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December 15, 2006
The Laguna Beach boys' 12-and-Under AYSO soccer team advanced to the division championship match of the Area 11-L playoffs where the locals fell to Lake Forest following a dramatic shootout session Wednesday at Laguna Niguel Sports Park. Laguna advanced to the area tournament after winning the Region 86 playoff tournament. Coach Danny Melita's squad defeated teams from San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo and Laguna Niguel before turning back San Clemente in the semifinal round. "They were complete over-achievers," Melita said in regards to his successful squad members.
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By Cindy Frazier | November 19, 2009
Laguna Beach Police have arrested a suspect in the bludgeoning death of Damon Nicholson in his home Oct. 23. Matthew Thomas Dragna, 19, of Lake Forest, was taken into custody late Thursday at a rehabilitation facility in Santa Ana, Laguna Beach Police Lt. Jason Kravetz said. Dragna is believed to have slain Nicholson during a robbery at the victim’s North Laguna home. The two knew each other, and Kravetz said that Nicholson may have invited Dragna to his home. “He entered the home of Damon Nicholson in the early morning hours and bludgeoned the victim and fled with numerous items,” Kravetz said.
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July 8, 2005
CELIA KENNY Services will be held Saturday for centenarian Celia Kenny, who died Sunday of natural causes. A homemaker, the Laguna Beach resident had lived in the area for 43 years. Kenny was born May 15, 1905 and was 100 years old when she died. She is survived by daughters Marie Kenny and Margaret Cruickshank; 10 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild. A funeral service will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday at Santiago de Compostela Church in Lake Forest, followed by burial services at 11 a.m. at Ascension Cemetery, also in Lake Forest.
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January 17, 2003
Mike Sciacca Laguna Beach opened play in the AYSO Area 11-K tournament last weekend and earned a two-game split. The Division 5 boys' squad knocked off visiting Lake Forest, 6-2, to begin the tournament, but suffered a 2-0 road setback at Mission Viejo. The win over Lake Forest began when Sam Stinnett scored a few minutes into the match and continued when Sam Witte added two more first-half goals for a 3-0 Laguna lead at the break. Laguna's first-half domination included the strong play of Witte and Stinnett at forward and Michael Dougher, Morgan Curry, Wilber Abarca and Nolan McConnell at mid-field.
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June 24, 2005
Mike Sciacca Rotary's outstanding season came to an end last Saturday as the Lake Forest Red Sox came from behind to score a 4-1 victory in second-round Majors Division action at the District 55 Tournament of Champions. Lake Forest went on to a runner-up finish in the bracket, where it lost, 7-5, to eventual District 55 Majors Division champion, Newport Beach. Rotary actually out-hit Lake Forest, 4-2, but the Red Sox scored two unearned runs in the third inning without getting a hit to take a 2-1 lead.
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May 18, 2007
The Laguna Beach 16-year old girls' soccer team charged into Temecula last weekend and returned home with championship medals after winning its division at the annual AYSO Select tournament. The squad, known as Beach, won two matches on Saturday and two more Sunday, to claim the title. Beach established itself early and showed it was a title contender by scoring a tournament-opening, 4-1 victory over Laguna Niguel. That win was followed with another decisive triumph, a 5-2 conquest of Rancho Santa Margarita.
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By Bryce Alderton | May 7, 2013
Authorities believe a Lake Forest man accused of sexually assaulting three girls could be in Laguna Beach, the Orange County District Attorney's office said Tuesday. Jesus Gomez Montes, 34, is charged with one felony count of alleged sexual intercourse with a child 10 or younger and seven felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, according to a press release from the D.A.'s office. Montes is 5-foot-7 and 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He might be driving a 2004, gold Nissan Murano with a California license plate of: 6PWE354.
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April 15, 2005
GLENYS MAY LEWIS Longtime Laguna Beach resident Glenys May Lewis died after a short illness April 9. She was 78. Lewis was born on Nov. 17, 1926 in the United Kingdom. She worked as a human resources secretary for the Sears-Robuck company for 17 years prior to retirement. Lewis and her husband, Derek, have lived in Laguna for 39 years. Lewis is survived by her husband; daughters Melanie Flegal, of Silverado, and Susan Abulog, of Laguna Beach; two grandchildren; and one great-grandchild.
