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Rocking Babies

Holding and feeding a baby is a pleasure to most people. Every Wednesday morning, Assistance League volunteers experience this special pleasure, settling into rocking chairs where they hold babies and often feed them their bottles while their parents receive counseling. Beginning...
Posted On 25 Sep 2014

Night Out Sparkles With a Girl’s BF

Tickets of $125 are available for the sixth annual Girls Night Out, a Thursday, Oct. 2, benefit for the Boys and Girls Club at the spectacular oceanfront home of David and Holly Wilson. Supported by Wilson Automotive Group, Newport Lexus, Starfish restaurant and Lugano Diamonds,...

Pancake Breakfast Serves as Summer’s Capstone

Join your friends in marking summer’s end on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, at the annual al fresco pancake breakfast in Heisler Park. Firefighters will be serving up flapjacks and sausage from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Cliff Drive near Myrtle Street, above Picnic Beach, organizer...

Martha McCluskey

A gracious lady, wife, mother, grandmother with two great grandsons, Martha McCluskey died in her beach cottage and entered eternal rest with the loving God and His people at age 82. She was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana, to Florence and Hiram Webster.  Her family moved to...

Inhaling a Scent-sational Garden

The public is invited to a free program on exploring the beauty and benefits of blooming and fragrant plants in a 10 a.m. workshop Saturday, March 22, in the South Laguna Community Garden, Coast Highway at Eagle Rock Way. Gardener Silia Hatzi uses her own garden plot as an...

Wisdom Workout: The Power of Exceptional Giving

Based on research done by Adam Grant, one of the highest-rated professors at Wharton School of Business, about 35% of our business workforce is comprised of takers. This includes both leaders and employees who are driven by ego and self-promotion that includes taking credit for...

Foltz Receives Assistance League Honors

A day after this year’s Grammy awards, Suzanne Foltz of Laguna Beach was shocked to learn she, too, was an award recipient, named the volunteer of the year by the Assistance League. Born in Seattle, Wash., Foltz moved with her family to Laguna Beach in 1969 when her father, Dr....

Troops Open a New Chapter Thanks to Assistance League

Assistance League Professionals collected books, toiletries and candy to send to deployed U.S. troops, ultimately filling 28 boxes. The project was led by Donna Magwood and Eleanor Tiner.

Filling the Stacks at Pendleton

Assistance League chapters nationwide are holding  a children’s book drive on “Make a Difference Day” on Saturday, Oct. 27. The volunteers of Assistance League of Laguna Beach are presenting books to Arthur Hasselbrink, of Homefront America, which helps military families at Camp...

Madison Befriends Assistance League

Assistance League invites the public to a friend raiser hosted by
Jon Madison at the Madison Garden Café, 320 Coast Highway, on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Hors d’ oeuvres, beverages and desserts will be served. The price of admission is one tax deductible “treasure” per...

Assistance League

  Karen Mauro, president of Laguna Beach’s Assistance League, displays a City Council proclamation in honor of 50 years of volunteering and community service.

Assisteens Live Up to Their Name

This holiday season, the girls of Assisteens, an auxiliary of the Assistance League of Laguna Beach, decided to give back to the community through Adopt-a-Family.  At their December meeting, the girls brought in gifts for a member of one of the three families that the Assisteens...

Lending a Hand to Assistance League

About 20 members of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach recently put their finishing touch on the renovation of the Assistance League’s Turnabout Thrift Shop, which began last summer. The kids from the club’s Art Room, aged 6 to 13, artfully applied a rainbow of handprints...

Community Datebook

Bodyboarder in a Battle for His Life A fundraiser is set for Thursday, July 14, at Ocean Avenue Brewery in Laguna Beach for Bodyboarder magazine principal Eddie Solomon of Dana Point, who was diagnosed with lymphoblastic lymphoma, a form of cancer with a 14 percent survival rate....

Wisdom Workout

Rock-a-bye Ladies I met a delightful couple, Gary and Dee, at the last Laguna Canyon Conservancy meeting. During dinner, Dee exuberantly shared about a collaborative program between Assistance League of Laguna Beach and the Intervention Center for Early Childhood. This free...