Blue Water Music Festival, a music & art celebration, this Saturday and Sunday on the Sawdust grounds
Blue Water Music Festival, a premier music and arts festival in Southern California, announced artist and band lineup changes to the two-day festival. Due to unforeseen delays in receiving a temporary use permit (and a last-minute loss of a major underwriter) band/artist lineup changes have been made.
On Sunday, The 2nd Annual American Reggae Hall of Fame induction honoring the 2015 recipient Jack Miller will take place during the festival. Miller will be honored by the festival for significant contributions made toward popularizing reggae music in American and the realization of Bob Marley’s dream of a “One Love” world. Miller and last year’s recipient Eric Morton (Aka: Redz) were both instrumental figures in the development of the American reggae movement.
The White Buffalo
The Festival will no longer include Smash Mouth, Brett Dennen and Allen Stone. To replace these bands, the festival will now include: The White Buffalo, Magnolia Memoir, PawnShop kings, Cali Conscious, Truth & Salvage Co., Bushwalla, The Wheeland Brothers, The Record Company, Special Blend, Moon Police, and Sammie Jay to the current list of more than 20 plus artists and bands. In addition to hearing some great bands including Grammy-nominated Pato Banton and 2015 American Reggae Hall of Fame inductee, Jack Miller, who will be performing with the World Anthem Band, the Festival will showcase local artists, top chefs and flying in their Gentle Giants from Europe will be international sensation DUNDU.
The Record Company
The Blue Water Music Festival, a two-day showcase of music, art and community, will take place at the Sawdust Art Festival grounds March 28-29. The complete list of performers is available along with updated pricing and show information at www.BlueWaterMusicFestival.org.
For those who have already purchased tickets based on the previous artists performing, please go to the website to request a refund or special upgrade.
The Blue Water Music Festival is produced by the Blue Water Green Earth Foundation, a nonprofit that taps into music and the arts for social and environmental causes. The Blue Water Music Festival is an annual community-based fundraising event that was created to be one of the most positive events in Southern California.
By DENNIS McTIGHE
March 27, 2015
Moore, Oklahoma nailed again
Here in Lotusland (A nickname given to Laguna by the late, great Terry Neptune) we have sunshine, warm offshore winds and both Catalina and San Clemente Islands so clear to the eye you could almost reach out and touch ‘em!
It’s gonna heat up even more here on Friday with a chance to even approach the 90 mark, which would break the previous record high for March of 89 set back in 1988. It’s only late March, but man; there are a lot of very tan people walking around town!
That’s why we live here!
Oh, by the way, local surface ocean temps are now up to 64, tying a record for the date set back in 1997.
After a record slow start for March severe weather east of the Rockies, clusters of super cell thunderstorms have been kicking the door down in places like Oklahoma, Eastern Kansas, Missouri, and Western Arkansas as of late. The components have finally gotten in sync with a vengeance. Oklahoma has more tornadoes than anybody else, and sure enough, that state lived up to its name as several EF-2’s and EF 3’s took big chunks of real estate out of Tulsa.
If that event wasn’t bad enough, guess who got another direct hit…you guessed it, Moore, Oklahoma. Moore is a suburb of Oklahoma City, around 30 miles to the southeast. For the fourth time in the last 16 years, that one town has been a magnet for top of the scale mesocyclones. Moore has been the victim of Nature’s fury more than any township in our Country. Maybe that’s why it’s called Moore than anyone else, by far! There was the EF-5 on May 3, 1999, which was over a mile wide with winds approaching 300 mph. The monster blew up out of nowhere fast. The twister was still only an EF-1 when it hit the NW outskirts of Moore and then five minutes later the thing was nearly an EF-5 as if the steroids began taking effect.
The town was split in half, literally!
Four years later Moore was hammered by yet another EF-5 with nearly the same path and width. It just couldn’t happen again, could it?
Bingo! 13 years later, it did. Another EF-5, this one packing even more terror with even stronger wind and was actually wider. Destruction from this one tripled the amount of the previous two. 24 lives were lost at an elementary school. This one was a mile and a half wide and estimates are wind speeds of 318 mph were clocked as the monster struck the school.
That same day, a couple of hours earlier, in west central Oklahoma near El Reno, an EF-5 actually beefed up to 2.6 miles wide with winds exceeding 325 mph. Three professional storm chasers lost their lives when the super twister suddenly pulled a 125 degree turn, caught up with them and proceeded to rag doll all three. These guys were no Rookies, they had over 55 years’ experience between the three of them.
