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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 […]

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Pearl Merchants Light Up the Night

Pearl Merchants Light Up the Night

The public is invited to the Pearl Street District’s first annual holiday celebration,  Thursday, Dec. 12, 6-9 p.m. Merchants welcome visitors with hors d’oeuvres, beverages, carolers and promotional gift cards. Carolers from Neighborhood Congregational Church will sing for the festivities and Laguna Coffee will offer a complementary cup. The 35 businesses mostly located on S. […]

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Handmade Card Party Benefits Kids in Distress

Handmade Card Party Benefits Kids in Distress

Handmade Card Party Benefits Kids in Distress Arty Party, the 12th annual hands-on card making fundraiser will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 10, from 12 – 3 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St. For a minimum $30 donation, participants will make and take original greeting cards using provided materials such as […]

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Public Invited to Tour Sewer Tunnel

Public Invited to Tour Sewer Tunnel

The South Coast Water district invites the public to tour the sewer tunnel stabilization project within the cliffs on the ocean side of Coast Highway on Tuesday, Dec. 3, from 9-noon or 1-4 p.m. to better understand existing conditions and the plan for improvements over the next five years. The tour of the tunnel built […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Holiday Wreath-Making Underway Laguna Beach’s Green Tree General Store, 998 S. Coast Highway, hosts a wreath making workshop on Friday, Nov. 22, from 6-9 p.m. In this three-hour workshop, participants will sip on holiday cocktails, craft with friends and learn how to make a natural wreath and seasonal fire starters. Due to limited space, please purchase […]

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Community Datebook 11/15/13

Community Datebook 11/15/13

HIP District Happenings Things are hopping in the HIP (Historic and Interesting Places) District, which boasts more than 100 stores including fashion boutiques, restaurants, galleries and hotels along S. Coast Hwy. between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon. Among the highlights this month, Artist Eye Gallery features Emmy Award winning animator Paul Cheng and also displays […]