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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...

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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 mak...

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...

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American Legion to Conduct Veterans Day Ceremony Frank Sellers, a Long Beach Veteran’s Hospital representative, will serve as the keynote speaker at an 11 a.m. ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, honoring Veterans Day. The pubic is invited to join Laguna Beach’s American Legion, which...

Community Datebook: 11/1/13

Parents’ Club Kicks off Halloween About 300 kids and parents, many outfitted in group-themed costumes, collected treats from Forest Avenue businesses during Laguna Beach Parent’s Club annual Halloween parade at Main Beach last week. The mostly preschool-aged children honed...

Community Datebook 10/25/13

Stepping Out Against Bullying The public is invited to join the National Association of People Against Bullying and San Clemente High School’s Cool to be Kind Club to a 5 p.m. march against bullying at Main Beach on Friday, Oct. 25. The purpose of the march is to bring awareness...

Community Datebook 10/18/13

  Gala Borrows From the Macabre The second annual gala fundraiser Little Shop of Horticulture will be held at the Montage’s ballroom with Laguna Beach Beautification Council on Oct. 31, from 5-9 p.m. Drinks and hors d’oeuvres start at 5 p.m., followed with a silent auction...

Community Datebook 10/4/13

Classics Roll in for Rotary’s Car Show Over 160 cars vie for awards in 28 categories at the Rotary Club’s annual Laguna Beach Classic Car Show, which is scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 6. Refreshments include custom-made breakfast burritos and four food trucks for lunch, along with...

Community Datebook 9/27/13

Four-footed Celebrity Steps Out for Pet Parade The Laguna Board of Realtors and affiliates will be holding their 17th annual Pet Parade and Chili Cook-Off on Sunday, Sept. 29 at Tivoli Too! Pet owners of all ages can compete for awards by entering pets in six different categories...

Community Datebook 9/20/13

Anti-Litter Forces Invade Coastal Cities Californians will take to the beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, to clear away debris and honor the anniversary of the state’s Coastal Act. Locally, clean-ups led by the Eco Warrior...

Community Datebook 9/13/13

A New Venue for Taste of Laguna Expo The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce’s annual Taste of Laguna and Business Expo, set for Thursday, Sept. 18, will switch venues, moving to the Festival of Arts’ grounds and featuring Grammy award winning drummer Poncho Sanchez and his Latin...