March 25, 2015…Moore gets ripped again, this time an EF-3 and narrower but still very destructive, just not quite as intense as its three predecessors. By that time I’d be requesting they change the name to Less, Oklahoma!
See you at the beach, ALOHA!
Saving the date for the Friendship Shelter - a great cause includes good times with good friends
It’s the Dinners Across Laguna we’re looking forward to! The Friendship Shelter is near and dear to our hearts, and this annual fundraiser is an important component of their success.
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On April 7, from 6-9 p.m., make sure to join hosts Stu Saffer, Shaena Stabler, Ivan Spiers, Marshall and Elizabeth Ininns, and Doug and Judy Anderson for an evening with appetizers and a couple of cocktails by Mozambique, and live music by Jason Feddy and his Beatles tribute band, The Beatroots.
100% of the ticket sales from the Dinners Across Laguna at Mozambique will benefit the Friendship Shelter.
Tickets are $45 per person, and may be purchased by clicking this link: Dinners Across Laguna at Mozambique tickets
Tickets may also be purchased at the door.
The Friendship Shelter has enjoyed proceeds from the Dinners Across Laguna fundraisers for 22 years now. There have been some $1.5 million raised to help struggling, recovering, or indigent people find a helping hand.
The successful residents of the Friendship Shelter have achieved life goals beyond food and shelter, including life skills training and job coaching. The program at the Friendship Shelter provides a home, three meals daily as well as a wide range of support services for 32 men and women. Residents are expected to work, save money, and develop skills to rebuild their lives.
The Friendship Shelter is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization, and is funded through the generosity of philanthropic individuals, foundations and organizations throughout the area.
Giving fund established to honor Kathleen Blackburn
A new fund was set up this week at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation in memory of former mayor and longtime Laguna Beach resident Kathleen Blackburn. The fund is seeded with $100,000 provided by her husband Bill Blackburn in honor of her memory and great passion for the Laguna Beach community.
Blackburn was the city’s mayor two times serving on the city council from 1992 to 2000. Her greatest accomplishment during that time was helping to develop Montage Laguna Beach and public beach access.
Longtime friend and Laguna Beach Community Foundation board member Donnie Crevier says, “Kathleen gave so much to our community throughout her life, it is so fitting that her family would honor her by initiating a fund through the LB Community Foundation. This fund is designed to help local causes and individuals in need - those who Kathleen cared about most.”
Board chair Rick Balzer says he hopes to see this fund grow significantly over time to make a lasting community impact. He explained that the entire LB Community Foundation Board of Trustees is behind the fund wholeheartedly and aims to fulfill and exceed the wishes of Mr. Blackburn by funding a variety of local charitable causes assisting those in need.
Contributions can be made to: Laguna Beach Community Foundation, Attn: Kathleen Blackburn’s Laguna Fund, 303 Broadway Suite #212, Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
The Blue Rabbit: exploring the richness of color in art with LCAD professor Michael L. Jacques at Bowers
On Sunday, March 29 from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. at the Norma Kershaw Auditorium at the Bowers Museum in Santa Ana, Michael L. Jacques, established artist and Admissions Advisor at the Laguna College of Art + Design, discusses color personalities, color cousins, and how warm
and cool colors affect our daily lives. A book signing will follow in the John M. Lee Court.
The Bowers Museum is located at 2002 North Main Street, Santa Ana, CA 92706.
Michael L. Jacques is a 20+ year exhibitor in the Festival of Arts, professor at Laguna College of Art & Design, lover of dogs, printmaker and colorist.
Laguna Beach Horse Lovers turned out in surprising numbers for the first event Saturday in San Juan Capo
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Three-time Olympic Team rider, Steffen Peters on Rosamunde and Laguna’s Nicole Bhathal riding Sir Cedrik H with Laguna Beach Horse Lovers last Saturday
“The tour had a big turn out and was a great success,” commented Laguna Beach’s award-winning equestrian Nicole Bhathal. “It was a family-friendly, educational activity introducing our residents to the Riding Park and all it has to offer.”
“What a fantastic weekend filled with star and celebrity encounters,” added Laguna resident Annette Wolford. “But Robert Ridland said it correctly, ‘The real heroes are the horses!’”
