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By Cindy Frazier | May 5, 2006
South Orange County is a thriving region with a burgeoning high-end job market but housing prices to match, according to a new report. The report, "South County, We're Different," by a Soka University economics team, was presented Friday at a Laguna Beach meeting of the Coastal Chambers of Commerce, a consortium of five Chambers of Commerce, including Laguna Beach. Robert Ming, secretary of the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce, said: "South County is different from Orange County, with a different attitude, different demographics and trends.
NEWS
October 14, 2005
WHAT: A proposed tunnel running through the Cleveland National Forest that would dump an estimated 70,000 vehicles a day onto Highway 133 at the Foothill Toll Road, affecting traffic in Laguna Beach. WHAT'S BEHIND IT: The Orange County Transportation Authority and the Riverside County Transportation Planning Agency are examining options to relieve traffic problems on the Riverside (91) Freeway. Three alternatives are being considered. Alternative 1 would create another road, to run parallel to the existing 91 corridor, at an estimated cost of between $2.5 and $5 billion.
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By Barbara Diamond | July 18, 2008
Some of the county’s most influential women met Monday in Laguna Beach with Orange County’s new sheriff, Sandra Hutchens. More than 200 members of the California Women’s Leadership Association and guests attended the gathering at Sapphire Restaurant, where newly appointed Sheriff Hutchens was introduced. “The purpose was to have the CWLA members and South County get up close and personal with the new sheriff,” said Laguna Beach resident Kristine Thalman, chief executive officer of the Building Industry Assn.
NEWS
April 29, 2005
Barbara Diamond Laguna Beach celebrates its heritage in May with city-sponsored activities and traditional community events to celebrate its distinction. "What makes Laguna unique is the sense of place," said Planning Commissioner Norm Grossman, who has served on city committees for more than two decades. "Residents are very aware that it's different and they want to protect that, although they may have different ideas of what the difference is and how to protect it."
NEWS
April 10, 2014
Guess what's back? Measles. Really. This shouldn't be. The dangerous trend of not vaccinating children is leading to an uptick in a highly preventable disease that was all but eradicated in Southern California. Children are needlessly suffering from the misinformation campaigns about the supposed, and mostly denounced, dangers of vaccines. There's a real threat here in Orange County, which, as the Los Angeles Times reported, has had the biggest outbreak of measles of any county in the state.
NEWS
April 8, 2005
BARBARA DIAMOND Orange County faced myriad challenges in the past 10 years, and Supervisor Tom Wilson thinks the responses were dramatic and positive -- chief among them the bounce-back from bankruptcy. "Orange County now has the highest bond rating on Wall Street of any county in the state," Wilson told an admiring audience Monday night at the monthly Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting. "I am in my ninth year as a supervisor, and I always say I'm on the recovery team.
NEWS
July 12, 2002
Barbara Diamond Orange County Supervisor Cynthia Coad was the guest speaker at the July 4 ceremonies hosted by the Laguna Beach post of the American Legion. "You may wonder why a supervisor would come to our little town on the Fourth of July," said Post 222 Commander David Connell. "At a Memorial Day ceremony, she spoke so movingly, we asked for a copy of her speech and she volunteered to come and give the speech." She gets full marks for courage.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | March 9, 2007
Councilwoman Elizabeth Schneider's tool set well equips her to rebuild the community connection to South Coast Medical Center that will help finance needed improvements, hospital officials said this week. Center President Bruce Christian announced on Monday that Schneider had accepted the position of executive director of the South Coast Medical Center Foundation. She will be working with the foundation board of directors to raise funds to support improvements to the medical facility, equipment and services, using skills she honed as a marketing consultant and as a council member.
NEWS
May 6, 2005
Barbara Diamond Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is in full bloom, just in time for a special visitor's day Saturday. Special hikes are planned for the annual celebration. This year's theme is "Looking Ahead." Orange County 5th District Supervisor Tom Wilson, Laguna Canyon Foundation President Michael Pinto and Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust Executive Director Michael O'Connell will present a preview of the park's future. "I just had a grandbaby and it's kind of neat to think of her asking daddy to take her to the park," Wilson said.
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By Barbara Diamond | November 2, 2006
Laguna Beach voters shocked by the amount of money City Council candidates are spending to get elected will be awed by the millions being spent by the two candidates fighting to represent them on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Cathryn DeYoung and Pat Bates, both with homes on the same block in Laguna Niguel and both Republicans, are duking it out in a war of pricey pamphlets to replace termed out Republican Tom Wilson as supervisor for what he calls the "fabulous fifth" district.
