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Laguna Playhouse ’ s Holiday Panto ‘ Wonderful Winter of Oz ’ is Fun for
Olivia Sanabia stars as “ Dorothy and Dave stars as “ Toto ” in “ The Wonderful Winter of Oz ” at the Laguna Playhouse .
By Eric Marchese | Special to the LB Indy
Laguna Playhouse is where the Lythgoe family creates an all-new family-oriented show each year at Christmastime , Americanizing the traditional British panto – a combination of theater and music hall .
And since each show gets its world premiere in Laguna , the original scripts always contain plenty of playful references to not just that beautiful city , but others in
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PETER BLAKE VOTED OUT : “ I ’ M THRILLED AND FRANKLY LUCKY ”
By Tasmin McGill , Special to the Independent
When the votes were counted and the race called , Peter Blake lost his bid at reelection for Laguna Beach ’ s City Council bringing in only 10.59 percent of total votes and landing him in sixth place . The last four years have been tumultuous for Blake , who found himself criticized by residents during open city council
Santa Brings Holiday Cheer to Laguna
Santa Claus waves to the crowd as he is transported via golf cart from North Laguna to the Art of Fitness . The third annual golf cart Christmas parade saw many turn up to celebrate the holidays last Sunday , decorating golf carts with lights and jump starting the holiday season for Laguna Beach . Photo by Mitch Ridder
sessions and censured by co-council members . Now , after vacating his seat , Blake is back at his Peter Blake Gallery in Laguna ready for normalcy .
“ I ’ m thrilled and frankly lucky that I didn ’ t get reelected ,” Blake said . “ I ’ d like to go back to being an art dealer and resident of this community .”
Blake never anticipated running for city council but , after seeing what he
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believed to be oppressive restrictions placed on Laguna residents by Village Laguna , his wife convinced him he could help make a change .
Blake saw Village Laguna as a powerful presence that needed to be called out , whether it was the denial of building permits or the excessive stipulations
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John Stanaland Carries on a 100-Year Family Legacy of Real Estate Pros
No one knows coastal Orange County real estate better , or represents it as well , as John Stanaland .
John has earned his industry wide reputation for excellence based on professional service and direct representation of his clients – a level of commitment evident through record-setting listings and sales totaling $ 3.5 billion dollars . But his success is about much more than accolades ; it ’ s about the relationships he ’ s built , creating a loyal clientele that appreciates his attentiveness , knowledge , negotiation and marketing skills , and easy-going nature that makes even the most complex transactions
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A Laguna Beach native , John is the fifth generation of real estate professionals in his family , which has included agents , developers , attorneys , and financiers . His family history here dates to 1919 , when John ’ s greatgreatgrandfatherhelped people buy andsell real estate in this emerging locale . While much of that has changed , John carries on his family ’ s century long legacy of extraordinary vision and market insight , with a nuanced understanding of every enclave and amenity .
His impressive 2021 sales exceeded over $ 230 million and over 57 transactions . In the first quarter of 2022 , his sales are over $ 200 million .
Q : What is your favorite part of working in the real estate industry ?
A : I love what I do , always have . I love to negotiate , put deals together , manage , and close them .
Q : What qualities or certifications set you apart from other agents ?
A : I am a broker as opposed to an agent . I have owned and ran my own company , I am the former corporate broker for The Montage Laguna Beach , and I have been involved in both renovations and new construction projects . I believe I have a very good understanding of values , market conditions and all of the mechanics associated with both .
Q : What do you think is the key to your success ?
A : Honesty , integrity , sense of urgency , putting your clients ’ interest above all else . I also have always been a very driven and focused person . Attention to detail and reading people and situations are paramount .
Q : What is the best piece of advice you were ever given ?
A : Always do what you say , return
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Q : What is your proudest accomplishment ?
A : Being who I am , true to myself and my clients , as well as having achieved record sales in most south OC cities .