At 8 a.m. last Saturday, from the top of the hill, Ridland, Coach of the U.S. Olympic Show Jumping Team, two time Olympian and former commentator for NBC, ABC and ESPN, welcomed Laguna Beach Horse Lovers (LBHL) to the Rancho Mission Viejo Riding Park in San Juan Capistrano. The Riding Park is just two miles off I-5 and 20 minutes from Laguna Beach. Ridland is also President of Blenheim Equisports, which has a two-year contract to manage the Riding Park.
“This is a special facility that is of critical importance for equestrians in the Western United States. In 2012, for example we were able to hold Olympic trials here with 10,000 seats there across the way.” In the distance, the tour participants could see the many tents and flags, fencing, barns for hundreds of horses, arenas, jumps and concessions on the grounds for both the jumping and dressage shows.
“The great thing is that almost all that you see here is temporary and we are able to transform it as we need to accommodate local competitions to world-class events,” Ridland added. “And no one ever has to pay a dime to come in here. The idea of the grass berm is that you bring your picnic lunch and enjoy the show jumping.”
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Nathalie Manning – show jumping
Ridland explained the basics of his sport comparing hunters to figure skating and show jumping to ice hockey. His wife, Hillary, also a successful international competitor who brought the group to the barn, introduced her grooms and demonstrated how the horse is prepared for a competition, joined him there. For the next three weeks over 1100 horses and their riders will be in San Juan Capistrano for major jumping competitions and LBHL members were invited to attend with friends and family.
Tour participant and Laguna resident Wolford commented, “Hillary and Robert Ridland reminded the group that equine sports are the only professional sport where riders of all ages, levels and genders compete equally against each other. It speaks volumes and shows that the love of horses has no boundaries.”
As the group left the show jumping barn, British and German certified dressage trainer Erin O’Steen Heintel explained the basics of dressage to the group with a humorous twist. She asked organizer Lori Savit, a former professional dancer, to demonstrate the movements that the horse would be performing. Heintel also answered the questions of the group and explained the etiquette of watching dressage. Commenting on her demonstration, “I figure, it’s all in service of the horses,” said Savit. “There were lots of laughs with tour members as I was prancing around doing my best imitation of a horse.”
Entering the dressage competition area, the large tour group lined up in front of the hedges alongside the dressage court and watched our local athlete, Nicole Bhathal and her equine partner, Sir Cedrik H, show in their second appearance in the Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI) Prix St. George Test. Nicole and Cedi, as her horse is affectionately called, performed an excellent test with elegance, finesse and showing promise for a strong future as a winning team. After showing, Nicole and Cedi met with the group with children and adults alike surrounding them as Nicole answered questions.
“Cedrik was quite a ham and loved the attention from the crowd, especially from the children who had treats for him,” added Nicole.
As a finale, the top dressage rider in the United States and three-time Olympic Team rider, Steffen Peters, stopped by after his winning ride in the Grand Prix Special to talk to the group about his young mare Rosamunde. “Rosie” is a Rhinelander mare that Akiko Yamazaki bought in 2013 as a successor to Ravel and Legolas that Steffen rides for her Four Winds Farm. Peters greeted the group and Nicole warmly and answered numerous questions.
Axel Steiner, the live stream commentator for dressage in the Western United States, the Vin Scully of dressage, sees Rosamunde and Peters as an important prospective partnership for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team in Rio de Janeiro.
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Organizer Lori Savit (L) and dressage trainer Erin O’Steen Heintel with the group
“This event far exceeded our expectations. What we learned is that the stars of the equestrian world are so willing to meet with our group and discuss their passion for the sport. We all share the love for horses, whether we are riders or spectators, and it is a joy to spend time immersed in our common interest,” summed up organizer Savit.
Boys & Girls Club Art of Giving Gala set for May 9
The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach is proud to present their 15th Annual Art of Giving Gala - “Viva Laguna” on Saturday, May 9, which will be held at Montage Laguna Beach. This is an event you will not want to miss.
The Club invites you to participate in this fabulous evening that will have a glamorous take on old Las Vegas. Come roll the dice on May 9 where you will be taken back in time to the elegance and vanity style of Vegas in the 60’s at Laguna Beach’s finest resort. Guests will start the evening on the Montage lawn with tasty morsels, outrageous cocktails, and a couple of Vegas style surprises.
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The evening will continue with an elegant dinner and rousing live auction followed by dancing to the tunes of the Baytown Band.
The success of last year’s Gala significantly helped the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach to embrace more members and instill integrity, compassion, and respect in Laguna’s youth. This promises to be the event of the year, and a chance to generously support the Club and its some 2,000 youth members and families. Proceeds raised at the 15th annual Art of Giving Gala go directly towards empowering children of all ages to reach their full potential, no matter their financial situation.
