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April 6, 2007
The Laguna Pink girls' soccer team won two matches last weekend to move into first place in the division standings. Laguna continued unbeaten on the season (6-0-2) by blanking neighboring Laguna Hills, 4-0, and edging San Juan Capistrano, 2-1, in AYSO 10-and-Under play. Laguna Beach 4, Laguna Hills 0 Laguna Beach hit the road for a Saturday match in Laguna Hills and returned home with a dominating performance that led to a shutout victory. Makenzie Fischer posted two goals to lead a Laguna Beach scoring attack that also saw Johana Abarca and Jamie Duncan post goals.
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March 29, 2012
Services for Steven Esslinger were scheduled for Thursday at Ocean Hills Church, 32222 Del Obispo in San Juan Capistrano, according to a spokeswoman at Laguna Terrace Park, which Esslinger owned. The former Laguna Beach resident died from cancer March 23 at his home in San Juan Capistrano. Esslinger was in the process of trying to subdivide Laguna Terrace Park into individual parcels so the residents could buy the land under their mobile homes. While a resident in Laguna, Esslinger was active in local politics.
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By Alicia Banks | December 9, 2013
A Laguna Beach man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in San Clemente early Saturday, authorities said. Martin Junio Nieto, 26, was among four people killed, according to the Orange County coroner's office. The driver of a BMW crashed into a light pole and palm tree on South El Camino Real about 1:30 a.m., authorities said. The impact of the crash split the car in two and ejected four people from the vehicle. Also killed were driver Pablo Vargas Diaz, 25, of San Juan Capistrano, and passengers Lucia Garcia Solis, 27, also of San Juan Capistrano; and Luis Olivar, 22, of San Juan Capistrano.
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From Staff Reports | February 9, 2012
Jackson Stillwell hit his shot and the Laguna Beach boys' Division 2 squad, Team 2, hit its stride Saturday to record one of its best victories of the National Junior Basketball season. Stillwell connected on a jumper at the buzzer and Laguna pulled out a 31-30 victory over the Laguna Hills "Arizona" team. Laguna Team 2 used a 1-3-1 zone press in the second half, which keyed the win and evened its record at 4-4. Laguna Team 2 hosts the Laguna Hills "UC Santa Cruz" team at 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach.
SPORTS
December 4, 2009
Fat Pandas capture boys? championship The Fat Pandas, a Laguna Beach AYSO U12 boys? soccer team, finished in first place in regular league play Nov. 21. After finishing in first place in pool play, the Fat Pandas progressed to the championship playoffs, where they defeated Blue Crew in a nail-biting California shootout. The Fat Pandas went on to defeat AC Milan in the title game, 4-2, to win the U12 title for Laguna Beach. Other teams competing at the age group included Golden Touch and Team 6. The Fat Pandas next head to the AYSO Area Tournament of Champions, held this weekend in San Juan Capistrano.
FEATURES
November 10, 2006
Jewish reform congregation to hold Shabbat tonight Congregation Kol HaNeshamah, a Jewish Reform/Renewal Congregation, will hold Shabbat Sservices at 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive in Laguna Beach. Kol HaNeshamah means "voice of the soul." The congregation reaches out to diverse families and all who are looking for a place to give voice to their spirits in a small, friendly and informal group. Services are offered with Rabbi Rafael Goldstein once or twice a month, plus holiday celebrations, family education and religious school.
NEWS
September 12, 2003
The Laguna Beach Soccer Club boys' under-13 team opened its 2003 fall season on a winning note by defeating a solid San Juan Capistrano squad by a 4-2 count in San Juan Capistrano. Laguna led from the outset as Nikko Okimoto-Cohen scored in the 23rd minute of the match. The teams were tied 1-1 late in the second half when Okimoto-Cohen posted his second goal, this one on a header that gave Laguna a 2-1 lead at the break. The teams battled in a strong wind in the second half but Laguna upped its lead to 3-1 when Cain Fair started a dive at mid-field that ended in Tommy Hopper's goal.
NEWS
October 18, 2013
After 12 years in Laguna Beach, Sundried Tomato American Bistros and Catering is closing. "We have decided not to renew our lease option," managing partner Rob Quest wrote in a prepared statement. "Unfortunately the location no longer fits our model because of its size and overhead. Sunday, Oct. 27, will be our last day of service at that location [361 Forest Ave.]. " The Laguna Beach restaurant is the smallest of Sundried Tomato's existing establishments, which include spots in San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, the statement said.
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August 13, 2013
Richard Allen Boyle Born:  4-13-45    Died:  8-6-13 Richard Allen Boyle passed away peacefully at his home in San Juan Capistrano on August 6, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.   Rick was born and raised in New York City and lived briefly in Hawaii and San Francisco before settling in southern California.  Between the late 80's and mid-nineties, he resided with his family in his beloved El Morro Trailer Park, where he remained until the Park's closure in 2004. He made it a magical place for not only his children and grandchildren, but children of all ages throughout the Park, with his special brand of adventures and treasure hunts.
