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April 16, 2013
A woman was hospitalized after being hit by a car while crossing South Coast Highway around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Laguna Beach police said. Three 911 callers reported a traffic collision at 9:32 p.m. in the 1900 block of South Coast Highway near Center Street, Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. A 58-year-old female Dana Point resident attempted to legally cross where there is no electronic walk sign, police said. Police said the woman sustained multiple injuries, though none is life-threatening.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | September 12, 2013
The Laguna Beach High girls' tennis team opened its 2013 season in the past week and split its first two matches. In its opener Sept. 5, the Breakers went to Mission Viejo and handed the host Diablos a 12-6 defeat in a match contested in 100-plus degree temperatures that lasted more than four hours. Through the first round of play, Laguna won four of six sets. The Breakers clinched the match through the second round. With the win in hand, Coach Don Davis was then able to move around players and experiment with in the Breakers' lineup during the third round.
SPORTS
November 4, 2010
TODAY Boys' Water Polo (4 p.m.) Laguna Beach at Mission Viejo JV Water Polo (5 p.m.) Laguna Beach at Mission Viejo Frosh/Soph Water Polo (3:15 p.m.) Laguna Beach at Mission Viejo Girls' Volleyball (5 p.m.) Laguna Beach alumni match Football (7 p.m.) Laguna Beach vs. Costa Mesa (at Estancia High) TUESDAY Girls' Tennis (3 p.m.) CIF wild-card games Girls' Volleyball (TBA) CIF playoffs begin WEDNESDAY Boys' Water Polo (TBA)
SPORTS
January 4, 2008
Laguna Beach AYSO soccer went into the holiday break on a high after both its boys? and girls? Under-12 teams earned Region 86 Area 11-L championships. Both teams turned in title-winning performances at Chapparosa park in Laguna Niguel Dec. 19. After the girls? team sewed up their area crown, the boys? U-12 team followed suit by defeating Mission Viejo, 3-1, in the division final. Coach Peter Davidson?s squad, referred to as, the ?Sticks,? fell behind early in the final as Mission Viejo slipped a goal past the Sticks?
SPORTS
November 2, 2007
TODAY Girls? Tennis (1 p.m.) Orange Coast League finals (at Laguna Beach High) Boys? Water Polo (4 p.m.) Mission Viejo at Laguna JV Water Polo (5 p.m.) Mission Viejo at Laguna Frosh/Soph Polo (3:15 p.m.) Mission Viejo at Laguna Football (7 p.m.) Calvary Chapel at Laguna (homecoming) ? SATURDAY Girls? Frosh/Soph Volleyball (TBA) Laguna at Newport Harbor Tourney ?
NEWS
November 7, 2003
The Laguna Beach Soccer Club boys' Under-10 Division team ran its undefeated streak to three games with a 4-2 victory over the Mission Viejo Soccer Club Blitzz in Coast Soccer League action. The boys from Laguna came out strong from the start to take control of the match. Michael Kimball barely missed scoring on several early attacks on goal, but Miguel Jaimes finally put Laguna on the scoreboard when he took a pass from Kimball just outside the Mission Viejo 18-yard box and sent a one-touch volley into the upper corner of the net. Minutes later, forward Marc Hughes eluded several defenders and beat the Mission Viejo goalie in a one-on-one situation.
NEWS
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.
NEWS
May 28, 2004
The Laguna Beach under-14 Spring Select soccer team earned a fourth-place finish last weekend at the AYSO RexTravaganza tournament held in Temecula. Laguna advanced to the final four of the eight-team tournament on the strength of its goal average. Laguna opened the tournament with a resounding, 4-0, victory over Rancho Santa Margarita. In its next match, Laguna fought a team from Mission Viejo to a scoreless tie, then dropped a tough, 1-0, decision to another Mission Viejo squad.
SPORTS
February 28, 2013
Friday Swimming (3:15 p.m.) Pacifica at Laguna Softball (4 p.m.) Capo Valley Christian at Laguna (at Thurston Middle School) * Saturday Softball Laguna vs. La Sierra, 9 a.m. Laguna vs. Aliso Niguel, 1 p.m. (at Costa Mesa Tournament) Baseball (11 a.m.) Laguna at Segerstrom (Newport Elks Tournament) Boys' JV Volleyball (TBA) Laguna at Foothill Tournament Frosh/Soph Volleyball (TBA) Laguna at Newport Harbor Tournament * Tuesday Boys' Tennis (3 p.m.)
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NEWS
March 13, 2014
A Laguna Beach teen was hit by a BMW at Thalia and Glenneyre streets Monday and injured, Laguna Beach police said. Police said the boy,14, was walking south on Thalia in the marked crosswalk when a car driven by a 68-year-old Laguna Beach resident struck him as it traveled west on Glenneyre about 6:05 p.m., Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. The teen was taken to Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, where he received sutures for an elbow laceration and was released, Callus said.
