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Legendary Laguna Businessman to be Honored Friday

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    Legendary Laguna Businessman to be Honored Friday
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    "Harry Lawrence Day" will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Main Beach.

    Friday is "Harry Lawrence Day" in Laguna Beach and everyone is invited to the party.

    Harry a.k.a "Mr. Laguna" is "credited as instigating the city purchase of the oceanfront at Main Beach, and the removal of a string of bars and restaurants to create the famous "Window to the Sea," opening up the ocean view to the public and creating one of city's chief attractions.

    "He also was instrumental in the creation of a hospital in South Laguna — now Mission Hospital Laguna Beach — and co-signed the note that resulted in the purchase of Laguna Playhouse's Moulton Theatre," according to a website dedicated to Harry.

    "Harry Lawrence Day" will be held Friday, Oct. 1, 2010 at 1 p.m. at Main Beach.