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Category: Community Datebook

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Fundraiser Hits a Grand Slam

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 resident and team president John Carpino and the Angels Baseball […]

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Inhaling a Scent-sational Garden

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 example and shares her knowledge of […]

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Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

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 present his ideas about the town and the future. Refreshments will […]

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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.       Photo courtesy of Margaret Brown.

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Community Datebook

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 detailed of itineraries, aim to equip hotel staff with the ability to answer routine queries to an […]

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Combating Homelessness With a Different Approach

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 supportive housing as a way to fight homelessness. The club convenes 12:15 p.m. at Mandarin […]

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Scouts Get Special Visitor

Scouts Get Special Visitor

Sgt. Mike Ryan, an ex-Marine who did two tours of duty in Iraq between 2005 and 2010, paid a recent visit to Laguna Beach Cub Scout Pak 35, Den 1. He showed scouts his uniforms and explained how the environment dictates what is worn and described non-combat dress as well.           […]

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Potluck Adds a Public Square to the Menu

Potluck Adds a Public Square to the Menu

  The public is invited to hear from Council member Bob Whalen and Chamber of Commerce President Larry Nokes
at Transition Laguna’s potluck Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Congregational Church. The conversation starter: a public square in downtown that puts people first. The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Bring […]

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Neighbors to Hold Disaster Preparedness Meeting

Neighbors to Hold Disaster Preparedness Meeting

Laguna Beach residents who live between Aliso Circle and lower Nyes Place are invited to meet with members of the Community Emergency Response Team on Saturday, Feb. 1, from 2-4 p.m. Community organizers from the city’s Disaster Preparedness Committee hope to meet with members of the Wesley zone distaster preparedness group at La Sirena Grill, […]

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GOP Looks Ahead to Next Election

GOP Looks Ahead to Next Election

Laguna Beach Republicans meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at La Sirena Grill, 30862 S. Coast Highway, and will consider an agenda focused on upcoming elections. The agenda includes consideration of charter and by-laws, precinct captains, candidate filing deadlines, and development of a platform on issues. Great Decisions Group Examines Global Topics Great Decisions, a […]

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Whole Foods Hosts Store Tour

Whole Foods Hosts Store Tour

Laguna Beach’s Whole Foods Market will host its first healthy eating store tour Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. featuring Gerrie Adams. Gerrie will show participants how to stock pantries for healthy eating, describe products in every department and provide samples along the way. Health Starts Here labeled foods will be featured in the salad […]

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Scientists Working on Autism’s Cure

Scientists Working on Autism’s Cure

Dr. Jay Gargus describes the mission of UC Irvine’s Center for Autism Research and Translation on Thursday, Jan. 16, from 7-9 p.m. at the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr. He leads 60 scientists, who plan a clinical trial of medications they believe can eradicate the disorder. A donation of $5 is requested for admission […]

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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 […]