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NEWS
March 10, 2014
A pickup truck hit and injured two pedestrians Thursday night in Laguna Beach, police said. The incident occurred at 7:30 p.m. at Thalia Street and South Coast Highway, Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. A 60-year-old Laguna Beach man in a Nissan was turning left from South Coast Highway toward Thalia Street on a green light when he hit a 52-year-old Laguna Beach man and a 53-year-old Aliso Viejo woman who were crossing the highway, Kravetz said. The man suffered broken bones while the woman sustained a head injury, but the injuries are not considered life-threatening, Kravetz said.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton and By Bryce Alderton | January 27, 2014
An Irvine man died a week shy of his 30th birthday in a multiple-vehicle collision on North Coast Highway in Laguna Beach, authorities said. The Orange County coroner has identified the dead man as Erik Valencia.  The head-on collision occurred at 1:34 p.m. Sunday in the 3000 block near Irvine Cove and involved four vehicles, according to the Laguna Beach Police Department.  Valencia, who died at the scene, was a passenger in a silver Honda...
NEWS
December 27, 2013
A Mission Viejo man has been arrested on suspicion of public intoxication after an outburst near a makeshift memorial for a Laguna Beach police officer who died on the job earlier this year, police said. Kevin Andrew Davidson, 42, allegedly threw an American flag into the street and kicked containers of flowers dedicated to Jon Coutchie at Cleo Street and South Coast Highway at 3:44 p.m. Dec. 24, Laguna Police Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. Citizens began cleaning up the mess when officers arrived, Kravetz said.
NEWS
November 5, 2013
Two men who died in a Halloween night crash on a 73 Freeway offramp have been identified, according to the Orange County coroner's website. Esteban Dimas-Alonzo, 42, of Santa Ana, and Victorino Benites, also 42, both died at 5:45 p.m. Thursday, the coroner's website said. Dimas-Alonzo and Benites were among four people in a 2001 Ford F-650 truck that overturned while trying to turn from the south offramp onto Laguna Canyon Road, a California Highway Patrol news release said. The crash occurred at 5:42 p.m. when the truck struck a guardrail and tipped onto its passenger side, the release said.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | September 12, 2013
The Laguna Beach High girls' tennis team opened its 2013 season in the past week and split its first two matches. In its opener Sept. 5, the Breakers went to Mission Viejo and handed the host Diablos a 12-6 defeat in a match contested in 100-plus degree temperatures that lasted more than four hours. Through the first round of play, Laguna won four of six sets. The Breakers clinched the match through the second round. With the win in hand, Coach Don Davis was then able to move around players and experiment with in the Breakers' lineup during the third round.
NEWS
August 21, 2013
A 16-year-old Tustin girl was injured when the car she was riding in rolled over on Park Avenue near Hidden Valley Canyon Road on Friday night, Laguna Beach police said. Laguna Beach firefighters and police found all three occupants outside of a silver Scion XB, which had rolled onto its passenger side, at 9:37 p.m., Sgt. Louise Callus wrote in an email. The girl suffered a cut on her right arm and a puncture wound on an index finger, Callus said. She was hospitalized at Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo.
NEWS
By Kenneth D. McFarland | May 2, 2013
Meeting the evolving healthcare needs of our community requires both flexibility and investment. In the tradition of our founders, the Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange, Mission Hospital - Laguna Beach is committed to ensuring everyone in our communities has access to advanced, compassionate healthcare. When South Coast Medical Center faltered over three years ago, Mission Hospital readily made the $35 million commitment to the people of Laguna Beach so they would continue to have access to complete, compassionate healthcare in their local setting.
NEWS
April 16, 2013
A woman was hospitalized after being hit by a car while crossing South Coast Highway around 9:30 p.m. Thursday, Laguna Beach police said. Three 911 callers reported a traffic collision at 9:32 p.m. in the 1900 block of South Coast Highway near Center Street, Capt. Jason Kravetz wrote in an email. A 58-year-old female Dana Point resident attempted to legally cross where there is no electronic walk sign, police said. Police said the woman sustained multiple injuries, though none is life-threatening.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 7, 2013
The mission statement for the Laguna Beach High softball team can be summed up for Victoria Batistelli in a single word: win. That's the course the first-year head coach of the Breakers is mapping out for her team. The Breakers tasted success last year under Coach Alan Ludloff. They finished in third place in the Orange Coast League, earned a bid to the CIF Southern Section playoffs, and posted a 15-8 record. The 15 wins set a school single-season record, and the team set 12 new program records.
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