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Firefighters pitch in at Exchange Club’s pancake breakfast in May.

Firefighters pitch in at Exchange Club’s pancake breakfast in May.

The Laguna Beach Exchange Club plans its annual Labor Day pancake breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 2, in Heisler Park, staffed by local police and firefighters.

Police along with fire personnel serve as cooks for Monday’s park breakfast at the picnic area below the corner of Myrtle and Cliff Drives. Las Brisas and White House restaurants provide the entrees while the Orange Inn supplies coffee. The cost is $5.

The breakfast is the Exchange Club’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds are donated to child abuse prevention as well as community and youth projects. The club was instrumental in starting the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center.

 

Organizers Cancel Aquathon (Not)

Local resident Gary Cogorno keeps up the pretense about an event that isn’t supposed to happen. Even so, those who want to join the 26th annual walk-swim between Emerald Bay and to Three Arch Bay should circle Sept. 15 on their calendar, he said in an email.

Aquathon participants last year set out on foot and in the water.

Aquathon participants last year set out on foot and in the water.

Participants at Emerald Bay arrive by 8:30 a.m. This year swimmers, walkers and paddlers can expect a new location to refuel midway, beside Montage’s Studio restaurant. At the finish in Three Arch Bay, Cogorno plans a no-host BBQ and to draft high school students to haul gear up from the beach.

Proceeds will be donated to Irvine’s Miocean Foundation, dedicated to curbing urban runoff.

 

 

 

Hands On Holidays at Chabad

Kids hold the ram’s horn known as a shofar, blown to signal the beginning of the Jewish new year.

Kids hold the ram’s horn known as a shofar, blown to signal the beginning of the Jewish new year.

Chabad Jewish Center’s Rosh Hashanah services at 30804 S. Coast Highway are open to the community. No tickets are required.

Services are set for Wednesday, Sept. 4 at 7:30 p.m. as well as  Thursday and Friday,  Sept. 5 and 6, at 10 a.m. The shofar will be blown at both services about 12:30 p.m. A tashlich service at Treasure Island Beach follows the synagogue services.

For other information, please call Chabad at 949-499-0770.

 

 

 

Seats Still Open for Emergency Training

Seats are still available for the Community Emergency Responder Training classes starting Thursday, Sept. 5. Classes meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for 25 hours of classroom and hands-on training.

The program concludes with an exercise drill.

Applications can be found on the City’s website, http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/police/programs/cert.asp or at the police department.

 

City Accepts Online Payments for Permits

The EnerGov Citizens Access Portal provides 24-hour access to permitting, plan management, inspection, code enforcement and other community development services, the city manager announced.

CAP, begun earlier in the year, provides online access for contractors and residents to check on filed permits and find permit and inspection information on pending projects.

Applicants may also apply for, pay and immediately have issued certain permits online.  Also, applicants may pay outstanding invoices online as well.

Access at http://64.58.157.212/CitizenAccess/Public/Main, or click on the Community Development link from the city’s web page, lagunabeachcity.net.

For more info: contact the Community Development Department at (949) 497-0712.

 

Elders Invited to Visually Tell Their Stories

A sample of what’s included in a storyteller’s quilt.

A sample of what’s included in a storyteller’s quilt.

Elders are invited to contribute their stories and histories of living in Laguna Beach as part of an Art and Community project Sept 4 and 11.

Individual narratives will be expressed in mixed media on handmade paper squares and sewn onto a large canvas. Gretchen Shannon, artist and LOCA teacher, will guide participants in techniques of visual storytelling. Participants are encouraged to bring two-dimensional personal artifacts to the first class.

The finished piece will be displayed at the Susi Q, 380 Third St.

Register at www.locaarts.org or (949) 363-4700. Pre-registration is recommended.

 

 

 

Workshop Focuses on Estate Planning

Laguna Beach Community Foundation’s free eight-week fall workshop series begins on Sept. 13.

The Friday series “It’s Your Estate,” moderated by Peter Kote, will be held in the Community Room at the Susi Q Laguna Beach Senior Center, 380 Third St.

Register at 949-715-8223 or email [email protected]

 

What’s New at Casey’s Cupcakes

Casey’s newest flavor.

Casey’s newest flavor.

Casey’s Cupcakes introduced an orange creamsicle flavored cupcake for August and is also selling cupcake mixes for home baking at stores, which include a Laguna Beach location on Ocean Avenue. The mix make 12 cupcakes and costs $14.

The Creamsicle Cupcake, which costs $4, is the official cupcake of the Golden Foodie Awards.

 

 

 

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