The Laguna Beach chapter of National Charity League honored 24 young women at its 2012 Debutante Ball. (Coastline Pilot / December 29, 2012)

Contest being held to celebrate marine areas

Laguna Bluebelt is celebrating the one-year anniversary of Laguna's marine protected areas with its annual photo contest, according to a news release.

Contest prizes include:

•A helicopter ride along the coast to Laguna with OC Helicopter Tours.

•A scuba dive and 2-tank boat trip, plus air from Laguna Sea Sports/Beach Cities Scuba.

•Whale and Dolphin Cruise for two with Capt. Dave's Dolphin Safari.

•Kayak or stand-up paddleboarding tour for two from La Vida Laguna.

•gift card from La Sirena Grill.

Interested participants should send photos taken during the past year — of any subject — along with the photo's location and date, to info@lagunabelt.org before Jan. 18. For more details, visit http://www.lagunabluebelt.org. Winners will be announced on Underwater Parks Day, Jan. 21.

— Alisha Gomez

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Laguna to be highlighted during radio show

A news radio station will highlight Laguna Beach as one of Orange County's most popular beaches during a special broadcast.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO is focusing on Orange County beach cities — including Seal Beach, Sunset Beach, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach, the Balboa Peninsula and Corona del Mar — for its "KNX On Your Corner" segment on Jan. 25.

The segment will feature discussion on current events, improvement projects, tourism and entertainment with representatives from each of the cities.

The station will broadcast live on that day from ExplorOcean, home of the Newport Harbor Nautical Museum, sandwiched in the Balboa Fun Zone, 600 East Bay Ave. in Newport Beach.

Anchors Dick Helton and Vicky Moore will take the air from 5 to 9 a.m., followed by Frank Mottek, of the KNX Business Hour, from 1 to 2 p.m. Chris Sedens and Diane Thompson will close out the segment from 2 to 7 p.m.

The public is welcome to stop by to meet the radio personalities and enjoy refreshments.

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Assistance League collects 200 books for children