The Newport to Cabo San Lucas Yacht Race finals… Viggo Torbensen had some harrowing moments at sea
Viggo Torbensen, of Laguna Beach, finished 2nd in class, and 7th overall aboard his 41-foot J/125 racing yacht, “Timeshaver” in the Newport-Cabo race, but it wasn’t as he expected.
The 800-mile sailing race, organized by the Newport Harbor Yacht Club, began last Saturday. On day two Torbensen and crew encountered electrical problems, and were forced to finish without any power: no running lights, no computer, no weather routing. They sailed on “old school”, with only a trusty compass in the dark of night.
“It was quite and undertaking,” said Torbensen. “The race was very windy. We finished in a blistering three days and 17 hours. Monday afternoon and into Tuesday morning we saw winds of 30-plus knots, with boat speed of 25 knots.” There were also pretty rough seas, with waves running six to eight feet.
Congratulations team Torbensen, on getting to the finish super fast despite setbacks.
The next race they will have the electrical power in ship-shape, and head for Ensenada from Newport. In July, Timeshaver will be looking to shave even more time in the transpacific race, the “Transpac”, from Los Angeles to Honolulu.
Who do you ask about Islam? A special presentation at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship on March 29
Though there are more than 2,000 Islamic mosques, schools and centers in the U.S., and more than seven million Muslim-Americans, many of us know little about this faith so often mentioned in world media. To help foster a more accurate understanding of Islam, the UUFLB will be welcoming Imam Mustafa Umar to a special service on Sunday, March 29 at 10:30 a.m. This unique service will incorporate elements of both Islamic and Unitarian worship services, with the sermon delivered by Imam Umar.
Born and raised in Orange County, Imam Umar is currently Director of Education and Outreach at the Islamic Institute of Orange County (www.iioc.com). With a B.S. in Information and Computer Science from UC Irvine and an M.A. in Islamic Studies from the University of Gloucestershire, Imam Umar brings a deep understanding of both Islam and today’s local culture. Speaking on such topics as peace and non-violence, Shia and Suni sects and the basic principles that many religions share, Imam Umar sets the stage for our three additional guests from the IIOC to continue the discussion with a post-service Q & A.
This lively Q & A format will feature IIOC Outreach Assistant Coordinator Miriam Jaber, Brother Abdul-Ghani Hasan and Brother Yousuf Salama, who will share their perspectives and personal experiences as they answer your questions about Islam and the Muslim community. Join us for either or both portions of this very special event. As part of the Q & A, a build-your-own sandwich lunch will be available for a suggested $5 donation. All are welcome to bring your questions or just stop by to listen and grab a sandwich!
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship Laguna Beach is located at 429 Cypress Dr. For more information, call 497-4568 or visit www.facebook.com/uulagunabeach.
Holy Week at LBUMC begins with children’s pageant Sunday
Children and youth of Laguna Beach United Methodist Church will perform “The Tale of Three Trees” at the 10 a.m. worship service on Palm Sunday, March 29. Lauren Smith, who leads the Children, Youth and Young Adult Ministry at the church, explains that the pageant tells the story of Jesus from the perspective of three trees that have big dreams to be important objects when they grow up. “None of the trees gets what they wish for, until they realize that God’s plan was different than theirs,” says Smith.
A symbolic Seder Meal will be offered at 6 p.m., Maundy Thursday, April 2. Meg Estrada, diaconal minister at LBUMC, says, “As Christians, we celebrate the deep Jewish roots of our faith and ritual around the story of the Passover. This is not a full meal, but a symbolic sharing of the traditional elements, ending in the celebration of Holy Communion.”
The 7 p.m. Good Friday service on April 3 will be a tennabrae service of lessons and hymns. Music will be provided by the church’s chancel choir and Neal Paton and Beth Chapman will sing solos. Senior Pastor Mandy Flemming says, “The purpose of the service is to recreate the betrayal, abandonment and agony of the events, and it is left unfinished, because the story isn’t complete until the day of Resurrection.”
The Cross at Main Beach at the Easter Sunrise Service
Easter Sunday will be celebrated with two services. At 6 a.m., the entire community is invited to attend a Sunrise Worship Service at Main Beach, Laguna. Senior Pastor Flemming will lead the service, which the church has hosted for the past 21 years. Attendees are urged to dress warmly and bring chairs, blankets and cut flowers for the cross.
