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By Joseph Serna | October 13, 2011
A Laguna Beach woman was among those killed in Wednesday's shooting in Seal Beach. Victoria Buzzo, 54, died after the shooting inside the Salon Meritage beauty parlor Wednesday afternoon when suspected shooter Scott Evans Dekraai allegedly walked in and started firing. Public records show she was married to David Buzzo. The two lived on La Costa Court, off El Toro Road and near the Laguna Woods-Aliso Viejo border. Witnesses reported that Dekraai, 41, walked into the upscale salon on Pacific Coast Highway and began firing.
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By Joseph Serna | October 20, 2011
Two Laguna Beach residents were among the eight victims killed in a shooting spree at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach on Oct. 12. Scott Evans Dekraai, of Huntington Beach, was charged Oct. 14 with eight felony counts of special-circumstance first-degree murder and one felony count of attempted murder. The rampage is the worst massacre in Orange County history. Among the first killed that day was salon owner Randy Fannin, 63, of Laguna Beach. Witnesses reported Dekraai first shot his ex-wife, her client, then Fannin.
LOCAL
October 21, 2005
As Chief Spreine bows out, former head of the Seal Beach department takes helm.Exiting Chief of Police Jim Spreine administered the official oath of office for the new chief, Michael Sellers, at a ceremony held Wednesday at City Hall. Police officers and department employees from Laguna Beach and surrounding cities filled the council chambers to welcome the new chief and say goodbye to Spreine. Sellers arrives at the Laguna Beach Police Department with eight years experience as the chief of police in Seal Beach.
NEWS
By: | September 2, 2005
Odors have been reported at several locations along the sewer line from Laguna Beach to Aliso Creek, according to City Manager Ken Frank. City officials have initiated an interim plan to apply chlorine to the lift stations, which will eliminate some odiferous material which Frank believes may exist in the force main and which may be causing gas production throughout the system. On a longer-range basis, city officials are watching a study by the Orange County Sanitation District in Seal Beach, which has installed a super oxygenation system at one of its pump stations to address an odor problem.
NEWS
February 20, 2009
On Oct. 16, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with help from the Laguna Beach Police raided a medical marijuana dispensary downstairs on the southwest corner of Diamond Street and South Coast Highway. They seized an unknown amount of marijuana and took two people into custody. Hundreds of residents have doctors? permission to purchase marijuana from dispensaries because they are HIV positive or have a host of other ailments that pot can help. Of course, marijuana should not be listed by the ?
SPORTS
July 25, 2008
She?s able to rip with the best of them. She can glide through the streets with ease and power through the powder effortlessly. It?s ?Supergirl,? and she?ll be making appearances running today through Sunday just south of the Huntington Beach Pier. Catch her while you can. The S3 Supergirl Jam is a three-day event featuring surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding competitions that run in conjunction with Go211 Live featuring the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O?Neill. More than 100 of the world?
LOCAL
November 23, 2007
Truck crash destroys garage on Park Avenue A large dump truck carrying a load of dirt rolled and crashed into a house on Park Avenue Tuesday morning about 10:30 a.m. Laguna Beach Fire Capt. Tom Christopher said the driver of the truck escaped with only minor injuries, but the truck and the garage it hit were destroyed. The truck’s dirt payload was dumped on the street in the crash. Some of the truck’s 70 gallons of diesel fuel spilled on the street as well.
NEWS
May 14, 2010
Memorial for Edward Louis Armstrong Services will be Wednesday for Edward Louis Armstrong, a retired U.S. Navy captain who died Monday at the age of 86. He was a Laguna Beach resident since 1963. He was twice elected president of the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn., and in 2002 he was honored as Patriot of the Year for the Laguna Beach Patriot?s Day Parade. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marilyn; a daughter, Victoria Rice; a son, John, from a previous marriage to Mildred Bailey; and three grandchildren, Shane Rice, Jason and Jennifer Armstrong.
NEWS
February 21, 2003
Mary A. Castillo The driver of the Ford Explorer that overturned on Feb. 12 killing 22-year-old Laguna Beach resident Jennifer Bammer is scheduled for a pre-hearing conference next week. Audrey Brecht, 19, of Seal Beach, was arrested on suspicion of vehicular manslaughter. At her arraignment, the charges against her included murder. Bammer, Brecht and another passenger were on their way to the ski slopes of Mammoth when the accident happened at about 9 p.m. "The driver lost control of the vehicle, and it overturned on the center median" California Highway Patrol Sgt. Brian Biehl said.
