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By Mike Sciacca | January 4, 2008
By opening and closing the Palm Desert girls? varsity soccer tournament with victories, Laguna Beach was able to post a 2-2 record at the Desert Winter Classic that wrapped Saturday. The Breakers, who finished in third place at last year?s tournament, began this year?s event with a resounding 5-0 victory over Desert Mirage. Laguna?s domination was evident in the first half, alone, as the Breakers outshot their opponent, 13-0. In the opening half, Courtney Capobianco scored twice, the second goal coming off an assist from Nikki Clark, and Clark later assisted a Laura Renault goal from 20 yards out. The Breakers went on to hold a 10-0 advantage on shots on goal in the second half.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 3, 2013
It has become customary for the Laguna Beach High girls' soccer team to make an annual trip during the holiday season to play nonleague games in Palm Desert. This year's excursion proved to be yet another successful bonding trip for the Breakers, plus a final tune-up before the start of league play. Before taking off to the desert, Laguna registered what Coach Bill Rolfing said was a "very satisfying result" against San Juan Hills, a scoreless tie against the host Stallions on Dec. 20. In their first outing in the desert, the Breakers suffered a last-minute, 2-1 loss Dec. 27 at Xavier Prep.
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By Cindy Frazier | October 16, 2006
  A Palm Springs man has been charged with murder and grand theft in the death of Garvin F. Shallenberger, a noted attorney and Laguna Beach resident, who was found dead in his Palm Desert vacation home Sept. 30. Shallenberger was 85.  The cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy, said Ingrid Wyatt, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County District Attorney's office. Shallenberger's body was discovered on the floor of his mobile home at 8:09 p.m. by a friend, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.
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By Cindy Frazier | October 19, 2006
  A Palm Springs man has been charged with murder and grand theft in the death of Garvin F. Shallenberger, a noted attorney and Laguna Beach resident, who was found dead in his Palm Desert vacation home Sept. 30. Shallenberger was 85.  The cause of death is pending the results of an autopsy, said Ingrid Wyatt, a spokeswoman for the Riverside County District Attorney's office. Shallenberger's body was discovered on the floor of his mobile home at 8:09 p.m. by a friend, according to a press release issued by the Riverside County Sheriff's Dept.
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By Mike Sciacca | March 17, 2006
In a game that featured clutch hitting by both teams Tuesday, Palm Desert came up with the final offensive punch to pull out a 6-5 victory over Laguna Beach in nonleague baseball action. Palm Desert pushed across three runs in the top of the seventh inning to wipe out a 5-3 deficit. The visiting Aztecs used three singles, a pair of walks and a hit batter, to pull ahead, then shut down the Breakers in the bottom of the seventh to leave town with a win. "All-in-all, we played a real quality program today and we had them beat for six innings," said Laguna Coach Dave Dopf, whose team saw its record fall to 3-2. "We played well for most of the game and went toe-to-toe with them, but couldn't finish in the seventh.
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By Sarah Noone | August 6, 2008
A Palm Springs man accused of strangling noted attorney and Laguna Beach resident Garvin Shallenberger in his Palm Desert mobile home on Sept. 30, 2006 will be retried on the murder charge after a jury deadlocked 8-4 in favor of conviction, a spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s office said. Michael Salvador Anunciation, 48, is accused of killing the 85-year-old and taking the victim’s laptop computer, office equipment, wallet, credit cards and other items from the home.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 6, 2007
Rohrer hosts Halley exhibition Rohrer Fine Art, 346 North Coast Highway, will present an exhibition of new work by painter Peter Halley alongside aluminum furniture by mid-century master Warren McArthur. The exhibition opens with an artist reception from 5 to 7 p.m. July 14, and runs through Aug. 12. Peter Halley's paintings consist of brightly-colored blocks of color embedded among rectangles and squares of contrasting colors, which he calls prisons or cells. Halley has painted in this post-minimalist style since the 1980s when he and a group of his contemporaries, dubbed Neo-Geo, began painting pure geometric forms reacting against and referencing earlier generations.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 21, 2010
Coach Jeff Sears said it had been ?forever and a day.? Well, whatever the time frame, it certainly was a first for Sears. And, only a ?second? for the Laguna Beach High baseball program. Tuesday in Chino, the Laguna Beach coach watched his team play the way it was capable of performing. And the result? Well, it yielded a rare victory. The Breakers took on host Don Lugo in a CIF Southern Section Division IV wild-card game where both teams entered the playoffs as at-large entries.
