LBHS class of 1977 will hold its 40th Class Reunion on Sept 23 at Hotel Laguna

On Sep 23, LBHS class of 1977 will celebrate their high school years at their upcoming 40th class reunion. The event takes place from 7 - 9 p.m. at Hotel Laguna located at 425 S Coast Hwy. 

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Jeff Greenough strikes a very seventies pose

“The entire weekend will be filled with memorable events,” organizer Jeff Greenough says. 

The party will start on Fri night at LBHS with a football game. On Sat, the Class of 77 will enjoy a beach party following the reunion later in the evening. On Sun, one last get together will be held at Heisler Park. Of course, reminiscing and catching up on the last 40 years will occur all weekend long. 

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Those were the days…

This event requires RSVP. Tickets cost $50 per person, and checks can be made to Jeff Greenough. Mail to P.O Box 4618, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. 

For more details or questions, visit Facebook at LBHSclassof1977reunion for updates. Text or call Jeff at 949-939-1977 for more information. (Not a number easy to forget – the last four numbers, anyway…for those planning to go to the reunion.)

Boys & Girls Club will hold 4th Annual Night at the Ranch on Sept 22: yes, it’s save-the-date season

The 4th Annual Night at the Ranch will be held on Friday, September 22, at The Ranch in Laguna Beach from 5 – 10 p.m. The night promises to be an unforgettable evening of celebration. The iconic band The English Beat will be playing. 

All proceeds from this event go directly to the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

Guests will be treated to a farm-to-table dinner, open bar, exciting live and silent auction items, and of course live music. 

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Last year’s event was magical

Club alumnus, Leif Hanson, had the idea of the Night of the Ranch event five years ago and now it is one of the best events in Laguna. Leif, a resident of Laguna Beach does not have children who attend the Club, nor does he utilize the services or programs offered currently, but he did as a child. He attended what was the Boys Club during his formative years as a young boy and was looking for a way to give back to his Club. He enlisted his good friend and fellow Club Alumnus Steve Blue and together with their amazing committee they have made this event a success. 

“The number of kids who need us has grown so fast that we’re just trying to keep up. Now we need more support than ever so we can be there for all of the kids who need the Club,” says CEO Pam Estes. “Leif, Steve and every supporter of last year’s event came to help at a critical time, and we’re happy to have their generous support again this year.” 

Individual tickets are available for $200 and sponsorship packages start around $500. This event will sell out, so organizers want to make sure that you purchase your tickets to this event before tickets are gone. 

For more information about the event and to purchase admission visit

A clean sweep for Girls Water Polo age group teams: Laguna’s teams are the best in the entire US

Over the past couple of weeks the Laguna Beach girls water polo teams have won three Junior Olympic National Championship gold medals, making them the top 10U, 12U and 14U teams in the entire United States.

The first win was for the 10U girls who beat Huntington Beach 5-3 with Sofia Umeda being named as the Tournament MVP. 

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L-R, 10 U team:Siena Jumani, Kylie Lupescu, Isabella Sarkis, Kaelyn Chism, Coach Albie Beeler, Jordan Katz, Kara Carver, Coach Chad Beeler, Brooke Schneider, Presley Jones, Coach Marc Umeda, Rowan Van Dender, Isabella Renezeder, Tasha Jochim, Sofia Umeda (MVP) & Cailin Mulvany.

Next up was the 12U girls team which also won in a 5-3 game, beating Riverside with Charlotte Riches being named the tournament MVP.  

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L-R, 12U team:Lauren Schneider, Taylor Naughton, Jordan Schneider, Myha Pinto, Ava Knepper, Coach Kelcie Ferreira, Charlotte Riches (MVP), Cleo Washer, Rebecca Storke, Coach Chad Beeler, Sara Block, Eleanor Ramsey, Lauren Short, Avery Montiel, Nina Rogers, Claire Turner & Sadie Riester

Then to end the weekend, the 14U girls took on Commerce, beating them 10-9 with Nicole Struss being named the tournament MVP.

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L-R, 14U team:Tasha Denny, Nicole Struss (MVP), Imani Clemens, Ava Houlahan, Coach Rob Grayeli, Rachael Carver, Genoa Rossi, Coach Rob Carver, Jessie Rose, Lela McCarrol, Coach Chad Beeler, Emma Lineback, Emma Singer & Molly Renner.

“2017 has been a great year for girls water polo in Laguna Beach. Last February the High School team won the prestigious CIF-SS Division 1 Championships, followed two weeks ago by the California High School State Championships and now the age group girls are national champions,” said Club Director Rob Grayeli.

--Report and photos courtesy Steve Riches

LB Water Polo 12U girls win 1st place in Southern Pacific Zone Jr Olympic Qualifying tournament

Last weekend, Laguna’s 12U girls won first place in the Southern Pacific Zone Junior Olympic Qualifying Tournament and will be rewarded with the overall #1 seed for the 12U girls’ division at the National Junior Olympics in July.

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Back row: Lauren Schneider, Taylor Naughton, Sara Block, Myha Pinto, Cleo Washer, Charlotte Riches, Avery Montiel, Rebecca Storke, 

Sadie Riester and Coach Kelcie Ferreira

Front row: Nina Rogers, Lauren Short, Eleanor Ramsey, Claire Turner, Jordan Schneider & Ava Knepper.

The USA Water Polo Junior Olympic Championships is the largest age group water polo tournament in the nation. Athletes and teams come from across the country to compete on the national stage. The Junior Olympics Tournament consists of two divisions, the Championship Division and the Classic Division. Teams compete over a four-day period within their respective age category.


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