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July 16, 2012
A celebration of the life of Cynthia "Cindy" Ellen Frazier will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Laguna Woods Village Clubhouse 3, Room 2, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods. Cindy, who served as city editor of the Coastline Pilot for nearly eight years, died last month after battling pancreatic cancer for the past year. She was 60. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action group at http://www.pancan.org or by calling (877) 272- 6226. - Alisha Gomez @ coastlinepilot
NEWS
May 31, 2002
Laguna Coast Wilderness Park will gain more than 10 acres of undeveloped land with the recent approval of a $2.6-million grant to Laguna Woods for its purchase. The park is part of an 11,000-acre greenbelt that includes several Laguna Beach open-space sites. Assembly of the greenbelt began about 35 years ago and has grown with the help of groups like Laguna Greenbelt, Inc., the Laguna Canyon Foundation, the Laguna Canyon Conservancy and the Coastal Greenbelt Authority.
NEWS
December 24, 2004
Nanielle Nancy Devereaux Nanielle Nancy Devereaux of Laguna Beach died Dec. 13 at the South Coast Medical Center. She was 57. Ms. Devereaux, a 30-year Laguna Beach resident, was a mental health counselor in the community. Ms. Devereaux is survived by her brothers, Stephen and Michael. Memorials may be sent to the family c/o McCormick and Son Mortuary. Services were held at the Laurel Hill Cemetery in Eugene, Ore. Mary Molly Millard Mary Molly Millard of Laguna Beach died Dec. 18 at the Manor Care Convalescent Center in Laguna Woods.
NEWS
May 7, 2004
Vivian Parsons Hull Former Laguna Beach resident Vivian Parsons Hull died April 30 after a long illness. Ms. Hill grew up in Oklahoma and graduated in 1934 with a degree in English from the University of Oklahoma, where she was president of her sorority, Gamma Phi Beta, and Band Queen. She taught school for several years in Omaha, Neb. In 1952 she and her family moved to Laguna Beach, where she was active in civic and social activities, and her husband, Jack Parsons, had a medical practice.
NEWS
October 8, 2004
Irene S. Baker Irene S. Baker of Laguna Beach died Oct. 5 after a short illness. She was 83. Mrs. Baker was a 16-year resident of Laguna Beach. She worked as a clerical assistant at McDonnell-Douglas for 25 years. Mrs. Baker is survived by her son Richard of Thousand Oaks and a daughter, Susan Baker, of San Juan Capistrano. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery in Santa Monica. Marion Cecilia Kramer Marion Cecilia Kramer of Laguna Beach died Oct. 6 at Saddleback Memorial Center.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 2007
Summer jazz series opens June 6 Laguna Beach Live! will open its popular summer jazz series from 6 to 8 p.m. June 6 in the outdoor Rose Garden of the Hotel Laguna, 425 So. Coast Hwy., with Luther Hughes and the Cannonball/Coltrane Project. Former bassist to the late Gene Harris, Luther Hughes recreates the music of the great Cannonball Adderly and John Coltrane. The group will perform original arrangements from "Live in Chicago," as well as other classic tunes by Cannonball and Coltrane.
NEWS
June 13, 2003
Tom Titus The hit musicals "Follies," "Annie Warbucks" (the sequel to "Annie") and "Into the Woods" will be in town during the 2003-04 season -- but only briefly, and in three separate locations. Laguna Beach's No Square Theater company has these shows on the calendar for the coming season. However, each is scheduled for only three days of performance, so you'd better get your reservations in soon. "Follies," with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, will kick off the No Square season Aug. 9 to 11 in the Clubhouse 3 auditorium at Leisure World, Laguna Woods.
NEWS
April 25, 2003
Tom Titus The customer, they say, is always right, and the people who operate Laguna Beach's No Square Theater are taking this maxim to heart. The company is polling prospective audiences on its Web site (www.NoSquare.org) not only on what show it should put on, but where it should be staged. No Square hasn't been able to book a Laguna venue for a summer show, since both the Artists Theater at Laguna Beach High School and the Forum Theater on the Festival of Arts grounds -- where the company generally performs -- are unavailable.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2008
Festival of Arts accepting applications Artists who would like to apply for the 2009 Festival of Arts should submit a CD with three digital images per media and a completed application form by 4 p.m. Jan. 16. To learn more about the Festival of Arts, the application process and photographing artwork, artists are invited to attend a free seminar from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds. The Festival of Arts accepts applications from artists residing in: Aliso Viejo, Balboa, Balboa Island, Capistrano Beach, Coto de Caza, Corona del Mar, Costa Mesa, Dana Point, Foothill Ranch, Irvine, Laguna Beach, Ladera Ranch, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, Laguna Woods, Lake Forest (El Toro)
BUSINESS
By Josh Aden | August 30, 2007
The end of Boom Boom Room is just over the horizon and its tight-knit community of supporters are gearing up for a weekend of Labor Day parties. For those who frequent the iconic bar, it will also be a weekend of goodbyes. Patrick O’Laughlin, one of the co-operators of the Boom and attached Coast Inn, said there is a sense of reverence. “I get calls all day and all night from people asking me if it’s actually closing,” O’Laughlin said. Four nights of parties featuring DJ’s that have been important to the famous gay bar are planned for tonight through Monday.
