson will be playing an electric guitar with a quartet, including a former drummer for world-renowned musician Sting. The concert will take place at 8 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 28, in Bridge Hall at...

District Explores Putting Meetings Online

By Rita Robinson Putting school board meetings online in real time videos was a campaign pitch by school board candidate Dee Perry. Within months of taking office, the newly elected school board member is pressing district staff to make that promise a reality. “I really care...

Turning the Tide on Poachers

Watching out for poachers, pilferers and polluters isn’t what most people would consider a day at the beach. For Jeremy Frimond, life couldn’t get much better. Frimond, 27, pinned on the badge as Laguna Beach’s marine protection officer in 2013. He works with lifeguards,...

Schools Approve Tennis Court Improvements

Following in the steps of the Laguna Beach City Council, improvements to the six tennis courts across from Laguna Beach High School were unanimously approved by the Laguna Beach Unified School Board Tuesday. Repairs are scheduled to begin this summer. Two city council members met...

Measles Become Hot School Subject

Even though Orange County has experienced 79 reported cases of measles, the highest number in the state, since an outbreak at Disneyland last month, no one has yet reported contracting the contagious disease in the Laguna Beach Unified School District, state and local health...

Correction

An article in the Jan. 23 edition about improvements at the high school, “Tennis Courts, Pool Improvements Get Go-Ahead,” incorrectly described the type of landscaping planted and landscape architect Ann Christoph’s relationship to the project. Christoph designed the landscaping...

Tennis Courts, Pool Improvements Get Go-Ahead

With some residents calling them the “worst tennis courts in Orange County,” plans were given the go-ahead this past Tuesday to refurbish rather than upgrade the Park Avenue courts across from Laguna Beach High School. The decision will cost $620,000 and was made at a joint...

Raising ‘L’ Keeper Revealed

Dennis Taylor was in eighth grade in 1937. Bushwhacking up a steep hill across from Laguna Beach High School with some buddies on a Saturday morning seemed like a good idea and a small price to pay, despite the bruises, bloody scrapes and the frequent encounter with a ferocious...

Ocean Animal Rescues on Rise

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy With already 14 sea lions rescued in the first 13 days of January, the Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Canyon is gearing up for another record year in rescues, says an announcement by the center. Last year, there were only two rescues during this...

Dispute Over Courts Closer to End Game

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy A cordial handshake over a solution was finally reached this past Tuesday, Jan. 13, on the contested repair of the highly used high school tennis courts, according to reports from both sides. Years of dispute over how to repair cracked and buckled...

Laguna Steps Up the Pace for Safer Streets

By Rita Robinson | LB Indy Tragedy is often the catalyst for official action to an obvious problem. And grant money helps, too. Local advocates have pushed for safer passage for cyclists and pedestrians in Laguna Beach for years. With funding now available, the city government is...

City Stops Volleying in Tennis Court Dispute

  Emphasizing that the benefits do not justify the expense, the Laguna Beach City Council benched a request to pay for the majority of a $1.8-million upgrade to the high school tennis courts Tuesday. Instead, council members unanimously voted to try a new approach, negotiate...

Dressler to Take His Last Bow

By Rita Robinson Across the now dark and empty high school quad, the song, “A Lot of Livin’ to Do,” wafts through the breezeway. More than 50 sweaty and chatty students are spending their Monday evening letting elbows and knees fly in an audition for Laguna Beach High School’s...

Dance Makes A ‘Shift’ with New School Director

By Rita Robinson Estee Carrizosa will debut as Laguna Beach High School’s new dance instructor when “Shift” happens, the school’s winter dance concert in the Artists’ Theatre, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. Carrizosa is 5-foot-3, petite, with long brown hair and a...

Laguna Dance Makes A ‘Shift’

Estee Carrizosa will debut as Laguna Beach High School’s new dance instructor when “Shift” happens, the school’s winter dance concert in the Artists’ Theatre, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 12 and 13, at 7 p.m. Carrizosa is 5-foot-3, petite, with long brown hair and a luminous smile;...