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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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...