Laguna Beach Cub Scouts Pack 35 visits the city’s marine safety headquarters

Last Tuesday, on October 10, Laguna Beach Cub Scout Pack 35 was honored to get their first peek at what’s behind those black sun shaded windows of our city’s marine safety headquarters located at the very north end of Main Beach.

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Cub Scouts pack 35

Marine Safety Officers Porter Hogan and Julia Crowley gave the scouts a seminar on what it’s like to be a lifeguard. Since both officers grew up in the area, the Cub Scouts could relate to their career path and were even excited to find out that Officer Hogan had earned his Eagle Scout rank as a Scout. The boys were very inspired.

The Officers educated them about safety in and out of the ocean, how to read wave sets, and the most important dangers to look out for on the beach. 

The Cub Scouts got a tour of the entire two-story facility including the lifeguard changing room, stingray wound bath room, and the incredible dispatch center that they’ve always wanted to see. 

One of the Cub Scouts, Mason Bruderer, exclaimed, “Wow this is the highlight of our year!”

2017 Round Robin Volleyball Tournament (formerly King & Queen of the Beach) is now open for sign ups 

The 2017 Laguna Round Robin Tournament will take place on Oct 21 and 22. The men’s section opens on Sat, Oct 21 at 8:30 a.m. for check in, while men’s “B” will be on Sun, Oct 22, at 8:30 a.m. The women’s section will open on Sun, Oct 22 at 8:30 a.m., while women’s “B” will be on Sat, Oct 21, at 8:30 a.m. 

There will be Gatorade, bananas, and prizes.

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Volleyball players play in the fading light

These are fun, competitive tournaments in a round robin format. You’re guaranteed six games with six partners in pool play. The Open divisions are for strong players (but the Social division is still competitive.) Two rounds of seeded round-robin play are followed by single elimination playoffs.  Partners are earned via the playoffs. 

Youth players 14+ are welcome in the Open with a CBVA “A” rating or higher. Youth players 14+ are welcome in the Social divisions, but not beginners or low intermediates.  

The Tournament is sponsored by Skyloft and the City of Laguna Beach. Skyloft (422 S Coast Hwy) will be running special promotions during the tournament.

Sign up by paying with PayPal to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or visit If you sign up and the roster is full, you will be notified and automatically moved to the wait list. Entry is $30 online, $45 day of the tournament.   

The tournament director reserves the right to move players based on level of play.

Orange Coast League Girls Cross Country:

LBHS Varsity takes first place


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Varsity Girls Race (l-r) - Sydney Schaefgen, Jessie Rose and Hannah Konkel

TOW Elementary wants retired staff and alumni 1967 – 2017 to join a 50-year anniversary event

TOW Elementary wants retired staff and alumni 1967 – 2017 to join in celebrating its a 50-year anniversary celebration of education during the Back-to-School Bonanza event on Oct 6 from 3 – 6. The celebration will take place on the school fields.

These outfits are likely what the well-dressed teachers of 1967 were wearing

Guests will check in to get a button, “class of” badge, buy a 50th T-shirt and sign the memory book. At 5 p.m., Principal Michael Conlon will offer a few remarks and a birthday cake will be served.

The annual Back-to-School Bonanza features food, drinks, games, silent auction and live music. The fundraiser helps support field trips and speakers and fund classroom supplies. Click on to respond to the invitation.

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