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Community Datebook 8/2/13

Click Chicks Wins WeddingWire Award

Leslie Cunningham

Leslie Cunningham

The online wedding marketplace WeddingWire selected Click Chicks Photography, owned by Laguna Beach resident Leslie Cunningham, to receive their bride’s choice award for photography for the second year in a row.

“To continually play a role in a couple’s biggest day is an immense gift,” said Cunningham.

 

Protecting Laguna’s Small Pets

Two recent coyote attacks have prompted the police department to warn residents to be extra vigilant when letting their cats and dogs outside the home.

Pet owners living on hillside properties are reminded through these attacks that coyotes and other wildlife roam the area, usually during darkness. Small dogs are the most susceptible to being attacked by coyotes because of their size.

Every pet owner is strongly advised to not leave their small dogs or cats unattended, police said in a statement.

 

Saving Lives with a Blood Drive

Laguna Presbyterian Church invites the public to donate blood during a drive on Sunday, Aug. 4, from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. in Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Ave.

Photo identification is required. To schedule an appointment, sign up online at www.RedCrossBlood.org. Use sponsor code: lagunap. Participants will receive a coupon for a free ice cream cone at Cold Stone Creamery.

 

Get Local Emergency Alerts by Phone

AlertOC sends local alerts to residents via landlines and cell phones in the case of emergencies.

Laguna Police Capt. Darin Lenyi urges resident to sign up for this mass notification system, which will alert residents of nearby fires, public safety warnings, floods and other emergency incidents that could require quick action by residents.

Sign up at www.alertoc.com. Questions? Contact Lenyi, [email protected], 949-497-0375.

 

Become a Civilian Emergency Responder

The next training for CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) members, who will be asked to take an active role within their own neighborhoods during emergencies, begins Sept. 5

Classes will be held from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays until Oct. 24 and are free. Registration is due by Sept. 2 and can be done by contacting Jordan Villwock, [email protected] or 949-497-0701.

 

Raffle Keeps Local Radio on the Air

Radio station co-founder Tyler Russell tries out the raffle prize, a gift to the 1965 Miss America winner Vonda Van Dkye, which has 56,000 miles, new tires and an overhauled engine.

Radio station co-founder Tyler Russell tries out the raffle prize, a gift to the 1965 Miss America winner Vonda Van Dkye, which has 56,000 miles, new tires and an overhauled engine.

Radio station KX 93.5 FM will be closing its fund raising car raffle at an open to the public party Saturday, Aug. 10 where the winner of the 1970 Oldsmobile Cutlass convertible will be announced.

The raffle party, sponsored by Laguna Classic Cars at 2171 Laguna Canyon Road, will start at 5 p.m. and include live music, a tequila bar and Kala food truck, whose operators will be donating 10 percent of proceeds to the station.

Raffle tickets are available online at KX935.com and also at the event; just 300 have been sold so far. Other prizes include a trip to Mexico or an Aliso Creek golf package.

For more info: go online to KX935.com or call 949-715-4859.

 

Foundation Hosts Eco Talks

Rusty Long’s look at Trestles is part of the San Clemente foundation’s exhibit.

Rusty Long’s look at Trestles is part of the San Clemente foundation’s exhibit.

San Onofre Foundation will hold a talk about the endangered Pacific pocket mouse on Tuesday, Aug. 6 at the historic cottage 3030 Avenida del Presidente in San Clemente.

The foundation gallery, open Wednesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., displays the photography exhibit “Coastal Presence” through Sept. 30.

A second talk on Sept. 17 will discuss the surf mechanics of San Onofre and Trestles.

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