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June 28, 2002
Mary A. Castillo Pirates took over the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club this week as part of the "theme days"that children can help organize throughout the summer. The members ran through the building, eagerly searching for hidden treasures. The prize? Many long, summer days spent with friends, said Susie Hird, program director. "There are so many programs this summer it's hard to keep track of them all," she said. Although attendance drops from an average 150 children per day to only 65, the club still bustles with activity.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | June 20, 2013
The Laguna Beach City Council awarded more than $240,000 on Tuesday to 30 nonprofit organizations. A subcommittee of the council reviews applications for Community Assistance Funds and makes recommendations. The funds are given annually when the fiscal budget is approved. Grants ranged from $500 to $20,000, with more than $3,000 left in reserve. "Only two organizations got as much as they asked for," said Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson, who served on the 2013 subcommittee with Mayor Kelly Boyd.
SPORTS
November 28, 2008
Local youth can develop soccer skills in the off-season by playing indoor soccer at the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club. The five-week season of indoor soccer, which began Sunday, is open to players in the Under-8, -10 and -12 divisions and is under the direction of Laguna Beach High boys? soccer Coach Patrick Coyne. For more information, visit the www.patrickcoynesocceracademy.com or call (949) 350-5239. Special team rates are available. The Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club is located at 1085 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.
NEWS
July 26, 2002
Even Start receives $55,000 The Even Start Preschool Program at the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club received $55,000 to begin the school year. The program that provides free preschool for children of low-income families received a grant for $20,000 from the Orange County Community Foundation's James Irvine Endowment Fund and a grant for $35,000 from the B.C. McCabe Foundation. Even Start has been at the Boys and Girls Club since the fall of 1999.
NEWS
April 8, 2005
Suzie Harrison Soon, Laguna children and their families won't have to choose between joining the Boys and Girls Club or the Laguna Club for Kids, known as TLC. The long-standing clubs are working toward a merger and expect it to be solidified soon. Officials with both clubs say the merger will be a win-win. "Right now we're in the process of finalizing our asset-acquisition agreement," said Kim Maxwell, Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club executive director.
NEWS
By: Kevin McKenna | September 3, 2005
Time flies when you are having fun. So, it is hard to believe that the Burbank Boys and Girls Club has been open for 10 years. It seems like yesterday that the first few neighborhood children showed up for the free popcorn, hot dogs, soda at the ribbon-cutting, kick-off ceremony, Sept. 9, 1995. Over the last 10 years, I noticed how the organization had become a home away from home for a lot of its young members. Furthermore, I realized that these children were becoming more positive, confident and were also learning self worth, usefulness, teamwork and how to express themselves more effectively.
NEWS
By: Sarah Hill | October 5, 2005
Jumping up and down under blue and white balloons, dozens of Burbank Boys and Girls club members cheered as some of them won bicycles during a raffle held at the club's 10th anniversary celebration on Friday. There was pizza and ice cream as part of the celebration -- and the children received a visit from several Burbank Boys and Girls Club alumni, who participated in the club when it first opened. It was that opening that young and older celebrated Friday.
NEWS
April 25, 2003
The Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot went to the Laguna Beach Boys and Girls Club and asked the kids playing during spring break, 'What is your favorite game to play here?' "My favorite game is bunker ball -- you peg other people with a dodge ball." ZACH EVERHART, 11 "Go fish, and I like that you get to win prizes -- you can win a soccer ball." HUNTER SCHWIRTZ, 7 "Bumper pool -- you get to bump people's balls." DIANA NECULA, 8 "I like to go to the gym and play games."
NEWS
October 29, 2004
Junior Tennis series event begins Sunday The Laguna Beach Junior Tennis Challenger Series will hold its second day of competition Sunday at Alta Laguna Park. The tournament will feature 2 1/2 hours of singles round-robin play, novice and advanced sections and is open to boys and girls ages 10 and under. The series will wrap up with its final tournament on Nov. 21. For more information, call (949) 497-4850, or e-mail allcourttennis@hotmail.
NEWS
June 7, 2002
The Coastline Pilot went to the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club to ask members, "If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go and why?" "I would go to Pennsylvania to see my favorite player, Allen Iverson of the 76ers, play." ERIK VASQUEZ, 11 "I would visit my father's parents in Chile. I only saw them when I was a little kid." JACQUELINE BROJAS, 10 "I would probably go to Australia because I like pigs a lot. I want to see the different pigs they have and kangaroos."
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By Bryce Alderton | April 24, 2014
The outdoor basketball courts at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach served a different purpose for a few hours on April 17. Instead of shooting hoops, kids were riding skateboards alongside employees from Irvine-based Element Skateboards Inc., showing off their tricks on the quarter-pipe and "pyramid" ramps at the club's main branch on Laguna Canyon Road. The event kicked off the club's seven-week skate camp. Children have wanted a place and time to skate, and Element was more than willing to help provide staff to offer some education.
