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By Mike Sciacca | March 2, 2007
It's only the end of the first week of the regular season but already, the Laguna Beach High boys' volleyball team has faced one of its most challenging stretches of their new season. The Breakers played three consecutive matches Tuesday through Thursday, and each was on the road. They went to Edison on Tuesday, Huntington Beach on Wednesday and then made the long trek Thursday to North Hollywood to battle Harvard Westlake. In the first two matches, Laguna took Edison and Huntington to the limit but in both instances, dropped a five-game match.
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By Cindy Frazier | October 2, 2008
Laguna Beach police have identified a body found Tuesday on city-owned property at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road as Richard Benny Gomez Jr., 30, of Huntington Beach. Gomez is believed to have been left at the location and did not die there, Sgt. Jason Kravetz said Thursday. The Orange County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy yesterday afternoon with the results being inconclusive, Kravetz said. A cause of death will be pending the toxicological analysis, which might take six to eight weeks.
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By Jennifer Lane | April 3, 2014
What started in 2011 as a food truck business is about to open its second stand-alone restaurant in two years. Slapfish, which is run by Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude, is branching out from its Huntington Beach restaurant and opening at 211 Broadway near Coast Highway in Laguna Beach at the end of April, bringing its sustainable and ecosystem-friendly seafood with it. "We want to bump up the seafood scene and bring fun, sexy seafood to Laguna...
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By Mike Sciacca | April 5, 2012
Venturing north Wednesday for a key nonleague match against yet another highly ranked opponent, the Laguna Beach boys' volleyball team ran into a buzzsaw in Huntington Beach. The Oilers, who have been playing on all cylinders as of late, won Wednesday in a sweep by defeating the Breakers, 25-17, 25-14, 25-19. The win allowed Huntington, ranked seventh in CIF Southern Section Division 1, to take a 15-13 series lead on Laguna, which is ranked third in Division 2. "Nothing went right," Laguna Coach Scott Panaro said.
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By Mike Sciacca | September 24, 2012
HUNTINGTON BEACH — Seven stops over the course of five months ended Sunday for the team of Whitney Pavlik and Jenny Kropp, who went out in style at the Jose Cuervo Pro Beach Volleyball Series. Pavlik, who grew up and lives in Laguna Beach, and Kropp, a resident of Hollglen, won their sixth women's division tournament in the seven-event series. The pair defeated Laguna Beach High alumna Rachel (Wacholder) Scott and Lauren Fendrick, 21-14, 21-18, in the women's final at the Huntington Beach Pier.
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April 25, 2008
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SPORTS
February 22, 2008
SATURDAY Baseball (10 a.m.) Paramount at Laguna (scrimmage) JV Baseball (12:30 p.m.) Laguna at Paramount (scrimmage) ? MONDAY Boys? Tennis (3:15 p.m.) Laguna at Irvine (scrimmage) JV Tennis (3:15 p.m.) Irvine at Laguna (scrimmage) ? TUESDAY Boys? Golf (2:30 p.m.) Laguna vs. Aliso Niguel (at Alison Viejo CG) Boys? Tennis (3:15 p.m.) Laguna at Corona del Mar JV Tennis (3:15 p.m.)
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By Chris Williams | July 17, 2009
The biggest show in surfing is coming to our northerly neighbor this week in the form of the U.S. Open of Surfing presented by Hurley. This is the Super Bowl of surfing as far as crowds ? 500,000 people are expected to attend ? and glitz, but typically not for the quality of the waves themselves. No disrespect to Huntington Beach, but up against other competition venues such as J-Bay and Pipeline ... well, you get it. The last surfer standing of this Huntington Beach competition will be holding a big cardboard check in the amount of ?
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By: | September 9, 2005
Surfrider Celebrity Surf Jam set Music and surfing will combine to form the first Surfrider Foundation Celebrity Surf Jam Sunday, Sept. 11 at the Huntington Beach Pier. Professional surfer Pat O'Connell of Laguna Beach is co-chair of the event. Well-known musicians and professional surfers make up the roster for the event, which will run from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Musicians scheduled to participate include Brandon Boyd, Mike Einziger and Ben Kenney of the band Incubus, Peter DiStefano of Porno for Pyros and Jim Lindberg of Pennywise.
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By Jennifer Lane | April 3, 2014
What started in 2011 as a food truck business is about to open its second stand-alone restaurant in two years. Slapfish, which is run by Andrew Gruel and Jethro Naude, is branching out from its Huntington Beach restaurant and opening at 211 Broadway near Coast Highway in Laguna Beach at the end of April, bringing its sustainable and ecosystem-friendly seafood with it. "We want to bump up the seafood scene and bring fun, sexy seafood to Laguna...
