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May 1, 2009
Laguna Beach High School students resumed testing local ocean waters for bacteria this week after a three-month hiatus. The seven-year program, which had been sponsored by the Laguna Beach chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, was halted in December after Surfrider decided not to fund water testing in the schools. The Laguna Beach School District PTA Council stepped in with funding to continue the program through the end of the year. The bacteria counts are not considered official by the county Health Department, which conducts its own routine testing and posts warning signs or closes beaches when bacteria counts are at unsafe levels.
NEWS
July 11, 2003
LAGUNA LIFE So what's up in Laguna? Everything. The sun is out and the ocean is warm. We have the "Sawdust Festival" and "Festival of the Arts" already in full swing. A host of good restaurants and hotels, beautiful beaches and the best thing about it, now you can enjoy all of it without having to drive. Just jump on the free Laguna trolley that cruises through town and ditch the summer traffic. Things are good. However, please bring back the beautifully lighted American flag that used to greet comers and goers at the entrance of Laguna Canyon on the hillside across the street from [seven-degrees]
NEWS
November 25, 2005
The Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the city, is sponsoring the traditional Hospitality Night from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season. Many downtown businesses and organizations will be open for a festive evening, and some streets will be closed to vehicles. Santa Claus will arrive at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave., around 6 p.m. and will help the mayor light the Pepper Tree. Entertainment and events will take place throughout the evening.
NEWS
July 11, 2003
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NEWS
July 8, 2005
VERNON LeROY GREGG Vernon LeRoy Gregg, a retired Laguna Beach Fire captain, died June 29 at his Bluebird Canyon home. He was 79. Gregg was born Sept. 25, 1925 in Anaheim and graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 1943. He went on to serve in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and then attended USC, graduating in 1950. He was a captain of the Laguna Beach lifeguards in 1950, and then joined the fire department, first serving as a volunteer for two years.
LOCAL
August 15, 2008
‘Save Trestles’ demonstration Sunday Surfrider Foundation activists, surfers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts will stage a demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Main Beach to raise awareness about the potential impacts of the proposed Foothill South toll road, which opponents say could harm Trestles Beach, a famous surfing spot in San Diego County. The group believes the Secretary of Commerce should reschedule the public hearing on the issue that was canceled earlier this summer.
NEWS
April 10, 2009
You have to wonder what the South Orange County Chapter of Surfrider Foundation was thinking when board members abruptly pulled the plug on a long-standing and highly decorated ocean water quality testing program at Laguna Beach High School. The adults at Surfrider decided late last year to stop funding the weekly water testing by students in 2009, an action that essentially closed down the school?s Surfrider Club. Since Surfrider will no longer allow water testing as part of its student clubs, and the sanctioned activities ?
LOCAL
By James Pribram | July 24, 2009
I woke up this morning to the song, “Life is a highway.” A fitting song considering my day — up early to write my column. It seems lately all of my travel days are on Thursday and in the morning to boot — which is coincidently the same day — I mean morning — that my column is due, and in many ways it’s the greatest way one could start a day. It’s like writing a postcard to your closest friends....
NEWS
May 7, 2004
Effective laws, regardless of their merit, are those that can be enforced effectively. An Orange County-based environmental group's efforts to convince coastal cities to ban smoking on their beaches certainly has merit, but its practicality is questionable. Earth Resource Foundation has cited the surplus of butts on beaches as a problem grave enough for city governments to add a new law, but do we need another law that lacks a backbone? Littering is already illegal on the beach, but beachgoers leaving anything behind -- from cigarette butts to bags of leftovers picked through by seagulls -- usually leave the sand unscathed and unpunished.
NEWS
January 28, 2005
Suzie Harrison Main Beach should look a little prettier than normal Saturday afternoon. By then, it will have benefited from three hours of cleanup as part of a "First Flush" adopt-a-beach program put on by Clean Water Now! Coalition and the Laguna Beach Chapter of Surfrider Foundation. The event will run from 9 a.m. to noon. It's called "First Flush" because after heavy rains the storm drains completely evacuate and all the debris is discharged into the ocean.
