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Benefits and Benefactors

Home Raffle Keeps Ocean Institute Afloat Tickets are available for the 10th annual Laguna Beach Gold Coast Million Dollar Home Raffle benefiting the Ocean Institute of Dana Point, a non-profit dedicated to ocean preservation through education. The grand prize winner, selected on...

Advocates Sketch Out Homeless Housing Plans

Take someone who is living under a tree (someone with a mental health disability that triggers their chronic homelessness), give them a place to live, and then provide support services to help them remain stable there. Thus, Helen Cameron offered a nutshell description of...

Corrections:

Due to a production error, a photo published with “Food Pantry Bags Supersized Donation” in the Feb. 14 edition was mistakenly attributed to photographer Mitch Ridder. Also due to a production error, the last three paragraphs were omitted in the Feb. 14 print edition of “They...

Food Pantry Bags Whopping Donation

Laguna Beach’s Whole Foods Market raised $22,268 for the Laguna Food Pantry through the store’s November and December Feed4More register donation program. Generous Laguna Beach shoppers gave at the register for a total that beat out other, larger regional Whole Foods Market...

Stocking for a Singular Mission

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Andy Siegenfeld’s goal at the Laguna Food Pantry is twofold: provide free food to those in need and remove the stigma attached to accepting help so keenly felt by most customers. The pantry’s chairman largely succeeds, signing in customers...

Donors Refill Pantry

Editor, Yesterday, Sally from the Neighborhood Congregational Church asked me to meet her and Julie at the Food Pantry to help unload some food donations. Naively, I thought that would be no big deal until they arrived with two SUVs overflowing with non-perishable items they and...

Flu Shots Available

Flu shots will be distributed at the Unitarian Church on Sunday, Oct. 7 and 14 before and after the service, which begins at 10:30 a.m. Shots are free and are given by a registered nurse. Donations to the church are welcome. Shots will also be available at the Food Pantry, 20652...

Good People in Bad Times

Editor, This morning (Dec. 15), after our Food Pantry had closed, a car pulled up to the Resource Center.  It seems the driver had “found” a mother and two children wandering down at the beach with no place to sleep. So she brought them to us, next door to the...