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Leaving a Legacy

Glass blower and pyrographic artist John Barber discusses his lengthy history in Laguna and the impact that being part of this community has had...
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Shaping Surf Culture

Dick Metz spent plenty of time in Hawaii, riding the waves with locals, opening Hobie Surf Shops and starting his own surfwear brand before...
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Milestone Moments

Pageant of the Masters shares historic photos and memories to celebrate the iconic show’s 90th anniversary. By Sharon Stello   In honor of the 90th anniversary of...
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Surfin’ Safari

Dick Metz went on a worldwide wave-riding expedition in the late 1950s that helped to inspire the film “The Endless Summer.” By Sharon Stello   Dick Metz...
MLB-Architectural-Aerial Signature

A Montage Milestone

The luxury resort company’s flagship Laguna Beach property turns 20. By Julia Clerk   A spectacular bluff-top property that takes full advantage of its ocean views and...
Dick Metz with a Matt Kevlin-shaped balsa surfboard_Surfing Heritage and Culture Center/Dick Metz Collection/shacc.org

Riding the Wave

Dick Metz grew up during surfing’s heyday in Laguna, experiencing the sport’s evolution firsthand. By Sharon Stello   When Dick Metz started surfing as a kid in...
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Laguna Memories

Dick Metz shares his recollections of growing up in this beach town before World War II. By Sharon Stello   Back in the early days, Laguna Beach...
Providence Mission Hospital Laguna Beach

High-Tech Health Care

Laguna’s hospital takes patient care to new levels as services have evolved over more than 60 years. By Tanya A. Yacina   For most, access to quality...
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A Centennial Celebration

Laguna Playhouse, a renowned theater group, has withstood the test of time with all-star casts and productions. By Tanya A. Yacina   A professional theater within a...
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Riding the Wave

Laurie Hermann reflects on her years as Hobie Alter’s tandem surfing partner, winning competitions around the region together in the 1960s. By Sharon Stello   Laurie Hermann...