Peter Nathan Foltz
The 10 a.m. Easter Worship Service at the church, 21632 Wesley Drive, (up the hill from Lang Park) also led by Senior Pastor Flemming, will be music-filled. A trumpet will herald the joyous day. Peter Foltz, an operatic tenor, will perform, as will the Chancel Choir; Joyful Noise, a praise group; the Handbell Choir; and Sodalis, the piano quartet.
For more information, contact the church, 499-3088 or check out its web page, lagunabeachumc.org
Seder tradition celebrated at Chabad next Friday
Springtime holiday heralds season of spiritual renewal at Chabad’s Annual Community Seder on Friday, April 3. For over 3,300 years, Jewish families the world over have gathered around the festive table on the eve of Passover to commemorate the Exodus from Egypt and celebrate the “Seder” feast.
This is no ordinary meal; the Passover Seder (which actually means “order”) incorporates fifteen multi-sensory steps, which reach deep into the human psyche in every way possible and all at once: rich melodies, dynamic visuals, prayers and stories, even the visceral senses of taste, smell and touch are part of the interminable tradition.
Each year on Passover, as nature experiences its own season of springtime renewal, we participate in the Seder tradition and experience our own renewal and rebirth. At the Seder table, we commemorate the Exodus from Egypt and the birth of the Jewish nation over three millennia ago – and at the same time embark on a modern-day journey to spiritual freedom.
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This year, Chabad Jewish Center of Laguna Beach is once again offering a community Seder, to be held on Friday, April 3 at 7 p.m. Led by Rabbi Eli Goorevitch. The Seder will feature explanation and commentary based on mystical and Kabbalistic insights, humor and song. A delicious holiday dinner will be served with hand-baked Matzah and choice of wine.
Cost: adults $45, children $25. To RSVP, please call 499-0770, or visit www.chabadoflaguna.com
Reservations are necessary by March 30. Chabad is located at 30804 Coast Hwy across from Montage Laguna Beach.
2015 Gate & Garden Tour of Woods Cove on May 1
The Laguna Beach Garden Club announced that tickets are now available for the 2015 Gate & Garden Tour of Woods Cove on Friday, May 1 from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
A self-guided walking tour on quiet streets near Bluebird Park offers not only a unique opportunity to stroll through private gardens but also views of heritage trees, quirky birdhouses and memorable homes. Woods Cove is one of the first neighborhoods settled and is still filled with quaint beach cottages, mature trees and small scale newer homes.
Eight private gardens will be open to explore along a marked route on paved city streets. This is the shortest Garden Tour route ever and mostly downhill yet you will be transported to fragrant Tuscany, a mermaid’s watery lair, orderly vegetable gardens, gently controlled wild spaces and a tropical Paradise.
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In celebration of Laguna’s heritage, plein air artists have been invited to paint in several of the gardens. There will also be an exotic plant sale at the end of the tour. Cheerful garden club volunteers will be available in gardens and along the route to answer questions.
The $45 advanced-sale ticket includes admittance to the gardens described in the tour brochure, which includes a map of the route and round trip shuttle bus transportation. Registration will once again be at historic Arabella Laguna where there will also be delicious homemade refreshments and a raffle. Purchase raffle tickets for the opportunity to win a spectacular prize provided by Dana Point Nursery.
Gardens may have uneven steps and paths; there is no sidewalk. Comfortable walking shoes are essential; broad brimmed hat advisable. Don’t forget your camera.
Advance tickets cost $45. A limited number of tickets will be available on tour day for $50.
The garden tour is the major fundraiser for the Laguna Beach Garden Club. Proceeds provide financial support for the many environmental, educational and civic beautification projects of the club as well as scholarships for local high school and junior college students with an interest in horticulture.
Tickets are available in Laguna Beach at Laguna Drug (239 Broadway), Tides Inn (460 N. Coast Hwy) and Laguna Nursery (1370 S. Coast Hwy) or in Dana Point at Dana Point Nursery, 34100 Pacific Coast Highway.
For more information about Laguna Beach Garden Club, visit their website at: LagunaBeachGardenClub.org
LOCA & Laguna Nursery - 50 Shades of Green - starts Thursday, April 2 Art Workshops inspired by the Garden
Laguna Outreach for Community Arts has collaborated with Laguna Nursery in presenting 50 shades of Green. The program features garden-themed art workshops designed for adults at any skill level.
