Search leads to two Laguna women arrested on drug charges
LBPD detectives have been making sporadic searches of households where known drug users and abusers who are on parole or probation live.
Thursday, police learned of a high probability that a home on Eagle Rock Way in South Laguna had drugs on hand and that a woman on probation was wanted.
LBPD Watch Commander Sgt. Tony White said in an email Thursday night, “A team was quickly assembled and a probation search was conducted whereby two females were subsequently taken into custody.”
Sgt. White said Amy Hammond, 37, was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, methamphetamine.
The other woman who was arrested is Jordan Bias, 26. Bias was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine and felony possession of heroin. She was also held on a felony charge of using fake government documents to provide the cops with the name and date of birth of a friend to avoid LBPD detectives learning that she also was wanted for two felony bench warrants and other warrants. Additionally, she was found to have a hypodermic needle in her possession, a misdemeanor arrest.
Both women are Laguna Beach residents.
We’re having a StuNews pizza party on Friday at Gina’s Pizza in Boat Canyon and everyone’s invited!
Three years ago this month, we introduced our weekly StuNewsLaguna coffee gatherings – every Friday, we have invited readers to join us for ‘coffee and conversation’ at a different coffee shop in town from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Anywhere from five to 150 people have shown up – no matter the size, the gatherings have always provided a great chance for our readers to come and meet us, engage in conversation about our community (off the record, of course!), and get a good cup of Joe - on us!
Photo by Mary Hurlbut
We’ve decided to change our ‘coffee gatherings’ format a bit – to do them once a month with food and soft drinks too, not just coffee. We’ve hosted a few of these style gatherings in the past – including at The Deck and K’ya – we’ve enjoyed them so much that we’ve decided we want to move in this direction moving forward on all our gatherings.
Our first ‘StuNewsLaguna bash’ in our new format will be this Friday, Sept 12 at Gina’s in Boat Canyon – and everyone’s invited! The party starts at noon and goes until 2 p.m. on the outdoor courtyard – pizza and sodas are on us. We’ll probably order a spread from Señor Fish too – because both Stu and Shaena love the food there so much.
Come hungry and ready to engage in conversation about our wonderful community with us!
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SchoolPower’s Dodgeball V hits in October – get your team set for online registration this Monday
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The LB Lifeguards took the Golden Skull trophy for the second straight year in 2013. Will anyone put together a team good enough to put an end to their run?
The blood, toil, tears and sweat known as SchoolPower’s Dodgeball Tournament V will fill the Laguna Beach High School gyms on Wednesday, Oct. 15.
The Laguna Beach Lifeguards will return to the courts to defend their two-time championship title in the Adult/High School Division. “It’s been an outstanding experience participating in something that’s supportive of Laguna Beach schools,” said lifeguard Kai Green. “We challenge the police department, the fire department and the community to come out and compete.”
Online registration opens Sept. 15. Teams must have six to eight members with at least two players of the opposite gender. Registration fees are $15 per student and $40 per adult, and players are encouraged to organize now as the event has a history of selling out. “Last fall, the elementary division closed in three hours,” said Dodgeball co-chair Elaine Brashier.
Besides bragging rights, winners of each bracket receive $500 to designate to the school program of their choice. “High school students can put the money toward their sports team or favorite club,” suggested event co-chair Frana Sadler. “Teachers and parents can give their winnings to any department or program in the school district. What a gift!”
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“Nerd Alert” got some revenge for the nerds in the elementary division last year
32 junior division teams will start competing at 3:15 and the 24-team adult division begins at 5:30. In the past, Dodgeball’s popularity has been as evident in the bleachers as on the courts, as fans cheer on students, teachers, parents, firefighters, lifeguards and policemen.
The taco truck also promises to be a big draw, and meal tickets can be purchased online.
To register your team - and to pre-order food - visit http://www.lbschoolpower.org on Sept. 15 or call (949) 494-6811.
SchoolPower, a non-profit foundation that raises money for Laguna’s public schools, is currently holding its annual Community Campaign. For more information, please visit www.lbschoolpower.org.
