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By Gene Felder | December 1, 2009
Since Dana Point is named after Richard Henry Dana Jr., I thought I should read his “ Two Years Before the Mast ”, a book assigned in my high school reading list, so very nice to get around to it. The entire book is online at http://www.boater.com/books/mast/mast.txt.  It’s an unbelievable and most interesting story, including: In 1833, Richard Henry Dana Jr. is an eighteen year old Harvard student, contracts measles so is losing his eyesight and he cannot continue his studies.
BUSINESS
By Josh Aden | March 23, 2007
A strange new type of boat has been cruising up and down Newport Bay drawing double-takes from salty old-time seafarers as well as those new to the craft of sailing. The vessel drawing all the stares is the 20-foot sailboat Flying Lateen, and what makes it noteworthy is a new type of mast and sail rig of the same name. The design is scheduled to make its debut on Wednesday at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club's Sailors Luncheon. The Flying Lateen rig, whose patent is pending, was invented by former Laguna Beach resident and retired engineer Robert "Bud" Short, who now lives in Laguna Niguel.
NEWS
By Mona Shadia | August 2, 2012
The Orange County Sheriff's Department Harbor Patrol resumed its search Thursday morning for the missing Newport Beach man whose sailboat was found aground in Laguna Beach early Wednesday, authorities said. TheU.S. Coast Guardhad two helicopters and a boat combing the area Wednesday, but called off its search for Andrew Szaz, 74, by the end of the day, said sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino. Szaz left his home about noon Tuesday and went to Dana Point Harbor, where Babe, his 28-foot boat, was docked, Amormino said.
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By Barbara Diamond | May 21, 2009
Members of American Legion Post 222 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5868 will muster at 7:30 a.m. Monday to put up tiny American flags around town and then head for Heisler Park to set up seating for the audience that will attend the 25th annual Memorial Day Program at Monument Point. “Basically, we honor and pay tribute to past and present service personnel,” VFW Commander Bill Kremer said. Ceremonies officially begin at 11 a.m. — 1100 hours in military speak.
BUSINESS
By Josh Aden | September 7, 2007
An American flag still hangs above the Boom Boom Room. The Boom’s other banner — the rainbow one — still gently waves on the same mast the way it always has. Now, though, the “closed” sign in the window is permanent. The Boom Boom Room’s taps are finally dry after a Labor Day weekend of closing parties. The echoes of Donna Summer’s “Last Dance,” the final song played closing night, are now just memories. Despite knowing the Boom was on its way out for more than a year, the loss is just beginning to settle in. Thousands of people came to capture one last memory of a place that has acted as a pillar of the gay community for more than 60 years.
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By Cindy Frazier | April 16, 2010
Locals are reaching out to some of the most needy regions around the globe, including Nepal, Afghanistan and Haiti. To find out about Rosalind Russell, the “goat lady,” and her multiple missions to Nepal, and Sadiq Tawfiq’s efforts to build a modern hospital in war-torn Afghanistan, look no further than these pages. A new and possibly more urgent effort to help Haiti took place after the Jan. 12 earthquake that flattened much of Haiti’s capital, disabled the government and claimed thousands of lives.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Rhea Mahbubani | December 5, 2013
In January, a ballerina will make her way across the Atlantic. She bears no resemblance to petite, long-legged dancers, though. Instead, she is about 22 feet tall, 18 feet wide and weighs 8,000 pounds. Constructed of solid metal, she is named "Gracious" and is very near to Ron Taybi's heart. She first came to his mind 17 years ago. The Laguna Beach resident was seated in his Festival of Arts booth, peppered with sculptures of male and female torsos, when he noticed someone sidling up to a nearby pole.
NEWS
May 28, 2004
Barbara Diamond May 30 is officially Memorial Day, but generally it is observed on the last Monday in May. Not this year. The World War II Memorial in Washington D.C. will be dedicated on Saturday, and American Legion posts around the country have been asked to coordinate local ceremonies. Laguna's ceremony will be held Saturday at the Veterans Monument in Heisler Park, beginning at 10:30 a.m., with music provided by Larry Wohrman. Four World War II veterans will share their experiences in the deadly war in which 295,000 Americans died in defense of their country and freedom from tyranny around the world.
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By Gene Felder | December 1, 2009
Since Dana Point is named after Richard Henry Dana Jr., I thought I should read his “ Two Years Before the Mast ”, a book assigned in my high school reading list, so very nice to get around to it. The entire book is online at http://www.boater.com/books/mast/mast.txt.  It’s an unbelievable and most interesting story, including: In 1833, Richard Henry Dana Jr. is an eighteen year old Harvard student, contracts measles so is losing his eyesight and he cannot continue his studies.
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BUSINESS
By Josh Aden | March 23, 2007
A strange new type of boat has been cruising up and down Newport Bay drawing double-takes from salty old-time seafarers as well as those new to the craft of sailing. The vessel drawing all the stares is the 20-foot sailboat Flying Lateen, and what makes it noteworthy is a new type of mast and sail rig of the same name. The design is scheduled to make its debut on Wednesday at the Newport Harbor Yacht Club's Sailors Luncheon. The Flying Lateen rig, whose patent is pending, was invented by former Laguna Beach resident and retired engineer Robert "Bud" Short, who now lives in Laguna Niguel.
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