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By Barbara Diamond | July 31, 2009
Local library patrons may go into withdrawal starting Aug. 17, when Laguna’s branch closes its doors for at least three months. The branch will be getting its long overdue overhaul. Unfortunately the library cannot stay open while the work is underway. “It’s a huge, huge undertaking,” said Martha Lydick , perennial president of the Friends of the Laguna beach Library. But don’t panic. The Friends bookstore will be open except for about 2 ½ weeks, with the dates to be announced, Lydick said.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | October 23, 2007
All Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses will reopen Wednesday, following two days of closures due to the threat of wildfires. Anneliese’s Schools will follow the same closure protocols as the district, said Elise Higley, administrative grade school director at Anneliese’s. St. Catherine Catholic School remained open this week. The district will remain on high fire alert. "School will be in session tomorrow, although we will be stepping down just one notch," district spokesperson Darrin Reed said.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | November 9, 2006
It has been 24 years since tavern owner Kelly Boyd last sat on the City Council dais. Boyd will be sworn in on Dec. 5, along with incumbents Toni Iseman and Elizabeth Pearson-Schneider, the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's City Council race, with all 26 precincts counted. "[Wednesday] was insane; the phone never stopped ringing," said Iseman, who got little sleep the night before due to excitement and the late hour that the Laguna votes were posted. "I am delighted with the support.
NEWS
May 1, 2009
Laguna Beach High School students resumed testing local ocean waters for bacteria this week after a three-month hiatus. The seven-year program, which had been sponsored by the Laguna Beach chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, was halted in December after Surfrider decided not to fund water testing in the schools. The Laguna Beach School District PTA Council stepped in with funding to continue the program through the end of the year. The bacteria counts are not considered official by the county Health Department, which conducts its own routine testing and posts warning signs or closes beaches when bacteria counts are at unsafe levels.
NEWS
By By Barbara Diamond | February 17, 2006
David Young, 93, to step down from board of directors after more than half a century of volunteer service to Laguna arts.The retirement of David Young from the Festival of Arts board of directors leaves a hole that will be hard to fill. Young, 93, served on the board for more than 50 years, with just a brief hiatus to protest a proposed relocation of the festival to San Clemente. He served as board president five times. The festival announced his retirement last week. "It's been his life," said his wife, Mary.
NEWS
January 10, 2003
Laguna Beach's boys' eighth-grade All-Net National Junior Basketball team returned from its holiday hiatus to hand previously unbeaten Villa Park its first loss of the season, 36-33. The victory kept Laguna's regular season record spotless heading into Sunday's game against Laguna Hills. Tipoff is 6:30 p.m. at Laguna Beach High. Laguna gained control early against Villa Park, staking its way to a 22-13 lead in the second quarter. Villa Park managed a late rally in the quarter and pulled to 26-21 at the half.
NEWS
March 5, 2010
My Hero Project seeks film entries The Laguna Beach-based MY HERO Project is looking for student reporters to create video stories about their heroes. A team of award-winning documentary producers will help the young filmmakers tell their stories using state-of-the-art digital video equipment. Five applicants will be chosen based on a short essay about their hero that they will submit through the MY HERO Create program, which guides them through text, images and links.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | June 5, 2008
The Laguna Beach Unified Board of Education heard a report on primary-level foreign language teaching options at its Tuesday meeting. The district currently offers language courses in middle and high school; in kindergarten and first grade, an exposure program teaches kids basic words and concepts. A committee was tasked with determining the best practices in the district for expanding the foreign language program to other primary grades. A committee gave three options for the best fit in the district.
NEWS
October 6, 2006
Craft Guild schedule approved The City Council on Tuesday approved the Laguna Craft Guild's proposal for 14 shows in 2007 at the cobblestone area of Main Beach and El Paseo. Spring shows will be held Feb. 11, March 18, April 1 and 22, May 13 and 27, and June 10, followed by a summer hiatus. Fall shows will be held Sept. 9 and 23, Oct. 14 and 28, Nov. 11 and 25 and Dec. 16. The city code allows nonprofit organizations to hold arts and craft shows at the park, limited to 14 shows in a calendar year with no more than two shows per month.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 30, 2007
Jon Hendrickson made his coaching debut at Laguna Beach Tuesday when the Breakers? girls? basketball team opened its 2007-08 season against Beckman. The visiting Patriots defeated the Breakers, 51-48, at Dugger Gym. Laguna?s scoring balance included 12 points each from Katy Doff and Tess Grogan, 11 from Emily LaRose, 10 from Lauren Kelly and three from Emily Writer. Beckman, which improved to 1-1, was led by Angie Delgado?s game-high 26 points. Prior to taking over the Laguna program, Hendrickson served as varsity girls?
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By Barbara Diamond | July 31, 2009
Local library patrons may go into withdrawal starting Aug. 17, when Laguna’s branch closes its doors for at least three months. The branch will be getting its long overdue overhaul. Unfortunately the library cannot stay open while the work is underway. “It’s a huge, huge undertaking,” said Martha Lydick , perennial president of the Friends of the Laguna beach Library. But don’t panic. The Friends bookstore will be open except for about 2 ½ weeks, with the dates to be announced, Lydick said.
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NEWS
By Candice Baker | October 23, 2007
All Laguna Beach Unified School District campuses will reopen Wednesday, following two days of closures due to the threat of wildfires. Anneliese’s Schools will follow the same closure protocols as the district, said Elise Higley, administrative grade school director at Anneliese’s. St. Catherine Catholic School remained open this week. The district will remain on high fire alert. "School will be in session tomorrow, although we will be stepping down just one notch," district spokesperson Darrin Reed said.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | November 9, 2006
It has been 24 years since tavern owner Kelly Boyd last sat on the City Council dais. Boyd will be sworn in on Dec. 5, along with incumbents Toni Iseman and Elizabeth Pearson-Schneider, the top two vote-getters in Tuesday's City Council race, with all 26 precincts counted. "[Wednesday] was insane; the phone never stopped ringing," said Iseman, who got little sleep the night before due to excitement and the late hour that the Laguna votes were posted. "I am delighted with the support.
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