2014 Remember 9/11 – “The Ride”
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Over 150 motorcycles rode down Laguna Canyon Road Thursday afternoon in an annual patriotic remembrance of 9/11. The 2014 ride began at Cook’s Corner and merged into the 133 toll road before coming into Laguna Beach. The riders turned onto Coast Highway heading to their destination in Long Beach – Malarkey’s Grill.
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Meet Amani from the Congo tonight and celebrate The Peace Exchange website launch at the Art Cube downtown 6-9 p.m.
The Peace Exchange, a local non-profit, is hosting a Website Launch Party on Friday, Sept 12 at the Art Cube (266 Forest Ave – 376-8800) in downtown Laguna Beach from 6-9 p.m.
A special guest, Amani Matabaro, the founder of ABFEK/Action Kivu partner, and an advocate for peace in the Congo, will join them.
There will be food, drink, music, silent auction items, and raffle prizes throughout the night. Come support fair trade and chat with Amani while you eat, drink and be merry!
The Peace Exchange founder, Katie Bond, M.A., said, “We are very excited about launching our new website (www.ThePeaceExchange.com) and hope to see all of your friendly faces there to celebrate with us!”
St. Ives, England is Official Sister City to Laguna
On Tuesday, Aug. 19, the Laguna Beach City Council officially adopted St. Ives, England as a Sister City. It was formerly a Friendship City to Laguna Beach since Sept. 2012.
In celebration of this momentous occasion, a delegation organized by Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association was comprised of local notables and art enthusiasts from Laguna Beach embarking on an exciting 10-day trip to England from Aug. 31-Sept. 10. Participants include Linda Banks, Nancy and Gary Beverage, Nadine and Bob Hall, Jane and Joe Hanauer, Barbara Hoag, Betsy and Gary Jenkins, Lucetta and Stan Kallis, Colleen McHugh and Ed Postal (who visited Cornwall and St. Ives in 2011 and organized the trip), Suzanne and Jim Mellor, Pam and Alex Metherell, Michele and Emil Monda, Ellen and Lindy Narver, Carol Nilsen, Mary and Jon Nord, Karyn Philippsen, Malcolm and Sara Warner, Roxanne Willinger and Jennifer Yelland.
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(From left): Steven Taylor, husband of the mayor of St. Ives; Glyn Macey, artist, presenting Karyn Philippsen with an original scene of St. Ives; Mayor of St. Ives Linda Taylor; Karyn Philippsen, president of Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association; Ron Tulley, St. Ives past mayor and current town council member.
Among the trip highlights were tours of Tate Britain, Courtauld Gallery in Somerset House, the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square, and Bond Street art dealers and Christie’s auction house, led by Malcolm Warner, executive director of Laguna Art Museum; a behind-the-scenes tour of Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle with Desmond Shawe-Taylor, Surveyor of the Queen’s Pictures; a visit to Tate St. Ives and the Barbara Hepworth Museum; and a bus tour to the Eden Project, home to the world’s largest greenhouse with two gigantic geodesic conservatories.
An official Sister Cities recognition ceremony took place on Sunday, Sept. 7. Laguna Beach Mayor Elizabeth Pearson signed the proclamation; and Cllr. Linda Taylor, Mayor, will sign it in St. Ives.
“We are thrilled to expand our Sister Cities reach to St. Ives,” said Karyn Philippsen, president of the Laguna Beach Sister Cities Association. “This trip to England is the springboard for a deeper understanding and appreciation of our mutual goals of increasing cultural, educational and business exchange.”
Why St. Ives?
When researching candidates for Sister Cities, the mission is to promote global understanding and cooperation at the local level. Both Laguna Beach and St. Ives are small artist communities with a tourism-based economy; they are beautiful seaside villages sharing a common surfing industry and similar climate; they have links to local artists and institutions; offer museums and theaters where art exchanges can take place; and are in proximity to large cultural centers and attractions, among other similarities. Fun Fact: William Wendt, an early California Plein Air painter in Laguna Beach traveled to and painted in St. Ives.
