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Laguna News Post (Newspaper) - May 21, 2015, Laguna Beach, California Vote for the Best what s your favorite Bank fitness Center Hospital Orange county residents can vote in these and other categories in the Register s annual Best of Orange county contest through May 31 participants can win special prizes including a $500 grand prize. Vote at vote Chest .oereglttor.com. Virginia girl sets her sights on helping sea Lions in . Nine year old raises Over $1,700 to help Marine mammal Center feed animals. Of Kriha i. Rita Mic Stai t w Riter sitting on the driveway of her family a Virginia Home this Winter Alalia Thogerson St to out every the ing Siu could to Soli stickers toys and necklaces photos of Lite family a Chihuahua Puppy. Her goal was As inspiring As it was unusual. So wanted to raise enough Money to educate people about a faraway problem the thou local children who have also donated a Senna Kajitani of Carlsbad St,050 a Emma and Calt in Ballan Tyne of Laguna Beach $1,000 a Kingston Beaty of Dana Point $900 a Marina Dias of Laguna Beach $400 a Tessa Espanola of Laguna $300 e mariners elementary school in Newport Beach change the life of a Seal program $2,100 Sands of starving and stranded baby sea Lions crr Critcher staff photographer aim Hogerton 9, of Virginia raise aver $1700 to help sea Lien at the Pacific Marina mammal Cantar in i Waunek ammo Mairtia Ham Saa Amau. �?�tbgp9eww9p 9mpbeee Wegt Wal win ass Milka Soro. Contributing photographer Laguna Beach s Erik jail us son reacts after finishing first in preliminaries. Breakers add More hardware following if is championships in boys and girls water Polo Breakers swimmers added another title to their impressive resume during the 2014-15 seasons. Led by Erik Juliusson Laguna Beach s Beys swim team took Home the if is division 3 ams Sifa a and a Akawa Buha Crown w Over Rae Over me Register serving the Community since 1919 .1. A thursday. May la 2015 Trees Chuse a stir Art school celebrates its 2015 school District s Sycz file graduates decision to Plant eucalyptus saplings draws criticism. By Erika i. Ritchie staff writer Stephen Crawford was livid when he saw Gallons of fast growing View blocking and flammable eucalyptus saplings planted on a 1-acre slope across the Street from his House. He wondered How the Laguna Beach unified school District could allow a landscape consultant to come up with a design including these types of Trees in a Community where View equity and fire hazards Are constant sources of concern. Ann Christoph a longtime landscape architect and former mayor says the to Lemon scented gum and 18 red flowering gum eucalyptus Trees and six coast live Oaks Are similar to what was t Here before and Are part of an 80-tree balanced plan. To her the slept which surrounds the High school looks the Best it has in years. It would look even better if the original mature Trees there had not been Cut Down she says. Hut now Atter pressure from residents who Liv e on the terraced canyons above the High school and who wonder Why Trees potentially reaching to Heights of 70-90 feet would by planted in a town that last year passed an even stricter ordinance to protect residents View preservation and restoration officials in the school District which paid $122,000 in l Ecell it or to have the landscaping put in have decided a do Over is necessary. This month they decided to yank out the 28 eucalyptus Trees on a 60,000-Square-foot slope along St. Annas drive and Wilson Street after agreeing with neighbors about View blockage and fire Hazard. They stalled on deciding the Fate of the Oak Trees until an absent school Board member returns to break the 2-2 tie. Jeff Dixon head of the District s facilities looked into three options removing All landscaping removing All tall growing Trees or removing specific Trees that would be see Trees Page 4 private arts College holds commencement. By Bara Bolo Contr buting writer de Crisostomo. Staff photographer Laguna Beach resident Stephen Crawford shows eucalyptus Trees along St. Ann s drive on the crepes around Laguna Beach High school. At a recent school District Board meeting he spoke in opposition to the landscaping that included 28 eucalyptus Trees citing concerns Over fire risks blocked views and safety issues. The Laguna College of Art and design presented its 2015 graduates monday during a commencement ceremony held at the private arts College in Laguna Canyon. School officials said the 87 graduates included 77 Bachelor of Fine arts recipients from the colleges five undergraduate programs drawing Arni painting illustration design and digital Media animation and game Art. Ten of the graduates represented the colleges two master of Fine arts programs for representational drawing and representational painting. A fall of this years graduates Are talented hardworking and artistically gifted students who Are professionally prepared to meet the challenges of creative industries Quot College president Jonathan Burke said. The College also awarded an honorary doctorate to world renowned figure sculptor Richard Macdonald. Bryn Mooser. An award warming documentary film maker and co founder of news Media company Root delivered the keynote address. Mooser was introduced to the College in 2010 when family Friend and Lead professor Dana Herkelrath invited him to collaborate with package design students to create kits for children affected by natural disasters. Quot i was floored by the thoughtfulness and care you put into those projects. It immediately became Clear that i had More to learn from you than i could teach Quot Mooser told the graduates. A the projects you shared had a common theme a How could we design better for those in need a you showed great compassion in your work and one project in particular a Box Filiti of toys for kids to play with after a disaster struck me the graduate g class in see Load Page 3

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