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SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | May 30, 2013
Teague Hamilton of Laguna Beach High won his first two singles matches at the CIF Southern Section Boys' Individual Tennis Sectionals to move on in postseason competition. Hamilton, a senior, received a first-round bye in the tournament, which started May 23 at Corona del Mar High. The Orange Coast League singles champion scored a 6-1, 6-1 win in his opener against Max Pham of Anaheim Fairmont Prep. Hamilton then defeated Max Canilla of Marina, the No. 2 singles player from the Sunset League, 6-1, 6-2. The two wins earned Hamilton an automatic bye into the tournament's round of 16, which start at 11 a.m. Friday at Seal Beach Tennis Center in Seal Beach.
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NEWS
By Joseph Serna | October 20, 2011
Two Laguna Beach residents were among the eight victims killed in a shooting spree at Salon Meritage in Seal Beach on Oct. 12. Scott Evans Dekraai, of Huntington Beach, was charged Oct. 14 with eight felony counts of special-circumstance first-degree murder and one felony count of attempted murder. The rampage is the worst massacre in Orange County history. Among the first killed that day was salon owner Randy Fannin, 63, of Laguna Beach. Witnesses reported Dekraai first shot his ex-wife, her client, then Fannin.
NEWS
By Joseph Serna | October 13, 2011
A Laguna Beach woman was among those killed in Wednesday's shooting in Seal Beach. Victoria Buzzo, 54, died after the shooting inside the Salon Meritage beauty parlor Wednesday afternoon when suspected shooter Scott Evans Dekraai allegedly walked in and started firing. Public records show she was married to David Buzzo. The two lived on La Costa Court, off El Toro Road and near the Laguna Woods-Aliso Viejo border. Witnesses reported that Dekraai, 41, walked into the upscale salon on Pacific Coast Highway and began firing.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | June 9, 2011
The Pacific Marine Mammal Center in Laguna Beach last week rescued an elephant seal pup in Seal Beach, which SeaWorld had rehabilitated. Melissa Sciacca, director of development and marketing at the center, said the incident wasn't cause for concern. The seal, named Safari, was found weighing 92 pounds at 5 months old, and was described as lethargic, with feathers in his mouth. The center is investigating what caused Safari to become stranded. A tag designated the pup as coming from SeaWorld San Diego, according to Sciacca.
NEWS
May 14, 2010
Memorial for Edward Louis Armstrong Services will be Wednesday for Edward Louis Armstrong, a retired U.S. Navy captain who died Monday at the age of 86. He was a Laguna Beach resident since 1963. He was twice elected president of the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn., and in 2002 he was honored as Patriot of the Year for the Laguna Beach Patriot?s Day Parade. He is survived by his wife of 47 years, Marilyn; a daughter, Victoria Rice; a son, John, from a previous marriage to Mildred Bailey; and three grandchildren, Shane Rice, Jason and Jennifer Armstrong.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | November 27, 2009
NEWPORT BEACH ? A successful year came to a close Nov. 20 for the Laguna Beach High girls? tennis team, as senior Maddie Jaeger and two doubles teams closed their season out at CIF Individuals. Jaeger advanced to the third round in singles before losing to Kaitlyn Christian of Orange Lutheran, 6-0, 6-3, at The Tennis Club. She got a default win in the first round then got past Alexis Valenzuela of West Covina, 6-2, 6-4 in the second round. Jaeger, the Orange Coast League singles champion, was down 3-0 in the first set before rallying.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | June 12, 2009
A 49-year-old Seal Beach woman was killed in a solo high-speed traffic accident Tuesday night in South Laguna. Her identity is not being released pending notification of her family, said Laguna Beach Police Sgt. Robert Rahaeuser. At 9:47 p.m., emergency personnel responded to a report of an accident at Coast Highway near Camel Point. The driver of a silver Buick Lucerne had reportedly been traveling southbound at an apparent high rate of speed, then swerved across the two northbound lanes and struck an unoccupied blue Ford van parked on the opposite side of the roadway.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | April 9, 2009
After 3 1/2 years on the job, Laguna Beach Police Chief Mike Sellers is moving up and out of Laguna. Sellers, who joined the department in October 2005, has accepted a new position as chief of the Fullerton Police Department, a city nearly three times the size of Laguna Beach. Police Capt. Paul Workman will be promoted to the position of interim chief for “an indefinite period,” City Manager Ken Frank said. Workman will begin his new job May 8, the day Sellers will officially be off the job. Sellers said he will miss Laguna Beach but felt the opportunity to serve a larger community, and make more money, was something he could not pass up. When he came to Laguna, he said he planned to stay until he retired.
NEWS
February 20, 2009
On Oct. 16, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) with help from the Laguna Beach Police raided a medical marijuana dispensary downstairs on the southwest corner of Diamond Street and South Coast Highway. They seized an unknown amount of marijuana and took two people into custody. Hundreds of residents have doctors? permission to purchase marijuana from dispensaries because they are HIV positive or have a host of other ailments that pot can help. Of course, marijuana should not be listed by the ?
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