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By Ashley Breeding | May 28, 2009
A new children’s book aims to make environmental education enjoyable. “See into the Sea,” written by Laguna Beach resident and Ocean Foundation member Molly Peckels and illustrated by Australian artist Svett Strickland, is a 16-page coloring book designed to educate children about tide pool behavior, sea critter identification and environmental responsibility. Each page has an illustration of common shore and near-shore animals for coloring, information about the creatures and a “Wacky Wave” insert that reveals unusual and quirky characteristic about each animal.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 19, 2010
Lucy is a 9-month-old Australian shepherd mix who has abundant energy and loves to play with other dogs. For adoption information, call Gina at (949) 499-1988.
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From the Los Angeles Times | November 23, 2011
Power Balance, the Laguna Niguel company behind the silicone bracelets favored by athletes such as Shaquille O'Neal, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. The company has suffered a net loss of more than $9 million in the 10 months ending in October after earning a $11.7 million profit last year, according to documents filed in federal court in Santa Ana on Friday. Its bracelets contain "hologram technology adopted from Eastern philosophies that is believed to improve and enhance people's lives," according to the filings.
NEWS
November 19, 2013
A man allegedly assaulted and injured another man with a beer bottle early Sunday morning at the Sandpiper lounge, Laguna Beach police confirmed. The victim suffered a moderately severe cheek laceration that needed sutures following the incident at 12:49 a.m. at the lounge, 1183 S. Coast Hwy., Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. Stu News Laguna first reported that a bar fight escalated to an alleged assault with a deadly weapon when the perpetrator struck the other man in the face with a beer bottle.
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By JAMES PRIBRAM | March 9, 2007
It might be the beginning of a new year but one thing remains the same — Kelly Slater is still in position to go after an unprecedented world title, his ninth. Local legend Mick Fanning claimed the first Association of Surfing Professionals event of 2007 in near flawless 5- to 6-foot barreling conditions at Snapper Rocks on the Gold Coast of Australia. That saw an in-form Fanning defeat fellow Australian Bede Durbridge in another high-powered surfing final with both surfers taking the lead after high scores for their tube rides.
LOCAL
By James Pribram | July 18, 2008
Although the ocean remains flat along the Laguna Beach coast, the sun is still shining and water temps remain in the mid- to upper 60s. However, in South Africa it’s been blistering cold both in and out of the water, but with a new swell arriving at the famous right-hand point break known as Jeffreys Bay. The site is the fifth stop on this year’s Assn. of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world championship surfing tour, which thus far has been dominated by who else but eight-time world champion Kelly Slater.
LOCAL
March 23, 2007
Alleged shoplifter caught after fleeing A determined shop owner followed and caught a 38-year-old Australian woman who had allegedly stolen $902 worth of clothing from a shop on the 1400 block of South Coast Highway and fled down an alley at about 1:30 p.m. on March 17, Kelso said. Passersby helped the shop owner keep tabs on the alleged suspect, pointing out her whereabouts as she ran, reportedly shedding stolen clothing along the way. The shop owner chased the suspect into a dry cleaner, and police arrested her. The clothing was recovered.
NEWS
By JAMES PRIBRAM | March 3, 2006
You can always tell the character of a man when it seems everything is going against him and the bond of a family rallies around. Richie Lovett is a stand-up man and the surfing industry is now part of his extended family, as it rallied Tuesday at Mozambique, which had donated use of the venue along with appetizers for a packed audience to raise money for our fallen friend. Richie, an Australian, recently underwent surgery in the U.S. for a rare cancer, clear cell chondrosarcoma.
NEWS
By Josh Aden | May 4, 2007
Many who spend time in the area know eucalyptus trees are a defining part of Downtown Laguna Beach's character. They line many streets and are a prominent part of the landscape. The reason the large Australian trees line Laguna Canyon Road and other streets goes deep into Laguna history. In 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law. The Act encouraged people to settle in the western territories by giving them free land. The law said anyone who squatted on a section of federally owned land for five years, and could prove they had improved it somehow, was entitled to 160 acres of land — for free.
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By Ashley Breeding | May 28, 2009
A new children’s book aims to make environmental education enjoyable. “See into the Sea,” written by Laguna Beach resident and Ocean Foundation member Molly Peckels and illustrated by Australian artist Svett Strickland, is a 16-page coloring book designed to educate children about tide pool behavior, sea critter identification and environmental responsibility. Each page has an illustration of common shore and near-shore animals for coloring, information about the creatures and a “Wacky Wave” insert that reveals unusual and quirky characteristic about each animal.
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