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By Kristin Scheithauer | September 22, 2009
Four hundred Southern California spectators flocked to Corona del Mar’s main beach on Sunday, September 20, as approximately 250 swimmers between the ages of 6 and 75, residing as far away as Brixham, England; Phoenix, AZ; Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, and San Marcos, CA, took to the waves during the Swim for Life Foundation’s annual ocean swim to raise awareness of water safety measures.  Three-time Olympian Janet Evans of Laguna Beach was among the first to congratulate each swimmer as they exited the waves.
NEWS
April 15, 2005
Laguna Beach grad honored Special Olympics Orange County will honor the achievements and excellence of U.S. Olympians and Special Olympics athletes today with its third annual celebration dinner, 'Olympians on Parade,' at the Disneyland Hotel. The highlight of the event is the Parade of Champions with U.S. Olympians escorted by Orange County Special Olympics athletes. This year's U.S. Olympians honored include Laguna Beach High graduate Dain Blanton, who won a gold medal in men's beach volleyball at the 2000 Games in Sydney.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013
Four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans will lead the 48th Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade as grand marshal, according to a news release. The March 1, 2014, parade will feature the theme, "Home of the free because of the brave. " The Laguna Beach resident and 2004 inductee to the United Sates Olympic Hall of Fame will be featured, along with other parade honorees, at the Feb. 2 Honorees Fundraiser Brunch. The parade is supported by the brunch, program ads and donations.
SPORTS
By Annika Dries | July 26, 2012
Editor's Note: A school record-holder in swimming and a CIF champion in water polo, Annika Dries graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 2009 as one of the finest athletes in school history. After leading Stanford University to a national title in 2011, she took a sabbatical from her studies in hopes of earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic women's water polo team. In May, the 20-year-old's lifelong dream came true, as she was one of 13 athletes named to the squad that begins play Monday.
NEWS
June 4, 2004
Mike Sciacca Two Laguna Beach High alums nearly took center stage at the Huntington Beach Open last weekend at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier. Dain Blanton, Class of 1990, and teammate Jeff Nygaard advanced to the men's semifinals where they suffered a tough, 19-21, 21-16, 17-19 loss to eventual champion Jason Ring and George Roumain. Rachel Wacholder, Class of 1993, and Angie Akers, playing for the first time as a team, reached the women's semifinals where they were eliminated by eventual champion Misty May and Kerri Walsh, 15-21, 16-21.
SPORTS
April 2, 2010
Jaffe, Quirarte, Raffo earn all-star nominations Laguna Beach High seniors Alec Jaffe, Ethan Quirarte and Ryan Raffo all were nominated for the South team of the 51st annual Brea Lions Orange County all-star football game. Roster selections will be announced later this month. The game is July 16 at Orange Coast College. Jaffe (a running back and defensive back), Quirarte (tight end/linebacker) and Raffo (lineman) helped Laguna win the Orange Coast League title this past season.
NEWS
September 24, 2004
CHERRIL DOTY In celebration and homage to a wonderful summer, the onset of autumn and more, residents of the small Chamberlain/Crabbe ways village came together one recent weekend evening. Barbecues were readied, salads prepared, cookies baked, beverages on ice and a spicy guacamole of jalapenos and avocados started things off. Villagers began with tentative steps to emerge from their "huts." One meaning of the term village is a relatively small group of people organized chiefly in families that constitutes a distinct social unit and usually forms a community.
NEWS
By Tom Ragan | February 26, 2010
Barbara Bond, dean of Orange Coast College?s physical education and athletics department and the campus? athletic director, is retiring after 35 years at the college. ?I?ve literally loved every day on the job,? said Bond, 61, a Laguna Beach resident. ?Orange Coast College has always been my life. The best thing about it is the people I?ve worked with ? the faculty and the students.? Since 1975, she has helped make OCC one of the highest-ranking athletic junior colleges in the country.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | October 17, 2013
It's been a different type of season for Rachel (Wacholder) Scott on the national Assn. of Volleyball Professionals beach volleyball tour, but it will conclude this weekend for the former Laguna Beach High athlete on familiar sand. Scott, a 1993 graduate of Laguna Beach, will close out the tour when she and playing partner Jen Kessy vie for the women's title at the smart AVP Championships at Huntington Beach. The four-day tournament, the last of seven stops on the 2013 AVP Tour, started Thursday and concludes with women's and men's championship finals Sunday at the south side of the Huntington Beach Pier.
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ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2013
Four-time Olympic gold medal swimmer Janet Evans will lead the 48th Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade as grand marshal, according to a news release. The March 1, 2014, parade will feature the theme, "Home of the free because of the brave. " The Laguna Beach resident and 2004 inductee to the United Sates Olympic Hall of Fame will be featured, along with other parade honorees, at the Feb. 2 Honorees Fundraiser Brunch. The parade is supported by the brunch, program ads and donations.
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SPORTS
By Annika Dries | July 26, 2012
Editor's Note: A school record-holder in swimming and a CIF champion in water polo, Annika Dries graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 2009 as one of the finest athletes in school history. After leading Stanford University to a national title in 2011, she took a sabbatical from her studies in hopes of earning a spot on the U.S. Olympic women's water polo team. In May, the 20-year-old's lifelong dream came true, as she was one of 13 athletes named to the squad that begins play Monday.
LOCAL
By Kristin Scheithauer | September 22, 2009
Four hundred Southern California spectators flocked to Corona del Mar’s main beach on Sunday, September 20, as approximately 250 swimmers between the ages of 6 and 75, residing as far away as Brixham, England; Phoenix, AZ; Bakersfield, San Luis Obispo, and San Marcos, CA, took to the waves during the Swim for Life Foundation’s annual ocean swim to raise awareness of water safety measures.  Three-time Olympian Janet Evans of Laguna Beach was among the first to congratulate each swimmer as they exited the waves.
NEWS
April 15, 2005
Laguna Beach grad honored Special Olympics Orange County will honor the achievements and excellence of U.S. Olympians and Special Olympics athletes today with its third annual celebration dinner, 'Olympians on Parade,' at the Disneyland Hotel. The highlight of the event is the Parade of Champions with U.S. Olympians escorted by Orange County Special Olympics athletes. This year's U.S. Olympians honored include Laguna Beach High graduate Dain Blanton, who won a gold medal in men's beach volleyball at the 2000 Games in Sydney.
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