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HIP District Kicks Off Summer

HIP District Kicks Off Summer

Many of the HIP District’s 100 plus shops, located on S. Coast Highway between Thalia Street and Bluebird Canyon Road, are offering June promotions and special events to kick off the summer season. Gina’s Pizza will stay open later, Subway will deliver lunch to the beach, and Laguna Beach books hosts special author events. Visit […]

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'Treasure' Sale Benefits Ocean Institute

‘Treasure’ Sale Benefits Ocean Institute

The Sand Dollar Guild will host the Classy Treasures Sale to benefit the Ocean Institute. The sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 21, at the Dana Point Community House, 24642 San Juan Ave. in Dana Point. For more information, contact Moyra Eulitz at 949 294-8193.

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Lifeguards Unveil New Headquarters

Lifeguards Unveil New Headquarters

The public is invited to celebrate the official opening of the Laguna Beach Lifeguard Headquarters at a ribbon cutting ceremony and public art dedication at 4 p.m. on June 20. The Lifeguard Headquarters will be open to the public for tours and light refreshments will be served

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Whirlybirds Survey Weeds in Laguna Parks

Whirlybirds Survey Weeds in Laguna Parks

The Nature Reserve of Orange County, in collaboration with other agencies, is now conducting an aerial weed survey during daylight hours through June 20. Between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m., a small, low-flying helicopter will document and map the distribution of over 30 weed species located in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Crystal Cove State Park, […]

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Emergency Responders Participate in Drill

Emergency Responders Participate in Drill

Thirty-three Laguna Beach Community Emergency Response Team members took part in the May 31 South County Drill. Jordan Villwock, the Laguna Beach Police Department’s emergency coordinator, heads up the Laguna Beach CERT program, and Karen Simmons and Sandi Cain began coordinating the Laguna team’s participation in the annual training exercise last March. Mike Mitchell was […]

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Gets Kudos for HIV/AIDS Program

Gets Kudos for HIV/AIDS Program

The Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Healthcare Agency recognized the Laguna Beach Community Clinic as a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of individualized, comprehensive medical care and treatment for those living with HIV/AIDS. The clinic not only meets the needs for medical care in a region where there is no other […]

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Council Endorses KX 93.5's Role in Emergency Readiness

Council Endorses KX 93.5′s Role in Emergency Readiness

At the June 3 budget meeting the City Council unanimously approved $18,000 for Laguna’s FM radio station, KX 93.5. The funds will cover the installation of back-up generators and other emergency readiness equipment. The nonprofit station will be able to continue broadcasting for days in the event of a power outage, to maintain a reliable […]

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Boys & Girls Club Bids Adieu to Terry Anne Barman

Boys & Girls Club Bids Adieu to Terry Anne Barman

After 20 years of offering early childhood education and school readiness to children in Laguna Beach, Terry Anne Barman, the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach’s Early Childhood and Family Services Director, is retiring. Her colleagues, as well as students and their families will host a Preschool Graduation and Reunion celebration to honor her […]

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Cheryl Kinsman Lauded as 'Woman of the Year'

Cheryl Kinsman Lauded as ‘Woman of the Year’

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent Nine outstanding women were nominated to be the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club 2014 “Woman of the Year,” and when the members’ votes were tallied, the woman selected was long-time resident and community champion, Cheryl Kinsman. Despite her slew of past and present civic accomplishments, Kinsman was initially a […]

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Show Offers Philanthropies What They Crave

Show Offers Philanthropies What They Crave

By Caronline Bruderer, Special to the Independent In the last year, representatives of wildly disparate interests ranging from the Boys & Girls Club and No Square Theater, to the Assistance League and Tony Hawk Foundation, have found a sympathetic ear with Caroline Bruderer. Since volunteering as a program host on the start-up Laguna Beach FM […]

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Citizen Academy Welcomes New Alumni

Citizen Academy Welcomes New Alumni

The 19th Laguna Beach Police Department Citizen Academy graduated Thursday, June 5, in a ceremony at the Hotel Laguna. Police Chief Paul Workman and other police department representatives joined family members of the 11 graduates to celebrate their accomplishment in joining the Citizen Academy Alumni, now 368 strong. The Citizen Academy is a 12-week non-stress […]

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Indy Calendar June 6-12

Indy Calendar June 6-12

Friday, June 6 Sawdust Art Festival Art Classes: 10 a.m and 2 p.m. www.sawdustartfestival.org/studioartclasses 949 494-3030. Also 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. 6/7 Dr. Robin Berman, author of “Permission to Parent,” free, 6 p.m., Laguna Beach Books, 1200 S. Coast Highway, 949 494-4779 Slingshot, 9 p.m., Marine Room Tavern, 214 Ocean Ave. 949 494-3027 Errol […]

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Personnel File

Personnel File

Food Pantry Gains New Board Members Two new volunteers joined the Laguna Food Pantry board, chair Andy Siegenfeld announced. They are Elizabeth Breckinridge Haines, who has a degree in international public administration, andBill Baaden, a former small-businessman whose outreach work with his church led him to commit to handling pantry logistics and operations. New volunteers […]

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Guilds’ Bet a Win for Center

Guilds’ Bet a Win for Center

The Guilds of Segerstrom Center for the Arts held its second Spring Celebration: Bet on the Wheels on Saturday, April 12, and raised $250,000 in support of the center’s education and community engagement programs. Special honorees were Eve and Mike Ruffatto. Guilds Chair Marilyn McCorkle explained, “Just as the roulette wheels turned for our lucky […]

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Club Votes on its Woman of the Year

Club Votes on its Woman of the Year

Nine worthy women from the community were nominated to be the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 2014 Woman of the Year. The 150 club members will cast their votes and the results will be announced shortly. The nominees are: Vivian Clecak, founder of Human Options; Angela Irish a tireless volunteer in the library and the performing […]