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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...
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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...
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In Memoriam: Taylor Hawkins

Friends mourn the Laguna Beach legend after his untimely death. By Tanya A. Yacina   Taylor Hawkins, renowned drummer for the Foo Fighters rock band, passed away...
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Reinventing Suzy

On the long road of recovery from a traumatic brain injury, Suzy Patz became a completely different person and discovered a new purpose in...
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2009: Q&A With Mark Christy: My Kind of Town

Lifelong Laguna Beach resident and entrepreneur Mark Christy shares his passion and his vision for the city with which he's enjoyed an enduring and...
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2007: Riding the Wave of Success

Why guitarist and surfer Donavon Frankenreiter has the coolest life ever. By Moira C. Reeve Donavon Frankenreiter’s fingers sweep along the fingerboard of the ancient Slingerland...