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April 10, 2014
Guess what's back? Measles. Really. This shouldn't be. The dangerous trend of not vaccinating children is leading to an uptick in a highly preventable disease that was all but eradicated in Southern California. Children are needlessly suffering from the misinformation campaigns about the supposed, and mostly denounced, dangers of vaccines. There's a real threat here in Orange County, which, as the Los Angeles Times reported, has had the biggest outbreak of measles of any county in the state.
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NEWS
September 9, 2011
Capistrano Unified School District schools are closed Friday due to the San Diego Gas & Electric power outage affecting South Orange County. "The district, like many school districts serviced by San Diego Gas & Electric, has decided to cancel classes for its students," a statement on the district's website said. "A decision regarding Friday evening sporting events has not yet been made. " Supt. Joe Farley decided to cancel classes after authorities told the district that there was no guarantee that power would come back Friday.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Cindy Frazier | February 21, 2011
Two women working to create a community arts center in South Orange County have launched a fundraising drive through http://www.kickstarter.com . Laguna Beach native Gaylen Corbett and her business partner Virginia Repasky founded the OC Arts Center in 2010, according to a news release. "There are hundreds of artists living in this area, yet there's no one central location where they can come together to work, collaborate with other artists, and share their talents with the community," Corbett said in a prepared statement.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | July 18, 2008
Some of the county’s most influential women met Monday in Laguna Beach with Orange County’s new sheriff, Sandra Hutchens. More than 200 members of the California Women’s Leadership Association and guests attended the gathering at Sapphire Restaurant, where newly appointed Sheriff Hutchens was introduced. “The purpose was to have the CWLA members and South County get up close and personal with the new sheriff,” said Laguna Beach resident Kristine Thalman, chief executive officer of the Building Industry Assn.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | March 9, 2007
Councilwoman Elizabeth Schneider's tool set well equips her to rebuild the community connection to South Coast Medical Center that will help finance needed improvements, hospital officials said this week. Center President Bruce Christian announced on Monday that Schneider had accepted the position of executive director of the South Coast Medical Center Foundation. She will be working with the foundation board of directors to raise funds to support improvements to the medical facility, equipment and services, using skills she honed as a marketing consultant and as a council member.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | November 9, 2006
Laguna Beach voters shocked by the amount of money City Council candidates are spending to get elected will be awed by the millions being spent by the two candidates fighting to represent them on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. Cathryn DeYoung and Pat Bates, both with homes on the same block in Laguna Niguel and both Republicans, are duking it out in a war of pricey pamphlets to replace termed out Republican Tom Wilson as supervisor for what he calls the "fabulous fifth" district.
BUSINESS
By Cindy Frazier | May 5, 2006
South Orange County is a thriving region with a burgeoning high-end job market but housing prices to match, according to a new report. The report, "South County, We're Different," by a Soka University economics team, was presented Friday at a Laguna Beach meeting of the Coastal Chambers of Commerce, a consortium of five Chambers of Commerce, including Laguna Beach. Robert Ming, secretary of the Laguna Niguel Chamber of Commerce, said: "South County is different from Orange County, with a different attitude, different demographics and trends.
NEWS
October 14, 2005
WHAT: A proposed tunnel running through the Cleveland National Forest that would dump an estimated 70,000 vehicles a day onto Highway 133 at the Foothill Toll Road, affecting traffic in Laguna Beach. WHAT'S BEHIND IT: The Orange County Transportation Authority and the Riverside County Transportation Planning Agency are examining options to relieve traffic problems on the Riverside (91) Freeway. Three alternatives are being considered. Alternative 1 would create another road, to run parallel to the existing 91 corridor, at an estimated cost of between $2.5 and $5 billion.
NEWS
May 6, 2005
Barbara Diamond Laguna Coast Wilderness Park is in full bloom, just in time for a special visitor's day Saturday. Special hikes are planned for the annual celebration. This year's theme is "Looking Ahead." Orange County 5th District Supervisor Tom Wilson, Laguna Canyon Foundation President Michael Pinto and Irvine Ranch Land Reserve Trust Executive Director Michael O'Connell will present a preview of the park's future. "I just had a grandbaby and it's kind of neat to think of her asking daddy to take her to the park," Wilson said.
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