Educators Join Board of Laguna Beach Live!
Carol Reynolds, community activist and retired music teacher, and Juan Vázquez, recently retired president of Santiago Canyon College, joined the board of Laguna Beach Live!
Both Reynolds and Vázquez, frequent patrons at Laguna Beach Live! concerts, are committed to education and play musical instruments.
They join at a propitious time as the music presenter is planning expansion of its youth outreach with a singing club and developing programs for adults this fall, President Cindy Prewitt said in a statement.
Indy Columnist Scores Accolades
Indy columnist Mark Crantz won two awards at the annual OC Press Club competition, whose winners were announced Monday, May 18.
Crantz, who writes the “Pet Peeves” column, took third in the best columnist competition for his five submissions. “Well-written, hyper-local takes on numerous topics around town. Light and amusing in a compact package,” reads the judges comments.
Crantz also won a second place for “The Anomaly: A Blank Slate” in the Marjorie Freeman Award for best humorous story category. “An amusing twist, localized and personalized, about tattoos,” the judges said.
Water Department Welcomes New Staff
The city’s water quality department has hired Samantha Byfield as its new administrative assistant.
Byfield holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and master’s degree in criminal justice.
She also has had previous experience in government.