Community Datebook 6/14/13

Sharing the Buzz on Bees 

Local beekeeper Charlotte Bell

Local beekeeper Charlotte Bell

Local beekeeper Charlotte Bell will share her insights on bees at a free South Laguna Community Garden workshop on Saturday, June 15, at 10 a.m.

Bell, who inherited her mother’s passion for bees and worked in Cal Poly San Luis Obispo’s apiary while attending college, will talk about the benefits of bees, colony collapse disorder, its causes and how to foster bees in the garden located at Coast Highway and Eagle Rock Way.

Event co-sponsor, Whole Foods Market, will be supplying complimentary bee-inspired refreshments. On Wednesday, June 19, the market will donate 5% of net sales to benefit the garden.


Police Brass Speaks to Merchants

Jason Kravetz

Jason Kravetz

Police Captain Jason Kravetz will discuss the new summer business surveillance program at he Laguna Beach Business Club on Thursday, June 20, beginning at 7:30 a.m.

The club meets at the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway for a buffet breakfast and brief networking roundtable. Non-members are welcome.

For more, contact Bart Zandbergen at 949-455-0300 ext. 218, or email: [email protected].


Speaker Describes Thailand Ministry

Laguna Presbyterian Church hosts Aimee Sara George on Sunday, June 16, who will share her experience serving with International Justice Mission, ministering to refugees on the Thailand and Myanmar border.

George speaks about the human rights organization’s work at 10 a.m. in the church parlor, 415 Forest Ave.

For more info: 949-494-7555 or visit www.lagunapreschurch.org


Business Workshop Opens Up Again

The next “Open for Business” workshop will be hosted by the City of Laguna Beach on Thursday, June 20 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St.

Workshop participants will include Planning Commissioners Anne Johnson and Linda Dietrich; Aaron Talarico, Director of Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce; and Monica Tuchscher, Principal Planner for the City of Laguna Beach.

For more information, please contact Monica Tuchscher, Principal Planner at 949-497-0745 or [email protected]


Give Back While Getting Pampered

Owner Josephine Brooks

Owner Josephine Brooks

Throughout June, Spa Josephine, now located at 1833 S. Coast Hwy, Suite 100, is offering 10 percent of all services and products sold to the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.

Just say, “Save Our Seals” when making a reservation at 949-497-8461.

Owner Josephine Brooks attributes the spa’s 22 years in business to its products, customer service, and commitment to the community.


Fire Rings, Firing up Controversy

The Air Quality Management District will discuss banning fire rings from beaches on July 12.

Laguna Beach’s City Council voiced its dissent, asserting that local agencies should make their own decision about whether to allow rings in their communities. Aliso Beach and Three Arch Bay are the only local beaches with fire pits.


Bareti Previews Yvel Collection

Guest Kinga Korta ringed by an Yvel necklace.

Guest Kinga Korta ringed by an Yvel necklace.

The Bareti boutique took the wraps off its Yvel jewelry from Israel at a jam-packed reception last week. Residents tried on the Yvel jewels decorated with South Seas pearls and  diamonds and strung together on necklaces and bracelets of yellow or white gold.

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