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By Mike Sciacca | December 26, 2013
The Laguna Beach High defense earned its third consecutive shutout in girls' soccer Dec. 19 when the Breakers played host to San Juan Hills in their home opener, but neither team could find the net and the nonleague match ended in a scoreless tie. Laguna controlled the first 40 minutes at Guyer Field with solid midfield play from Summer Stanaland and Johana Abarca. The Breakers offense had several scoring opportunities in the opening half, as Maddy Christensen, Emma Barker and Paige Vitolo combined for six shots on goal.
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By Mike Sciacca | January 3, 2013
It has become customary for the Laguna Beach High girls' soccer team to make an annual trip during the holiday season to play nonleague games in Palm Desert. This year's excursion proved to be yet another successful bonding trip for the Breakers, plus a final tune-up before the start of league play. Before taking off to the desert, Laguna registered what Coach Bill Rolfing said was a "very satisfying result" against San Juan Hills, a scoreless tie against the host Stallions on Dec. 20. In their first outing in the desert, the Breakers suffered a last-minute, 2-1 loss Dec. 27 at Xavier Prep.
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By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | January 6, 2011
The Laguna Beach girls' soccer team, whose home nonleague game Monday against San Juan Hills was cancelled due to a rain out, returned to action Wednesday and ran visiting Orange right out of Guyer Field. The Breakers scored an emphatic 8-0 nonleague victory. It was the second lopsided win in a row for Laguna, which shut out Palm Desert, 7-0, Dec. 29. "We played with a new confidence," Laguna Coach Bill Rolfing said. "The 8-0 win was a result of fine finishing up top, but more importantly, a sense of structure throughout the midfield.
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By Mike Sciacca | May 21, 2010
Coach Jeff Sears said it had been ?forever and a day.? Well, whatever the time frame, it certainly was a first for Sears. And, only a ?second? for the Laguna Beach High baseball program. Tuesday in Chino, the Laguna Beach coach watched his team play the way it was capable of performing. And the result? Well, it yielded a rare victory. The Breakers took on host Don Lugo in a CIF Southern Section Division IV wild-card game where both teams entered the playoffs as at-large entries.
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By Matt Szabo | May 22, 2009
WALNUT — Second place isn’t always a reason to celebrate, but the Laguna Beach High girls’ swim team was all smiles Saturday at the CIF Southern Section Division III swim finals. When second place equates to the best finish the Breakers have ever had at CIF, it was easy to understand why. Laguna Beach, which had finished as high as 10th in Division II in recent years, totaled 195 points, second to only Palm Desert (253). The Laguna Beach boys finished 14th.
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By Sarah Noone | August 6, 2008
A Palm Springs man accused of strangling noted attorney and Laguna Beach resident Garvin Shallenberger in his Palm Desert mobile home on Sept. 30, 2006 will be retried on the murder charge after a jury deadlocked 8-4 in favor of conviction, a spokesman for the Riverside County District Attorney’s office said. Michael Salvador Anunciation, 48, is accused of killing the 85-year-old and taking the victim’s laptop computer, office equipment, wallet, credit cards and other items from the home.
NEWS
By Cherril Doty | February 1, 2008
Starting out on my morning walk that day, it looked like rain, but nature, as is its wont, held out for surprise. Just minutes into the early jaunt the cool, brisk winds pushed the cloud cover eastward and the sun burst over the hill bringing with it a rainbow plumped with color. The scattered remainder of clouds danced in the blue clarity like fat cherubim. As the fullness of frothy waves crashed on shore, the Laughter Club laughed on the beach and the gulls laughed back.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | January 4, 2008
By opening and closing the Palm Desert girls? varsity soccer tournament with victories, Laguna Beach was able to post a 2-2 record at the Desert Winter Classic that wrapped Saturday. The Breakers, who finished in third place at last year?s tournament, began this year?s event with a resounding 5-0 victory over Desert Mirage. Laguna?s domination was evident in the first half, alone, as the Breakers outshot their opponent, 13-0. In the opening half, Courtney Capobianco scored twice, the second goal coming off an assist from Nikki Clark, and Clark later assisted a Laura Renault goal from 20 yards out. The Breakers went on to hold a 10-0 advantage on shots on goal in the second half.
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