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Video Surveillance on Alta Laguna Drive

The Fire Department will install a new camera at the north end of Alta Laguna Drive to help law enforcement officials document and investigate criminal activity in the area, such as smoking, use of open fires, or access to the wilderness park outside normal hours o...

HIP District Kicks Off Summer

Many of the HIP District’s 100 plus shops, located on S. Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon Road, are offering June promotions and special events to kick off the summer season. Gina’s Pizza will stay open later, Subway will deliver lunch to the beach,...

‘Treasure’ Sale Benefits Ocean Institute

The Sand Dollar Guild will host the Classy Treasures Sale to benefit the Ocean Institute. The sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at the Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave. in Dana Point. For more information, contact Moyra Eulitz at 949...

Lifeguards Unveil New Headquarters

The public is invited to celebrate the official opening of the Laguna Beach Lifeguard Headquarters at a ribbon cutting ceremony and public art dedication at 4 p.m. on June 20. The Lifeguard Headquarters will be open to the public for tours and light refreshments will be served

Tony’s Treehouse Grows New Teen Leaders

Seven teens from the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach joined 1,500 peers for a leadership Conference in Anaheim made possible partly by a $400 donation from Tony’s Treehouse. Founded by Becky Martinez of Laguna Beach, Tony’s Treehouse has contributed nearly $4,000 over the...

Greeter Gets a Facelift

Artist Mike Tauber lacks a medical license but he’s behind the facelift of a local celebrity: the statue of Eiler Larsen, the best-known Laguna Beach “greeter.” Tauber recently touched up the statue that hails visitors to the HIP District, a Coast Highway commercial strip between...

Learn How to Stop a Thief

A crime prevention specialist, Nickie Hernandez, will lead a Chamber of Commerce workshop Tuesday, June 3, on identifying counterfeit credit cards, whose use locally has risen 10 percent in 2013. The 8:30 a.m. workshop takes place at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon...

Remember the Neediest

Customers of local Albertsons, Pavilions and Ralphs markets can expect to be offered an empty bag by volunteers for the Laguna Food Pantry next weekend. They are asking shoppers to help restock shelves of the Laguna Canyon pantry, which provides groceries to scores of needy...

Congo to California: A Fair Trade Open House, Trunk Show

Laguna Beach local Katie Bond, founder of The Peace Exchange, hosts a trunk show Friday, May 16, offering beautifully crafted items by women from Congo from 3-8 p.m. at 30692 Marilyn Dr., in Laguna Beach. The line of fair trade items provides income for the women to feed, clothe,...

Rotary Returns with Grapes for Grads

Grapes for Grads, the Rotary Club’s fundraiser for student scholarships, takes place from noon until 4 p.m., Sunday, May 4, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. Guests can expect wine tasting, food, live music, live art demonstrations, a silent auction and a raffle chance on a...

Parents Club Hosts Bike Clinic

Laguna Beach Parents Club’s bicycle riding clinic at Bluebird Park provided instruction in safe riding skills on a two-wheel bike. Police department community liason Nikie Hernandez talked about bicycle safety, Bill Freeman of Crankbrothers bike part makers and parents assisted...

Assembly Candidate Makes Campaign Stops

A candidate for the 74th state Assembly district, Newport Beach councilman Keith Curry, is the guest speaker at the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association’s annual meeting on Saturday, April 26. The 10 a.m. brunch at Mare’s Culinary Lounge, 696 S Coast Highway, costs $50 per person....

Community Datebook

Forum Looks at Housing Homeless in Laguna Canyon Neighborhood Congregational Church hosts a community forum to discuss Friendship Shelter’s permanent supportive housing proposal at 7 p.m., Friday, April 11. Dawn Price, Friendship Shelter’s executive director, will give details...

Religious Traditions

Singing the Tradition of Taize Laguna Presbyterian Church will conduct an informal worship service of prayer, scripture, and song accompanied by guitar, flute, and piano in the Taize style on Sunday, April 6, at 5 p.m. Taize is an ecumenical community in France . Over 100,000...

High Style Finds Home in Laguna

Want the perfect look for a wedding, a fabulous store display or help getting the right face on a new product? Shannon O’Neil, 30, has returned to her native Laguna Beach to open Cargo-Creative, which offers product and prop styling, staging, set design, event and space planning...