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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.
March 28, 2008
Gallimaufry Performing Arts will feature dance as a part of its upcoming ?Family Festival,? as it presents two premieres by the Gallimaufry & Greene Dance Company and the only Southland appearance by the Emmy Award-winning Jump Rhythm Jazz Project from Chicago. The festival will include a lecture/demonstration from Gallimaufry & Greene?s Choreographer and Artistic Director, Sean Greene, at 5 p.m. April 13 at the Forum Theatre on the Festival of Arts grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
November 18, 2005
Elaine Smith, formerly of South Coast Rep, to oversee fundraising, public relations and marketing at the local medical clinic.Laguna Beach Community Clinic has named Elaine Smith of Laguna Woods to the new position of director of development. As senior development officer, she will provide fundraising consultation to the board of directors and executive staff, oversee organizational fundraising and donor development strategy, and also coordinate marketing and public relations for the clinic.
By Kay Wright | January 8, 2010
I would like to add to my daughter, Catharine Cooper?s, wonderful column about her first Christmas in Laguna Beach in 1957. We were familiar with Laguna, coming down for breakfast at the Cottage or dinner at Victor Hugo?s, but the move from Long Beach (population 110,000) was big. And I loved it. It was a special village for my children to grow in. Now to Christmas ? and my shopping. Shirts and ties from Stuart Avis Men?s Store for my husband. And also for my husband, some tools from Shields Hardware.
January 27, 2006
The City of Laguna Beach Senior Center and Community Art Project conducted judging for the eighth annual Senior Art Competition on Jan. 13 at Wells Fargo Bank. Judges for the competition were Arts Commissioner Mike Tauber and Pat Sparkuhl of the Community Art Project. The exhibit will be on display on the second floor of Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave., until Monday, March 13. Senior Art Exhibit 2006 winners are: Acrylics: 1st Place: Elena Srebnik, Laguna Beach, "Christian" 2nd Place: Al Weingartner, Laguna Hills, "Vicarage View" 3rd Place: Randy Ray, Laguna Beach, "Orange Pitcher" Other: 1st Place: Lana Perry, Laguna Niguel, "Mother" 2nd Place: Marilyn Todd, Laguna Beach, "Sky High" 3rd Place: Elizabeth Fortin, Laguna Niguel, "Hat and Scarf" Oils: 1st Place: Ed Brower, Corona Del Mar, "California Country" 2nd Place: Doris Casserly, Laguna Beach, "Island Girl" 3rd Place: Jeanne Baer, Laguna Beach, "Keyhole at Montage" 3rd Place: David Randel, Laguna Beach, "Laguna Sunset" Photography: 1st Place: Gil Thibault, Laguna Beach, "Subway" 2nd Place: Patrick Jackson, Laguna Beach, "In Back of Your Mind" 3rd Place: Jack Sexton, Laguna Beach, "Sunrise" Watercolors: 1st Place: Doris Jackson, Laguna Woods, "Beach Town" 2nd Place: Marjorie Faircloth, Laguna Beach, "Oak Creek Crossing" 3rd Place: Dr. Frances Collato, Laguna Beach, "Flamenco Dancers"
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.
April 10, 2009
Motorcyclist jailed in license plate theft A 54-year-old Laguna Woods man was arrested on suspicion of stealing a license plate and DMV sticker after Laguna Beach police stopped him at 8:53 a.m. April 3 in the 300 block of Broadway for passing stopped vehicles on the right, Sgt. Jason Kravetz said. The arrestee, David John DiConstanzo, was riding with a 21-year-old woman passenger. Police determined that DiConstanzo had a suspended driver?s license; was not authorized to ride a motorcycle; the license plate on the motorcycle was allegedly stolen from another motorcycle in Laguna Woods; the 2009 DMV sticker on the license plate was stolen from another vehicle; and he had no insurance, Kravetz said.
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.
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...
May 23, 2003
Nonprofit groups interested in publishing their information in YOUR NONPROFITS, please write us at P.O. Box 248 Laguna Beach, CA, 92652, e-mail us at or fax us at 494-8979. Please give a two sentence description of the group, a contact number and location, and a meeting time if open to the public. BINKY PATROL Started in Laguna Beach in 1996, the organization makes and distributes homemade blankets to children 18 and under who are born HIV positive, drug-addicted, infected with AIDS or other chronic or terminal illnesses, physically abused, in foster care or experiencing trauma of any kind.
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