Our three Sister Cities are Menton, France; San Jose del Cabo, Mexico; and St. Ives, Cornwall, England. Since its inception, Laguna Beach Sister Cities, established in 2008, has been focused on cultural, educational and social exchanges. It is a broad-based, Laguna Beach City Council approved, all volunteer, non-profit organization. Contact information: P.O. Box 1011, Laguna Beach, Calif. 92652. Call 949.492.0883, or visit lagunabeachsistercities.com
LCAD opens Rex Brandt: Awash With Color tonight
For the first time, Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) will exhibit sketchbooks, correspondence, photos, business records as well as the easel and palette from The Rex Brandt Archives in celebration of the acclaimed watercolorist’s 100th birthday. Rex Brandt: Awash With Color will run through Sept 30 in LCAD’s Second Floor Conference Room and The Dennis and Leslie Power Library at 2222 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach, CA 92651.
The public is invited along with relatives of Brandt to a centennial birthday bash for him at the college on Friday Sept 12 from 4 – 6 p.m.
The exhibition will also showcase art and drawings by Brandt’s wife and fellow artist, Joan Irving, as well as artifacts never before displayed to the public, including Brandt’s brushes, portable easel and an unfinished watercolor painting on board. Materials loaned to the exhibition are from the collections of Shelley and Sam Walker, Mimi Hanson, and Mark and Jan Hilbert of The Hilbert Collection. The exhibition is co-curated by Jennifer Martinez-Wormser and Andrea Harris-McGee.
“The Rex Brandt exhibition will provide a personal look into the life and career of one of California’s most important artists of the 20th century,” said President Jonathan Burke. “His lively, cubist watercolors brought the art world’s attention on California. This exhibition is important for artists as well as art and California historians.”
A watercolor by Rex Brandt
The Rex Brandt Archives were donated to LCAD in 2011 by Joan Scarboro and Shelley Walker, daughters of Brandt and his wife, Joan Irving Brandt.
“We are thrilled to have his works close to the area he loved so much and we hope that something in his papers will inspire others in their artistic endeavors,” said Walker.
Known for his landscapes and murals, Brandt was involved in designing the first two studios built for what was then known as the Laguna Beach School of Art. With Phil Dike, he also taught a workshop for the college in the early 1960’s. He later served on the advisory board for the school and its endowment fund campaign in 1978.
During his lifetime, Brandt exhibited at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1939 and 1941; San Francisco Museum of Art Inaugural in 1935; Laguna Beach Art Association from 1936-1952 and across the nation. He authored several important books on watercolor and taught at Riverside College Art, University of Vermont (1940), University of Southern California, Scripps College in Claremont and more. He was a resident of Corona del Mar from 1946 until his death in 2000.
“The Rex Brandt Archives have not only expanded the range of offerings available through LCAD’s Library for inspiration and research, but also demonstrate the dynamic ways in which the artists’ personal records and correspondence can inspire students when they are incorporated into a class discussion,” Burke said. “The Brandts’ legacy and contribution to 20th century art will be studied and preserved for generations to come.”
Rex Brandt: Awash in Color compliments Laguna Art Museum’s upcoming retrospective exhibition of his paintings to open June 29. Rex Brandt: In Praise of Sunshine will be run through Sept 21, 2014.
Surfing Heritage & Cultural Center will have a pre-release film screening of Greg MacGillivray’s “Hollywood Don’t Surf” 9-13
There will be an exclusive screening of Hollywood Don’t Surf, the yet-to-be released documentary film from director Sam George and executive producer Greg MacGillivray on Saturday, Sept 13 at Surfing Heritage + Cultural Center (SHACC).
Chronicling 50 years of Hollywood’s attempts to make surf movies, Hollywood Don’t Surf premiered at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and features an all-star cast, including John Milius, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino, Frankie Avalon, Nia Peeples, Gary Busey, William Katt and Jan Michael Vincent.
This screening is a SHACC exclusive: with the exception of the Cannes festival, Hollywood Don’t Surf has never been screened for the public. Don’t miss this opportunity on Sept 13 from 7-10 p.m. at 110 Calle Iglesia in San Clemente.
Director Sam George with actress Nia Peeples at Cannes Film Festival
A number of the film’s stars plan to attend and director Sam George will personally host the screening and what is bound to be a lively Q&A afterward. So far they have confirmations from Sam George, Denny Aaberg, Stacy Peralta, Rick Dano, Nia Peeples and William Katt.
