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By James Pribram | November 11, 2010
Some 290 miles out to sea between Brazil and South Africa, it is almost impossible to think about what lies ahead of me for the next month. Just getting to Brazil was a trip in itself. After three flights, 15 hours of transit and one long crazy two-hour car ride, Mary Osborne and I finally made it. Well, kind of, anyway. Unfortunately, communications had gotten crossed up and there was no one waiting to pick us up once we had arrived at the airport. But we jumped into a cab and settled into a hotel in Capo Cabana before taking yet another two-hour cab ride to a beautiful crystal green-colored bay where the 72-foot Sea Dragon sat anchored, just outside the harbor.
LOCAL
By James Pribram | July 18, 2008
Although the ocean remains flat along the Laguna Beach coast, the sun is still shining and water temps remain in the mid- to upper 60s. However, in South Africa it’s been blistering cold both in and out of the water, but with a new swell arriving at the famous right-hand point break known as Jeffreys Bay. The site is the fifth stop on this year’s Assn. of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world championship surfing tour, which thus far has been dominated by who else but eight-time world champion Kelly Slater.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | June 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? At 16, Nicole Bonoff was tracking black bears in the wild. "I remember taking her to the airport and the captain said, 'Where are you going?' and she said, 'To trap bears,'" her mother, Susan Bonoff, said. "He said 16-year-old girls shouldn't be trapping bears." But she did, and Nicole Bonoff, now 20, once again will brave the wild on a two-week expedition to South Africa to study brown hyenas in the summer. The Glendale resident was one of 18 students chosen from a pool of more than 120 applicants in five states to conduct environmental research in Nissan North America and World Wildlife Fund's environmental leadership program.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 14, 2009
Laguna Beach High graduate Annika Dries has helped lead the U.S. junior women?s national team into the semifinals at the FINA Junior Women?s Water Polo World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Dries, a center and team captain, scored two goals in Thursday?s 9-5 quarterfinal win over defending champion Australia. Team USA will meet the Netherlands in today?s semifinal. Dries was one of three players who scored three goals in Wednesday?s 16-4 victory over South Africa.
NEWS
August 19, 2005
Kimberly A. Smith, a sophomore at Laguna Beach High School, is continuing her education this summer by attending high school in Daireux, Argentina. She is in the Pampas region of Argentina, which is where the ranches are, approximately five hours south of Buenos Aires. Her two-month high school program will be in Spanish, using the o7porteno f7dialect, heavily influenced by Italian, which is unique to Argentina. Kimberly is a member of the Interact Club at the high school and is one of 8,000 students participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
NEWS
By Billy Fried | December 19, 2013
Westminster has Little Saigon. Artesia has Little India. Even Anaheim got in the act by declaring a section of Brookhurst Street as Little Arabia. It's high time Laguna memorialized its very prominent South African community and officially declare itself Little Cape Town. It could be great for business. More people would see us as a smaller version of that gorgeous resort town on the tip of Africa's Southern Hemisphere, where the dramatic, rugged mountains cascade to the sea. Where there's great surf, amazing wilderness, plus Boervorst (farmer sausage)
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By: | September 30, 2005
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a partial list of places to worship in Laguna Beach. If you would like to list your church, temple or synagogue, send us your listing via fax to 494-8979 or e-mail to coastlinepilot @latimes.com. Please include the name of the place of worship, the address, phone number, service times and pastor or rabbi. CALVARY CHAPEL PACIFIC HILLS Friday Night Worship Service -- 7 p.m. at Lang Park Multi-purpose Room, Wesley Drive.
NEWS
From LATimes.com | September 1, 2011
Last summer, Laguna Beach resident Christopher Ryan Smith emailed family and friends with exciting news: He was embarking on an African adventure. Over the next few months, his emails recounted the highlights. One day he was paragliding near Johannesburg. On another, he was sandboarding in "huge mines" in South Africa where the "sand was softer than snow powder. " In December, the 32-year-old Internet executive announced that he was going to Congo and Rwanda. Then, abruptly, all communication stopped.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 27, 2007
Having recently returned from what he called a "good trip" to South Africa, Mike Todd has had little down time back home. He's getting ready to embark on what figures to be for him a whirlwind close to the summer. The Laguna Beach resident and professional surfer began competing Wednesday at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill taking place at the Huntington Beach Pier. Todd began the competition in the Round of 144. Crowds are expected to swell in excess of 400,000 during a 10-day event that began last Friday.
NEWS
July 29, 2005
Mike Sciacca Mike Todd carried the banner for Laguna Beach Monday at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill Men's competition, and came up with a third-place finish in his heat at the Huntington Beach Pier. Todd, 24, finished third in heat No. 8 during the round of 192 competition. Seeded 132nd in the event, he placed third behind winner Bobby Morris of Santa Barbara and second-place Raymond Reichle of Hawaii. Todd finished with an overall score of 6.03, his highest wave score being a 3.2. Morris won the heat with an overall score of 9.6, while Reichle grabbed second-place with a total score of 6.5. Each riders' top two waves are totaled for their final scoring average.
