Canyon Foundation Names Director
Laguna Canyon Foundation announced the appointment of Hallie Jones as its new executive director.
A Laguna Beach native, she previously worked for Santa Monica-based Heal the Bay and has 12 years of experience in non-profit management.
Jones succeeds Max Borella, who recently accepted a position at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch, New Zealand.
“We’re so grateful for Max’s leadership over the last three years, but I’m confident that we’ll continue his great progress with Hallie on board,” said Derek Ostensen, president of the foundation, dedicated to protecting California’s second largest coastal canyon wilderness.
Seven New Reserves Bolster Firefighter Ranks
Seven new reserve volunteer firefighters began work on Friday, Oct. 18. The new volunteers will attend an orientation academy that will encompass the next two weekends.
Upon completion of the academy, the new reserve firefighters will be able to assist full-time firefighters on emergency incidents and be a resource for the department during major emergencies.
Agency Recognized by Insurer
Cheryl J. Binns Insurance of Laguna Beach earned a designation by the insurance company Allstate as a premier agency.
The designation is granted to less than 38 percent of Allstate’s 10,000 agencies to agency owners who have demonstrated excellence.