Due to limited indoor seating, this is expected to sell out quickly; don’t wait to make your reservations. This is a fundraiser with a $20 donation for SHACC members, $25 for non-members. (949) 388-0313
The Community Clinic looks toward nutritional training and asks for some community assistance
By MAGGI HENRIKSON
The Laguna Beach Community Clinic (LBCC) is planning a remodel within their Third Street space, to make way for a classroom type of kitchen. They’re taking the existing staff kitchen and lounge area and turning it into an opportunity to improve lives.
The clinic’s goal is to launch a Nutritional Learning Kitchen, to increase awareness and help improve the health of patients with nutritional deficits, including diabetes.
The classroom kitchen will hold up to 20 people. The new plans will include accessibility according to the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The LBCC sends out a special plea for volunteers with construction skills, and particularly a contractor to oversee the project. In addition, there are funds greatly needed for engineering services. Any donations will be appreciated and are tax-deductible.
The newly configured design has been approved the City, and demolition has begun with volunteers Tom and Carolyn Bent, Mary Kate and Kirk Saunders, and George Heed.
The architectural design has been donated by Kirk Saunders, along with interior design by Jacqueline Francoise. Chris and Traci Spence were in the process of remodeling their kitchen and they donated their outgoing appliances and cabinets. But there’s still more help required.
The Community Clinic needs a boost from the community to see the Nutritional Learning Kitchen come to fruition.
PTA Coffee Break’s annual Meet the LBUSD Leaders
On Wednesday, Sept 17 from 8:15 to 10 a.m., the Laguna Beach PTA Council’s Parent Education Committee will present its monthly Coffee Break meeting at Top of the World Elementary School.
It will be their annual Meet the LBUSD Leaders as representatives from the Laguna Beach Unified School District’s administration, our schools’ principals, and new staff members at the school year’s first PTA Coffee Break meeting.
Along with the principals, the following LBUSD representatives will discuss the district’s plans and initiatives for the 2014-15 school year, including implementation of the California State Standards (Common Core) and technology programs Darlene Messinger, Asst. Superintendent, Instructional Services; Mike Morrison, Chief Technology Officer, CTO; and Irene White, Director of Special Ed/Student Services.
Also, Leisa Winston, Director, Human Resources and Public Communications, will provide an update on recent personnel appointments and the search for the new LBHS principal.
To round out the look at the coming school year, Dean West, Asst. Superintendent, Business Services, will share information about the district’s facilities planning efforts.
Free admission - coffee and pastries will be available. TOW is located at 21601 Tree Top Lane.
For a calendar of upcoming speakers, visit http://www.gotocoffeebreak.com
LB Books hosts Laguna local Pat Jackson-Colando Sunday
On Sunday, Sept 14 at 4 p.m., Laguna Beach Books will welcome Pat Jackson-Colandofor atalk, Q&A and signing.
Jackie and Steve Breeden, Baby Boomer near-retirees, have built a solid, idyllic life on a small Midwestern farm. Aching body parts remind them that they are not getting any younger, and neither are their dreams. They long to get their lives on the road like their hero, the late Charles Kuralt. Opportunity arrives when their married son loses his job – and home – to foreclosure.
Son Brandon, and his ambitiously conniving wife Amy, embody their generation’s prevailing sense of entitlement. Before the older couple departs, Amy embellishes the micro-dairy business by growing and selling marijuana edibles, dragging Jackie into the scheme. As the local bank vice president, Amy secretly increases the amount of the Home Equity Line of Credit that financed the Winnebago. Oops – adventures and adversities ensue.
Stashes reaches behind the sensational headlines about job downsizing, recession, foreclosure, medical marijuana, and generational conflicts of ideals, expectations, and values to show how these issues can actually play out in comical real time. Our times.
As a licensed speech-language pathologist, Pat Jackson-Colando has written thousands of clinical reports – and some of them contained fabulous fiction. Now the Irvine resident writes for fun and freedom of expression. Flash fiction, short stories, and personal essays have been published in devotionals, magazines, newsletters and newspapers, including Orange Coast Magazine and ASHA Leader.
Her work has also been included in several anthologies including Open to Interpretation, The Biscuit, She Writes, and Wisdom Has a Voice: Every Daughter’s Memories of Mother.
Laguna Beach Books is an independent bookstore striving to create a community-enriching environment with a superb selection of books for adults and children, exciting author events and readings, and friendly, knowledgeable staff. Laguna Beach Books is owned by Jane Hanauer and is located at The Old Pottery Place at 1200 S. Coast Highway. For more info, call 494-4779 or visit http://www.lagunabeachbooks.com.
