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December 17, 2004
Barbara Diamond and Alicia Robinson As the date of U.S. Navy auction of the former Marine air base at El Toro nears, plans for a commercial airport there would seem to dead in the water. Not necessarily. "It's not over until the fat lady sings -- and I am the fat lady," said Councilwoman Cheryl Kinsman, who represents the city on the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority. The authority met at a special meeting Monday night in Irvine. A closed session was held to discuss the initiation of potential litigation but no action was reported.
NEWS
July 15, 2005
Rep. Christopher Cox is calling the scheduled completion of the El Toro land purchase "the most successful [military] base closure in history." The Lennar Corporation signed the development agreement between Heritage Fields LLC and the city of Irvine on Tuesday, transferring ownership of 1,316 acres, which will become the Orange County Great Park, to the city of Irvine. Heritage Fields also made a payment of $33.3 million, the first installment of $200 million development fees to fund the Great Park.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 16, 2007
The Laguna Beach girls? tennis team streaked into the CIF Southern Section playoffs on an eight-match win streak but that ride, and the season, came to an end Nov. 9. The Breakers, champions of the Orange Coast League, dropped their first-round match of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs when they fell to visiting El Toro, 11-7. Laguna was at a disadvantage at the outset of the match as No. 1 singles Maddie Jaeger did not play because of an inflamed Achilles tendon, Breakers Coach Jimmy Gleason said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 26, 2013
Having won its first three games of the Irvine World News Tournament, the Laguna Beach High boys' basketball team made its way to one of the finals of the tournament Saturday. The Breakers appeared to be on their way to the championship trophy by taking a 15-point halftime lead on El Toro, but the Chargers turned to their defense in the second half, and rallied to take the title with a 41-37 victory at Tustin High. Laguna, which had a four-game win streak snapped, took a 29-14 halftime lead.
SPORTS
February 7, 2013
Friday Girls' Water Polo (3:30 p.m.) Laguna at El Toro JV Water Polo (4:30 p.m.) Laguna at El Toro * Tuesday Girls' Soccer (3 p.m.) CIF playoffs begin Girls' Water Polo (5 p.m.) CIF playoffs begin * Wednesday Boys' Soccer (5 p.m.) CIF playoffs begin Girls' Water Polo (5 p.m.) CIF playoffs continue Boys' Basketball (7 p.m.) CIF playoffs begin * Thursday Girls' Soccer (3 p.m.) CIF playoffs continue Girls' Basketball (7 p.m.)
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Barbara Diamond News that Los Angeles wants to lessen its airport's burden by putting a commercial airport at El Toro didn't come as a shock to Councilwoman Cheryl Kinsman. Kinsman is the Laguna Beach representative to the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority, a coalition of South County cities that battled the proposed El Toro airport, armed with advertising, lobbying, litigation and persistence. "[The planning authority] has known and has been warning people that there has been activity by L.A. in Sacramento and in Washington D.C. to make sure this issue stays alive," Kinsman said.
NEWS
March 14, 2003
Having clinched the eighth-grade All-Net division championship the previous week, Laguna Beach didn't rest on its laurels when it took on El Modena Hills during last Sunday's regular season finale. Instead, Laguna was running on all cylinders and went out to rout the visitors, 66-32, at Laguna Beach High. The victory gave Laguna a final overall record of 13-1. In other games: Division 3 Laguna Beach 38, El Toro 26 One week after beating El Modena Hills, 36-30, Laguna came back to down El Toro in the Division III Premiere bracket consolation championship game.
SPORTS
October 25, 2012
Friday Boys' Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at Steve Pal Tournament Frosh/Soph Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at Newport Harbor Tournament Football (7 p.m.) Godinez at Laguna * Saturday Boys' Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at Steve Pal Tournament Frosh/Soph Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at Newport Harbor Tournament * Tuesday Boys' Water Polo (4 p.m.) Laguna at El Toro JV Water Polo (5 p.m.) Laguna at El Toro Frosh/Soph Water Polo (3:15 p.m.)
NEWS
May 20, 2005
Cindy Frazier The Orange County Board of Supervisors has decided to rejoin the El Toro Reuse Planning Authority, after being invited to do so by the 10 cities that make up the agency. The cities-- including Laguna Beach -- all oppose a long-sought airport at the site. They aren't taking any chances that an airport plan could once again gain traction at the former Marine Corp. air base. Adding the county to the roster of anti-airport entities is important in order to present a united front against an airport plan, according to the agency's staff.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
HAPPENINGS Fast work David Ogron is aiming for his second and third world records. B1 ALSO: Bobbie Allen takes a look at the Sandstone Gallery. B1 Evan Marmol checks out "Bruce Almighty." B2 Tom Titus gives the latest from the No Square Theatre. B2 Greer Wylder explores wordly coffees. B10 Chase down the muse with Cherril Doty. B10 CITYSCAPE Airport debate Few are surprised to hear about new plans to get an airport built at El Toro.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 26, 2013
Having won its first three games of the Irvine World News Tournament, the Laguna Beach High boys' basketball team made its way to one of the finals of the tournament Saturday. The Breakers appeared to be on their way to the championship trophy by taking a 15-point halftime lead on El Toro, but the Chargers turned to their defense in the second half, and rallied to take the title with a 41-37 victory at Tustin High. Laguna, which had a four-game win streak snapped, took a 29-14 halftime lead.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 7, 2013
The Orange Coast League championship again belongs to the Laguna Beach High boys' water polo team. On the final day of the league and regular season Wednesday, the Breakers claimed the title by defeating visiting Costa Mesa, 18-4, in a game that decided the 2013 champion. Both the Breakers, ranked sixth in CIF Southern Section Division 2, and Mustangs entered Wednesday's game with 4-0 league records. Seniors Trevor Collins and Rian Atherton, along with junior Sean Whitlock, scored three goals each for Laguna, which won the OCL title for the eighth straight year.
