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Tag: "Friendship Shelter"

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The Write Stuff:

The Write Stuff:

Book Swap Tucks Good Reads into New Hands In honor of International Friendship Month, Laguna Beach Books will hold a community book swap to benefit the Friendship Shelter from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. Readers are invited to bring up to 10 good quality books to swap, including fiction, non-fiction, mystery […]

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Scouting News

Scouting News

Honoring a Flock of Eagles Six young Laguna Beach residents recently received the Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor, at a ceremony attended by over 100 guests. Ben Hanson, Michael and Steven Bell, Tyler Kessler, and Ryan and Aaron Lee, all Laguna Beach High School students and members of Troop 38, which […]

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Showcasing Art’s Healing Power

Showcasing Art’s Healing Power

By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent The art and personal growth of three current and former residents of the Friendship Shelter will be celebrated at an eclectic “happening” on Thursday, Dec. 16. While maladies like addiction, homelessness and financial woes brought them to the shelter, through a new program known as the Artists’ Collective, […]

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Star Studded ‘Stories of Home’ Benefits Homeless

Star Studded ‘Stories of Home’ Benefits Homeless

Combine the power of the written word with the immediacy of an actor’s visceral, live interpretation, and the result is a performance that literally brings a story to life. The experience, of last Sunday’s WordTheatre production “Stories of Home” was thrilling. “You get a lot more than saying lines, you get to tell the whole […]

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Charity Waits in the ‘Weeds’

Charity Waits in the ‘Weeds’

Laguna Beach resident Scott Hays envisioned a company dedicated to the philosophy that all people have a story to share. Now, the story-telling skills he nurtured have blossomed into a marketing campaign tapped by hard-pressed non-profit groups around the county and nation to make a difference in the lives of those in need. A veteran […]

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Grant for Homeless Shelter Denied

Grant for Homeless Shelter Denied

The city’s matching-fund grant application to help defray operating costs at the homeless shelter in Laguna Canyon was rejected by the county because the temporary shelter is just that, temporary. The $190,000, two-year federal matching-fund grant is geared for more permanent housing, the city was recently informed by the county’s community development staff. There is […]