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By Billy Fried | December 19, 2013
Westminster has Little Saigon. Artesia has Little India. Even Anaheim got in the act by declaring a section of Brookhurst Street as Little Arabia. It's high time Laguna memorialized its very prominent South African community and officially declare itself Little Cape Town. It could be great for business. More people would see us as a smaller version of that gorgeous resort town on the tip of Africa's Southern Hemisphere, where the dramatic, rugged mountains cascade to the sea. Where there's great surf, amazing wilderness, plus Boervorst (farmer sausage)
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From LATimes.com | September 1, 2011
Last summer, Laguna Beach resident Christopher Ryan Smith emailed family and friends with exciting news: He was embarking on an African adventure. Over the next few months, his emails recounted the highlights. One day he was paragliding near Johannesburg. On another, he was sandboarding in "huge mines" in South Africa where the "sand was softer than snow powder. " In December, the 32-year-old Internet executive announced that he was going to Congo and Rwanda. Then, abruptly, all communication stopped.
NEWS
By James Pribram | November 11, 2010
Some 290 miles out to sea between Brazil and South Africa, it is almost impossible to think about what lies ahead of me for the next month. Just getting to Brazil was a trip in itself. After three flights, 15 hours of transit and one long crazy two-hour car ride, Mary Osborne and I finally made it. Well, kind of, anyway. Unfortunately, communications had gotten crossed up and there was no one waiting to pick us up once we had arrived at the airport. But we jumped into a cab and settled into a hotel in Capo Cabana before taking yet another two-hour cab ride to a beautiful crystal green-colored bay where the 72-foot Sea Dragon sat anchored, just outside the harbor.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | August 14, 2009
Laguna Beach High graduate Annika Dries has helped lead the U.S. junior women?s national team into the semifinals at the FINA Junior Women?s Water Polo World Championships in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Dries, a center and team captain, scored two goals in Thursday?s 9-5 quarterfinal win over defending champion Australia. Team USA will meet the Netherlands in today?s semifinal. Dries was one of three players who scored three goals in Wednesday?s 16-4 victory over South Africa.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cindy Frazier | February 20, 2009
In a lengthy career, photojournalist Tish Lampert has trained her lens on every subject from royal garden parties at Buckingham Palace to rock stars. But her most heartfelt portrait is of a defeated gorilla in the Congo. Lampert?s work will be on display today through April 10 at Endangered Planet Gallery, 384 Forest Ave., Suite 13, Laguna Beach. The exhibit, titled ?Life Out of Balance,? highlights the endangered status of the African gorilla and coincides with the United Nations declaration of 2009 as the ?
LOCAL
By James Pribram | July 18, 2008
Although the ocean remains flat along the Laguna Beach coast, the sun is still shining and water temps remain in the mid- to upper 60s. However, in South Africa it’s been blistering cold both in and out of the water, but with a new swell arriving at the famous right-hand point break known as Jeffreys Bay. The site is the fifth stop on this year’s Assn. of Surfing Professionals (ASP) world championship surfing tour, which thus far has been dominated by who else but eight-time world champion Kelly Slater.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | July 27, 2007
Having recently returned from what he called a "good trip" to South Africa, Mike Todd has had little down time back home. He's getting ready to embark on what figures to be for him a whirlwind close to the summer. The Laguna Beach resident and professional surfer began competing Wednesday at the Honda U.S. Open of Surfing presented by O'Neill taking place at the Huntington Beach Pier. Todd began the competition in the Round of 144. Crowds are expected to swell in excess of 400,000 during a 10-day event that began last Friday.
NEWS
By Tania Chatila | June 9, 2006
GLENDALE ? At 16, Nicole Bonoff was tracking black bears in the wild. "I remember taking her to the airport and the captain said, 'Where are you going?' and she said, 'To trap bears,'" her mother, Susan Bonoff, said. "He said 16-year-old girls shouldn't be trapping bears." But she did, and Nicole Bonoff, now 20, once again will brave the wild on a two-week expedition to South Africa to study brown hyenas in the summer. The Glendale resident was one of 18 students chosen from a pool of more than 120 applicants in five states to conduct environmental research in Nissan North America and World Wildlife Fund's environmental leadership program.
NEWS
By: | September 30, 2005
EDITOR'S NOTE: This is a partial list of places to worship in Laguna Beach. If you would like to list your church, temple or synagogue, send us your listing via fax to 494-8979 or e-mail to coastlinepilot @latimes.com. Please include the name of the place of worship, the address, phone number, service times and pastor or rabbi. CALVARY CHAPEL PACIFIC HILLS Friday Night Worship Service -- 7 p.m. at Lang Park Multi-purpose Room, Wesley Drive.
NEWS
August 19, 2005
Kimberly A. Smith, a sophomore at Laguna Beach High School, is continuing her education this summer by attending high school in Daireux, Argentina. She is in the Pampas region of Argentina, which is where the ranches are, approximately five hours south of Buenos Aires. Her two-month high school program will be in Spanish, using the o7porteno f7dialect, heavily influenced by Italian, which is unique to Argentina. Kimberly is a member of the Interact Club at the high school and is one of 8,000 students participating in the Rotary Youth Exchange program.
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