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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...

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.  ...

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...

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...

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...