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March 14, 2003
The Kalos Kagathos Foundation's California student surfing team has been invited to participate in a New Zealand / United States junior surfing cultural exchange. Foundation Chairman Bruce S. Hopping selected the California 2002 Seaview League Champion Laguna Beach High School team. Participating youths are selling raffle tickets, $20 for 100, to pay for airfare and expenses for the trip to Raglan, New Zealand, April 18 to 26. The New Zealand junior team is also planning to come to Laguna Beach.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | December 25, 2009
It’s led up to this, the hours and hours that Taylor Pitz has spent in the water perfecting her craft. Next month it will be go time for Pitz on the world stage. Pitz, a junior at Laguna Beach High, was named to the PacSun USA Surf Team. She will be on the Girls’ Under 18 team for the upcoming Quiksilver International Surfing Assn. World Junior Surfing Championships. The prestigious contest will go down beginning Jan. 18 in Piha, New Zealand. Pitz has been on the national team three years running, but this year she will take a bigger role.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 19, 2010
Laguna Beach High athlete Yoshi Andersen played on the Huntington Beach Water Polo 16-Under girls' team that placed fifth in its division at the USA Water Polo S&R Sport 2010 Junior Olympics, held Aug. 5 through 8 at various sites in the Los Angeles area. The event was held in the Los Angeles area for the first time in the 41-year history of the national tournament. Anchored by Andersen, an attacker, Alys Williams (Edison High) and goalie Savanna Smith (Los Alamitos High), the team went 5-1 in the tournament.
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By JAMES PRIBRAM | March 23, 2007
The Surfing Soapbox is going global again. After stops this year including London, the Canary Islands, Sea Ranch (Northern California) and San Francisco (twice), the Surfing Soapbox is off this weekend to the ultra green and sheep covered island of New Zealand. From most accounts, I have heard that New Zealand compares to California in the early sixties — perhaps even earlier — and as a youngster I can remember the good old days when a drive out Laguna Canyon road meant seeing cattle on both sides of the road.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | September 4, 2009
Laguna Beach?s Taylor Pitz has been named to the 2009-10 PacSun USA Surf Team following her performance last week at the SIMA Surfing American USA Championships at the Huntington Beach Pier. Pitz, who will be a junior at Laguna Beach High, made the U.S. team for the third straight year. She was one of five selected for the girls? Under-18 team, along with U.S. Open women?s champion Courtney Conlogue of Santa Ana, Kaleigh Gilchrist of Newport Beach, Lakey Peterson of Santa Barbara and Quincy Davis from New York.
BUSINESS
July 28, 2006
Wahoo's to reopen in September Wahoo's Fish Taco on the 1100 block of So. Coast Highway is set to reopen in September after being closed for almost a year for renovations. The restaurant, which closed last November, will feature improvements in a patio, kitchen, skylight and ocean views, owner Ed Lee said. "We had to tear part of the building down; it's a long process with permits, but the city has been great to work with," Lee said. A party for the remodeling will be held in November, Lee said.
NEWS
By JAMES PRIBRAM | April 6, 2007
Greetings Laguna, from Wellington, New Zealand! This was one of the most surreal days of my life, not because of catching the perfect wave or because I met the cutest girl at the beach. Today I was invited to meet and speak at Parliament, which is the equivalent of our congress, and I must admit that I was nervous walking up its stairs. My hands had little beads of sweat and I could feel the rush of blood pulsating through my veins while my heartbeat echoed throughout my body like a madman pounding a drum.
NEWS
August 19, 2005
Kimberly A. Smith, a sophomore at Laguna Beach High School, is continuing her education this summer by attending high school in Daireux, Argentina. She is in the Pampas region of Argentina, which is where the ranches are, approximately five hours south of Buenos Aires. Her two-month high school program will be in Spanish, using the o7porteno f7dialect, heavily influenced by Italian, which is unique to Argentina. Kimberly is a member of the Interact Club at the high school and is one of 8,000 students participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
NEWS
July 22, 2010
Laguna Beach's Annika Dries has been selected to the USA Women's Senior National Team travel roster for the 2010 FINA World Cup. The tournament will run Aug. 17 to 22 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Dries is one of 14 players to be making the trip. Only 13 players will be selected for the World Cup event. The travel team will train in Hawaii and play in a pre-World Cup tournament in Sydney, Australia, before heading to New Zealand. Team USA will open World Cup play Aug. 17 against Russia.
NEWS
By Alisha Gomez | May 15, 2012
Cyclist Kate Crinion's tour of the world adventure brought her to Laguna Beach last week, where she stopped for a few days before heading down to San Diego. "I read a book about a retired school teacher, who was 58 years old, had never ridden a bike, was overweight ... and I thought, 'if she can do it, I can do it,'" Crinion said by phone Monday. The book, "A Bike Ride: 12,000 Miles Around the World" by Ann Mustoe, inspired Crinion so much that for 10 years she saved her money so she could cycle around the world.