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By Bryce Alderton | March 6, 2014
As waves repeatedly crashed off Aliso Beach Park early Saturday afternoon, beachgoer Matthew Barker thought, "They couldn't have picked a worse day to go out in the water. " "They" being a 25-year-old Los Angeles woman and her male friend, who decided to brave what Barker called the most dangerous surf conditions he has seen in five years at the county-operated beach. "They charged in through knee-deep water and started swimming out," Barker, 54, said. "They instantly started getting pounded by waves six, eight, 10 feet.
SPORTS
October 24, 2013
The Laguna Beach Water Polo Club girls' 14-and-under team won its division championship Sunday by winning four games at the sixth annual Evan Cousineau Memorial Cup. It was the first tournament appearance of the 2013-14 season for Laguna which played its games at JSerra High and Santiago Canyon College. Laguna opened the tournament Saturday with an easy, 21-1 victory over Huntington Beach. The locals came back later that day to post a resounding, 11-2 win over Corona del Mar. Laguna's third victory was an 11-2 decision in the semifinals over United which earned the team a spot in the finals against Riverside.
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By Bryce Alderton | September 19, 2013
Glenn Murray worked as a dental technician for 12 years and was also in construction. He wasn't rich by any stretch, but he made enough to rent a room in Laguna Beach. Then his mother in New Orleans became sick with dementia. Murray volunteered to take care of her, draining his savings in the process. She died in October 2012, leaving him out of the will. Murray, who graduated from Laguna Beach High School, found himself back in Orange County, staying first in a abandoned camper at a construction site in Huntington Beach and then on the streets.
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By Barbara Diamond | August 1, 2013
The late Art Linkletter wrote a book titled "Growing Old Isn't for Sissies. " Well, the Susi Q Senior Center isn't for sissies either. Programs are designed to challenge participants to stretch themselves mentally and physically. On Tuesday morning alone, one group was dissecting articles found in Scientific American magazine, and another group was discussing current events. The Persian Club met, a foursome played bridge in the library and some hardy elders were exercising muscles including the brain that will help them stay on their own two feet.
SPORTS
August 1, 2013
The Laguna Beach Lifeguard Assn. won the Chapter B division title and placed third, overall, Saturday at the 31st annual California Surf Life Saving Championships at the Newport Beach Pier. Nearly 2,000 competitors ranging in age from 8 to 17 from nearly 30 agencies in Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, San Diego, Long Beach, LA County, California State Parks, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz competed at the two-day event. The competition included ocean swims, beach runs and rescue paddleboard races.
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July 25, 2013
Members of the Laguna Beach Lifeguard Assn. will put their competitive skills to the test against ocean lifeguards from throughout the state Friday and Saturday at the 31st annual California Surf Life Saving Championships and California Junior Lifeguard Championships at the south side of the Newport Beach Pier in Newport Beach. The Junior Lifeguard Regional is Friday and the California Lifeguards competition is Saturday. Nearly 2,000 competitors ranging in age from 8 to 17 will come from nearly 30 agencies in Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Huntington Beach, San Diego, Long Beach, LA County, California State Parks, Santa Barbara and Santa Cruz.
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By Bryce Alderton | May 21, 2013
Jesse Heydorff likes to call the inaugural Crystal Cove State Park Junior Lifeguard program "outdoor science camp meets junior lifeguard training. " From 8:45 a.m. to noon June 24 through Aug. 2, children ages 9 to 15 will hike, swim, paddleboard, snorkel and learn about native plants and animals among the park's 2,400 woodland acres and 3.2 miles of beach. State park authorities tapped lifeguards Schuyler Kirby and Chris Heinrich to start the program this year, and the two have been creating a website and fliers to get the word out. They then tapped Heydorff, who spent 14 years as a Huntington Beach state lifeguard, to create the curriculum.
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By Barbara Diamond | April 25, 2013
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) will chair a meeting Friday in Washington, D.C., to pursue the proposal he announced in Laguna last week about joining with Russia to combat radical Islam. Rohrabacher chairs the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats. "We need to work with Russia to fight radical Islam," Rohrabacher said at the April 19 meeting of the Laguna Beach Rotary Club. "They are doing things I can't imagine an American doing.
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By Barbara Diamond | April 22, 2013
U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) proposed a cooperative effort with Russia to combat terrorism during a talk at the Laguna Beach Rotary Club's weekly luncheon. "We need to work with Russia to fight radical Islam," Rohrabacher said Friday at Aliso Creek Inn. "They are doing things I can't imagine an American doing. They slaughter innocent people without going into combat - they even slaughter their own people. " Rohrabacher opined that America's open society, including the attitude toward women, appears to be a threat to the radical element of Islam principles.
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