Registration is now open for day classes through May. All classes are on Thursday, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the nursery. Participants may register for one or many, since new instructors and mediums will be offered each time.
Subjects will range from succulents to wildflowers, and mediums will include watercolors, flower arranging, acrylic painting, collage, printmaking and more.
All participants will take home finished art from each workshop. These classes are for adults 16 and older, no experience necessary, beginners are welcome!
Classes are $30 per person, or five workshops for $125, which includes all materials. Register online at http://www.locaarts.org/50-shades-of-green. Laguna Nursery is located at 1370 S Coast Hwy.
Sea Star Stroll Ocean Institute fundraiser features ocean artist Wyland as celebrity chair – reserve now
The Ocean Institute invites members of the public to participate in a Sea Star Stroll fundraising walk, which will kick off the opening of the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center expansion, on Saturday, May 16, 8 a.m. at the Strand Beach parking lot, just over a mile away from the Institute, proceeding to the Institute. At the Ocean Institute there will be refreshments, live music, crafts for children, self-guided tours through the Institute, the tall ship Pilgrim and the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center and other fun family activities. Ocean artist Wyland is celebrity chair.
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The expansion of the Center, which will be open to the public, includes the addition of a hands-on interpretive center in the current courtyard and lobby area of the Institute. The first phase of the project was the opening of the dock portion of the Seaside Learning Center in 2013, the second and final stage will include the addition of four educational activity areas inside Institute’s main lobby, courtyard and on the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center, a new floating teaching platform with a laboratory, technology center and historic maritime learning stations.
“It’s long been our desire to be open to the public on a daily basis,” said Dan Stetson, Ocean Institute president. “With the completion of our Maddie James Seaside Learning Center Expansion, this desire will become a reality.”
Prizes will be awarded to top Sea Star Stroll fundraising participants, including:
Club Sea Star: Raise at least $100 and you will become a member of Club Sea Star and receive a free one year membership to the Ocean Institute.
Club Wyland: Raise at least $500 and you will earn membership to Club Wyland, with an invitation to an exclusive awards dinner with Wyland, our celebrity chair.
Wyland Prize for #1 Top Fundraiser: In addition to automatic membership in Club Wyland, the individual who raises the most money for this year’s Sea Star Stroll will earn an original, signed Chinese brush art painting created by Wyland. Wyland will personally award the prize at the awards dinner.
Top Team Fundraising Prize: The Sea Star Stroll team that raises the most money will be awarded a tall ship sail for 40 aboard the Spirt of Dana Point.
For additional information and to register, visit www.seastarstroll.com.
The Ocean Institute is a non-profit organization which seeks to demystify the world of science, empower children to become tomorrow’s scientific leaders, and deepen society’s appreciation of how the ocean and science impact our lives. Established in 1977, the Ocean Institute uses the mystery and allure of the ocean to inspire 115,000 students per year with more than 60 award-winning ocean science and maritime history programs. They’re located in Dana Point Harbor alongside the tide pools of a Marine Protected Area, and they use the ocean as the classroom to inspire students of all ages to learn. The OI is open to the general public on weekends, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. Cost is $6.50 adults, $4.50 children (ages 4-12), Ocean Institute members free. Unique maritime and ocean-themed items are available in the Chambers Gallery every day, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. The Institute is located at 24200 Dana Point Harbor Dr., Dana Point. For more information, visit www.ocean-institute.org or call (949) 496-2274.
Police Beat Primer
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Police Beat 032715
Glenneyre & Calliope Street | Tuesday, March 24 | 9:03 p.m. Traffic Crash
Marie Lillian Titolo, 54, Laguna Beach
S. Coast Hwy | 1700 Block | Sunday | 8:47 p.m.Cell Caller
Guido Zulema, 43, Tustin (with a prior)
Tuesday, March 24
Aliso Beach Parking Lot | Vandalism, vehicle
4:34 p.m. A large rock was thrown through the back window of a vehicle.
Beach & Broadway | Drugs
1:07 p.m. Trent Finfrock, 30, Malibu, was arrested for misdemeanor possession of drugs.
Monday, March 23
Forest Avenue | 300 Block | Burglary, commercial
9:59 a.m. A retail shop was broken into through a back door overnight. $200 in cash was taken.
Sunday, March 22
S. Coast Hwy | 1700 Block | Drunk in Public
9:04 p.m. Tiara Alexis Bookhard, 25, Aliso Viejo, was arrested for being drunk in public.