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February 11, 2005
William B. Gudykunst, of Laguna Beach, a professor of human communication studies at Cal State Fullerton and a nationally known expert on multicultural communications, died Jan. 20 at South Coast Medical Center after suffering a stroke. He was 57. "Bill was an incredibly inspirational leader," said Robert A. Emry, emeritus professor of human communications studies. Gudykunst was a prolific author and editor of more than 28 books, including "Theorizing About Intercultural Communication," published last September by Sage Publications; the fourth edition of "Bridging Differences" and "Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication," (Sage 2003)
LOCAL
By Cindy Frazier | January 9, 2009
Laguna Beach Police Chief Michael Sellers and City Clerk Martha Anderson issued the oath of office Wednesday to three new additions to the Laguna Beach Police Department. A fourth took her oath of office Monday. Two will be serving as police officers, while the other two are beginning careers as police dispatchers. ?Police Officer Henry Duchene Jr. comes to the department with an extensive law enforcement background. Duchene started his career as a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2007
Packer joins Droz management group Jerry Packer has joined the Droz Group as vice president of client services. Packer will focus on new-client development and streamlining logistics for the Laguna Beach-based management company, which specializes in working with nonprofit corporations. For the last 15 years, Packer was co-owner of Exhibitcorp, a Los Angeles exhibit company specializing in the design, manufacture and logistics of trade show displays. "Jerry's experience fits perfectly with the growth strategy the Droz Group is implementing," said Fred Droz, president of the Droz Group.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | January 23, 2014
Little did Gary Cowman know that a place he had no intention of visiting would become his home. The Laguna Beach native moved to Kenya 24 years ago with his wife, Lori, to work for an organization dedicated to translating the Bible into different languages. First, he had to rid his mind of stereotypes. "I had no interest in Africa when I was in college [at Cal State Fullerton]," Cowman, 50, said Thursday afternoon, just four days before he and Lori would fly back to Kenya after spending seven months in Orange County.
NEWS
December 22, 2011
The city of Laguna Niguel has appointed a new finance director and city treasurer. Stephen Erlandson, accounting and licensing manager for Redondo Beach for the last five years, will now have the task of overseeing Laguna Niguel's $41-million budget and a department budget of $931,000. Erlandson has more than 10 years experience and a bachelor's degree and master's degree in business administration and accounting from Cal State Fullerton. Cheryl Das previously held the position, but left the city in June to work for the city of Mission Viejo as director of administrative services.
NEWS
February 19, 2010
The following is from the Feb. 9 meeting of the Laguna Beach Unified School District Board of Education. GATE committee sets goals Nancy Hubbell, assistant superintendent of instruction services, reported on the Gifted and Talented Education Committee?s focus on the district?s 2009-10 Action Plan Goal, which is to research best practices in GATE education and formulate programmatic improvements to the board. Areas outlined by the committee are philosophy, identification, grouping, differentiated curriculum and instruction, evaluation of student outcomes, and effectiveness of the program.
NEWS
March 5, 2004
Kubisak-Smith Thomas and Debra Kubisak of Laguna Beach have announced the engagement of their daughter Valerie Jeanne, a 2000 graduate of Laguna Beach High School, to Brandon Delwyn Smith. Smith is the son of Delwyn and Rochelle Smith of Oroville, Calif. In May Kubisak will graduate from Vanguard University with a degree in mathematics. After graduation she will continue her education to earn a teaching credential and master's degree in English.
NEWS
June 17, 2005
A memorial is planned on Saturday, July 2 for Leigh James Unger, who died April 18 at the age of 61. Mr. Unger lived in Laguna Beach for 18 years, served on the Laguna Arts Commission in 1977, and helped found the popular "Music in the Park" concert series. A pianist, piano teacher, composer, poet, publisher, and AIDS activist, Mr. Unger was born in Cudahy, Wisconsin on October 15, 1945. He taught piano at Cal State Fullerton and in his private piano studio and was an active member of the California Music Teachers Assn.
NEWS
April 29, 2014
Thousands of people turned out at Main Beach on Saturday to celebrate a precious ocean plant that has made a resurgence in the waters off Laguna Beach. The fifth annual Kelp Fest drew, among others, a good number of Girl Scouts, who toured tidepools during what event founder and marine biologist Nancy Caruso called a bright, clear day with a little breeze. "As the lifeguards told me, this cove always escapes the wind," Caruso said. About 2,600 people showed up from a variety of places, Chelsea Brigham, a Cal State Fullerton senior wrote in an email.
NEWS
June 7, 2002
Young Chang When John Alexander was young and deciding what to do with his life, he went back and forth between wanting to sing and wanting to play the violin. So he did what any sensible musician would do. He chose to conduct. Now he plays the ultimate instrument -- the 160-voice Pacific Chorale -- and celebrated 30 years of leading the group with a season finale concert June 2 at the Orange County Performing Arts Center. "I tell you, I've conducted choirs all over the world," said the 57-year-old Alexander, the Chorale's artistic director.
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By Bryce Alderton | January 23, 2014
Little did Gary Cowman know that a place he had no intention of visiting would become his home. The Laguna Beach native moved to Kenya 24 years ago with his wife, Lori, to work for an organization dedicated to translating the Bible into different languages. First, he had to rid his mind of stereotypes. "I had no interest in Africa when I was in college [at Cal State Fullerton]," Cowman, 50, said Thursday afternoon, just four days before he and Lori would fly back to Kenya after spending seven months in Orange County.
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LOCAL
By Cindy Frazier | January 9, 2009
Laguna Beach Police Chief Michael Sellers and City Clerk Martha Anderson issued the oath of office Wednesday to three new additions to the Laguna Beach Police Department. A fourth took her oath of office Monday. Two will be serving as police officers, while the other two are beginning careers as police dispatchers. ?Police Officer Henry Duchene Jr. comes to the department with an extensive law enforcement background. Duchene started his career as a police officer in Fort Worth, Texas.
BUSINESS
May 25, 2007
Packer joins Droz management group Jerry Packer has joined the Droz Group as vice president of client services. Packer will focus on new-client development and streamlining logistics for the Laguna Beach-based management company, which specializes in working with nonprofit corporations. For the last 15 years, Packer was co-owner of Exhibitcorp, a Los Angeles exhibit company specializing in the design, manufacture and logistics of trade show displays. "Jerry's experience fits perfectly with the growth strategy the Droz Group is implementing," said Fred Droz, president of the Droz Group.
NEWS
February 11, 2005
William B. Gudykunst, of Laguna Beach, a professor of human communication studies at Cal State Fullerton and a nationally known expert on multicultural communications, died Jan. 20 at South Coast Medical Center after suffering a stroke. He was 57. "Bill was an incredibly inspirational leader," said Robert A. Emry, emeritus professor of human communications studies. Gudykunst was a prolific author and editor of more than 28 books, including "Theorizing About Intercultural Communication," published last September by Sage Publications; the fourth edition of "Bridging Differences" and "Cross-Cultural and Intercultural Communication," (Sage 2003)
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