Banking on Art “Keepers of Light” exhibit opens Monday
“Keepers of Light”, featuring the works of Mark Hosmer and Veronica Schmitt, opens Sept 15 in CAP’s Banking on Art Gallery, located on the second floor of Wells Fargo Bank at 260 Ocean Ave.
The works of these two artists focus on light and its effect on the visual landscape. Light, not just illuminating the obvious, also suggest something more may be lurking under the surface.
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The Red Door
24” x 32”, oil on board
Mark Hosmer’s nocturnal scenes are of common subjects, but the way the light plays hide-and-seek on the surfaces and angles makes you wonder if there is more there. Something that may be just out of our grasp, yet letting us know it is there; sending a message of “Do you feel something too?”
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Afternoon in Slow Motion
24” x 24”, acrylic on canvas
Veronica Schmitt captures moments in everyday life, and infuses movement and animation with the dance of light and shadow on the people and places. Scenes that tell a story and invite the viewer to wonder what other stories can be seen in the image.
An Artists Reception will be held Saturday, Sept 27, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., where the public can meet and talk with the artists.
CAP Banking on Art – “Keepers of Light” is free to the public and can be seen at Wells Fargo Bank, 260 Ocean Ave., Second Floor. Hours are Monday – Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The exhibit runs from Sept 15 to Dec 1, 2014.
CAP (Community Art Project) facilitates placing art works on public/private sites to promote the aesthetic value of public art to enhance our community and serve as a catalyst for art education. For more information, or to become a member, visit www.caplaguna.org.
“It’s Your Estate” – an eight-week series underway at Susi Q
Laguna Beach Estate Planning Attorney, Nicole Anderson, J.D., LL.M. of Anderson Law Group, is offering free legal advice this Friday, Sept 12, for the non-profit educational event “It’s Your Estate!”
She will be teaching from 1:30-3 p.m. at the Susi Q Community and Senior Center (380 Third St). Don’t miss out on this free estate planning educational series sponsored by a number of charities including our Laguna Canyon Foundation.
Nothing is “sold” at the workshops, which will continue with different moderators on Fridays through Oct 31 except Sept 26.
The “It’s Your Estate” and “It’s Your Money” Fall 2014 Workshop series is held throughout Orange County under the direction of Laguna Beach resident Peter Kote.
The charitable sponsors of the series are: The Ocean Institute, Laguna Canyon Foundation, American Heart Association, Mission Hospital Foundation, Chapman University, PBS SoCal, St Jude Memorial Foundation, St. Joseph Hospital Foundation, Orange Coast Community College and Pacific Symphony.
Learn more at www.feelincontrol.org
Local chapter of DAR offering a free Genealogy Workshop
The Laguna Beach Patience Wright Chapter of the DAR is hosting a free genealogy workshop beginning this Tuesday, Sept 16, at the Susi Q – 3:30-5 p.m.
Research your roots, ancestry or lineage: the DAR workshop will help participants learn basic methods of American Ancestry genealogy research; understand what documents best prove the connection of family members in one generation to another; become familiar with local, regional, and Internet sources of genealogy information; and utilize various tools to record and maintain their family history.
Open to the public. New DAR prospective members encouraged. To make a reservation, please contact The Susi Q Center 497-2441.
Montage Hotels & Resorts searches for 5 inspiring young humanitarians to each win $10,000 in college scholarships
Montage Hotels & Resorts is rewarding young humanitarians with scholarships to pursue their dreams with the second annual Montage Memory Makers contest.
The luxury hotel group is casting a search for 13 – 17 year old young humanitarians who are making impactful changes in their communities based on four criteria: 1) Community Service, 2) Impact of achievement on the community and beyond, 3) Creativity of achievement, 4) Inspirational value to others.
Five winners will ultimately be selected and each will be awarded a $10,000 to their accredited college or university.
During the entry period from now through September 26, 2014, entrants who meet the contest requirements may visit montagehotels.com/memory and upload a three-hundred (300) word essay (mandatory), and a video (optional) detailing their efforts to inspire and provide service to their communities.