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By Joanna Clay, joanna.clay@latimes.com | August 18, 2011
About 100 people gathered for the launch of the Soul Project at Don and Summer Meek's Laguna Beach home Wednesday night. While sipping on Peligroso tequila and munching on tacos, guests mingled with the founders and artists who are taking part in the Soul Project, an apparel company that partners with local artists and charities in different cities in an effort to get the word out and support "soul places. " Soul places, Summer Meek said, are places in the world that you connect to and hold a place within you. Summer Meek was born and raised in Laguna Beach.
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By James Pribram | July 24, 2009
I woke up this morning to the song, “Life is a highway.” A fitting song considering my day — up early to write my column. It seems lately all of my travel days are on Thursday and in the morning to boot — which is coincidently the same day — I mean morning — that my column is due, and in many ways it’s the greatest way one could start a day. It’s like writing a postcard to your closest friends....
NEWS
May 1, 2009
Laguna Beach High School students resumed testing local ocean waters for bacteria this week after a three-month hiatus. The seven-year program, which had been sponsored by the Laguna Beach chapter of the Surfrider Foundation, was halted in December after Surfrider decided not to fund water testing in the schools. The Laguna Beach School District PTA Council stepped in with funding to continue the program through the end of the year. The bacteria counts are not considered official by the county Health Department, which conducts its own routine testing and posts warning signs or closes beaches when bacteria counts are at unsafe levels.
NEWS
April 10, 2009
You have to wonder what the South Orange County Chapter of Surfrider Foundation was thinking when board members abruptly pulled the plug on a long-standing and highly decorated ocean water quality testing program at Laguna Beach High School. The adults at Surfrider decided late last year to stop funding the weekly water testing by students in 2009, an action that essentially closed down the school?s Surfrider Club. Since Surfrider will no longer allow water testing as part of its student clubs, and the sanctioned activities ?
LOCAL
August 15, 2008
‘Save Trestles’ demonstration Sunday Surfrider Foundation activists, surfers, hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts will stage a demonstration at 10:30 a.m. Sunday at Main Beach to raise awareness about the potential impacts of the proposed Foothill South toll road, which opponents say could harm Trestles Beach, a famous surfing spot in San Diego County. The group believes the Secretary of Commerce should reschedule the public hearing on the issue that was canceled earlier this summer.
SPORTS
May 30, 2008
Victoria Skimboards event includes barbecue, clinics Victoria Skimboards will host a one-day skimboard celebration from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Victoria Skimboards headquarters, located at 2955 Laguna Canyon Road, No. 1. Planned activities for the day are as follows: ?10 a.m. to 2 p.m.: How to choose a skimboard clinic ?10:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m.: Premiere of the first Victoria Skimboard DVD release, ?Dayz.? ?11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.: Skimboard safety clinic ?
NEWS
December 14, 2007
Laguna Beach resident, surfing activist and Coastline Pilot columnist James Pribram was given a John Kelly Environmental Achievement Award by the Surfrider Foundation Oahu Chapter Thursday in Honolulu. The John Kelly Awards are presented by the Oahu Chapter of Surfrider to promote environmental activism by honoring the efforts and achievements of individuals and organizations. Categories for the awards are Lifetime Achievement, Professional Surfer and Local Company. Pribram will receive the Professional Surfer award.
NEWS
January 12, 2007
The deadline for entries to the 41st annual Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade is next Friday, Jan. 19. The parade, themed "Proudly We Hail," will take place Saturday, March 3, at 11 a.m. in Laguna Beach. The parade theme was selected because the parade date coincides with the day 76 years ago — March 3, 1931 — when Congress formally adopted the "Star Spangled Banner" as the national anthem. "Our theme this year is one of the many lasting lyric phrases that Francis Scott Key wrote to accompany its music," said Charles Quilter II, president of the Parade Assn.
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