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Benefits and Benefactors

Benefits and Benefactors

Night at the Ranch, a Surprising Success The inaugural Night at the Ranch fundraiser welcomed over 200 guests with a farm-to-table outdoor dinner served family style and musical acts set amid a eucalyptus grove. Altogether, the event earlier this month raised $65,000 for the Boys & Girls Club, three times as much as organizers expected. […]

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Make a Difference By Cleaning Up the Coast

Make a Difference By Cleaning Up the Coast

The public is invited to join California’s largest beach cleanup of the year —from Aliso Creek Beach to Main Beach in Laguna Beach – as part of the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day Saturday, Sept. 20. Gloves and cleanup bags will be provided from 9-11 a.m. at four cleanup stations in town, issued by the […]

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Jews Welcome a New Year

Jews Welcome a New Year

Chabad Jewish Center plans Rosh Hashanah services and a workshop in the next week, marking the beginning of the Jewish new year 5775. At a 7 p.m. cooking class in a private home on Sunday, Sept. 21, cook Mazal Yuditsky introduces participants to Rosh Hashanah foods and customs from Morocco, Turkey, and elsewhere. Bring traditions […]

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Eight Grader Embarks on a Haiti Mission

Eight Grader Embarks on a Haiti Mission

Sydney Mangus, a Thurston Middle School student, will travel to Cap Haitian, Haiti, on a nine-day medical mission trip with the Good Shepherd Lutheran Church of Irvine in January. While there, the eighth grader will be responsible for teaching basic first aid and distributing 25 first aid kits. She is hoping for community help with […]

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Laguna Adopts Another Sibling

Laguna Adopts Another Sibling

The Laguna Beach City Council officially adopted St. Ives, England, as a sister city, joining current siblings in Menton, France, and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico. An official recognition ceremony took place earlier this month with Mayor Elizabeth Pearson signing a proclamation, which her counterpart, Linda Taylor, will sign in St. Ives. The economy of […]

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Indy Calendar

Indy Calendar

Friday, Sept. 19 Saif Eddin & Friends perform the music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, 6:30-10 p.m., refreshments, Laguna Nursery, 1370 S. Coast Highway. Tickets $45 in advance, 949 494-5200. $55 at the door. Pawnshop Kings, 7-10 p.m., Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Hwy. The Kalama Bros., free Sunset Serenade concert, Heisler Park Amphitheatre, 5:30 p.m. […]

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Exploring a Coastline for a Cause

Exploring a Coastline for a Cause

Laguna Beach resident Max Isles, 44, and friend Ryan O’Malley, 33, returned home safely on schedule last Saturday, Sept. 6, without any accidents other than a tire puncture after a five-day journey covering 536 miles. Supporters have contributed almost $6,000 so far toward their quest to raise research money for the Alzheimer’s Association. Both friends […]

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Tide Pool Docents Wanted

Tide Pool Docents Wanted

The Laguna Ocean Foundation seeks volunteers for the Tidewater Docent program. The next training session will be held from 6-8 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 17, at the lifeguard department headquarters on Main Beach. “It’s easy to learn and even the training is fun. Anyone with a little passion and a bit of people skills can […]

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Club Packs Memories into Summer Program

Club Packs Memories into Summer Program

Using Laguna Beach as their playground, the Boys & Girls Club’s canyon branch offered a summer enrichment program with a multi-faceted curriculum. Members of the seven-year-old Adventure Club had a chance to hike, kayak, rock climb, go bike riding, and participate in a four day Catalina Island camping trip. The club also took weekly excursions […]

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Noel Selby

Noel Selby

Noel Selby, born in Australia in 1936 and a resident of Balboa Island, died on Sept. 2, 2014. He received his law degree from Melbourne University in 1956. Selby excelled in tennis, Aussie Rules football and cricket. He retired from Xerox in 1995 after 30 years in the human resource recruiting department. Selby received a […]

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A New Place to Play

A New Place to Play

The Boys and Girls Club opened the doors of their newest branch this week at Lang Park in South Laguna. Children in first through fifth grades are welcome to join the club’s daily out-of- school enrichment program. “The Lang Branch will be a place for children to grow socially, intellectually and creatively. The facilities at […]

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Ever Upbeat, Reed Signs Off With a Cheery Epitaph

Ever Upbeat, Reed Signs Off With a Cheery Epitaph

By Andrea Adelson | LB Indy Darrin John Reed, a longtime Laguna Beach resident whose parting words revealed his unending enthusiasm for life, died Tuesday, Sept. 2, after a two year battle with leukemia and its complications. Last month, Reed was admitted to Hoag hospital’s ICU fighting sepsis and multiple organ failure. “He ran out […]

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Realtors Take a Dunking for a Cause

Realtors Take a Dunking for a Cause

David Cabot and managers of Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices, and board members of its allied charitable fund, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the sand in Laguna Beach to honor the memory of their friend and former chief executive Jon Cook. Donations by Berkshire agents from San Diego to Santa Barbara have contributed $30,000 to […]

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Kinsman Joins Club’s Impressive Roster

Kinsman Joins Club’s Impressive Roster

Kinsman Joins Club’s Impressive Roster An elegant, yet understated luncheon reflecting the personality of Cheryl Kinsman, the 2014 Woman of the Year, will be held Friday, Sept. 19 at the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach. The event, honoring the long-time Laguna Beach resident and community champion, is open to the public. Tickets are $35 per […]

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Night Out Sparkles With a Girl’s BF

Night Out Sparkles With a Girl’s BF

Tickets of $125 are available for the sixth annual Girls Night Out, a Thursday, Oct. 2, benefit for the Boys and Girls Club at the spectacular oceanfront home of David and Holly Wilson. Supported by Wilson Automotive Group, Newport Lexus, Starfish restaurant and Lugano Diamonds, the benefit for 250 women will feature models dripping in […]