All contestant entries will be evaluated based on the contest requirements, and on their efforts to inspire and provide service to their communities. A panel of judges made up of executives and founders of national organizations will select ten finalists:
· Alan Fuerstman, Founder & CEO of Montage Hotels & Resorts
· Premal Shah, President of Kiva.org, a non-profit organization with a mission to connect people through
lending to alleviate poverty.
· Charles Best, Founder & CEO of DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way
to address educational inequality.
· Darell Hammond, Founder & CEO of KaBOOM!, the national non-profit dedicated to the bold goal of
bringing balanced and active play into the daily lives of all children, particularly those growing up in poverty in America.
The ten finalists will be announced on a social voting platform at montagehotels.com/memory allowing fans, family and friends to vote for their favorite candidate. The national public voting will determine the final five recipients of the scholarships, each who will receive a $10,000 scholarship to an accredited college or university. In addition to the $10,000 scholarship, these five (5) winners will receive a trip for two (2) to Montage Laguna Beach to meet with Montage Founder and CEO Alan Fuerstman. They will also be highlighted on the contest website and in Montage Magazine’s spring issue as the Montage Memory Maker Ambassadors for 2015.
“At Montage, we strive to serve our communities and work to empower those who make the world a better place,” said Montage Hotels & Resorts Founder and CEO, Alan J. Fuerstman. “The Montage Memory Makers contest was created to support young humanitarians who share our dedication to service and philanthropy.”
More information on Montage Memory Makers including official contest rules and restrictions can be found at montagehotels.com/memory
Early Literacy Storytime at the Laguna Beach Library
Laguna Beach Library’s Early Literacy Storytime meets Wednesdays at 10:30 in the library. This program is designed for toddlers and preschoolers with adult participation. Very young minds need a thoughtful, feeling person to help them make connections, encourage exploration, and adapt to their needs. Young children learn through interaction, touching, feeling, grabbing, moving, and doing the same thing over and over again. We designed our storytime to do just that!
Our Early Literacy Storytime models the five skills that are crucial for every child to become ready to read when they enter Kindergarten: Talking, Singing, Reading, Writing & Playing. We include stories, fingerplays, songs, movement and playful activities. We focus on coordination and recognition of colors, shapes, and numbers, but most of all we emphasize the important role that parents and caregivers have in their child’s development!
Free. No preregistration required.
Here’s the line-up of themes and dates: Sept 3, A B C’s; Sept 10, Apples; Sept 17, Fall; Sept 24, Books/Reading; Oct 1, Owls; Oct 8, Scarecrows; Oct 15, Silly Faces; Oct 22, Monsters; Oct 29, Break; Nov 5, Nighttime/Outer Space; Nov 12, Turkey; Nov 19, Helping/Sharing/Giving; Nov 26, Break; Dec 3, Home; Dec 10, Mice; Dec 17, Sweet Treats; Dec 24 & 31, Break.
Exploring the tidepools – and volunteer as a docent
“It’s amazing what you see in the tidepools. As visitors explore the Laguna Beach tidepools especially for the first time, they find it such a joy to find small fish, sea anemones, urchins and the ever popular hermit crabs. This summer, we’ve been spotting numerous baby Kelp bass, Garibaldi, our State Marine fish, baby sea stars and bat stars,” says Letty Skeen, Tidepool Educator for the Laguna Ocean Foundation.
The Foundation is currently seeking additional volunteers for their Tidewater Docent program. The next class training will be held on Wednesday, Sept 17, 6 - 8 p.m. at the new Marine Safety Headquarters just North of Laguna’s Main Beach.
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Photos by Sandy Dildine
These little guys are about the size of a quarter. The male Garibaldi builds the nest; invite the females in during April to August with the tiny newborns showing up in late June-July and into the fall. The babies have a neon blue striped helmet, blue spots on their bodies and blue trim on their fins. As they grow older, the orange color deepens gradually losing their blue markings and becoming completely orange at about six inches. These were at Treasure Island Beach.
The Laguna Ocean Foundation is dedicated to sustainable ocean ecosystems along the Laguna Coast. We envision an evolving understanding of our local urban marine resources in order to better protect and enhance this valuable wilderness. For more information regarding the Foundation, check out our website at LagunaOceanFoundation.org