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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Forum Looks at Housing Homeless in Laguna Canyon Neighborhood Congregational Church hosts a community forum to discuss Friendship Shelter’s permanent supportive housing proposal at 7 p.m., Friday, April 11. Dawn Price, Friendship Shelter’s executive director, will give details about the proposal and will answer questions about its impact and benefits at the church, 340 St. […]

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New Menu at Friendship Shelter

New Menu at Friendship Shelter

Editor, I have lived in Laguna over 20 years. I am just recovering from a toxic shock from gluten in my system. I am of Italian descent and I love to cook I have wanted to cook for the homeless and now is the right time. I will be cooking gluten free at the Friendship […]

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Boys and Girls Club Gazette

Boys and Girls Club Gazette

New Crop of Library Users is Born Members of the Boys & Girls Club’s Education and Technology Center took a walking field trip over the winter break to the Laguna Beach Public Library. Rebecca Porter, the director of children’s literature, explained the library system and  challenged the children in a scavenger hunt to find library […]

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Throwing a Housing Lifeline to the Homeless

Throwing a Housing Lifeline to the Homeless

Maybe you know of a family with a son or daughter diagnosed with a disabling mental condition, such as adult onset schizophrenia. They likely have described their difficulties finding effective medication, and the remote possibility of their 20-something ever carving out an independent life away from home. Consider the foster child in similar straits and […]

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The Season of Giving

The Season of Giving

In the wink of an elves eye, the season of thankfulness gives way to the season of giving. The turkey dishes are stowed, the pumpkins turned to pie or cookies, and the scent of pine from trees and wreathes reminds me of mountains and snow. My small rented house shines brightly in these winter nights; […]

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Gala Sets Records

Gala Sets Records

The Gatsby-themed anniversary party billed as Friendship Shelter’s Roaring 25 celebrated on Nov. 1 set records for both attendance and funds raised. Colin Henderson was officially named founder of the shelter. “Colin has selflessly avoided that title for 25 years, but it has been his passion and his vision that have kept our organization strong […]

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Village Laguna Honors Rollinger, Henderson

Village Laguna Honors Rollinger, Henderson

  Village Laguna will honor the Rev. Colin Henderson and former council member Verna Rollinger at its Villagers of the Year celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the garden of Bill and Lynda Sharp. Henderson, a resident since ’85, previously served as an Anglican priest in England. Here, he established […]

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Minding Our Business: Building on Small Successes

Minding Our Business: Building on Small Successes

Santina Davies is in the business of rehabilitation. Her own physical rehabilitation has been her full-time occupation for six years. Following a successful climb on Mt. Kilimanjaro, Davies slipped off Table Mountain in Capetown, South Africa, which she hiked only to take in the view. She fell 125 feet and had to be airlifted to […]

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‘Conquering Mountains’ Starts Up Shelter’s Series

‘Conquering Mountains’ Starts Up Shelter’s Series

Prominent residents will share their personal stories of challenge and change during a 7 p.m. speaker series beginning Thursday, May 2, at Corona del Mar’s Port Theatre, part of Friendship Shelter’s 25th anniversary celebration. The “Speaking of…” series will have a twist: the talks will be directed as advice for homeless people currently rebuilding their […]

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Honoring a Force for Good

Honoring a Force for Good

  Laguna Beach resident and tireless philanthropist Jean Raun received more than the usual cards from well-wishers for her 90th birthday. The town she’s made home for half her life issued a proclamation honoring her 90th birthday for the years of dedicated service. “It is my privilege to honor you this evening,” said council member […]

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Assistance League Offers Sartorial Relief

Assistance League Offers Sartorial Relief

  The Assistance League of Laguna Beach, which operates the Turnabout Thrift shop to help support their various programs, recently solidified a commitment to provide sartorial aid to the Friendship Shelter, for both their signature shelter for homeless citizens transitioning into the workforce and for the Alternate Sleeping Location for the homeless that they manage […]

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Homeless Shelter Continues to Evolve

Homeless Shelter Continues to Evolve

The Alternate Sleeping Location, which nightly houses about 45 homeless people in Laguna Canyon, will remain open during the daytime for a trial period of 10 weeks this summer thanks to a last-minute $30,000 allocation approved by the City Council earlier this month. After an audit revealed a general fund balance of $3.2 million more […]

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Hosts Sought for Friendship Shelter Dinners

Hosts Sought for Friendship Shelter Dinners

Friendship Shelter has been saving lives and helping homeless individuals for 25 years and today serves as operators of the only homeless shelter in south Orange County.  To mark its anniversary, the shelter plans a series of events, including a drive for hosts for its signature event, “Friendship Shelter Dinners,” formerly known as “Dinners Across […]

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Successful Gala Raises Bar for Friendship Shelter

Successful Gala Raises Bar for Friendship Shelter

“Fly Me To The Moon,” Friendship Shelter’s annual gala on Friday, Nov. 9, set records for both attendance and funds raised. Gala chair and Laguna Beach resident Keiko Sakamoto and her committee presided over an exuberant and thriving evening that raised nearly $400,000 for Friendship Shelter’s work rebuilding the lives of homeless people in Orange […]

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Books Proprietor Named to Board

Books Proprietor Named to Board

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino Counties announced the appointment of Laguna Beach resident Jane Hanauer to its board. Hanauer, a former teacher and long-time advocate for children and women, is the owner of Laguna Beach Books and currently serves as a board member for the Laguna Art Museum and Friendship Shelter.