In Mock Trial, Fiction Comes to Life PAGE 3 | NEWS Women Sailors Offer Ownership Advice PAGE 6 | CRIER Playhouse Season Finale Opens PAGE 10 | A&E “Our Town, Our Paper” lagunabeachindy.com June 3, 2016 | Volume XIII, Issue 20 PHOTO BY ANNA GODDARD Raising Toxic Questions By Rita Robinson | LB Indy A panel of eight experts and activists will provide their solutions for moving radioactive nuclear waste from the San Onofre Nuclear Gen-erating Station at a 6 p.m. presenta-tion Wednesday, June 8, in the City Council chambers. The experts want to force South-ern California Edison, operator of the decommissioned nuclear power plant, to extract the stored waste and move it elsewhere, according to Rita Conn, organizer of the presentation and chairperson of Let Laguna Vote. “Edison, if not stopped, will bury 1,632 tons of lethal radioac-tive material that contains 89 times the amount of radiation that was released at Chernobyl in untested and experimental canisters on the beach 42 yards from the ocean and three feet above the water table,” said Conn, who spent the last two years SAN ONOFRE, page 30 Will McInerny, with hand raised, is mobbed by his Laguna Beach High School teammates after securing the ﬁ nal strikeout on May 28 during the CIF quarter-ﬁ nal, leading up to the Breakers ﬁ rst-time entry in the post-season ﬁ nal Saturday, June 4. LBHS Sports Update ‘Sunbathers’ Transformation Begins By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy Should they stay or go was the ques-tion posed earlier in the year when Leon-ard Glasser’s sculpture “The Sunbathers” showed enough deterioration to be declared irreparable. In a rare move, the Arts Commission decided to de-acces-sion the piece. But, visitors to Nita Carmen Park where the two ﬁ gures of a man and woman had reposed since 1983, vocifer-ously protested the removal, and the City Council reconsidered. First installed in powder coated steel at SUNBATHERS, page 26 Historic Win for Breakers Baseball By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Breakers scored in the bottom of the ninth inning off a bases-loaded walk Tuesday, May 31, to win 5-4 and capture their ﬁ rst trip to a Southern Section CIF ﬁ nal in the 78 seasons of the sport in Laguna Beach. The team’s ﬁ nal game of the historic season will be played against Henry J. Kaiser High School of Fontana on Saturday, June 4, at the 66ers Stadium/ San Manuel Stadium in San Bernardino at 10 a.m. Tuesday’s game was Laguna’s third in a semiﬁ nal in the program’s history, with all three games going an extra two in-nings from the regulation seven. In 1957 and 2014, the Breakers fell short and did not advance. This past week, before the largest home crowd in the program’s history, standing room only spectators were treated to a real game with plenty of emotional swings. The visiting St. Bonaventure Serephs from Ventura jumped to a 1-0 lead, scoring off a wild pitch after gaining two base runners off errors. Breakers came back in the fourth to take a 3-1 lead, but ﬁ elding mistakes allowed the visitors to take a 4-3 lead in the ﬁ fth. BASEBALL, page 14 New Employee Receives Special Perk By Rita Robinson | LB Indy In her dual job titles as the city’s new assistant city manager and director of public works, Shohreh Dupuis knows she’ll encounter the unique challenges of a popular beach town. Experienced at work-ing with regional transportation agencies, her first task will be the utility undergrounding project in Laguna Canyon and the growing traffic congestion on the city’s small streets, she said. DUPUIS, page 3 INTERNATIONAL NETWORK BRE#01778230 A POWERFUL Surterre Properties ® is one of the only brokerages to have a dedicated Chinese website so your home can break through and be seen by luxury Chinese buyers to get it the powerful international exposure it deserves and get it sold.