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High Style Finds Home in Laguna

Stylist Shannon O’Neil clowns around at a photo shoot in San Francisco. She’s returned home to start her own design shop.

Stylist Shannon O’Neil clowns around at a photo shoot in San Francisco. She’s returned home to start her own design shop.

Want the perfect look for a wedding, a fabulous store display or help getting the right face on a new product? Shannon O’Neil, 30, has returned to her native Laguna Beach to open Cargo-Creative, which offers product and prop styling, staging, set design, event and space planning and floral design.

Some of O’Neil’s retail designs can be seen locally at LaLa Botique and The Shop. She has also done visual merchandising for chain stores. Reach her at cargo-creative.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Building Authority Explains Proposed Rule Change 

City building official Dennis Bogle will explain municipal code amendments that will require construction phasing plans at a Friday, April 11, lunch, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and held at Mozambique Steakhouse, 1740 S. Coast Highway.

The $10 lunch will be held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please RSVP to 949 494-1018 by April 8.

Ocean Foundation Seeks Volunteers

Beach-goers explore local tide pools.

Beach-goers explore local tide pools.

The Laguna Ocean Foundation seeks volunteer tidewater docents, who help preserve Laguna Beach’s rocky intertidal habitat by educating beach-goers.

The next class training will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 6-8 pm at the Newport Back Bay Science Center in Newport Beach. You must be at least 18 to qualify and volunteer once monthly.  For further information, contact Letty Skeen, Tidewater Docent Coordinator at [email protected] or call 949-400-6032.

 

 

 

 

 

OC Democratic Party Chair Speaks to Local Democratic Club 

Henry Vandermeir, a two-decade veteran of Democratic politics and chair of the county Democratic Party, meets local Democratic Club members at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 9.

The meeting takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr.

Stepping Up to the Plate for Baseball 

Varsity short stop Preston GrandPre completes a double play. JV and varsity teams are off to a 4-0 league record so far this season. Photo by Peter Schineller.

Varsity short stop Preston GrandPre completes a double play. JV and varsity teams are off to a 4-0 league record so far this season. Photo by Peter Schineller.

Laguna Beach High School’s baseball boosters invite fans to support the team from 4-7 p.m. by dining at the Sandpiper bar this Sunday, April 6, for a fun evening with live music by the Blues Offenders.

Tickets are $50 per person at the door and includes Wood Ranch Barbecue grub. All of the proceeds including a silent auction will benefit the baseball program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peering into Crescent Bay’s Gardens

A scene from this year’s Gate and Garden Tour.

A scene from this year’s Gate and Garden Tour.

The Laguna Beach Garden Club’s annual Gate & Garden Tour navigates through  Crescent Bay, a self guided 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tour Saturday, May 3. The fundraiser  offers a rare peek into secluded gardens, which range from tidy traditional charmers, to stylish modern retreats, to the enviable grounds of a chateau.

Comfortable walking shoes are a must to navigate stairs and pathways. Tickets may be purchased for $45 at Laguna Drug, Laguna Nursery or Dana Point Nursery, or on line at lagunabeachgardenclub.org and by mail: P.O. Box 362, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. Tour day tickets are $50. Proceeds support environmental, educational and civic beautification projects as well as scholarships for students with an interest in horticulture.

Contact Nancy Englund, tour chair, [email protected] or 949.497.9086 for more information.

 

Women Artists Support Scholarship Fund

A sample of the handmade wares on display at the upcoming boutique and fundraiser.

A sample of the handmade wares on display at the upcoming boutique and fundraiser.

The public is invited to patronize a one-day boutique featuring work by women artists on Sunday, April 13, from 12-5 p.m. at the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr.

A silent auction benefits the club’s scholarship fund for Laguna College of Art and Design.

Photo: A sample of the handmade wares on display at the upcoming boutique and fundraiser.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Grief Support Group Meets

Those grieving the death of a loved one are invited to join Rev. Jon Moore and the grief support team at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., for a seven-week class on Mondays, April 7 – May 19, from 4-5:30 p.m.

A $40 materials fee is due upon registration. For information and online registration, visit lagunapreschurch.org or call the church office at 949-494-7555.

 

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