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Assistance Grants Request Due Today

Today, Friday, Feb. 25, is the last day to submit applications for the Community Assistance Grant program for the current fiscal year. Applications must be delivered to the community services department at 515 Forest Avenue, by 5 p.m.

The grant program aims to assist local non-profit organizations in funding new projects and or expanding services within this community. Past recipients have included social service, cultural, sports, senior and youth organizations.

Application are available at www.lagunabeachcity.net, or call 497-3311, ext. 426, to have an application sent by e-mail.

Local Seedlings on Sale

Transition Laguna Beach’s food group will be at the Farmers Market this Saturday, Feb.  26, selling locally raised vegetable seedlings.

This month’s variety includes This month’s variety includes broccoli, swiss chard, kale, arugula, turnips, variety of lettuce, cilantro, and spinach to name a few.

Many of the seedlings are from seeds harvested in Laguna, and all have been grown here organically. Transition Laguna’s booth will be located at the back of the Farmers Market on Local’s Lane.

Community Garden Plans Expansion

In anticipation of expanding into a new section and opening up plots to prospective gardeners, the South Laguna Community Garden is holding a garden-building work day on Saturday, Feb. 26, beginning at 9 a.m. The goal is to build stairs and planters, complete fencing, subdue weeds and plant the lot’s lower level.

Prospective gardeners and community supporters are invited to come and help make the lower garden a reality, and early participants will have first choice of the newly available garden plots.

For more information, contact South Laguna Civic Association president Bill Rihn at 949-415-1312.

For applications and additional information, visit southlaguna.org/garden/Welcome.html.

Career Transition Counseling Offered

Unemployed? Under-employed? Laguna Presbyterian Church offers a free career transition group Tuesdays at 7:30 a.m. led by church leader John Gabbard.

He provides practical skills to look for new work along with support during your search. The group meets weekly in the church parlor off the rose garden at the corner of 415 Forest Ave. and 2nd Street.

More info, contact Gabbard at [email protected]

Alcohol Servers Offered Tips for Their Trade

The Laguna Beach Police Department will host another training session for alcoholic beverage servers on Thursday, March 31, conducted with the assistance of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence-Orange County Community Alliance Network and Gene Barnes with the state Alcohol Beverage Control.

The session will be held from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the City Council chambers, and lunch will be provided. Interested servers and businesses should contact Coleen Walloch at 949-497-0382 for more information and registration materials.

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