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By Matt Szabo | August 21, 2009
Recent Laguna Beach High graduate Annika Dries helped lead the United States junior women?s national team to a third-place finish at the FINA Junior Women?s Water Polo World Championships, completed Saturday in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. The United States was undefeated until suffering a 12-11 shootout loss to the Netherlands in the semifinals Aug. 14. But Team USA rebounded with an 11-8 victory over Hungary in the bronze-medal match. Dries, who scored 13 goals in the tournament, was one of two Americans named to the all-tournament team.
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August 22, 2008
The Laguna Beach Water Polo Club?s 10-and-Under coed team finished fourth at the S & R Sports Junior Olympics age-group water polo tournament that concluded Aug. 3 in Irvine. In the Platinum flight, Laguna played for the bronze medal but was edged by Team Vegas/Henderson of Nevada, 7-6. The 10-U coed title was won by San Diego Shores, which defeated Huntington Beach, 12-8, in the gold medal match. In other news from the Junior Olympics, USA Water Polo announced the All-Americans and All-Tournament Teams for the 2008 S & R Sport Junior Olympics.
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February 24, 2011
The Laguna Beach Water Polo 14-and-under girls' team brought home the bronze medal from the recent Winterfest tournament at Fullerton College. This tournament featured some of the strongest teams from throughout the state. Laguna's 14 girls' squad competed in the top flight division. Laguna began the tournament with a 12-4 win against Riverside Water Polo. In the next two games, Laguna leveraged its defensive prowess and shut down the opposing teams' offense, resulting in a 10-2 victory over Anteater UCI and a 12-3 win over Northwood.
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June 15, 2007
The Laguna Beach 10-and-Under coed water polo team placed third and earned bronze medals at last weekend's Southern Pacific Regional Junior Olympics Tournament in Irvine. Laguna bounced back from an 11-3 loss to SoCal in its first game to win its final four tournament matches. Laguna 16, Chino Hills 3 Laguna sprinted out to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter en route to a one-sided victory. Sandonica Rodriguez scored three goals in the opening quarter, Jeff Rubino scored twice, with one of those goals coming off an assist from Henry White, and Cade Baldridge also scored twice to account for the 7-0 start.
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By BOBBIE ALLEN | November 2, 2006
When artists innovate, it usually involves either using traditional materials in original ways or using original materials in traditional ways. Real iconoclasts, like Picasso, did both. He was one of the inventors of cubism in oil paint and also created the first collages with the nearly heretical act of pasting newspaper scraps onto his canvases. Nathan Fischer, whose work is currently on view at Diana Ferrone Gallery (1951 So. Coast Highway), does something he calls "patina on bronze" (or sometimes "bronze panel")
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | September 2, 2010
For the second year in a row, Liv Mitchell has come home wearing bronze. The Top of the World student competed in the age 10 bracket at the Junior Olympic Amateur Athletic Union Diving Nationals and earned a third-place finish in the three-meter event. The nationals, which had 397 divers in the nine-to-17 age range registered for the competition, were held Aug. 1-9 at Coral Springs, Fla. She attended the national competition with her coach, Ila Wilson, and Rich Wilson of Crown Valley Divers.
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February 17, 2011
The Laguna Beach Water Polo Club's 14-and-under boys' team captured the silver medal from last weekend's Winterfest tournament at Northwood High in Irvine. Laguna's 14U boys competed in the AA Division, the toughest of all divisions with 16 teams. Laguna scored wins Saturday over Los Angeles-based Foothill Water Polo Club, Elite Water Polo Club of Murrieta Valley and Clovis of Central California, but lost in the division final to Rose Bowl. "We are extremely pleased by the performance of this highly skilled Laguna team," said Chad Beeler, administrator of LBWPC.
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August 14, 2009
Laguna Beach?s Liv Mitchell earned the bronze medal for her 3-meter dive at the 2009 AAU Diving National Championships, held at Indiana University from July 25-29. Mitchell, representing Crown Valley Divers, competed in the 9-and-under age group for the 1- and 3-meter events. She placed third in the 3-meter with her score of 107.25. In the final round of the 1-meter, she injured her Achilles by hitting the board on her second dive. But Mitchell, 9, was still able to finish the meet after completing her next dive, a reverse dive tuck.
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April 6, 2007
The Laguna Beach Age Group Water Polo boys' 14-and-Under team took third-place last weekend at the seventh annual Laguna Beach Water Polo Tournament. The tournament, which attracted several traditionally-strong regional club programs, was played at the Laguna Beach High pool. Laguna went 2-1 in the tournament and won the bronze medal match. Laguna 10, Capo Valley 4 The host team made its presence known right off the bat, using its new isolation offense to surprise Capo Valley.