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NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | March 3, 2014
If it screeches, barks, howls, bites or hisses, there's a high probability John Thompson will hear about it. He is one of the Laguna Beach Police Department's two full-time animal services officers, and the job involves everything from corralling a loose dog to extracting a skunk from a dryer vent. Thompson joined Laguna Beach in October 2000 and has had his share of memorable moments. In August 2012, Thompson, with help from the Fire Department, rappelled 30 feet down a cliff near Shaw's Cove to rescue a pit bull that had run loose through downtown earlier that day. About that skunk.
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NEWS
September 4, 2013
Debra Healy Deem Debra Healy Deem, 58 of Laguna Beach passed away on August 28th after succumbing to injuries received in a tragic bike accident on August 27th 2013. Debra was born in St. Paul, Minnesota and grew up in Southern California. She received her BA, Magna Cum Laude at California State Polytechnic of Pomona and JD from Loyola Law School. She practiced Business Law at Buchalter Nemer LLP. Debra was selected a Southern California Super Lawyer in 2004 and 2007. She had a strong commitment to Pro Bono work and community support, and was a member of the Public Law Center Board of Directors.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013
The Orange County Fair will honor Laguna Beach next week as part of its Summer in the Cities promotion. At 12:30 p.m. on predetermined days, representatives or residents from specific cities in Orange County will lead the flag salute and national anthem in front of The Hanger. Laguna Beach will be honored Wednesday along with Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods and Laguna Niguel. Laguna Beach residents can get discounted admission Wednesday by presenting a coupon available at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., and the library, 363 Glenneyre St. The fair also features a free multimedia presentation celebrating Orange County every night at The Hanger.
NEWS
By Michael Miller | June 20, 2013
Animal Crackers Pet Rescue's new shelter isn't much to look at now - just a spacious room in a Laguna Woods strip mall with packing materials lying around and grooves in the concrete floor showing where walls will be. The staff, though, already has a vivid picture of how the facility will look when funds and permits come in. Tuesday afternoon, founder Gina Katzenbedian and volunteer Jeannie Poshek gave an informal tour of the facility and pointed...
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | April 25, 2013
Man arrested in alleged assault Laguna Beach police arrested a man who allegedly assaulted two people at a hotel, then ran onto South Coast Highway Saturday night, police said. Authorities arrested San Diego resident Christopher Harrigan Conti, 31, on suspicion of attempted battery and booked him on $500 bail, according to the police log. A caller reported the alleged assault at the Seaside Laguna Inn and Suites, 1661 S Coast Hwy., at 10:54 p.m. Saturday, the log said. The caller said the man was intoxicated and ran out into oncoming traffic, nearly causing a collision, Laguna Beach police Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | April 8, 2013
Animal Crackers opened in its new Laguna Hills location Saturday. The shop and pet rescue foundation moved to 24310 Moulton Parkway, Suite P, after losing its lease at the Aliso Creek Shopping Center in Laguna Beach. Despite valiant efforts by owner Gina Katzenbedian and her many supporters, no new location in Laguna Beach could be found. "I wish we could have stayed in Laguna, but we are very happy with our new location, which is larger and enables us to expand our rescue operation," Katzenbedian said.
NEWS
By David Hansen | March 21, 2013
When historians look at old photos of towns, they look for telltale clues to guess the era: horses or cars, gas lights or electric, corsets or mini-skirts. In Laguna Beach, however, future historians may have trouble because of one glaring anomaly — overhead power lines. Laguna Niguel doesn't have overhead power lines. Neither does Laguna Hills, Laguna Woods or even Laguna Seca. Almost no modern city has overhead power lines anymore, except maybe the bad parts of Bakersfield.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | July 26, 2012
LAGUNA WOODS - A memorial for Coastline Pilot City Editor Cynthia "Cindy" Ellen Frazier, a veteran journalist, took place on Saturday. Frazier, the newspaper's city editor for nearly eight years, died last month after a battle with pancreatic cancer, which she chronicled in her column, "From Canyon to Cove. " She was 60. About 40 people - including city officials, story sources, co-workers and friends - gathered in a community room at Leisure World in Laguna Woods, where Frazier lived with her partner, Sharon Gretsch.
NEWS
July 16, 2012
A celebration of the life of Cynthia "Cindy" Ellen Frazier will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday in Laguna Woods Village Clubhouse 3, Room 2, 23822 Avenida Sevilla, Laguna Woods. Cindy, who served as city editor of the Coastline Pilot for nearly eight years, died last month after battling pancreatic cancer for the past year. She was 60. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action group at http://www.pancan.org or by calling (877) 272- 6226. - Alisha Gomez @ coastlinepilot
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | June 28, 2012
Lee Childress is revered for founding the MACY Awards to honor high school musical performers, but around Laguna, she's known as a performer. Childress lived in Laguna for years with her late husband, John, and daughter, Cathe. The family performed onstage and backstage at the Laguna Playhouse and in the Pageant of the Masters. Although now a resident of Laguna Woods, Childress still owns property in town. Her connection to Laguna began long before she moved here. She used to visit the Brown family at their El Morro campsite when former Mayor Cheryl Kinsman was growing up. Kinsman's mother, Virginia Brown, wife of longtime Riverside Mayor Ab Brown, met the beautiful blond Lana Turner look-alike while their husbands were fighting in World War II. "We called her Auntie Lee and we thought she was our aunt until we were teenagers," said Becky Brown, Kinsman's sister.
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