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By Mike Sciacca | July 11, 2008
The Laguna Beach Little League All-Stars ventured where no other Majors Division team had gone this decade: four games into the District 55 All-Star Tournament. Laguna?s spirited run in the tournament came to an end July 3 in an 11-5 loss to Lake Forest in an elimination game for both teams at Woodfield Park in Aliso Viejo. Coach Bill Burk said no Laguna Majors All-Star team had won two games in the event since ?at least? 2000. ?We just had one bad inning,? he said of the loss to Lake Forest that forced the Laguna players to hang up their cleats for the summer.
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By Mike Sciacca | December 19, 2008
Men in Black has punched its ticket to the Section 11 tournament next February. The Laguna Beach AYSO Region 86 boys? Under-12 regional championship team competed at the AYSO Area 11L playoffs last weekend at the San Juan Park Complex against other south county regional champions and emerged with the division championship. Men in Black went 5-0 and outscored the opposition, 23-4, to capture the Area 11 title Dec. 11 to earn a spot at the Section 11 tournament to be held President?
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By Bryce Alderton | May 7, 2013
Authorities believe a Lake Forest man accused of sexually assaulting three girls could be in Laguna Beach, the Orange County District Attorney's office said Tuesday. Jesus Gomez Montes, 34, is charged with one felony count of alleged sexual intercourse with a child 10 or younger and seven felony counts of lewd acts on a child under 14, according to a press release from the D.A.'s office. Montes is 5-foot-7 and 170 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He might be driving a 2004, gold Nissan Murano with a California license plate of: 6PWE354.
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By Bryce Alderton | May 2, 2013
Moulton Meadows Park in Arch Beach Heights could serve as a good location for a skate park, according to a City Council subcommittee. Mayor Kelly Boyd and Councilman Steve Dicterow propose a 9,000 to 12,000 square foot skate park next to the existing soccer field and basketball and tennis courts. Boyd and Dicterow selected Moulton Meadows for its location and size, Boyd said. A community meeting to gain residents' input will take place near the basketball courts at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.
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By Cindy Frazier, cindy.frazier@latimes.com | March 10, 2011
Laguna Beach lost 4.2% of its population in the last 10 years, according to the recently released U.S. Census, one of two coastal cities in Orange County to see a population decline. The city had 23,727 residents April 1, 2000, and 22,723 as of April 1, 2010, a reduction of 1,004. Laguna Beach lost 3.5% of its white population from 2000 to 2010, according to the data. The census data indicates that 7.3% of its 2010 population was Hispanic or Latino, up from 6.6% in 2000. The Asian population also increased, from 2% in 2000 to 3.5% in 2010.
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By Catharine Cooper | July 16, 2010
Oh my god, it really is the sun! When I woke to blue skies after 2½ months of grey, the color seemed iridescent, like something out of a dream. I shunned my indoor yoga class and headed straight to the beach and park for an early morning walk covered in sunscreen. It's been a long introduction to summer. The trough that has hung on the edge of the West Coast has made most of my friends (and me) cranky and somewhat on edge. We are all sunlight junkies and were way low on our fix. Thankfully, the middle of July has shown her true colors, and the beach now beckons with summer fun. As I'd pondered the persistent dark and gloomy weather over the past weeks, and fomented in my cranky state, I'd begun to question why I stay in Laguna in the summer.
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By Cindy Frazier | December 11, 2009
A second suspect has been arrested and charged in the bludgeoning death of Damon Nicholson, who was found dead in his Laguna Beach home after an apparent robbery on Oct. 23. Jacob Anthony Quintanilla, 21, of Lake Forest, and co-defendant Matthew Thomas Dragna, 19, also of Lake Forest, are each charged with of one felony count of special circumstances murder during the commission of a robbery, according to the Orange County district attorney’s office....
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By Cindy Frazier | December 9, 2009
UPDATE: A second suspect has been arrested and charged in the bludgeoning murder of Damon Nicholson, who was found dead in his Laguna Beach home after an apparent robbery on Oct. 23. Jacob Anthony Quintanilla, 21, of Lake Forest, and co-defendant Matthew Thomas Dragna, 19, also of Lake Forest, are each charged with suspicion of one felony count of special circumstances murder during the commission of a robbery, according to the Orange County District...
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By Cindy Frazier | November 20, 2009
Laguna Beach Police have arrested a suspect in the bludgeoning death of Damon Nicholson in his home Oct. 23. Matthew Thomas Dragna, 19, of Lake Forest, was taken into custody Tuesday at a rehabilitation facility in Santa Ana, Lt. Jason Kravetz said. He is being held on $1 million bail and will be arraigned today, according to the Orange County District Attorney’s office. Dragna is believed to have slain Nicholson during a robbery at the victim’s North Laguna home.
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