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By By Barbara Diamond | December 16, 2005
Village Laguna names new officers as Doug Reilly steps down as president.The election of new officers was the entrée in a business meeting held by Village Laguna at their annual holiday Potluck Dinner. Doug Reilly stepped down in the middle of his two-year term as president, to be succeeded by Ann Caenn, who will serve one year. It is widely rumored that Reilly is making time to organize a campaign for former City Clerk Verna Rollinger to run for City Council next year. When asked if that was the case, Reilly responded: "I have a lot of projects at work [he works for the city of Laguna Woods]
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NEWS
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.
NEWS
April 15, 2005
The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach has named landscape architect Ann Christoph -- a former planning commissioner, council member and mayor of Laguna Beach -- as its 2005 Woman of the Year. Christoph will be honored at the Club's annual Woman of the Year luncheon, to be held at the clubhouse, 286 St. Ann's Drive, at 11:30 a.m. June 3. The public is invited to attend. Over the years, Christoph has worked to preserve the unique village quality of life in Laguna Beach.
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
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.
NEWS
July 2, 2004
Second man in assault turns self in Martin Jackson, wanted for punching a man in the head during an altercation outside of a Laguna restaurant, turned himself in to police on Monday. Jackson, 23, of Lake Forest, was driven to the police station by his father at about 12:30 p.m. and was arrested on suspicion of assault with a deadly weapon. Sgt. Darin Lenyi said a detective convinced Jackson to surrender after a telephone conversation. On June 19, Benjamin Tomkinson, 18, of Laguna Beach, was reportedly attacked by Jackson and Shawheen Shafizadeh, 20, of Laguna Niguel, who was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder for allegedly kicking Tomkinson in the head.
NEWS
June 25, 2004
BARBARA DIAMOND Hisako Ishida, 77, received her diploma from Laguna Beach High School on Saturday. Former classmates applauded as Ishida graciously accepted the cap and diploma at the 60th anniversary of their graduation, a commencement that Ishida could not attend. Instead of being handed a diploma with her graduating class, Ishida, her mother, her father and her sister Midori, were handed over to an internment camp for Japanese civilians created after the outbreak of World War II. "I graduated from high school in the camp; this was better," Ishida said.
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
November 21, 2003
John H. Rudolph After reading the articles about the restoration of Laguna Canyon Creek, I called Craig Justice of the environmental services of Laguna Beach. He patiently let me talk about my ideas as to what should be done to stop the flooding in Laguna Canyon, to biologically purify the floodwater before it reaches Main Beach and to make the Laguna Canyon Creek a viable year-round naturally flowing stream. As we talked, two questions came immediately into mind.
NEWS
November 7, 2003
When it seems like developments are popping up everywhere and the concrete jungle is closing in on us, it's a good time to recall the work of three groups that make our lives immeasurably better. Even if you don't get out to the trails too often, you can appreciate the work of Laguna Greenbelt Inc., the Laguna Canyon Foundation and the Laguna Canyon Conservancy. There are large open spaces all around Laguna that were fought for or are maintained by these nonprofit groups.
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