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NEWS
March 27, 2014
Five families signed up their children for programs at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach during the organization's open house Wednesday night, development and marketing assistant Monica Silva wrote in an email. "Last night was a huge success," Silva said. "We served over 200 pasta meals. " The open house, the first at the club's main branch on Laguna Canyon Road, was an opportunity for parents to participate in activities with their children, education and technology director Patricia Walker wrote in an email.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | November 27, 2013
For an hour every Thursday afternoon, friends Erin MacLean, Dani Morales, Maddi Bukaty and Lauren Anderson go from being students at Sage Hill School in Newport Coast to teachers at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. The four friends pass on their specific "passions" - cooking, writing, theater or singing - during an after-school class for girls in grades five to eight dubbed "Power of Passion. " They're doing it as part of Sage's service learning program, a form of community service integrated into the private school's curriculum.
NEWS
By Andy Siegenfeld | November 21, 2013
The Laguna Food Pantry wishes to thank the many people and organizations that made this year's citywide food drive the best ever. Waste Management estimates that it collected well over 10,000 pounds of food to distribute to our more than 500 shoppers weekly. We are grateful to: The Housing and Human Services Committee of Laguna Beach for organizing and overseeing the citywide drive; Waste Management, whose friendly drivers delivered to the Pantry donations from every corner of Laguna Beach; Laguna Beach's public schools, whose students, parents, teachers and administrators once again demonstrated their civic pride and compassion for struggling low-income families; The Laguna Food Pantry Club at the high school, for showing up on Saturday mornings with smiling faces to sort thousands of cans of food; Our dear friends at St. Catherine of Siena Parish School, Anneliese's three campuses, Montessori Laguna Beach, and the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach for caring for our children and our community; The member churches of the Interfaith Council, without whose faith and support the Pantry could never reach as many families as it does today; The generous member companies of the Laguna Board of Realtors, who for years have provided heartfelt support to so many worthwhile organizations; The Hearts of Montage, whose wonderful associates have come through for us since Day One; KX93.5, for lending its airwaves to promote Homelessness and...
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | September 12, 2013
The Assistance League of Laguna Beach is looking for some friends. Folks are invited to attend a Friend Raiser from 4 to 6 p.m. Sept. 29 at Madison Square and Garden Café, hosted by Jon Madison . The event will include musical entertainment by Ken Garcia and a fashion show modeled by local celebrities, including Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson . Hot and cold hors d'oeuvres, desserts and beverages will be served. Reservations are not required. Admission is one item for the league's Thrift Shop, which reopened on Sept.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | June 20, 2013
The Laguna Beach City Council awarded more than $240,000 on Tuesday to 30 nonprofit organizations. A subcommittee of the council reviews applications for Community Assistance Funds and makes recommendations. The funds are given annually when the fiscal budget is approved. Grants ranged from $500 to $20,000, with more than $3,000 left in reserve. "Only two organizations got as much as they asked for," said Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson, who served on the 2013 subcommittee with Mayor Kelly Boyd.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2013
The Laguna Beach Community Foundation has provided funding to Laguna Outreach for Community Arts in aid of the latter's workshops at the Boys and Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Hosted at the TLC Branch in Bluebird Park, these after-school activities include the creation of collages, paper flowers and fish kites. Classes are free and held twice a month, and they feature local artists Reem Khalil, Lorraine Passero and Jude Taylor. "We are very grateful to the Laguna Beach Community Foundation for enabling LOCA to continue our important educational programs," LOCA President Sue Linder said in a news release.
NEWS
By Brittany Woolsey | August 16, 2012
After 33 years of service, Bali Thorn has retired from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. Thorn, a Laguna Beach resident, began working with the Boys & Girls Club in 1979 as a secretary. Over time, she had other positions and finished her tenure as director of finance. "I'm known for my good budgeting," Thorn said. Pamela Estes, executive director of the club, said an email, "Since I've been involved with the club, Bali has been responsible in a large part for putting together a projected budget each year.
NEWS
August 2, 2012
The Orange County Sheriff Department K-9 Unit recently visited the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach, according to a news release. Lt. Doug Williams and his dog Luna, a Belgian Malinois, discussed the importance for police dog support. The two are part of the search and rescue unit of Orange County. "Our members loved watching Luna's talents," said Executive Director Pam Estes said in a statement. "Thanks to the generosity of the Luna and Lieutenant Williams, 100 Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach members enjoyed a fun and informative presentation.
NEWS
By Alisha Gomez | July 19, 2012
Twenty-eight teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach got a taste of a pilot's life Tuesday. They flew in several Cessna and other small airplanes out of the Lyon Air Museum next to John Wayne Airport as part of the club's keystone leadership program. "The kids have been really excited," said Carla Contreras, teen program director. "Some of them have never been to a museum like this before. " The group, a mix of sixth- to 11th-graders, went through a series of steps before their big moment in the air, with several of them getting a chance to act as co-pilots and steer the plane.
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