Customers of local Albertsons, Pavilions and Ralphs markets can expect to be offered an empty bag by volunteers for the Laguna Food Pantry next weekend. They are asking shoppers to help restock shelves of the Laguna Canyon pantry, which provides groceries to scores of needy families daily.
The food drive takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, May 17 and 18.
If you are interested in helping, visit bigsunday.org, scroll down to “Sign up Today,” then pick your store in the 200 number category, and list yourself by RSVP.
Building Department Shares Information
An expert on new code requirements in effect since Jan. 1 will describe the changes for builders at a workshop on Wednesday, May 21 from 1-4 p.m. in the city council chambers, 505 Forest Ave.
Tim McCormick, a certified access specialist, will describe changes in the building code for accessibility.
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Face Off With Birds of Prey
Meet the hawks, owls, and falcons from the Orange County Bird of Prey Center on Sunday, May 18, from 1-4 p.m.
A live raptor presentation for ages 8 and up will be held at 2 p.m. at the Aliso and Wood Canyons Ranger Headquarters, 28373 Alicia Parkway in Laguna Niguel.
The event is free but space is limited; call at 949 497 8324.
Rumari Hosts Pearl District Open House
The public is invited to a Chamber of Commerce ribbon-cutting and mixer at Ristorante Rumari, 1826 S. Coast Highway, at 3 p.m. Saturday, May 17.
The event corresponds with the Pearl Street Shopping District celebration.
At Rumari, celebrating its 25th year, appetizers and beverages will be served at a cost of $10 for members and $20 for non-members. Owner Vince Crivello and his extended family work in the restaurant.
In the Pearl Street District, between Bluebird Canyon and Ruby Street, multiple businesses will participate from 2-6 p.m., offering food, music, beverages, raffle prizes, gifts, and a fashion show.
Firefighters Will Flip Flapjacks
The Exchange Club of Laguna Beach will hold its annual Memorial Day fundraiser
Monday, May 26, in Heisler Park at the picnic area below the corner of Myrtle and Cliff Drives from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Tickets are $5 and proceeds benefit the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center.
The American Legion and VFW will hold a Memorial Day service at Monument Point on Cliff Drive between Myrtle and Jasmine Streets, which follows at 11 a.m.
Laguna Comes in a Drop Shy
Laguna Beach finished second in the 2014 National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation, edged out by Crete, Neb.
More than 100 U. S. mayors encouraged participation in the online challenge at mywaterpledge.com.
In online pledges, locals agreed to reduce water and landfill waste and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
“Access to a clean and reliable supply of fresh water is fundamental to our lives, ” said local artist and conservationist Wyland, whose foundation sponsors the competition with Toyota.
Council Holds View Ordinance Hearing
A special City Council hearing focused exclusively on a proposed view ordinance is set for 6 p.m. Thursday, May 29, at City Hall.
The revised draft ordinance should be available at lagunabeachcity.net or in the City Clerk’s office no later than Friday, May 19.
Comments may be made in person at the hearing or in writing to the city’s development director, John Montgomery, at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Emergency Committee Seeks New Members
The City Council is currently accepting applications for four terms on theEmergency Disaster Preparedness Committee.
Laguna Beach or Emerald Bay residents may apply at the city clerk’s office, 505 Forest Ave. or at:.lagunabeachcity.net, by 5 p.m. June 10.
All applicants will be interviewed by the City Council at their regular meeting, June 17.
Legion Installs New Officers
The veterans in the Laguna Beach American Legion Post along with the women’s Auxiliary installed their newly elected officers earlier this month.
The Post will be led by Commander Richard Moore and the Auxiliary led by Unit President Jean Law.
Photo: The Auxiliary officers, from left, Diane Connell, Sandi Werthe, Jean Law, Debbie McIntosh, Toni Abbod and Elizabeth Tomlin; Legion officers, from left, Bill Sandlin, Josh Bammer, Bob McIntosh, Dave Connell, Jim Marcosa, Richard Moore, Frank Daniel, Norman Abbod and Don McIntosh.