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By Alicia Banks | December 9, 2013
A Laguna Beach man was killed in a single-vehicle crash in San Clemente early Saturday, authorities said. Martin Junio Nieto, 26, was among four people killed, according to the Orange County coroner's office. The driver of a BMW crashed into a light pole and palm tree on South El Camino Real about 1:30 a.m., authorities said. The impact of the crash split the car in two and ejected four people from the vehicle. Also killed were driver Pablo Vargas Diaz, 25, of San Juan Capistrano, and passengers Lucia Garcia Solis, 27, also of San Juan Capistrano; and Luis Olivar, 22, of San Juan Capistrano.
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NEWS
October 18, 2013
After 12 years in Laguna Beach, Sundried Tomato American Bistros and Catering is closing. "We have decided not to renew our lease option," managing partner Rob Quest wrote in a prepared statement. "Unfortunately the location no longer fits our model because of its size and overhead. Sunday, Oct. 27, will be our last day of service at that location [361 Forest Ave.]. " The Laguna Beach restaurant is the smallest of Sundried Tomato's existing establishments, which include spots in San Clemente and San Juan Capistrano, the statement said.
NEWS
August 13, 2013
Richard Allen Boyle Born:  4-13-45    Died:  8-6-13 Richard Allen Boyle passed away peacefully at his home in San Juan Capistrano on August 6, 2013, surrounded by family and friends.   Rick was born and raised in New York City and lived briefly in Hawaii and San Francisco before settling in southern California.  Between the late 80's and mid-nineties, he resided with his family in his beloved El Morro Trailer Park, where he remained until the Park's closure in 2004. He made it a magical place for not only his children and grandchildren, but children of all ages throughout the Park, with his special brand of adventures and treasure hunts.
NEWS
March 29, 2012
Services for Steven Esslinger were scheduled for Thursday at Ocean Hills Church, 32222 Del Obispo in San Juan Capistrano, according to a spokeswoman at Laguna Terrace Park, which Esslinger owned. The former Laguna Beach resident died from cancer March 23 at his home in San Juan Capistrano. Esslinger was in the process of trying to subdivide Laguna Terrace Park into individual parcels so the residents could buy the land under their mobile homes. While a resident in Laguna, Esslinger was active in local politics.
SPORTS
From Staff Reports | February 9, 2012
Jackson Stillwell hit his shot and the Laguna Beach boys' Division 2 squad, Team 2, hit its stride Saturday to record one of its best victories of the National Junior Basketball season. Stillwell connected on a jumper at the buzzer and Laguna pulled out a 31-30 victory over the Laguna Hills "Arizona" team. Laguna Team 2 used a 1-3-1 zone press in the second half, which keyed the win and evened its record at 4-4. Laguna Team 2 hosts the Laguna Hills "UC Santa Cruz" team at 1:40 p.m. Saturday at Thurston Middle School in Laguna Beach.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier, cindy.frazier@latimes.com | March 10, 2011
Laguna Beach lost 4.2% of its population in the last 10 years, according to the recently released U.S. Census, one of two coastal cities in Orange County to see a population decline. The city had 23,727 residents April 1, 2000, and 22,723 as of April 1, 2010, a reduction of 1,004. Laguna Beach lost 3.5% of its white population from 2000 to 2010, according to the data. The census data indicates that 7.3% of its 2010 population was Hispanic or Latino, up from 6.6% in 2000. The Asian population also increased, from 2% in 2000 to 3.5% in 2010.
NEWS
August 5, 2010
Dispatchers received a frantic 911 call from a security guard reporting a swimmer in distress off of Three Arch Bay beach July, according to police. The caller told them he had tried to rescue the swimmer, but the man, identified as Taylor Patrick Blanco, 22, of San Juan Capistrano, had gone underwater and was no longer visible as of 5:40 p.m. Public safety personnel searched the area until darkness fell, according to a news release. The search resumed at 6 a.m. July 29, with several lifeguards diving in the area where Blanco was last seen.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca, michael.sciacca@latimes.com | July 30, 2010
The Slammers FC boys' U16 soccer team, which includes Brian Vail of Laguna Beach, won the boys' 1993 division title Sunday at the 2010 U.S. Youth Soccer National Championships at Overland Park, Kan. The tournament began July 21 and concluded with division championship games. Slammers FC defeated RSL Florida 93 of Tampa, 1-0, in the division final Sunday. The teams first met in the tournament July 23 with RSL Florida scoring a 1-0 victory in Group A play. Slammers FC opened the tournament July 21 with a 1-0 win over Waza FC 94 Black of Rochester, Mich.
NEWS
May 28, 2010
Writing inventors to speak Sunday Bob and Nancy Schaefer of Santa Ana will discuss how they create written languages and translate the Bible into those languages at 3 p.m. Sunday at Church by the Sea, 468 Legion St., Laguna Beach. The Schaefers work to translate some of the hundreds of languages in the world that are only spoken into written form so the Bible could be translated into those languages. They learned how to invent written languages at the Institute of Linguistics.
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