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By Cindy Frazier | July 24, 2009
Kids with cystic fibrosis teamed up with professional surfers for a day of fun and surfing Saturday in Laguna Beach. The Mauli Ola Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting those with genetic diseases, and Slidawg Surf Camp joined together in the project. Eight children with cystic fibrosis got a free surf lesson, support and fun from 9 a.m. to noon at Thalia Street Beach, where the surf was two to three feet. Some of the world?s top professional surfers, including Jeff Booth, Kala Alexander, Gavin Beschen, Torrey Meister, Eric Nelson, Jason Watson and Steven Chew, were paired up with a cystic fibrosis patient.
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March 14, 2012
Pacific Edge Hotel hosted a "Snack, Sip & Surf" event Sunday as part of Laguna Beach a la Carte - A Food & Wine Experience. The afternoon included a friendly paddleboarding competition, with proceeds going to the Mauli Ola Foundation to support cystic fibrosis. The winner of the paddleboard relay race was Team SUP Co. The team included Rob Rojas, a distance stand-up paddleboarder; Kala Alexander, a professional surfer and actor on "Hawaii Five-O;" owner of SUP Co. Tommy Donnelly; and Gillian Gibree, a professional stand-up paddleboarder on Team Roxy.
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By Ashley Breeding, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | July 29, 2010
School's out. Swell's in. Surf's up. To celebrate the continuation of summer — or the onset if we're going by the weather — a few surf schools in Laguna Beach are offering lessons and camps for little (and big) grommets who want to learn some real skills. Laguna Beach Surf School, sponsored by Billabong and directed by Steven "Slydawg" Chew, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and teaches kids about water safety, physical fitness, surfing etiquette and marine biology, in addition to providing instructional surf lessons.
BUSINESS
November 20, 2009
Surf group benefit at Blue Laguna The Blue Laguna Restaurant and Lounge has teamed up with the Mauli Ola Foundation for a night of dancing to help support CF Surf Experience Days for children with cystic fibrosis. The event begins at 8 p.m. Wednesday, with a $5 cover. Surprise guest pro surfers will be on hand. The Mauli Ola Foundation was founded in 2008 to promote awareness of genetic disease and support for patients. One of the Foundation?s programs is Surf Experience Days that pair professional surf instructors and novice surf students who have cystic fibrosis.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 2, 2007
Sawdust announces board members The Sawdust Art Festival recently held its annual elections for seats on its board of directors. Each person elected to the nine-member board serves for three years; three board members are elected each year. To be eligible to run for the board, candidates must be members in good standing of the Sawdust Art Festival. Sawdust members must live in Laguna Beach. Newly elected are photographer Bruce Hampton, painter Jim Stanaland and mixed media artist Sue Winner.
NEWS
September 22, 2011
When the Laguna Beach Soroptimists run this weekend during the 20th annual Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, they will be led by Lisa Wolter. Wolter, of Laguna Beach, is executive director of Komen Orange County, one of the most successful affiliates in the annual event, which raises funds for breast cancer treatment and research. Under Wolter's leadership, the Komen Orange County Affiliate has generated millions of dollars to help fund almost two dozen health centers serving the Latino, Asian and African American communities, historically underserved in the health-care field, according to a press statement from Komen.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 15, 2007
Send AROUND TOWN items to Coastline Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to (949) 494-8979; call (949) 494-4321 or e-mail coastlinepilot@latimes.com or submit through our online calendar at www.coastlinepilot.com . Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. SATURDAY MUSIC BENEFIT There will be a reggae concert to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation at the Woman's Club, 268 St. Ann's Dr., from 4 until 10 p.m. The show will feature Pato Baton and the Mystic Roots Band, The Waterhouse Band, and the Laguna Beach Music Posse.
NEWS
January 9, 2004
Glori Fickling Celebrating a successful 25th anniversary this month, B.J.'s Restaurant & Brewery also celebrates Laguna Beach as its fourth venue out of 35 burgeoning establishments launched in Orange County circa 1979 and still growing. With thriving locations extending as far east as Texas, north to Oregon and west to Hawaii, the once-independent chain initially gained fame by introducing Chicago-style deep dish pizzas to the West Coast. It soon offered full-fledged restaurants, eventually featuring its own on-site breweries in nine different locations.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | October 28, 2013
For ticket holders, music festivals can be a treat. But for area residents, the only upshots can be bawdy fans, gridlocked traffic and noise de trop. Anticipating such criticism, Tyler Russell was determined to do things differently. So he conceived an event that straddles the line between exciting and toned down. Starting out, he rifled through a list of a couple hundred musicians and contacted only those who were of a high enough caliber, who then had to agree to a charity show.
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March 14, 2012
Pacific Edge Hotel hosted a "Snack, Sip & Surf" event Sunday as part of Laguna Beach a la Carte - A Food & Wine Experience. The afternoon included a friendly paddleboarding competition, with proceeds going to the Mauli Ola Foundation to support cystic fibrosis. The winner of the paddleboard relay race was Team SUP Co. The team included Rob Rojas, a distance stand-up paddleboarder; Kala Alexander, a professional surfer and actor on "Hawaii Five-O;" owner of SUP Co. Tommy Donnelly; and Gillian Gibree, a professional stand-up paddleboarder on Team Roxy.
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By Ashley Breeding, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | July 29, 2010
School's out. Swell's in. Surf's up. To celebrate the continuation of summer — or the onset if we're going by the weather — a few surf schools in Laguna Beach are offering lessons and camps for little (and big) grommets who want to learn some real skills. Laguna Beach Surf School, sponsored by Billabong and directed by Steven "Slydawg" Chew, is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday, and teaches kids about water safety, physical fitness, surfing etiquette and marine biology, in addition to providing instructional surf lessons.
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By Cindy Frazier | July 24, 2009
Kids with cystic fibrosis teamed up with professional surfers for a day of fun and surfing Saturday in Laguna Beach. The Mauli Ola Foundation, a nonprofit dedicated to assisting those with genetic diseases, and Slidawg Surf Camp joined together in the project. Eight children with cystic fibrosis got a free surf lesson, support and fun from 9 a.m. to noon at Thalia Street Beach, where the surf was two to three feet. Some of the world?s top professional surfers, including Jeff Booth, Kala Alexander, Gavin Beschen, Torrey Meister, Eric Nelson, Jason Watson and Steven Chew, were paired up with a cystic fibrosis patient.
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