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December 14, 2011
After Sparky and the cheerleaders, the most energetic person preceding the football players on the field at Arizona State University each fall weekend is usually Greg Rudolph, a sophomore from Laguna Niguel. Rudolph bursts onto the field in his black uniform as a drum major leading the 400-member Sun Devil Marching Band, a position he auditioned for last spring, according to a news release. While showmanship and musical ability are part of his job, Rudolph's biggest role is that of a leader and a motivator for a huge group of diverse students.
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SPORTS
April 27, 2007
The Laguna Pink girl's soccer team of Region 86 continued on its winning path Saturday by rolling past host and neighboring Laguna Niguel, 6-1, in AYSO action. The victory upped the Pink's record to 7-0-2 and kept the squad atop the 10-and-Under standings. The match was scoreless mid-way through the first half With several players able to penetrate the Laguna Niguel defense, Makenzie Fischer, Francie Holte and Summer Dvorak were able to score goals. Audrey Pillsbury went on to earn a hat trick with three goals of her own. Johana Abarca, playing right-forward late in the game, sent a sharp centering pass to earn an assist on Dvorak's goal.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | May 9, 2008
Supervisor Pat Bates called her first 16 months in office “an eye-opener” during a speech before the Laguna Canyon Conservancy Monday evening. The former assemblywoman and Laguna Niguel mayor said being part of the Board of Supervisors was a far cry from the halls of Sacramento, where she served for six years. “There are many firestorms — real, everyday issues to be dealt with,” Bates said of the county panel on which she serves as vice chairwoman.
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By Andrew Shortall | December 6, 2012
A man suspected of robbing a Laguna Niguel Starbucks at gunpoint while wearing a gas mask on Nov. 30 was arrested later that evening in Laguna Beach, police said. Kyle Kamal Starner, 20, was arrested at 7:25 p.m. after he was detained by a Laguna Beach Police officer at BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse, 280 S. Coast Hwy. The Laguna Niguel Starbucks was robbed around 11 a.m. and an unspecified amount of money was reportedly taken. Witnesses told police the man left the scene on a bike.
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By Bryce Alderton | May 30, 2013
The Orange County District Attorney is seeking the public's help in identifying more possible victims of a Laguna Niguel man who allegedly raped two women, including one from Laguna Beach, according to a news release. Babak "Bobby" Azadgilani, 26, was arraigned Wednesday at Harbor Justice Center in Newport Beach and is being held on $2 million bail, the D.A. said. Azadgilani is charged with two felony counts of forcible rape, two felony counts of sexual penetration by a foreign object by force, and one felony count each of sodomy by force and forcible oral copulation, according to the release.
NEWS
By Alisha Gomez, Special to the Coastline Pilot | October 20, 2011
The Laguna Niguel City Council held a special meeting Tuesday with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) to discuss his views and work on various issues, should he be elected as the congressman for the newly redrawn 48th Congressional District. That new district will include Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Fountain Valley, Midway City, parts of Huntington Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Laguna Beach, Laguna Niguel, Aliso Viejo, and portions of Garden Grove, Santa Ana and Westminster.
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By Cindy Frazier | October 20, 2011
About 10 years ago, an unusual idea came to Stephanie Wirkkala while she was working as a graphic designer for a high-end toilet maker. "They made these $3,000 toilets that looked like lions," she said. "But they used the standard toilet bolt covers that were on other toilets. " The bolts secure the toilet to the floor and to the sewer pipe underneath it. The standard bolt covers just didn't fit with the sumptuous look of the royal commodes her client made, but Wirkkala soon found out that in the world of toilets, one toilet bolt cover fit all. So she decided to decorate some bolt covers for herself and her friends by gluing silver and gold beads to a cap. "They all loved them, but they weren't practical," she said.
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By Joanna Clay | January 19, 2012
When one hears Gavyn Bailey's voice, it's hard to believe that the 13-year-old from Laguna Niguel doesn't have a recording contract. On YouTube he sings Ingrid Michaelson's "The Way I am" as if the song were written for him. While some kids might point to a heavy course load or an active social life as distractions, Gavyn's had to battle a much larger obstacle when it comes to focusing on his music. At 3 years old, Gavyn had a kidney transplant. His mother, Giselle Bailey, said that the day before he was born she was told he might not make it. About a year ago, his body rejected the transplanted kidney - a common occurrence for transplant patients - which caused him to have high blood pressure and a brain hemorrhage.
NEWS
From LATimes.com | September 1, 2011
Last summer, Laguna Beach resident Christopher Ryan Smith emailed family and friends with exciting news: He was embarking on an African adventure. Over the next few months, his emails recounted the highlights. One day he was paragliding near Johannesburg. On another, he was sandboarding in "huge mines" in South Africa where the "sand was softer than snow powder. " In December, the 32-year-old Internet executive announced that he was going to Congo and Rwanda. Then, abruptly, all communication stopped.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 12, 2012
The Laguna Beach Little League Major Division All-Star team had its run in the District 55 Tournament halted July 6 when it dropped a wild 15-14 game to Laguna Niguel at Chapparosa Park in Laguna Niguel. Laguna Beach finished the tournament with a 2-2 record. The a game was much different from when they first met at the tournament's opener June 30, a 10-0 win by Laguna Niguel. In the rematch, Laguna Niguel jumped on Laguna Beach early and it appeared another blowout was imminent.
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