Laguna Beach to recognize milestone anniversary for Main Beach lifeguard tower

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Another perfect sunset on Main Beach. Photo by Mitch Ridder

Correction: Due to a reporting error, an earlier version of this story misidentified the leader of The Walk to Save the Canyon on Nov. 11, 1989. Harry Huggins and Charles Michael Murray organized The Walk. The Independent regrets the error.

A celebration for the 50th anniversary of locals saving the Laguna Beach Lifeguard Tower will start at 12 p.m. on New Year’s Day on Main Beach.

Beth Leeds led residents to save the Lifeguard Tower from destruction 50 years ago when the City demolished the buildings and boardwalk.

“l have loved Laguna my whole life and have been very active in protecting and preserving Laguna’s heritage whenever possible,” she said.

Leeds hopes that many community members will join her on New Year’s Day and celebrate this anniversary.

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