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Visitor Describes Her Alaska Teaching Adventure

Alaska teacher Jody Drew will share stories about her life in the tiny village of Akiachak where she teaches 90 students, ages 12-18, on Sunday, Dec. 29, in Laguna Presbyterian Church’s parlor at 415 Forest Ave. The 10 a.m. presentation is part of an ongoing adult education...

Expect Construction Delays Near El Toro

City road crews are expected to add a slurry seal to El Toro Road, beginning this Friday, Dec. 20. The project is expected to take a week.    

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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....

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...