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By Bryce Alderton | November 27, 2013
Free HIV testing will be available at Main Beach Sunday in honor of World AIDS Day, according to a Laguna Beach police news release. Organizers will conduct tests from 2 to 5 p.m. inside tents on the cobblestone area of the beach and results will be available in 20 minutes, the release said. Members from the city's HIV Advisory Committee, AIDS Services Foundation, Shanti Orange County and the Laguna Beach Community Clinic will be on hand to provide educational information and anonymous counseling, the release said.
NEWS
November 24, 2006
World AIDS Day is Dec. 1, but this year the HIV Advisory Committee of Laguna Beach will start things off Thursday by placing memorial ribbons mounted on wooden stakes in the sandy area where Broadway meets Coast Highway. At 3 p.m., free HIV testing will be available at the cobblestone area of Main Beach. The Laguna Beach Community Clinic will park its mobile unit in plain sight, and Kim de St. Paer and her volunteers will perform the 20-minute test all afternoon. This "quick" test is provided using funds donated by the city as well as Abbott Laboratories, represented by Rose-Marie Ilano.
NEWS
December 5, 2003
Suzie Harrison Laguna Beach High School students and the Laguna Beach HIV advisory committee came together with locals to remember loved ones and spread awareness for World AIDS Day on Monday. HIV Advisory Committee chairperson Kim de St. Paer contacted Laguna Beach High School teacher Kerry Pellow to see if her desktop publishing and digital media classes would like to participate. "Kim called and said we know you've done the World AIDS Day posters in the past -- we would love if you could do them again," Pellow said.
NEWS
By Ashley Breeding | November 26, 2009
A few weeks ago, Kim de St. Paer, who runs the HIV testing and counseling program at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, treated an older gentleman who complained of weakness in his arms, only after it began to hinder his greatest passion — painting. A heterosexual man who had practiced celibacy for a number of years, he didn’t think HIV was something he had to worry about, so he told St. Paer that he’d never bothered to be tested. “It wasn’t a serious issue in my time,” she recalls the man saying.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | November 23, 2011
In the 1980s, a then-mysterious virus began taking a toll on Laguna Beach. On World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, the community will remember its losses, cherish the strides made in the testing and treatment of the disease, and promote awareness of the danger of complacency. Black ribbons will drape 15 prominent pieces of Laguna's public art in remembrance of the Laguna residents who have died from AIDS. The city's HIV Advisory Committee will host a health and awareness exposition at 3 p.m. at Main Beach, followed by a candlelight vigil.
NEWS
December 1, 2006
The following is from the Nov. 27 meeting of the Laguna Beach Arts Commission.   WORLD AIDS DAY In commemoration of World AIDS Day on Friday, the arts commissioners will adorn several sculptures throughout town with black and red ribbons, it was announced. TEMPORARY SCULPTURE AT HEISLER PARK The commission discussed the timing for the installation and dedication of Gerard Basil Stripling's sculpture, "Toward the Within" for temporary exhibition at a site in Heisler Park.
LOCAL
November 25, 2005
Free quick tests for HIV will be available and vigil will be held.The City of Laguna Beach advisory board is gearing up for World AIDS Day, Thursday, Dec. 1. Free anonymous HIV testing will be available at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic's mobile unit, which will be located at Main Beach. Results will be available in 20 minutes. The testing will run from 3 to 6 p.m. A candlelight vigil will also be held at 6 p.m. at Main Beach. For further information, please contact Mike Sellers, chief of police and city liaison to the HIV advisory committee, at (949)
NEWS
November 29, 2002
HAPPENINGS In the field Reporter gets a feel for the perils of police work. B1 ALSO: Susan Mas has left her seat on the school board after 17 years of service. A4 Children share what they have to be thankful for. A10 Life members named to Festival and Pageant. B3 Check out holiday tips available at the library. B4 Kirk Preble gives his time to Laguna Shanti. B6 Dennis McTighe gives weather tidbits. B6 CITYSCAPE Remembering Laguna celebrates World AIDS Day with posters and a Sunday ceremony.
NEWS
By By Dan Beighley | November 25, 2005
To mark World AIDS Day, Laguna Beach High students create posters that are displayed around town; the city will also hang ribbons -- red, not black -- on public art and host a vigil for those killed by the disease or still living with it.Laguna Beach has the highest incident of AIDS and HIV in the country, according to Dr. Korey Jorgensen of the Laguna Beach Community Clinic. In recognition of World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, various community groups will come together to promote awareness and mourn those lost to the disease.
