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Special Night Captures a Community’s Spirit

Editor, As I write my thank you notes to the scholarships I act as liaison to in my role as a director for the LBHS Scholarship Foundation, I am once again struck by the magic of the emotions involved with Honors Convocation. I have been on that board since the mid-80s and never...

Community Datebook

Fundraiser Adds Art Among the Entrees The Sawdust Art Festival’s Art of Dining fundraiser Sunday, March 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the Sawdust grounds, serves up the artistic side of Visit Laguna Beach’s annual culinary event, Celebrate Good Taste. Chef Ryan Adams of 370 Common will...

Scouts Get Special Visitor

Sgt. Mike Ryan, an ex-Marine who did two tours of duty in Iraq between 2005 and 2010, paid a recent visit to Laguna Beach Cub Scout Pak 35, Den 1. He showed scouts his uniforms and explained how the environment dictates what is worn and described non-combat dress as well.  ...

Support for Enhancing the Community

Editor, My father, an ex-senator and attorney from Texas, was visiting me for the first time since I moved to California. I wanted to drive down Laguna Canyon Road to show him the artist’s areas such as the Sawdust Festival, Pageant of the Masters, and the village of Laguna...

CEO Accomplished Much During Her Service

Editor, It has been my pleasure to serve on the Laguna Beach Community Foundation with Darrcy Loveland.  Darrcy was our president and chief executive officer and recently retired for family health reasons. Darrcy served the Community Foundation tirelessly for three years.  She...

Community Datebook

Church Hosts Homeless for Christmas Breakfast The 13th annual Homeless Christmas Breakfast held early last month at the Laguna Presbyterian Church brought the spirit of Christmas giving to 65 homeless guests, complete with breakfast, musical entertainment and gifts including back...

Community Foundation Sums Up its Results

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation appointed Tom Davis and Jerry Bieser to its board near year’s end even as the 13 trustees led by Rick Balzer begin the task of finding a successor for its retiring president, Darrcy Loveland. The foundation established to encourage...

Workshops Explore Film and the Spoken Word

Laguna Beach Community Center begins new workshops in the new year that explore film and writing. Readers Theater begins on Monday, Jan. 6 at 4 p.m., a 10-part, $50 class where class members portray characters in plays, dramatize fiction, or voice poetry during class sessions and...

Community Foundation Seeks New Leader

Darrcy Loveland, chief executive of the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, informed board members of her intent to retire, effective next month. Foundation board chair Rick Balzar said this week a search committee has been established to look for a successor. Loveland, a resident...

Momentum Builds for Police Memorial

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The spirit of seasonal giving held sway at the City Council meeting Tuesday. Detective Larry Bammer, president of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Association, came forward to express his appreciation for contributions made towards the installation...

Boys Who Care Thank the Community

A scholarship group at Thurston Middle School known as Ten Boys Who Care are more than halfway to their $2,500 fundraising goal. The seventh graders, who are all athletes, started their group on the premise that winning isn’t everything, but being a bad sport can ruin everything....

Ebell Club Celebrates 80-Years Serving the Community

The Laguna Beach Ebell Club is making plans to celebrate its 80th year, the town’s oldest philanthropy and one that returns all funds earned to Laguna Beach. The club is recruiting new members who are committed to combining friendship, fundraising and fun! For infor: visit...

Community Datebook 9/20/13

Anti-Litter Forces Invade Coastal Cities Californians will take to the beaches, shorelines, and inland waterways Saturday, Sept. 21, from 9 a.m. to noon, to clear away debris and honor the anniversary of the state’s Coastal Act. Locally, clean-ups led by the Eco Warrior...

Honored Teacher Turns the Tables to Honor the Community

Third-grade El Morro teacher Mary Blanton set up a web site and blog years ago, affording parents easy access into her classroom. Her infectious love of learning allows her to personally connect with students, from high achievers to the most challenged, as well as with her...

A Boast of Good Tidings?

Editor: Back in the 1950s when a police officer was shot and lay dying, we had no hospital to rush him to. The incident helped galvanize the community to build a hospital. We called it South Coast Community Hospital.  The key word, of course, was and is, community.   Residents...
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