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Archive for July 5th, 2012

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Walkin’ and Rollin’ to Completion

Walkin’ and Rollin’ to Completion

Glennwood House expects to finally break ground next month, remaking a senior housing facility into one for 50 young adults with developmental disabilities. Next week, the organization holds a fundraiser to assist with its completion early next year. During the Roll-A-Thon on Saturday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to noon, future residents, their families and […]

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Focusing on the Middle East

Focusing on the Middle East

“After the Arab Spring,” led by Elye Pitts, is the subject of the League of Women Voters’ Great Decisions series, which takes place at 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 13, in the Laguna Beach Senior Center. The talk continues weekly for nine sessions. Pitts expertise stems from working in Saudi Arabia for the Stanford Institute, which […]

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Free Cholesterol Screening

Free Cholesterol Screening

The Susi Q Community Center and the Adult Public Health Nursing Services will provide free cholesterol screening for anyone without health insurance or those who have Medi-cal on Monday, July 16, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Fasting is recommended prior to screening (water and medications only).  For an appointment call (949) 497-2441.

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Liberating Nonsense

Liberating Nonsense

Laguna Beach’s Laughter Yoga Institute offers a workshop in Gibberish Training, promising participants will learn the art of expression with words that lack meaning. The session takes place Saturday, July 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Irvine Valley College. Tuition is $35. For more information: 949 376-1939  or write to [email protected]

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Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings Offered

Stroke and Osteoporosis Screenings Offered

Residents and those nearby can reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture with screening. United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr., will host Life Line Screening on Saturday, July 7, offering five types of non-invasive screenings that start at $149 and take 90 minutes to complete.   For more info: call 877-237-1287 or […]

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Mission Earns Nursing’s Top Award

Mission Earns Nursing’s Top Award

Mission Hospital recently received Magnet recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center, considered the highest national honor bestowed upon nursing services, Mission administrators said in a statement. With this credential, Mission Hospital joins the Magnet community of 393 health care organizations out of nearly 6,000 nationwide. U.S. News & World Report’s annual ranking of best […]

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Laguna Beach Legal Hosts Dicterow Fundraiser

Laguna Beach Legal Hosts Dicterow Fundraiser

  Laguna Beach Legal held a fundraiser for Steve Dicterow for City Council last month. Dicterow previously served 12 years on the City Council, including three years as mayor. The event took place in the home of Paula Lingelbach, a longtime friend of  Ellie Tipton Ortiz, owner of Laguna Beach Legal.  Dinner was accompanied by a pianist and vocalist. […]

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Karger Ends Presidential Bid

Karger Ends Presidential Bid

Laguna Beach resident Fred Karger suspended his quixotic quest for the Republican presidential nomination last Friday. “It’s been one hell of a ride, and I want to thank the thousands of people across this country who volunteered, contributed, opened their homes, came to our events and cheered me on. Every one of you kept me […]

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Heirloom-Quality Candle Vessels Debut

Heirloom-Quality Candle Vessels Debut

Laguna Candles’ founder Sharie Hendricks collaborated with local master glass blower John Barber, to create heirloom quality vessels for all-natural waxes. Laguna Candles are scented with popular fragrances such as Laguna Paradise, Tide Pool, Coconut Paradise, Salinas in Bloom and Urban Citrus. The vessels come in eight palettes and are priced at $65 to $90 […]

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New Boutique Opens

New Boutique Opens

A new women’s boutique has opened in Laguna: glow boutique + wellness. Among clothing and accessories, skin care products, nutritional supplements, Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture are also offered at the boutique, located at 1891 S. Coast Highway. Manager Taryn Freeman can be reached at 949-680-8470, or via [email protected]

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Views From 40 Years of Coastal Protection

Views From 40 Years of Coastal Protection

In “Heroes of the Coast,” a series of 17 interviews recorded since 2004, the California Coastal Commission marks the 40th year of its establishment by voter initiative in 1972 to provide long-term protection for California’s 1,100-mile coastline. The interviews can all be viewed online at www.heroesofthecoast.comas well as on YouTube. The archive of oral histories […]

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Power Down

Power Down

Editor, I’m calling for an immediate “Save It!”  campaign and asking everyone in the Southland to “power down” now and all this summer by ourselves instead of having the government tell us to do it during rolling  blackouts. Families in hot San Fernando Valley of course have to have air conditioning!  Maybe a few hours […]

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Do Only Men Matter?

Do Only Men Matter?

Editor, After attending the Thursday dress rehearsal for this year’s Pageant of the Masters, I reflected on how lovely the many contextualizing images were, especially the Velasquez painting “Las Meninas,” as it metamorphosed into the several Picasso renditions, and the Van Gogh self-portraits, shifting and turning seamlessly as if he were alive and posing. As […]

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Local Currents: Brooks Street & Rebellion

Local Currents: Brooks Street & Rebellion

“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” –Thomas Jefferson A change dish with Thomas Jefferson’s comment inscribed in it sits on my desk, a reminder of the American experiment and the constant need to protect liberty. This coming week, I’ll be celebrating the American colonies’ rebellion with a parade on Brooks Street, […]

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Guest Column: For a Summer Visitor

Guest Column: For a Summer Visitor

By Jim Rue   Welcome, traveler. Enjoy your stay in Laguna Beach.  We live here. We love the town too. We welcome your appreciation for our scenic views, parks, coves and beaches. We applaud your support for the arts and for the artists, musicians, actors and athletes who live here. We join you in your […]