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 Transition Laguna Invites Iseman to a Potluck

Transition Laguna Invites Iseman to a Potluck

Councilmember Toni Iseman will speak at Transition Laguna’s 6:30 p.m. potluck meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Iseman, who has served 14 years on the council and three terms as mayor, presently serves on the council’s finance and executive committee. A question and answer session will follow

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Foundation Seeks Volunteer Docents

Foundation Seeks Volunteer Docents

Explore the opportunity to become a tidewater docent by attending a training session at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 22, at Dana Point’s Ocean Institute followed by on-site training at the tide pools. Help preserve Laguna Beach’s rocky coastal habitat and educate the beach-going public about the rich natural resources by volunteering once a month for […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Church Hosts Homeless for Christmas Breakfast The 13th annual Homeless Christmas Breakfast held early last month at the Laguna Presbyterian Church brought the spirit of Christmas giving to 65 homeless guests, complete with breakfast, musical entertainment and gifts including back packs and sleeping bags.   Ann Richardson from the LDS Mormon Church and Rick Shoemaker […]

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Visitor Describes Her Alaska Teaching Adventure

Visitor Describes Her Alaska Teaching Adventure

Alaska teacher Jody Drew will share stories about her life in the tiny village of Akiachak where she teaches 90 students, ages 12-18, on Sunday, Dec. 29, in Laguna Presbyterian Church’s parlor at 415 Forest Ave. The 10 a.m. presentation is part of an ongoing adult education series and is free of charge.  Anyone wanting […]

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Expect Construction Delays Near El Toro

Expect Construction Delays Near El Toro

City road crews are expected to add a slurry seal to El Toro Road, beginning this Friday, Dec. 20. The project is expected to take a week.    

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Workshop on Healing Souls

Workshop on Healing Souls

A psychologist and former Catholic priest leads a workshop for people struggling with unresolved grief on Saturday, Dec. 21, at Laguna Beach’s Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 421 Cypress Dr. Anyone who is interested may attend the free 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. workshop “Healing Our Losses,” which is an introduction to the more in-depth program developed […]

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Date Set for Winter Volleyball Tournament

Date Set for Winter Volleyball Tournament

The Christmas Four Person Draw Volleyball tournament and potluck will take place Saturday, Dec. 21 at South Main Beach at 9 a.m. sharp. Families may sign up as a team; city departments and businesses are invited as well. A committee of elves will form teams for those entering individually. Bring a potluck dish or festive […]

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Kids Write, Draw to Honor Dad

Kids Write, Draw to Honor Dad

The “Why My Dad is My Hero” Awards Brunch will take place Sunday, Dec. 15 at the Aliso Viejo Conference Center from 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.  Dads and male mentors will be acknowledged by the Miracles for Families organization, which invites you to celebrate the men in our community doing heroic things for their kids. Special […]

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Patriot of the Year Chosen

Patriot of the Year Chosen

The Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade has chosen 40-year resident Robert R. Mosier as its  “Honored Patriot of the Year” for the 2014 parade. As an Army Air Corp pilot he flew the first troops into Tokyo after the Japanese surrender in World War II. After settling in Laguna with his wife, Beverly, he became […]

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Old Phones Build Nepal School

Old Phones Build Nepal School

Several local businesses are accepting donations of discarded cell phones for the benefit of a rural school in Nepal established by Laguna Beach-based R Star Foundation and its founder, Rosalind Russell. Laguna Beach collection sites include: Robert McGraw Architects, 305 N. Coast Highway; Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.; Buy Hand boutique, 1570 S.  Coast Highway; […]

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Quilters Win Top Prize in VFW Post’s Raffle

Quilters Win Top Prize in VFW Post’s Raffle

Local residents Charlie and Ann Quilter held the winning ticket for an iPad Mini 2, the top prize in VFW Post 5868’s raffle fundraiser. The fundraiser wrapped up with a drawing last Thursday, Dec. 5, and surpassed expectations, said Post Commander Arnie Silverman. Other winners included Superior Court Judge Wendy Lindley, Tom Harkay, Judy Soulakis […]

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 Human Rights Declaration Celebrated

Human Rights Declaration Celebrated

The United Nation’s passage of the Declaration of Human Rights 65 years ago will be celebrated with words and music at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 15. The community is welcome to join the event at 425 Cypress Dr., which will be led by members Daga Krackowizer and Jean Raun.

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Alternative Gift Market Opens

Alternative Gift Market Opens

The Joy of Giving Market taking place at Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, is a free holiday bazaar where the public can purchase “gifts” as donations in the name of a friend or loved one. Market hours are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14,  and 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.   Sunday, […]

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Firefighters Ignite Spark of Love

Firefighters Ignite Spark of Love

This year marks the 20th anniversary of firefighters’ Spark of Love toy drive and Laguna Beach’s fire stations are participating in the collection. New, unwrapped toys may be dropped off through Dec. 24 at all four stations: 501 Forest Ave., 285 Agate St., 2900 Alta Laguna Blvd. and 31646 Second Ave. Firefighters also collect referrals […]

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 Contributions Welcomed for Holiday Party

Contributions Welcomed for Holiday Party

The Woman’s Club welcomes donations of clean, gently used clothing, toys, dishes, small appliances, and linens on Tuesday, Dec. 17, beginning at 8 a.m., for a holiday party for low-income families of Laguna Beach. Donations can be accepted at 286 St. Ann’s Dr. up until the 3:30 p.m. event but not before due to a […]