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Corona del Mar High Beats Newport Harbor High in Annual Battle of the Bay Football Game
Corona del Mar High School quarterback David Rasor (# 18 ) carries the ball during the annual Battle of the Bay football game between CdM High Sea Kings and the Newport Harbor High Sailors . Photo by Jim Collins .
By Christopher Trela | NB Indy Corona del Mar Sea Kings scored the final four touchdowns of their game against Newport Harbor Sailors to emerge victorious 28-14 during the annual Battle on the Bay football game on Friday , Oct . 21 .
This was the 10th consecutive Battle on the Bay victory by the Sea Kings , and came a day before Corona del Mar High School celebrated its 60th anniversary with an open house and a concert at Newport Dunes featuring The Side Deal , whose members ( Stan Frazier , Scott Owen and Joel Owen ) are all alumni of Corona del Mar High School , and alumni of
Newport Beach City Manager Grace Leung noted bands : Frazier was the drummer and songwriter for Sugar Ray , while the Owen Brothers were The Pawnshop Kings .
Music was the highlight on Saturday night , but the real highlights were Friday night at Davidson Field , on the campus of Newport Harbor High .
Since both teams use Davidson Field for their home games , each team wore their home colors : light blue for CdM , navy blue for Newport Harbor .
It was the Newport Harbor High Sailors who left feeling blue , although the team scored the first two touchdowns of the game .
By Grace Leung , Newport Beach City Manager
The voter registration deadline for the November 8 General Election was Monday , October 24 .
If you want to check your registration status , or if you need to make updates , you can do so here : https :// ocvote . gov / vlt /.
If you missed the voter registration deadline , you can conditionally register to vote through November 8 at a Vote Center or at the Registrar of Voters , 1300 S . Grand Avenue , Bldg . C , Santa Ana . You may also conditionally register to vote online but must then go to a Vote Center or the Registrar of Voters to be issued a provisional ballot .
According to the MaxPreps website , which posts high school sports statistics and scores , CdM kicked off to the Sailors , who scored a touchdown within the first two minutes . The team scored again at the start of the second quarter , making the score 14-0 .
That would be the last time Newport Harbor High scored .
The Sea Kings scored a touchdown on a 50-yard pass from quarterback David Rasor to Russell Weir in the second quarter . The team scored again with less than a minute
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Vote Centers are your one-stop shop for voting and registration needs for the 2022 General Election . There will be more than 180 Vote Centers throughout Orange County for this election -- including 6 in Newport Beach -- where you can vote , solve voter registration issues , register to vote , get a replacement ballot or general assistance . Select Vote Centers will open starting on October 29 ( including the Newport Beach Civic Center Community Room , 100 Civic Center Drive ) and all Vote Centers will be open November 5 through November 8 .
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OCTOBER 28 , 2022 | VOLUME XIV , ISSUE 21
NBPD REMINDS DRIVERS TO ALWAYS STOP FOR SCHOOL BUSES
National School Bus Safety Week ( October 17-21 ) has ended , but the Newport Police Department reminds drivers to always remember the dangers of passing a stopped school bus .
Drivers are required to come to a complete stop when a school bus stop arm is extended and the red lights are flashing .
National School Bus Safety Week was a way for parents , children , teachers , bus drivers , school administrators , and law enforcement to promote traveling to and from school by bus as a safe transportation option . This year ’ s campaign focused on preventing illegal school bus passing .
While riding the bus is the safest way for children to get to and from school , an alarming number of drivers illegally pass school buses that have their red lights activated .
From 2011 to 2020 , a total of 218 school-age children ( 18 and younger ) died in school bus-related crashes either riding on school buses , other cars , or on foot or bike , according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration ( NHTSA ).
With few exceptions , California law requires drivers to stop in both directions when a school bus has flashing red lights on . Drivers must stop until the red lights are off and children are on or off the bus and safely out of the road .
“ It is so important that we remind drivers in our community that when red lights are flashing , there is no passing ,” Newport Beach Police Department Lieutenant Eric Little said . “ Children and their caretakers are relying on drivers to follow the law and keep them safe .”
Funding for this program was provided by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration .
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