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August 14, 2009
?Night Out? benefit for Boys & Girls Club One hundred women will come together to garner support for the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach at a ?Girls Night Out? event from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Wilson home, 100 Rockledge. The exclusive event for women will include fine food and beverages, shopping at silent and live auctions, pampering and gift bags, and will directly benefit the club?s enrichment programs to ensure no child is turned away from the club due to financial circumstances.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | June 4, 2010
Goal one: win a CIF Southern Section championship. Check. Goal two: win a CIF Southern California Regional championship. Check. In a week's time, the Laguna Beach High boys' volleyball team accomplished the two goals it had aspired to at the beginning of the 2010 season. By winning a section and regional title, the boys' volleyball team became the second Laguna sports team in school history to win two postseason titles in the same school year. The boys' cross-country team first accomplished the feat in the fall by winning a CIF and State title.
NEWS
August 9, 2002
With Dennis Madison's passing comes a sad reminder of the closing of his bookstore, Fahrenheit 451, two years ago. Recently Laguna Beach also lost the Different Drummer bookstore, and naturally it feels like we've done something wrong to let these treasures go. But perhaps these passings can be seen as an inevitable outcome of their success. Bookstores like these and the people who opened them are part of the reason the public can find controversial or non-mainstream publications more easily these days through mainstream outlets.
NEWS
By: Suzie Harrison | September 9, 2005
Tuesday was not only the kickoff of the school year, but also the implementation of a new program at Thurston Middle School called the Organizational Wheel. The 18-week program is specifically designed for sixth-grade students. Pupils work in six-week blocks, learning computer basics, organized notebook study and life skills, including self-esteem. Teachers Jason Babiar, Andy Crisp and Leslie Maus are each teaching a different component. "I'll be teaching organizational skills, focusing on one of the most important things -- trying to get organized," Babiar said.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | March 7, 2008
While awards were presented to the winners of the 2008 Patriots Day Parade at Tivoli Too, volunteers were rewarded with lunch at City Hall. Parade officials handed out 27 awards, selected from the 93 entries that marched and rode through town under gray skies Saturday. ?It was a great success despite Mother Nature?s breath of cold air and a little spritzing just after the last entry passed the reviewing stand,? said Sandi Werthe, entry chairwoman. A slight decline in attendance was blamed on the gloomy weather, but more so on the conflict with Dana Point?
NEWS
April 25, 2003
Mike Swanson Theresa Whitlock, then a paralegal, paid for her first date with the attorney she worked for, Bill O'Hare. They had a few drinks at Hotel Laguna, followed by a romantic dinner at Denny's. "I left my wallet at the office that night," Bill said. That was more than 20 years ago. Nowadays Bill and Theresa O'Hare don't have to worry about the check. As the managing partner of Snell and Wilmer in Irvine, representing the defendant sued by electronics giant Samsung for nearly $12 million, Bill earned a March 28 judgment of $5.7 million awarded to his client, San Clemente-based Advanced MP Technology, in a countersuit.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Ashley Breeding | December 19, 2008
Local musician Jason Feddy came to the U.S. from his hometown of Yorkshire, England, more than a decade ago, after drug addiction severed his ties with record labels, halted his promising music career, and left him without even a couch to sleep on. ?I showed early promise, which I destroyed with self-absorption and drugs,? he said. ?That heroin is very more-ish you know ? kinda like pretzels. I had burned my bridges in the U.K., but my brother [who lived in Las Vegas] offered me a place to stay on the condition that I got sober.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond, coastlinepilot@latimes.com | June 18, 2010
The Laguna College of Art & Design netted $105,000 at the annual Collector's Choice fundraiser, held Saturday at the campus on Laguna Canyon Road. A crowd of about 400 college supporters attended the event, which included an art raffle, silent and live auctions of works donated by professional artists, and an al fresco dinner. Students at the college directly benefit from the funds raised at Collector's Choice, which provides financial assistance via scholarships, and pays to upgrade the campus facilities where they strive to fulfill their dreams of a career in the arts.
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By Bryce Alderton | April 10, 2014
Calvin Capelle and Aidan Bennett exemplified the spirit and makeup of Laguna Beach's annual youth track and field meet Friday at Laguna Beach High School. The event acts as a qualifier for May's Orange County track meet. For Calvin, 11, the meet has become a rite of spring. He has competed in the event since he was 6 and holds meet records in the 100-, 200- and 400-meter races, city Recreation Supervisor Tom Toman said. On Friday, Calvin took the lead for good on the second of four laps in the 1,600-meter run and finished in 5 minutes, 40 seconds, Toman said.
