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We have cool contests every week. The one that is about to wrap up is about Laguna Beach which premieres its third season tonight on MTV at 10pm (7pm if you have Directv). We have the complete season 2 dvd to give to the person with the best tale of the real Laguna Beach.

After the jump you will find our favorite entry so far. If you think you have a better tale to tell about the most-talked-about OC town, currently, then send in a few paragraphs to thelaist @ gmail

The deadline is 1:30pm today. We will announce the winner around 5pm. And we will send out the dvds tomorrow morning. Good luck!

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I'm a journalist, and have had the dubious honor of interviewing several kids from the LB show, although I haven't actually seen the damn thing yet. One thing that I can speak for is the dual nature of this town; typically, the rich newcomers are distant, here only to sleep and entertain nonresidents, and the locals who have been here for generations are the ones keeping the town's soul alive. Of course, they're the ones who never make the news, and neither do their projects.

There's an emphasis within the city on public arts, maintaining the town's historic feel and marine protection. Locals walk everywhere around town (in between dodging Hummers from the 714 - we're in the 949), and take public transit as a matter of pride ... and actually say hello to strangers. - by Candai