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By Alisha Gomez | May 15, 2012
Cyclist Kate Crinion's tour of the world adventure brought her to Laguna Beach last week, where she stopped for a few days before heading down to San Diego. "I read a book about a retired school teacher, who was 58 years old, had never ridden a bike, was overweight ... and I thought, 'if she can do it, I can do it,'" Crinion said by phone Monday. The book, "A Bike Ride: 12,000 Miles Around the World" by Ann Mustoe, inspired Crinion so much that for 10 years she saved her money so she could cycle around the world.
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | August 19, 2010
Laguna Beach High athlete Yoshi Andersen played on the Huntington Beach Water Polo 16-Under girls' team that placed fifth in its division at the USA Water Polo S&R Sport 2010 Junior Olympics, held Aug. 5 through 8 at various sites in the Los Angeles area. The event was held in the Los Angeles area for the first time in the 41-year history of the national tournament. Anchored by Andersen, an attacker, Alys Williams (Edison High) and goalie Savanna Smith (Los Alamitos High), the team went 5-1 in the tournament.
NEWS
July 22, 2010
Laguna Beach's Annika Dries has been selected to the USA Women's Senior National Team travel roster for the 2010 FINA World Cup. The tournament will run Aug. 17 to 22 in Christchurch, New Zealand. Dries is one of 14 players to be making the trip. Only 13 players will be selected for the World Cup event. The travel team will train in Hawaii and play in a pre-World Cup tournament in Sydney, Australia, before heading to New Zealand. Team USA will open World Cup play Aug. 17 against Russia.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | February 5, 2010
The defining moment of Taylor Pitz?s experience at the International Surfing Assn. World Junior Championships probably occurred in Qualifying Round Three. Pitz had done well in the first two heats at the event, which concluded in Piha, New Zealand, on Jan. 28. She won both her first two heats, but the third round was stacked. The Laguna Beach High junior would be going against her PacSun Junior National teammate, Courtney Conlogue of Santa Ana, who finished second individually at the event last year and was also the 2009 U.S. Open of Surfing women?
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | December 25, 2009
It’s led up to this, the hours and hours that Taylor Pitz has spent in the water perfecting her craft. Next month it will be go time for Pitz on the world stage. Pitz, a junior at Laguna Beach High, was named to the PacSun USA Surf Team. She will be on the Girls’ Under 18 team for the upcoming Quiksilver International Surfing Assn. World Junior Surfing Championships. The prestigious contest will go down beginning Jan. 18 in Piha, New Zealand. Pitz has been on the national team three years running, but this year she will take a bigger role.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | September 4, 2009
Laguna Beach?s Taylor Pitz has been named to the 2009-10 PacSun USA Surf Team following her performance last week at the SIMA Surfing American USA Championships at the Huntington Beach Pier. Pitz, who will be a junior at Laguna Beach High, made the U.S. team for the third straight year. She was one of five selected for the girls? Under-18 team, along with U.S. Open women?s champion Courtney Conlogue of Santa Ana, Kaleigh Gilchrist of Newport Beach, Lakey Peterson of Santa Barbara and Quincy Davis from New York.
NEWS
By JAMES PRIBRAM | April 6, 2007
Greetings Laguna, from Wellington, New Zealand! This was one of the most surreal days of my life, not because of catching the perfect wave or because I met the cutest girl at the beach. Today I was invited to meet and speak at Parliament, which is the equivalent of our congress, and I must admit that I was nervous walking up its stairs. My hands had little beads of sweat and I could feel the rush of blood pulsating through my veins while my heartbeat echoed throughout my body like a madman pounding a drum.
NEWS
By JAMES PRIBRAM | March 23, 2007
The Surfing Soapbox is going global again. After stops this year including London, the Canary Islands, Sea Ranch (Northern California) and San Francisco (twice), the Surfing Soapbox is off this weekend to the ultra green and sheep covered island of New Zealand. From most accounts, I have heard that New Zealand compares to California in the early sixties — perhaps even earlier — and as a youngster I can remember the good old days when a drive out Laguna Canyon road meant seeing cattle on both sides of the road.
NEWS
By BARBARA DIAMOND | March 22, 2007
The annual Literary Luncheon had a humorous flavor this year. All four authors — two of them Laguna residents — who spoke at the luncheon told the story of their trials as writers with wit and grace. Cara Black , Joyce Weatherford , Judy Flynn and Lisa See were the guest speakers at the annual Festival of Women Authors presented by the American Associations of University Women's Laguna Beach Foundation on Saturday at the Surf & Sand. The authors' books were for sale at the luncheon, but the real treat was hearing the women talk about how they came to write them.
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