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Benefits and Benefactors

A Cool Cat Throws Party Enjoy Blue Cat Martinis, appetizers, desserts and raffle prizes at the Meow Mixer at Madison Square Garden and Café, 320 N. Coast Highway from 4-6 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 12. Tickets are $25-$30 and can be purchased at www.bluebellcats.org or by calling:...

Grocery Magazine Racks Lack Substance

Editor,   “The cornerstone of democracy rests on the foundation of an educated electorate” – Thomas Jefferson I’m accusing all of the supermarket chains of putting profit over public service when it comes to the magazines that they sell.  TV news that flashes by between...

Afghan Orphans Visit Laguna

Six Afghan orphans traveling the U.S. for 10 weeks stopped in Laguna Beach over the weekend for a sample of beach culture.   Fifteen students from teacher Jun Shen’s Laguna Beach High School model United Nations and history class greeted them.   The Laguna Beach...

Community Datebook

DeStefano Shares Her Personal History   Local sculptor and portrait artist Jessica deStefano will talk about Laguna Beach’s St. Francis by the Sea Cathedral Chapel on Feb. 23 with members of the Exchange Club.   The meeting is to begin at 12:15 p.m. at Asada restaurant,...

Scouts Salute a Special Flag

Local American Legion Post officers Richard Moore and Dave Connell were on hand this week during a bridging ceremony for Laguna Beach Girl Scouts ready to move on to the next level of scouting. Legion representatives took part in the ceremony to describe proper flag etiquette to...

Receipts that Register Beyond the Holidays

Laguna Beach’s Neighborhood Congregational Church is hosting its sixth annual alternative Christmas market, 340 St. Ann’s Drive, which is open to the public on Sunday, Dec. 12, 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.   Customer purchases last year raised over $6,000 for selected charities and...

Candy Airlift Sends Goodwill to Marines

To most, a candy bar is a snack, maybe a guilty pleasure. But to the men and women in military service in Afghanistan, the confections come with an infusion of goodwill from the folks back home. “I can only speak from personal experience,” attested Laguna Beach resident and...