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August 1, 2013
Two Laguna Beach Water Polo teams completed play Tuesday at the 44th annual USA Water Polo Junior Olympics. The girls' 10-and-under team advanced to the third-place game and ended up in fourth place. Laguna went 3-3 in the tournament and opened with a 13-5 win against Anteater (Irvine) Saturday. In its final game, Laguna fell, 13-10, to Rose Bowl (Pasadena) in the bronze-medal game Tuesday at UC Irvine. Laguna had defeated Rose Bowl, 7-6, in round-robin play Saturday. Commerce won the 10U girls' title by beating Offshore (Santa Monica)
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By Britney Barnes | December 6, 2012
Christmas might be still a few weeks away, but Laguna Beach artist Randy Morgan got his present last week. After three years of not knowing if he would ever be able to complete his work, Morgan unveiled his latest piece that tells the story of Laguna's waterman culture. "As an artist, these kinds of things happen once in a lifetime," said Morgan, 62. Morgan was feted on Nov. 29 at the unveiling of his latest work, "Waterman's Wall," a 40-foot-wide, 12-foot-tall bronze sculptured mural.
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By Barbara Diamond and By Barbara Diamond | August 22, 2012
The Festival of Arts showcases art by gifted Orange County students from kindergarten to high school seniors - and the PIMCO Foundation rewards them. Foundation executive director and Laguna Beach arts patron Mark Porterfield awarded gold, silver and bronze medals Sunday to 42 student artists out of the 300 juried into the 2012 Junior Art Exhibit from 4,000 entries. "These are the select of the select," said Bernie Jones, a juror for the junior art show in which he once exhibited.
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By Barbara Diamond | May 31, 2012
The Memorial Day Ceremony this year in Laguna was made more memorable by the words from a man who has been there, done that and would do it again - defend his country and what it stands for. "A hero should be here to speak to you today," said Federal Judge David O. Carter, keynote speaker at the ceremony organized by American Legion Post 222. "I am not a hero. Men of much higher decoration and greater service should stand here. "I was a warrior once - a combat Marine who has grown older, but who would enlist to fight again for our country - who values her beyond comprehension.
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By Joanna Clay | November 10, 2011
The Townley Gallery reported a sculpture was stolen Friday evening, and the gallery's owner believes it could be connected to other art thefts in the area. According to police and the gallery, a man walked into the gallery at 570 S. Coast Hwy. around 7 p.m. and grabbed a sculpture when owner Shane Townley had his back to him. Townley said he was giving a couple directions to a nearby restaurant when the man slipped in without his knowledge and then left with the artwork. The stolen glass sculpture by artist Patrick Blythe is valued at $2,000.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | September 1, 2011
Andrew Myers sees himself not only as an artist, but also as an explorer, always looking for his next unique medium. The Laguna Beach-based sculptor has developed a following for his " screw art ," an art form he discovered serendipitously. "The best part of art for me has always been the inventing part," Myers said. "It's the feeling of being a kid. " A Festival of Arts artist for nine years, Myers' portraits — made out of patterns of artistically arranged screws — draw a crowd of admirers.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | March 17, 2011
The public is invited on Sunday to an event at Unique Tan called Bronze for a Cause, a fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Man of the Year nominee Ben Medina. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) hosts annual nominations and awards for Man and Woman of the Year in their different chapters. Medina is one of 13 nominees in the area. Unique Tan Owner Sherry Lee Meredith heard about Medina's nomination on Facebook and wanted to help him raise funds for his campaign.
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February 24, 2011
The Laguna Beach Water Polo 14-and-under girls' team brought home the bronze medal from the recent Winterfest tournament at Fullerton College. This tournament featured some of the strongest teams from throughout the state. Laguna's 14 girls' squad competed in the top flight division. Laguna began the tournament with a 12-4 win against Riverside Water Polo. In the next two games, Laguna leveraged its defensive prowess and shut down the opposing teams' offense, resulting in a 10-2 victory over Anteater UCI and a 12-3 win over Northwood.
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February 17, 2011
The Laguna Beach Water Polo Club's 14-and-under boys' team captured the silver medal from last weekend's Winterfest tournament at Northwood High in Irvine. Laguna's 14U boys competed in the AA Division, the toughest of all divisions with 16 teams. Laguna scored wins Saturday over Los Angeles-based Foothill Water Polo Club, Elite Water Polo Club of Murrieta Valley and Clovis of Central California, but lost in the division final to Rose Bowl. "We are extremely pleased by the performance of this highly skilled Laguna team," said Chad Beeler, administrator of LBWPC.
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | September 2, 2010
For the second year in a row, Liv Mitchell has come home wearing bronze. The Top of the World student competed in the age 10 bracket at the Junior Olympic Amateur Athletic Union Diving Nationals and earned a third-place finish in the three-meter event. The nationals, which had 397 divers in the nine-to-17 age range registered for the competition, were held Aug. 1-9 at Coral Springs, Fla. She attended the national competition with her coach, Ila Wilson, and Rich Wilson of Crown Valley Divers.
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