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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...

Fundraiser Hits a Grand Slam

Over 300 supporters attended “Laguna’s Field of Dreams”, a fundraiser at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Resort in support of Laguna Beach Little League. Guests were greeted by a “green turf” carpet, Southern fare and a raffle that included signed Angels memorabilia courtesy of local...

Inhaling a Scent-sational Garden

The public is invited to a free program on exploring the beauty and benefits of blooming and fragrant plants in a 10 a.m. workshop Saturday, March 22, in the South Laguna Community Garden, Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way. Gardener Silia Hatzi uses her own garden plot as an...

Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

The public is invited to a presentation by urban designer and local resident Steve Kellenberg at the next general membership meeting of Village Laguna, Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Kellenberg, a 33-year resident and adjunct USC professor, will...

Liane Schuller, right, who has worked in Laguna Beach’s community development department for more than 24 years and as the zoning administrator since 2004, received a beachside send-off last week. Joining the retirement bash was Ken Frank, the former city manager.    ...

Community Datebook

Hotel Staffers Invited to Learn Laguna Visit Laguna Beach offers front-line hospitality staff training about Laguna Beach’s most popular attractions, historical landmarks, new businesses and upcoming events. These sessions, ranging from simple parking tips to planning the most...

Combating Homelessness With a Different Approach

Dawn Price, executive director of the Friendship Shelter and Father Colin Henderson, the organization’s founder, will speak about permanent supportive housing at the Laguna Beach Exchange Club meeting on Thursday, March 6. The Friendship Shelter is working to develop permanent...