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By Arline Moran | April 27, 2010
On Friday, May 14,  the Laguna Beach Garden Club presents Rosarian Bonnie Andrews detailing her expertise on how roses are judged in professional rose shows here in Southern California.   Bonnie Andrews, past president of The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain and an accredited rose judge,  grows about 200-300 roses in her coastal Laguna Beach garden.  She will share her knowledge of how to fertilize and grow beautiful roses, worthy of exhibition prize categories.    Does size really matter in the novice class?
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | June 13, 2013
The field is set for Saturday's Men's Laguna Open beach volleyball tournament. The 58th annual event, billed as the second-oldest tournament in the U.S., features 24 two-man teams that will contend for $2,000 in cash and prizes including the tournament title. Match action begins at 9 a.m. at Main Beach and runs throughout the day. "The field is very strong this year," said Kirk Morgan who is the tournament director for California Beach Volleyball Assn. for the city of Laguna Beach.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | January 22, 2010
Cody Day sat at the round table Tuesday night at the Lumberyard restaurant, surrounded by his friends. The 14-year-old Laguna Beach resident isn’t too different from other teenagers. He has been interested in skateboarding, as well as boogie boarding. But nowadays, it’s the simple things that he enjoys most, like being around people he loves. He walks tenderly but without the use of a cane, and his hair is just growing back. On this night, these are the only noticeable signs that, for nearly five years now, Cody has been in a fight with cancer.
NEWS
April 28, 2010
Dorothy G. FitzSimons, of Zell Drive in Laguna Beach, died Friday, April 23 at age 98. She was born in the London suburb of Hammersmith on September 16, 1911, the daughter of Joseph John Farmer, a Victoria Cross recipient, and Minnie Driver. She was the middle one of three sisters. She survived the London Blitz of WWII and also drove a London ambulance during that period. An avid angler well into her later years, she was a member of the Dana Point Lady Anglers.
NEWS
July 12, 2002
Suzie Harrison Skimboarders from all over will gather at Aliso Creek Beach Saturday and Sunday for the Victoria Pro/Am Skim Contest. Because of its international attention a lot of skimmers come from around the globe including Japan, Australia, Canada, Cabo San Lucas and Hawaii. "All the guys who are best in the world, every single one of them are from Laguna," said Victoria Skimboard manager Sumner Miller. The sport was actually born in Laguna years ago with its root at Victoria Beach.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 19, 2007
A new twist to the World Championships of Skimboarding takes place Saturday and Sunday with the staging of the first invitational contest on the 2007 United Skimboarding Tour. Hosted by Victoria Skimboards of Laguna Beach and touted simply as, "The Vic," the contest is invite-only and will be played out at Aliso Beach — considered home of one of the best and most demanding shore breaks for skimboarding in the world. "The world championships are in their 31st year and it is the longest running contest on the circuit," said Trigg Garner, general manager at Victoria Skimboards who helps run several aspects of the contest.
NEWS
March 28, 2008
Lights out! That will be the call to the community this Saturday night. Laguna Beach Mayor Jane Egly asked at the March 18 council meeting that residents turn off lights and non-essential appliances from 8 to 9 p.m. Saturday to honor Earth Day by saving energy and reducing light leakage into the sky. Councilwoman Toni Iseman said that 8 p.m. on daylight saving time might not be dark enough to achieve the full effect of blackout. So Egly suggested that two hours of darkness would cover the city’s obligation to the planet.
NEWS
April 16, 2004
Suzie Harrison They live in a world where things such as a rear-handed backside handplant with a front-handed grab is everyday language. Not only have they mastered the language -- they have mastered the technique. That's what it means to be a top snowboarder and Keegan Valaika, 14, and his sister Bryn Valaika, 11, of Laguna Beach have continued to prove themselves as top riders. At the end of last month, both qualified to compete in the U.S. Amateur Snowboard Assn.
LOCAL
By Barbara Diamond | June 29, 2007
Ten local HAMs had a field day at the 75th annual international Field Day test Saturday and Sunday of amateur radio-operated communications, often the only source of information in emergencies. "It was very successful," said John Kountz, chief radio officer of the Laguna Beach Emergency Response Team, known as HAMS. The 24-hour test was conducted from 11 a.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday just off the fire road about midway between Moulton Meadows Park and Top of the World. "We had about 30 visitors, although no one took advantage of the opportunity to radiogram service personnel in Iraq," Kountz said.
SPORTS
July 6, 2007
Jake Dalke of Laguna Beach came up with a big effort Monday for the Southern California Aces, an Orange County-based 12-and-Under boys' basketball team, on opening day of the 12U/6th Grade Division I Amateur Athletic Union Boys' Basketball National Championships in Hampton, Virginia. The tournament got underway Monday and included opening ceremonies at the Hampton University, and concludes Sunday. After the Aces dropped their tournament opener to Team Memphis early Monday, 46-38, they bounced back later that night to rout Westchester Hawks of New York, 77-20.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | June 13, 2013
The field is set for Saturday's Men's Laguna Open beach volleyball tournament. The 58th annual event, billed as the second-oldest tournament in the U.S., features 24 two-man teams that will contend for $2,000 in cash and prizes including the tournament title. Match action begins at 9 a.m. at Main Beach and runs throughout the day. "The field is very strong this year," said Kirk Morgan who is the tournament director for California Beach Volleyball Assn. for the city of Laguna Beach.
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LOCAL
By Arline Moran | April 27, 2010
On Friday, May 14,  the Laguna Beach Garden Club presents Rosarian Bonnie Andrews detailing her expertise on how roses are judged in professional rose shows here in Southern California.   Bonnie Andrews, past president of The Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain and an accredited rose judge,  grows about 200-300 roses in her coastal Laguna Beach garden.  She will share her knowledge of how to fertilize and grow beautiful roses, worthy of exhibition prize categories.    Does size really matter in the novice class?
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | January 22, 2010
Cody Day sat at the round table Tuesday night at the Lumberyard restaurant, surrounded by his friends. The 14-year-old Laguna Beach resident isn’t too different from other teenagers. He has been interested in skateboarding, as well as boogie boarding. But nowadays, it’s the simple things that he enjoys most, like being around people he loves. He walks tenderly but without the use of a cane, and his hair is just growing back. On this night, these are the only noticeable signs that, for nearly five years now, Cody has been in a fight with cancer.
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