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By Barbara Diamond | June 27, 2008
Mayor Pro Tem Cheryl Kinsman will officially announce her candidacy for reelection to the City Council at a kick-off party to be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., Wednesday at the Marine Room. Two City Council seats and the offices of the city clerk and city treasurer will be decided in the Nov. 4 municipal election, to be held in conjunction with the statewide election. Kinsman is the only announced candidate to date. “I am supporting Cheryl’s reelection because I think she has done a good job for the past 7 ½ years,” said Councilman Kelly Boyd, who is hosting the kick-off with his wife, Michelle.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013
Laguna Beach Live! will launch its Jazz Wednesdays Summer Series on June 19. First up is the Latin Jazz Syndicate from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden at 425 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. Doors open at 5 p.m. The band, which has performed with Poncho Sanchez, Luis Miguel, Dave Valentin and others, is led by Bijon Watson on the trumpet. Admission is $15 online and $18 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachlive.org or call (949) 715-9713.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | January 3, 2013
Alison Klayman was waiting in Ai Weiwei's Beijing office looking at his architectural proofs, posters and sculptures, when the man in question entered. "Immediately all the attention was focused on Weiwei," Klayman, 28, said of her Dec. 2008 encounter. "Physically, he's kind of a big guy, but also I really do believe that energy-wise he commands the attention of a room. " Klayman, a journalist and documentary filmmaker, was tasked with creating a film about Weiwei's artwork. The documentary, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," is showing Friday at the Forum Theater as part of the city's Friday Flicks at the Forum.
NEWS
September 13, 2002
Mike Sciacca Preseason scrimmages can sometimes be a barometer of where a team stands as it nears the start the regular season. If that is the case, the Laguna Beach High Breakers should enter tonight's 2002 season opener against visiting La Quinta with an air of confidence. Laguna Beach scrimmaged at Estancia last Friday in a game that held some promise, yet also indicated to coach Dave Holland that there is work to be done. Holland noted several positives in a scrimmage that saw senior running back Donnelle Darling reach the end zone on three occasions on runs of 60, 38 and two yards.
NEWS
July 19, 2002
The Music in the Park series is just around the corner. Two days from now marks the commencement of the Music in the Park concert series. The event is a playground and Mecca for mingling. "It's a great opportunity for the community to come together and enjoy the summer from a local perspective, casual wine and Brie with some friends and solid tunes," said Jeff Mourer avid concert-goer. The series starts out with Buzzworld, a band known for its traditional acoustic Celtic music.
NEWS
June 27, 2003
LAGUNA LIFE Everyday I thank my lucky stars that I live here in this town. I live it, love it, breath it and pray for it. I appreciate it and care for it; not only for our town but more importantly for the people. We are family here. I can look out my window and see the treasures of life all within my arms reach. The sun, the ocean and that beautiful blue sky. This is who I am. Where else in the world can you go to a place like the opening night of the Sawdust and hangout with generations of people who went to the same high school?
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | May 10, 2012
Laguna Beach has some issues that Mayor Jane Egly would like to have a hand in solving. Egly, who is running for her third term on the City Council, kicked off her reelection campaign Sunday at Madison Square and Garden Café, dwelling on the practicalities of running a city. Among her topics were upgrading aging infrastructure and safeguarding pedestrians by installing sidewalks; using the city's water supply, all imported, more judiciously; and a balanced budget that still preserves Laguna's quality of life.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | September 29, 2011
If the early bird gets the worm, Councilwoman Verna Rollinger must be licking her chops. Rollinger officially kicked off her reelection campaign Sunday with a fundraiser attended by about 100 supporters. "I am often asked why I do what I do," Rollinger said. "Just saying I like it isn't enough. I always think we can do better. "We [Laguna] do better than anyone else, but we can always improve. "But do I like what I do? I love what I do, and I love all of you for making it possible.
NEWS
October 4, 2012
The Laguna Beach Fire Department, along with the Orange County Fire Chiefs' Assn., are encouraging residents to have a plan in place if a fire breaks out in their home. The efforts of local fire officials are part of the national theme for Fire Prevention Week, "Have Two Ways Out," according to a news release. During October, firefighters will visit local schools and participate in emergency drills to educate people about fire safety and emergency preparedness. On Oct. 13, the public can visit any of Laguna's four fire stations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and take tours, meet local firefighters, check out the fire engines and ask questions about safety.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 6, 2013
Laguna Beach Live! will launch its Jazz Wednesdays Summer Series on June 19. First up is the Latin Jazz Syndicate from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Hotel Laguna Rose Garden at 425 S. Coast Hwy., Laguna Beach. Doors open at 5 p.m. The band, which has performed with Poncho Sanchez, Luis Miguel, Dave Valentin and others, is led by Bijon Watson on the trumpet. Admission is $15 online and $18 at the door. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachlive.org or call (949) 715-9713.
