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Fundraiser Hits a Grand Slam

Little League supporters Stacie and Rob Capobianco at last week’s fundraiser.

Little League supporters Stacie and Rob Capobianco at last week’s fundraiser.

Over 300 supporters attended “Laguna’s Field of Dreams”, a fundraiser at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Resort in support of Laguna Beach Little League.

Guests were greeted by a “green turf” carpet, Southern fare and a raffle that included signed Angels memorabilia courtesy of local resident and team president John Carpino and the Angels Baseball Foundation.

Avid league supporter and event sponsor Mark Christy took the mic to join the band in a cover of the Rolling Stone’s “You Can’t Always Get What You Want.”

“We are thrilled not just by the turnout and show of support from our wonderful community, but that we were able to exceed our fundraising goal,” said Stacie Capobianco, event organizer and board member of the league, the olden in Orange County.

Food News

Transition Laguna Beach’s food group will be selling vegetable seedlings at the farmers arket, Saturday, March 29. The booth is located at the back of the Farmers Market on Local’s Lane.

Whole Foods Market will donate 5 percent of its April 1 receipts to the Laguna Bluebelt.

SEEDS Offers Composting Class

Andy Bell will teach composting basics including the hot and cold methods and how to properly build a compost pile on Saturday, March 29 from 4-6 p.m. at a $15 per family workshop, which is free for Friends of SEEDS.

The workshop takes place at Anneliese School, Willowbrook campus, 20062 Laguna Canyon Rd. Register at http://seedsed.org/backyard-composting-workshop/  For more information contact [email protected] or 949-935-7116.

Candidate to Appear at Local GOP Meeting

Michelle Hall

Michele Hall

City council candidate Michele Hall will appear at the monthly meeting of the Laguna Beach Republicans on Monday, March 31, from 6:30-8:30. p.m.

In addition, there will be a presentation by Rhonda Rohrabacher on Laguna Beach Precinct Patriots.

Hall is a Laguna Beach resident and past president of the club.

The meeting, open to Laguna Beach GOP members, registered Republicans

and invited guests, will be held in the  San Clemente Room at the Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway.

 

 

 

Heritage Committee Seeks Members

Applications are still being accepting from those wishing to serve on the city’s Heritage Committee. Interviews will be conducted on April 22 at 6 p.m. at the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, 505 Forest Ave.

The committee serves in an advisory role on historic preservation issues. The committee generally meets once a month.

Laguna Beach residents who are interested in should obtain an application from the City Clerk’s office or from the city’s website and file by April 11. More information at 497-0705.

 

First Graders Visit Food Pantry

Pantry chairman Andy Siegenfeld, left, with teacher and Laguna Beach resident Tess Dickerson, right, and her students, who donated books and toys for the children of Pantry shoppers.

Pantry chairman Andy Siegenfeld, left, with teacher and Laguna Beach resident Tess Dickerson, right, and her students, who donated books and toys for the children of Pantry shoppers.

Teachers Kate McKibben and Tess Dickerson brought their first-grade students from Laguna Niguel’s McDowell School to visit the Laguna Food Pantry.

Pantry chairman Andy Siegenfeld answered their questions and thanked them for their donations of hundreds of gently-used toys and books, collected with the help of their parents, that will be stored as gifts for food pantry’s shoppers in December.

After touring the Pantry, the first graders also toured the neighboring Alternative Sleeping Location, an emergency overnight shelter used by at least 45 people each night.

McDowell School first-grader Evan and his dad Sean Cook, left, chatted with Laguna Food Pantry volunteer and board member John Kirtz.

McDowell School first-grader Evan and his dad Sean Cook, left, chatted with Laguna Food Pantry volunteer and board member John Kirtz.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PMMC Hosts Open House

The Pacific Marine Mammal Center will host a free open house with a ribbon cutting ceremony recognizing the Charles T. Bauer Foundation for donating the funds for their newly expanded facilities on Saturday April 5 at 3 p.m..

The center is at 20612 Laguna Canyon Rd.

RSVP to Lindsey Repp at 949-494-3050 or [email protected]

So Nice They Asked Her Twice

Lynn Epstein, of Laguna Beach Language & Speech Clinic, was to present  “A Therapist’s Guide to Helping Parents Help their Kids” at the California Speech Language Hearing Association’s conference in San Francisco this week.

Epstein, a 28-year speech-language therapist, offers parent training and communication workshops. Contact her at [email protected] or 949 715 5845.

Casey’s Folds Up Shop

Casey Reinhardt is seeking a new location in Laguna Beach after closing her Casey’s Cupcakes in Laguna Beach’s Broadway Plaza last month, a spokeswoman said.

The company is expanding elsewhere in California and other states, said spokeswoman Jenny Burke.

Fans can still find the lavishly decorated treats locally at the Irvine Spectrum and Fashion Island as well as Riverside’s Mission Inn.

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