NEWS
November 29, 2002
Mary A. Castillo Although they knew very little of the reality of HIV, nearly 60 Laguna Beach High School students participated in a design competition sponsored by the HIV Advisory Committee. Out of 20 entries, three AIDS awareness posters were chosen to be displayed throughout the city in commemoration of World AIDS Day on Sunday. Two of the selected artists were Brooke Sirianni and Kelly Nicholas, both 17. This is the second year the HIV Advisory Committee tapped the talents of local youth enrolled in Kerry Pellow's desktop publishing and computer graphics class.
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By David Hansen | January 2, 2014
Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series about HIV and AIDS. Last week featured a look into the life of Scott Alan, a Laguna Beach AIDS and cancer survivor. This column focuses on local HIV support and education programs. Don't hug him. Don't shake hands. And whatever you do, don't kiss. When HIV and AIDS started escalating out of control in the 1980s and 1990s, few people knew how to deal with it. Rumors were rampant. People were afraid, angry and helpless.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Michael Miller | November 29, 2013
To understand the magnitude of the Laguna Art Museum's display the last weekend of November, don't think of it as five fragments from a project that totals more than 48,000 pieces. Think of it, instead, as a few life stories that add up to hundreds of years among them. This fall, for the first time, the museum will display five blocks - 12-by-12-foot segments that contain up to eight panels stitched together - from the AIDS Memorial Quilt, a project that the NAMES Project Foundation launched in 1987 to raise awareness about the disease.
NEWS
By Bryce Alderton | November 27, 2013
Free HIV testing will be available at Main Beach Sunday in honor of World AIDS Day, according to a Laguna Beach police news release. Organizers will conduct tests from 2 to 5 p.m. inside tents on the cobblestone area of the beach and results will be available in 20 minutes, the release said. Members from the city's HIV Advisory Committee, AIDS Services Foundation, Shanti Orange County and the Laguna Beach Community Clinic will be on hand to provide educational information and anonymous counseling, the release said.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 11, 2013
The Laguna Playhouse presents the West Coast premiere of "A Christmas Memory" as the third installment of its 2013-14 Season of Stars. Previews kick off Dec. 3, and the show runs from Dec. 7 to 29, at 606 Laguna Canyon Road. "It's the perfect holiday musical treat the entire family can enjoy and fall in love with," artistic director Ann Wareham said in a release. The musical is based on the Truman Capote classic, with the book by Duane Poole, music by Larry Grossman, lyrics by Carol Hall, musical direction by Darryl Archibald and Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio as director.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | November 23, 2011
In the 1980s, a then-mysterious virus began taking a toll on Laguna Beach. On World AIDS Day, Dec. 1, the community will remember its losses, cherish the strides made in the testing and treatment of the disease, and promote awareness of the danger of complacency. Black ribbons will drape 15 prominent pieces of Laguna's public art in remembrance of the Laguna residents who have died from AIDS. The city's HIV Advisory Committee will host a health and awareness exposition at 3 p.m. at Main Beach, followed by a candlelight vigil.
NEWS
November 25, 2010
The Laguna Beach HIV Advisory Committee will mark World AIDS Day on Wednesday with free HIV testing, an AIDS quilt memorial, other medical services, and a candlelight vigil at Laguna's Main Beach for those who have lost their lives to the disease. Rapid testing for HIV, administered by Laguna Beach Community Clinic, plus free flu vaccines from Laguna Drug, an HIV Resource Fair, healing touch ministers, and display of the AIDS memorial quilt will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. on the Cobblestones at Main Beach.
NEWS
November 27, 2009
The good news locally about AIDS is that Laguna Beach is no longer the U.S. ?capital? of the AIDS-afflicted ? that dubious honor now goes to Washington, D.C. But the disease is more widespread than it is believed to be, now counting a far larger number of heterosexuals as victims, we learn from local AIDS activists, who say that 91% of new cases are being found in the straight population and one-third are women who contracted it from men. ...
NEWS
By Ashley Breeding | November 26, 2009
A few weeks ago, Kim de St. Paer, who runs the HIV testing and counseling program at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic, treated an older gentleman who complained of weakness in his arms, only after it began to hinder his greatest passion — painting. A heterosexual man who had practiced celibacy for a number of years, he didn’t think HIV was something he had to worry about, so he told St. Paer that he’d never bothered to be tested. “It wasn’t a serious issue in my time,” she recalls the man saying.
LOCAL
November 28, 2008
World AIDS Day testing, beach vigil planned The Laguna Beach HIV Advisory Committee will commemorate World AIDS Day on Monday from 3 to 6 p.m. at the Main Beach Cobblestone area. HIV testing will be available at the Laguna Beach Community Clinic?s mobile unit, with results in 20 minutes. The mobile unit will be parked on the cobblestone area of Main Beach. Free testing will run from 3 to 5 p.m. Ribbons in memory of those in our community who have died of AIDS will be placed on trees throughout the city.
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