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Veterans, Exchange Club Prepare for Memorial Day

Assembly member Matthew Harper is the keynote speaker at a Memorial Day ceremony planned for 11 a.m. Monday, May 29, at Monument Point in Heisler Park. The Laguna Beach American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars host the event, their 90th remembrance of comrades who died in...

Council Briefs

The owners of the Sandpiper Lounge, a well-known bar known for music acts and its Dirty Bird moniker, appealed without success to the City Council to refrain from adopting a citywide smoking ban that the brothers claim will hurt their business.

Breakers Fall to Etiwanda 16-7

Down 5-3 in the third inning, Laguna Beach High School pitcher Jack Loechner was hit by a line drive that broke a finger on his pitching hand in the CIF quarterfinal against Etiwanda played at home Friday, May 26. After the forced pitching change, the Breakers gave up five runs...

Schools

Class Notes

Rotary Recognizes Two Students Laguna Rotary Club recognizes two Laguna Beach High School scholar athletes. Four-year varsity basketball player Nicole Davidson received three Orange Coast all-league awards as well as most valuable player award. She also played varsity tennis for...

Class Notes

Like its Crops, TOW’s Garden Keeps Growing   A school garden project at Top of the World Elementary School has been awarded a $10,000 grant from Seeds of Change for its work in the community, the organization announced last week. Nearly 600 applications were considered by the...

Barefootin’ Golfers Swing for Kids

Seventy-two barefoot golfers hit the links and were tasked with teeing off wrong-handed, wearing oven mitts and other various handicaps for the 3 Clubs Barefoot Canyon Classic earlier this month. The event hosted by The Ranch raised over $48,000 for SchoolPower, which fundraises...

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Street Beat

Beach Rescue Required for Slackliner

  A 20-year-old Dana Point man injured in a fall while “slacklining” on Table Rock Beach in South Laguna was airlifted to medical aid Sunday, May 21, authorities said. Unlike a rescue of an unconscious man in the same area last month where three helicopters circled, just a...

Seatbelt Scofflaws Beware

Laguna Beach police will conduct seat belt enforcement operations in a local campaign to help lower traffic deaths. Besides special patrols, officers on routine patrol will also be looking for unrestrained drivers and passengers. Safety statistics show that half of traffic deaths...

Streetbeat

Tuesday, May 2 Fight. 20600 block of Laguna Canyon Rd. 7:50 a.m. Officers intervened in a fight between two homeless men and David Threadgold, 29, was arrested for suspicion of assault. Rape. 31800 block of Coast Hwy. 3 p.m. A woman believes she was sexually assaulted while in a...

Letters

An Unspoken Criticism?

Editor, This is in response to Mr. John Jaeger’s missive regarding statewide percentile immunization standings and our public schools. Firstly, I don’t get his point as he did not take the time or thought to explain in detail his accusations. If he is a medical...

Cell Tower Expansion Opposed

Editor, Verizon Wireless has pulled 18 permits for variances to extend the height on preselected California Edison controlled street lamps throughout Laguna Beach. Their intent is to replace the current street lamp post with a cell tower that resembles a top-heavy street lamp,...

New Rules Will Assist Historic Preservation

Editor, Laguna’s historic inventory professionally developed and officially adopted in 1981, lists properties built before 1940 that had kept their historic value at that time. Since the Inventory was adopted by City Council resolution, it does not lose its validity, but it does...

Videos

Video Inspires Underwater Awe

An educational video featuring Laguna Beach’s Marine Protected Areas was released this week by the Laguna Bluebelt Coalition, five organizations whose mission aims to protect and restore marine life. Short, fun and informative, it features local personalities Patsee Ober, Mike...

Community Datebook 7/26/13

Master Gardener Sows SEEDS City Council member Toni Iseman awarded junior master gardener certificates recently to Laguna Beach elementary school students Katelyn Kolberg, Keala Henry, and Olivia Markman. The girls completed a yearlong program taught by master gardener Sharael...

A ‘Twisted Blessing’ Works to Save Lives

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy Laguna resident Holly Morrell was going under the knife again, the sixth procedure in nearly a decade. A defibrillator planted in her chest required repair. Two wires, or “leads,” were fractured, meant to connect to veins near her heart that monitor...