January 9, 2009
Homelessness isn’t just a dilemma for Laguna Beach but the world outside. Nothing breaks one’s heart more than seeing a young girl begging for change — as I did on the side of a dusty road along the outskirts of Lima, Peru — or a grown man whom I saw sleeping on a cold slab of cardboard under a freeway in Santa Monica. I couldn’t imagine for a second what it might be like to be homeless. Quite possibly my first real encounter with a homeless person was at the ripe old age of 7 in London.
August 16, 2012
Five teams from Laguna Beach Water Polo Club ventured north for the 2012 SwimOutlet.com Junior Olympics water polo national championships during the past two weeks. All five qualified as top 10 teams, with two of those squads earning medals. The boys' tournament was held July 28-31 and the girls' and 10-Under coed tournaments were Aug. 2-5, all in the Palo Alto area. "We're very pleased to have our teams place in the top 10 for their age groups," said Chad Beeler, head coach and coordinator of Laguna Beach Water Polo Club.
June 2, 2006
AT Laguna Presbyterian Church, senior pastor Dr. Jerry Tankersley's bookshelf-lined office is a peaceful sanctuary, with a wood-beamed ceiling, thick rugs and stained-glass panes. Hanging prominently over the fireplace is a replica of Rembrandt's "The Return of the Prodigal Son," which represents the foundational Presbyterian belief that salvation is not conditional on good works but by grace. This theme is also present when Tankersley describes the subject of decades of scholarship he has done: author C.S. Lewis.