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By Rhea Mahbubani | January 3, 2013
Alison Klayman was waiting in Ai Weiwei's Beijing office looking at his architectural proofs, posters and sculptures, when the man in question entered. "Immediately all the attention was focused on Weiwei," Klayman, 28, said of her Dec. 2008 encounter. "Physically, he's kind of a big guy, but also I really do believe that energy-wise he commands the attention of a room. " Klayman, a journalist and documentary filmmaker, was tasked with creating a film about Weiwei's artwork. The documentary, "Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry," is showing Friday at the Forum Theater as part of the city's Friday Flicks at the Forum.
NEWS
October 4, 2012
The Laguna Beach Fire Department, along with the Orange County Fire Chiefs' Assn., are encouraging residents to have a plan in place if a fire breaks out in their home. The efforts of local fire officials are part of the national theme for Fire Prevention Week, "Have Two Ways Out," according to a news release. During October, firefighters will visit local schools and participate in emergency drills to educate people about fire safety and emergency preparedness. On Oct. 13, the public can visit any of Laguna's four fire stations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and take tours, meet local firefighters, check out the fire engines and ask questions about safety.
NEWS
By Kate Rogers | October 3, 2012
Last month at the Aliso Creek Inn, PTA's Coffee Break kicked-off the season by welcoming leaders and parents alike to catch up on the latest developments for Laguna Beach Unified School District. This year we welcomed two-year veteran Supt. Sherine Smith, and brand-new Asst. Supt. Deni Christiansen. Also present were high school Principal Joanne Culverhouse, Thurston Principal Jenny Salberg, El Morrow Principal Chris Duddy, Chief Technology Officer Victor Guthrie, Director of Special Education Irene White, Asst.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Brittany Woolsey and By Brittany Woolsey | August 30, 2012
Fans of dance will be able to see it from several different perspectives in a show coming to the Laguna Art Museum next week. The show, choreographed by three UC Irvine graduate students, includes three dance pieces that will provide as a preview for the Laguna Dance Festival, which is from Sept. 7 to 9. Jennifer Lott, Jessie Ryan and Saleemah E. Knight will showcase their works in a different setting than normal dance performances. All three choreographers are students of Jodie Gates, the founder of the Laguna Dance Festival.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | August 30, 2012
It has been a successful offseason for the Laguna Beach High football team. On Friday, the fruits of the Breakers' hard labor will be unveiled for the first time when they open their 2012 season in Garden Grove against Bolsa Grande. Kickoff is 7 p.m. at Bolsa Grande High. The host Matadors also are playing their season opener. "I think physically, we are ready to play," second-year Laguna Head Coach Mike Churchill said. "The kids have worked hard in the weight room and on the field and throughout the summer and fall, we haven't sustained any injuries.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | May 10, 2012
Laguna Beach has some issues that Mayor Jane Egly would like to have a hand in solving. Egly, who is running for her third term on the City Council, kicked off her reelection campaign Sunday at Madison Square and Garden Café, dwelling on the practicalities of running a city. Among her topics were upgrading aging infrastructure and safeguarding pedestrians by installing sidewalks; using the city's water supply, all imported, more judiciously; and a balanced budget that still preserves Laguna's quality of life.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | March 29, 2012
Water was liquid gold in the Old West, and not much has changed. With sources drying up, conservation is the battle cry. Mayor Jane Egly will join Newport Beach Mayor Nancy Gardner on Friday to kick off the monthlong Wyland Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation to see which city in the country can be the most water-wise, not to mention earn bragging rights. The mayors will be joined by artist Robert Wyland, whose foundation is presenting the challenge, representative Michael Rouse from Toyota, and Nancy Stoner from the Environmental Protection Agency, among others.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | September 29, 2011
If the early bird gets the worm, Councilwoman Verna Rollinger must be licking her chops. Rollinger officially kicked off her reelection campaign Sunday with a fundraiser attended by about 100 supporters. "I am often asked why I do what I do," Rollinger said. "Just saying I like it isn't enough. I always think we can do better. "We [Laguna] do better than anyone else, but we can always improve. "But do I like what I do? I love what I do, and I love all of you for making it possible.
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