SPORTS
February 7, 2013
Friday Girls' Water Polo (3:30 p.m.) Laguna at El Toro JV Water Polo (4:30 p.m.) Laguna at El Toro * Tuesday Girls' Soccer (3 p.m.) CIF playoffs begin Girls' Water Polo (5 p.m.) CIF playoffs begin * Wednesday Boys' Soccer (5 p.m.) CIF playoffs begin Girls' Water Polo (5 p.m.) CIF playoffs continue Boys' Basketball (7 p.m.) CIF playoffs begin * Thursday Girls' Soccer (3 p.m.) CIF playoffs continue Girls' Basketball (7 p.m.)
SPORTS
October 25, 2012
Friday Boys' Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at Steve Pal Tournament Frosh/Soph Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at Newport Harbor Tournament Football (7 p.m.) Godinez at Laguna * Saturday Boys' Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at Steve Pal Tournament Frosh/Soph Water Polo (TBA) Laguna at Newport Harbor Tournament * Tuesday Boys' Water Polo (4 p.m.) Laguna at El Toro JV Water Polo (5 p.m.) Laguna at El Toro Frosh/Soph Water Polo (3:15 p.m.)
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | October 18, 2012
Multiple car crashes at El Toro Road the morning of Oct. 12 resulted in one vehicle landing in a ravine. At 1:47 a.m., Laguna Beach police received a call that a car was fleeing the scene of a crash at a pace of 10 mph. After investigating, police learned the vehicle was involved in one of two crashes that morning. Police said the first crash resulted from a vehicle traveling inbound on El Toro Road that drove off to the right shoulder and struck a support for a power pole across the street, Capt.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Imran Vittachi | March 29, 2012
Tom Lamb could never have taken his pictures of a changing patch of Orange County at ground level. From his vantage point riding in helicopters airborne and tilted at varying angles above the former El Toro Marine Corps Air Station and surrounding areas - and through his lens and artistically trained eye - the Laguna Beach photographer gives the viewer an entirely different way of seeing the land. Lamb framed his photographs in a way that deliberately takes them out of context.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | February 2, 2012
The Laguna Beach girls' Division 2 (grade 5/6) team improved to 5-1 following a 39-17 victory over El Toro in National Junior Basketball action Saturday at Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach. Isabel Mansour and Taylor Glenn led the Laguna defense, which had to contend with a taller El Toro team. Sophia Lucas led the offense with 14 points and Molly Cohn, Quinn Winter and Mia Pitz all scored four points. Laguna travels to Aliso Niguel High on Saturday to take on Aliso Niguel at 8 a.m. * Girls' Division 1 Laguna Beach suffered its first loss of the season in a 23-21 setback to Capo Dana.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | July 14, 2011
No score is kept, no records recorded, but what is happening on the field during summer football will have a bearing on Laguna Beach this fall. In a five-day span beginning July 7, the Breakers took part in two passing scrimmages. On July 7, they went up against Huntington Beach and University at Huntington Beach High. On Tuesday, they traveled to El Toro for a 7-on-7 passing scrimmage against the Chargers. Both outings left first-year Coach Mike Churchill pleased with his team.
SPORTS
January 29, 2010
After leading in the first quarter, the National Junior Basketball Division II El Toro girls? team was looking for an edge against Laguna Beach in the fifth quarter. Laguna had led by no more than two at the end of the second, third and fourth quarters, but El Toro made a late run to win the game, 27-22, at Thurston Middle School. The game was close the entire time and that was because of relentless hustle by the Laguna Beach girls on the boards. Alexandra Lewis had eight points, five rebounds and a block, while Francesca Cecutti had four points and four boards.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 19, 2008
The Laguna Beach High girls’ water polo team continues to roll in 2008. The Breakers improved to 7-0 Tuesday by turning back Edison, 8-5, in nonleague play at the Laguna pool. The game was a battle between top-ranked teams: Laguna is ranked No. 1 in CIF Division II and Edison was No. 6 in the Division I poll. The Breakers led all the way. They were up, 4-1, at the end of the first quarter and 6-2 at the half. “But then we hit a dry spell,” Laguna Coach Ethan Damato said.
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