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Category: Town Crier

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Personnel File

Personnel File

New Executive Takes Chamber’s Helm Tamara Campbell was appointed executive director of Laguna Beach’s Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Kristine Thalman, who left the post after three years earlier this month. Campbell, a local resident and former member of the city’s Heritage Committee, has experience representing business interests and engaging in political action. “We are confident […]

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At the Susi Q, Spirits Rise, Falls Diminish

At the Susi Q, Spirits Rise, Falls Diminish

Due to its popularity, the fall prevention class that began as a weekly session at the Susi Q Center three years ago, now is offered four times a week in three levels by physical therapist and Laguna local Geeta Singh. Singh teaches modified tai chi movements, flexibility and stretching exercises, strength training with resistive bands, […]

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Combating Homelessness With a Different Approach

Combating Homelessness With a Different Approach

Dawn Price, executive director of the Friendship Shelter and Father Colin Henderson, the organization’s founder, will speak about permanent supportive housing at the Laguna Beach Exchange Club meeting on Thursday, March 6. The Friendship Shelter is working to develop permanent supportive housing as a way to fight homelessness. The club convenes 12:15 p.m. at Mandarin […]

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Club Honors Former Mayor Boyd

Club Honors Former Mayor Boyd

The Woman’s Club hosts its lunch for former Mayor Kelly Boyd on March 21 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets are available for $30 and are available at wclb.org. Boyd, who previously organized his own golf tournament to raise funds for the high school’s golf teams, asked that proceeds from the event benefit the school sport. While Boyd […]

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 Supporting Laguna’s Field of Dreams

Supporting Laguna’s Field of Dreams

Riddle Field, home to the AAA and majors division champions, has just received a major overhaul with the help and support of the Angels Baseball Foundation head groundskeeper, Barney Lopas, Mannie Adams of Sports Field Services and the city of Laguna Beach. Eagle Scout, Isaac Shields, a junior at LBHS, is building storage units for […]

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Scout Earns Top Rank

Scout Earns Top Rank

Brantlee Griffith, member of Laguna Niguel’s Troop 772, will earn scouting’s highest achievement next month when he becomes an Eagle Scout. Griffith, a senior and AP scholar at Dana Hills High School, designed and built three benches for his church, Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church. “I wanted the benches to reflect the community, one uses […]

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William F. Garman

William F. Garman

2/22/34-2/12/14 William (Bill) Francis Garman passed away on Feb. 12, 2014, from Parkinson’s disease in his home in Ocean Hills, Calif. He was 79. William was a Van Nuys High School, UC Santa Barbara and Hastings Law School graduate. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Marine Corps as a first lieutenant airplane, jet and […]

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Armen Tigran Gasparian

Armen Tigran Gasparian

Nov. 25, 1933 – Feb. 15, 2014 Armen Tigran Gasparian, a contemporary Impressionist painter, was born in Abadan, Iran, on the Persian Gulf of Armenian parents. The family moved to Calcutta, India, where Armen spent his formative years in an English boarding school in Darjeeling, in the Himalayan Mountains near Tibet. Gasparian went on to […]

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Ralph Vanderhoof Jr.

Ralph Vanderhoof Jr.

Longtime Laguna Beach resident Ralph Wilson Vanderhoof Jr., passed away on New Year’s Eve. Known to his friends and family as Bill or Dutch, he moved to Laguna Beach in the early ‘80s after living for many years in Arcadia. Born on Oct. 5, 1921, in Newark, N.J., Vanderhoof’s life was a full one highlighted […]

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Tunnel of Love

Tunnel of Love

I regret to inform the South Coast Water District that I was unable to attend the Sewer Tunnel Renovation Tour held this past Dec. 3. I very much wanted to learn more about the improvements, but my own personal history kept me from accepting your kind invitation. I believe a short explanation of my absence […]

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Helen Jacqueline "Jackie" Nelson

Helen Jacqueline “Jackie” Nelson

Helen Jacqueline “Jackie” Nelson died peacefully in Mission Viejo on Jan. 23, 2014,  at the age of 94. Born to Emelia Hagely and Amos Sapp on Oct. 27, 1919, in Newnan, Ga., Jackie grew up in Quartzsite, Ariz., and entered Colton Union High School at the age of 12. She graduated with honors as the valedictorian, […]

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Lionel "Train" Mytinger

Lionel “Train” Mytinger

Lionel Mytinger, a longtime Laguna Beach resident known to many as “Train,” passed away on Jan. 17 from natural causes. He was 68. Mytinger was a surf legend, a nurseryman, a caretaker, and lover of people. Born on June 24, 1945, in New York City, Lionel was a young boy when his family set out […]

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 Local Heroes Honored

Local Heroes Honored

Tickets are on sale for the seventh annual Laguna Hero Fest, celebrating women muses, artists and activists with a presentation of filmed oral histories from 7-10 p.m. on Friday, March 14, at Seven Degrees. Receiving the community hero award are biologist Nancy Caruso and community activist Mary Fegraus, honored as co-founder of the Laguna Canyon […]

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Club Names Youth Award Winners

Club Names Youth Award Winners

  Xochitl Javier, Miles Riehle and Austin Willhoft received the Boys & Girls Club’s top youth of the year awards at an annual ceremony on Feb. 5, where 185 members received special recognition. Over 80 families participated in the event at the high school’s Artist’s Theatre, which recognizes youth for improving their community by being […]

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Folding Up Their Easels

Folding Up Their Easels

It is said where one door closes, another opens. In the case of Laguna Beach commerce, gallery closings in recent years have opened storefronts to other types of merchants, so that the town is becoming less about art sales and more about, well, shopping. I had hoped to provide quantitative data on this subject, but […]