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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 10, 2014
When the 49th edition of the North-South 12th-Grade All-Star Basketball Games gets underway Saturday, there will be a Laguna Beach High presence at the annual event. Laguna Beach senior Noah Blanton is a selection to the boys' South team roster. The South will take on the North in the second of two games Saturday at Concordia University in Irvine. The annual spring games, featuring some of the top senior players in Orange County and sponsored by the Orange Coast Optimist Club, opens with the girls' game at 5 p.m. The boys' game follows at approximately 7:30 p.m. Additionally, the event names a boys' and girls' coach of the year selected from among county teams each year, and Laguna Beach girls' head coach Mark Lewis was named the 2014 Orange County Girls' Coach of the Year.
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NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | April 10, 2014
The prospect of a self-storage facility being built in Laguna Canyon took center stage at Wednesday's Planning Commission meeting, but the reception was less than welcoming. Several residents and Laguna College of Art + Design students raised concerns - from safety and traffic to environmental and area compatibility - about developer Doug Simpson's plan to construct a three-story, 97,025-square-foot, 630-unit building in the Big Bend area. The property at 2851 Laguna Canyon Road sits between the college's visual communication building and a habitat restoration area managed by the Laguna Canyon Foundation.
NEWS
By David Hansen | April 10, 2014
If you ask poet John Gardiner a question, the path to the answer is not a straight line. It's a meandering journey that transports you to mysterious places and events that seem surreal at first, as if you've gone down some rabbit hole. Where else can you rub the belly of a coyote? Or hear Shakespeare reincarnated? Or use words to stop bullets? Gardiner, 67, is Laguna Beach's resident poet, dramatist, teacher, activist and psychedelic historian. In 1969 he read one of his first poems at Mystic Arts in Laguna, and 45 years later, at 7 p.m. Friday, he will read it again, commemorating an anniversary of sorts.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | April 8, 2014
Laguna College of Art + Design senior Nina Fitzpatrick has died, five days after she was hit by a car while walking in a crosswalk on Laguna Canyon Road, the college announced in a news release Tuesday. Fitzpatrick, a 22-year-old fine arts student and Costa Mesa resident, was hit by a Honda sedan driven by an 83-year-old Minnesota woman about 8:45 p.m. Thursday in the crosswalk adjacent to the main campus at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road. She was critically injured and transported to Mission Hospital Mission Viejo, according to Laguna Beach police.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 3, 2014
The Laguna Beach High baseball team's impressive run in the Anaheim Lions Tournament came to an end Wednesday when the Breakers closed out tournament play against Santa Fe Springs St. Paul. The Breakers, who had won their first four tourney games, fell, 4-2, to the Swordsmen at Boysen Park in Anaheim. Sophomore Will McInerny had a hit and RBI, senior Preston GrandPre had a hit, scored a run and stole two bases for the Breakers. Junior Cole Coscino (0-1) struck out three in five innings pitched.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | April 3, 2014
At the halfway point of the Orange Coast League boys' tennis season, Laguna Beach has positioned itself to make a strong run toward repeating as league champion. The Breakers took their OCL record to 4-0 Tuesday by defeating visiting Costa Mesa, 14-4. A clean sweep through doubles action highlighted the win which put the Breakers at 4-0 in league, and 5-5 overall. In doubles, No. 1 Alex Duong/Sterling Dudley-Bowen won their three sets by 6-0 scores. At No. 2, Ethan Gee/Stuart Webb won, 6-3, 6-3, 6-1, and No. 3 Tim Nguyen/Jeff Spitz took 7-5, 6-0, 6-0 sets.
NEWS
By David Hansen and By David Hansen | April 3, 2014
The night before his Blue Water Music Festival last weekend, organizer Rick Conkey slept on an air mattress on the festival grounds, making sure no one stole the equipment. At 6 foot 5, his feet hung over the edge of the mattress. But he didn't care. He had other things to worry about. Would people show up? Will he have enough cash to pay the bands? Will he be able to show his face again in Laguna? He worried but he didn't let it show. By midday Saturday, people started arriving - not a lot, but some.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Don Leach | April 3, 2014
The Blue Water Music Festival, hosted by Rick Conkey and his nonprofit Blue Water Green Earth, returned to Laguna Beach last weekend at the Sawdust Art Festival grounds under the shade of the tall eucalyptus grove. The two-day event featured a variety of acts in several musical genres playing an even wider variety of instruments. As with all music festivals, there were the expected headliners, but it was the discoveries on the outer stages that made it so fun. The acts given the tiny tavern stage were small in space but big on talent Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
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...
NEWS
April 2, 2014
Laguna Beach Unified School District officials are warning parents and students to be on the lookout after Laguna Beach police said three Thurston Middle School students were approached in a suspicious manner on nearby streets at two different times earlier this week. A 13-year-old boy reported to school personnel that a man in a white sports car stopped at the corner of Alta Laguna Boulevard and Treetop Lane at 3:30 p.m. Monday and asked the child to enter his vehicle, according to district and police information.
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