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Community Briefs:

Conservancy Hosts Canyon Foundation’s Borella

Max Borella and his son.

The newly named executive director of the Laguna Canyon Foundation, Max Borella, is the featured speaker at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner meeting, Monday, March 7, at Tivoli Terrace.

Most recently, Borella designed field-based research programs for undergraduates at Stanford University’s School of Earth Science. Previously, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Bolivia and continued his work there establishing Terra Resource Development International.

He returns to Laguna Beach with his wife Karyn and son Cuinn.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are $10 for members, $15 for non-members and may be paid at the door with prior reservations. RSVP to Ed Drollinger at 494-6465. Space is limited.

Experiencing Famine to Stamp Out Hunger

Beginning at noon today, Friday, Feb. 25, youth of St. Mary’s parish along with others from Laguna Beach United Methodist Church will be joining over 20,000 other students world wide to stamp out hunger through World Vision’s 30 Hour Famine.

The youth will be fasting for 30 hours to find out what hunger feels like and to raise funds and awareness to help hungry children and their families. This is St. Mary’s third year of participation with the 30 Hour Famine and they have raised over $6,000 in the past. Every $30 raised feeds a child for a month.

The youth will be sleeping overnight at St. Mary’s and will be participating in games and other events prior to breaking the fast at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26.

Want to help? Call Tinia Orduna at 818.325.5278 for more information.


Water Supplies Cut During Plant’s Closure

The two water district that serve Laguna Beach are asking homeowners and businesses to suspend outdoor watering for the next week, Feb. 27-March 6, while a regional water treatment plant is shut down for maintenance and upgrades.

Both agencies will rely largely on reservoir water storage to meet demand during that week.

The Diemer Filtration Plant in Yorba Linda, which will be shut down for eight days, supplies water to south Orange County and is owned and operated by the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.

Question? Contact Laguna Beach County Water District at (949) 494-1041 or South Coast Water District at (949) 499-4555, ext. 1.

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