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NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | February 26, 2014
Carol Robinson had just put the necklaces on display when two customers walked in. Their friend - the mother of a bride-to-be who'd been jilted a day before she was to walk down the altar - needed a pick-me-up. Drawn to the words engraved on the keys hanging from silver and gold chains, the women reached for one that read "strength. " "[She] could sure use this," Robinson recalled them saying. Such comments are frequent, according to the owner of Laguna Beach-based Jasmine Street General Store, whether people come in specifically looking for The Giving Keys or stumble across them.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | December 26, 2013
During the past year, Laguna Beach High athletic teams have achieved several memorable team and individual performances. With the 2013 prep sports year coming to a close next week, it's time to look back on some of the key moments turned in by the Breakers. First up, athletic achievements from January to June. - January-June The girls' water polo team reached the elite eight of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs and just missed landing a spot in the final four.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 14, 2013
Since the cross-country season began in September, the Laguna Beach High boys' and girls' teams have been eyeing a particular date that was still two months down the road: the CIF Southern Section Cross-Country Championships divisional preliminaries. That meet is the first step in what all teams hope is a three-step finish to the 2013 season. The prelims are a stepping stone to the impending CIF Southern Section finals meet. That finals meet, is where teams find out if they reach the season's finish line in Fresno, the CIF State Championships, at the end of the month.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | November 14, 2013
Cafe Zoolu owner Michael Leech doesn't pay for tasks he can do himself. He'll order fish directly from the supplier, avoiding the middleman, then roll up his sleeves and prepare a meal out of it. As for managing all the duties that come with running a restaurant? He and wife, Toni, have it covered. The hands-on strategy has worked for the Leeches, who have owned and operated the Laguna restaurant at 860 Glenneyre St. for 20 years. Cafe Zoolu is one of the few long-standing survivors in a beach city that has seen its fair share of iconic places shuttered for one reason or another.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | November 1, 2013
The top two singles seeds and top two doubles seeds, all from Laguna Beach High, advanced Wednesday from the first day of the two-day Orange Coast League finals tournament. In singles action at The Tennis Center in Costa Mesa, No. 1 seed Kira Hamilton and second-seeded Ashley Shelton both won two matches in the single-elimination tournament. In doubles play, the No. 1-seeded team of Bailey Jaeger/Natasha Keces, and No. 2-seeded duo of Madeline Loomis/Sarah Nederlander, also won twice.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton and This post has been corrected, as noted below. | August 8, 2013
Jim Shumate can see the replica Stanley Cup trophy gleaming in its case inside a 1930s building along South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. Workers are giving the former French 75 restaurant a makeover in preparation for new occupant Selanne's Steak Tavern, named for Anaheim Ducks legend Teemu Selanne, who owns the business with Kevin Pratt. Shumate, the restaurant's general manager, walked around the space at 1464 S. Coast Hwy., amid whirring drills and the occasional thuds from hammers last Friday, eyeing the spot where the replica of the trophy marking the Ducks' 2006-07 championship season will reside.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | May 9, 2013
It's been a busy, and successful, start to the month of May for the Laguna Beach High boys' tennis team. Laguna began its postseason journey Wednesday on its home court against Santa Maria. The Orange Coast League champion Breakers, the No. 4 seed in the CIF Southern Section Division 4 tournament, cruised to a 16-2 victory over the Saints (Los Padres League No. 3). Santa Maria had defeated Thacher (Condor League No. 3) in a wild-card match Tuesday to move on to the first-round match at Laguna.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | May 2, 2013
Americans say "Bottoms up" when they hoist a few. The French toast is "A votre Sante. " When Italians raise a glass they say "Salute" or "Cin Cin," their version of a Brit's "Cheers. " In India it is "Tulleho," a combination the Raj "Talley Ho" and the colloquial Hindi word for drinking. My favorite: the Zulu "Ooogy Wawa. " The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach deserves every one of them for the successful Grapes for Grads fundraiser held on Sunday at Tivoli Too!, which showed off Laguna's community spirit to great advantage.
SPORTS
By Mike Sciacca | March 7, 2013
The mission statement for the Laguna Beach High softball team can be summed up for Victoria Batistelli in a single word: win. That's the course the first-year head coach of the Breakers is mapping out for her team. The Breakers tasted success last year under Coach Alan Ludloff. They finished in third place in the Orange Coast League, earned a bid to the CIF Southern Section playoffs, and posted a 15-8 record. The 15 wins set a school single-season record, and the team set 12 new program records.
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