Suzann Savary-D, candidate for 48th District

Democratic Congressional candidate made her presence felt at Forum V

Suzanne Savary is seeking the 48th Congressional District seat held by Republican Dana Rohrabacher for more than a quarter of a century.

“This do-nothing model in Congress has to change,” she said at the Laguna Beach Democratic Club Forum, held Sept 14.

Originally from the East Coast, she said she was born and bred a Democrat. She now lives in Newport Beach. 

“People said take a look at this guy and you are going to want to take him out,” Savary said. 

Savary has a Ph.D. in communications and culture. Her background includes owning a small business for 30 years, teaching at USC’s business school, serving as a Carl Sagan COSMOS vice president and as a corporate turnaround expert.

When term limits were discussed at the club forum, Savary said Rohrabacher ran on term limits 27 years ago. “Now he is just plain lazy,” Savary said. “He needs to be replaced”

She asked for the support of the club.

Scott’s Tidbit

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Scott Brashier

Scott called a technicality on that sunrise and submitted his photo of the Sept 19 “fogrise” as proof that not all of us saw a Monday sunrise…hard to argue…

National Preparedness Month: prepare for AlertOC drill

September marks National Preparedness Month and the City of Laguna Beach is urging residents and businesses to prepare for the many hazards that threaten our community. 

AlertOC, the County’s mass notification system, is a critical link for residents to immediately learn of any required actions, such as evacuating their homes during an imminent fire. On Sept 22 at 10 a.m., more than 2,000,000 Orange County residents will receive a call to test AlertOC. 

The drill will replicate a large scale, multi-jurisdictional emergency requiring thousands of numbers to be called simultaneously across OC’s entire region. 

The distinctive feature of AlertOC is the ability to register more than one contact method at a specific address. Registrations of cell phone and alternate numbers dramatically increase the ability to reach the greatest number of community members within minutes. This enables landlines, cell phones, text numbers, and e-mail addresses to be incorporated into a single notification system. 

Residents can do their part to prepare for emergencies by registering for AlertOC. The time is now to self-register cell phone numbers and e-mail addresses to be part of the regional test. For more information or to register alternate phone numbers, text numbers and e-mail addresses, visit

Montage Laguna Beach launches new expedition experience with “Sup With a Pro” getaway

From Sept 28-Oct 1, learn to standup paddleboard with legend Buzzy Kerbox and receive VIP admission to the 2016 Pacific Paddle Games competition in Dana Point.

Montage Laguna Beach has partnered with world-renowned waterman, Buzzy Kerbox and his son, Kody Kerbox, to launch the “SUP with a Pro” getaway - an exclusive Montage Expedition experience for the 2016 Pacific Paddle Board Games. Taking place from September 28 – October 1, this three-night package allows guests to explore the California coast with the legendary father-son duo, embark on an exclusive SUP excursion, and end the trip as a VIP watching the pros compete at the 2016 Pacific Paddle Board Games.

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Buzzy Kerbox

A pioneer of the SUP movement, Buzzy Kerbox’s passion for the ocean has allowed him to achieve success across multiple watersport verticals - from being a world-ranked pro surfer in the 1970s, to reinventing the way people rode waves as a co-developer of tow-in surfing. Buzzy shares his love for the water with his son, Kody, and now Kody has become known as a fierce competitor in the SUP world, leading the charge in competitions around the world including the Standup World Tour and World Series.

Taking place from Wednesday, September 28 – Saturday, October 1, Montage Expedition’s “SUP with a Pro” getaway includes:

Exclusive SUP excursion in Dana Point Harbor with Buzzy and Kody Kerbox 

Intimate cocktail reception and barbeque hosted by Buzzy and Kody Kerbox 

VIP admission tickets to the 2016 Pacific Paddle Board Games in Dana Point 

Three-night stay at Montage Laguna Beach 

Daily $60 breakfast credit 

Nightly valet parking 

Transportation from Montage Laguna Beach to Dana Point Harbor for SUP outing 

Complimentary photography session with Pacific Dream Photography and $100 print credit. 

Pricing for this package begins at $3,925 based on double occupancy. For more information and to reserve your experience, call Montage Laguna Beach Reservations: (949) 715-8950 or visit

Laguna Beach – Looking Back

Photo series courtesy The Laguna Beach Historical Society

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Circa pre-1927 – Coast Blvd near Main Beach

No place to park; crowded beach; almost 100 years ago. What’s new?!

Visit the Murphy-Smith Bungalow (home of the Laguna Beach Historical Society, on Ocean Avenue). It is open Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. The Laguna Beach Historical Society is a non-profit, all volunteer organization, which runs free historical programs at City Hall, and has a newsletter, website, and is on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

Dennis’ Tidbits


September 20, 2016


Dennis is under the McWeather today…

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Mary Hurlbut


Last Tuesday, Dennis asked when was the last time we saw a sunrise around here. At the time, Dennis wrote the third week of July. 

Well, Mary Hurlbut updated McWeather – try yesterday!




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