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Laguna Beach to monitor thrice-damaged sculpture honoring 9/11 victims

Laguna Beach to monitor thrice-damaged sculpture honoring 9/11 victims

"Semper Memento," a sculpture honoring the victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, seems as though it has been under attack itself since it was installed in Laguna Beach's Heisler Park five years ago.

So the city recently put a surveillance camera in the area so the sculpture, by Laguna Beach artist Jorg Dubin, could be monitored.

Two weeks ago Dubin reinstalled the stainless-steel sphere, which he was able to fix after it sustained a 5-inch-wide dent earlier this year, the third time it has been damaged since its installation in 2011.

"I take it personally because I designed and built the piece," Dubin said.

"Semper Memento," which...

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