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Gets Kudos for HIV/AIDS Program

The Orange County Board of Supervisors and the Orange County Healthcare Agency recognized the Laguna Beach Community Clinic as a nationally recognized leader in the delivery of individualized, comprehensive medical care and treatment for those living with HIV/AIDS. The clinic not...

Clinic Keeps Pace as Healthcare Evolves

Laguna Beach Community Clinic added a new associate medical director to its roster in Dr. Jorge Rubal, though Rubal is far from new to the clinic. While a medical student at UC Irvine, he completed a rotation in family medicine at the clinic in 2005 and continued to volunteer...

Cyclists Pedal to Support AIDS Services

The third annual Orange County Ride for AIDS (OCRA), which will take place on Saturday, Oct. 13, setting out and finishing at Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts. The 100-mile event begins with rider registration at 5:30 a.m. departure at 7 a.m. Taste of OCRA participants will leave...

Wisdom Workout: Outliving the Quilt’s Patches

About 20 years ago, a colleague of mine, one of my favorite men in the world, called to say he was in Laguna and wanted to stop for a visit. We hadn’t worked together for years so I was excited about the opportunity to reconnect. I answered the door. Seeing his face, I knew...

Testing Offers Peace of Mind

The Laguna Beach Community Clinic is participating in National HIV Testing Day by offering free anonymous HIV tests to all Saturday, June 30, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 362 Third St. Those interested can choose either the 20 minute test or the newest generation test which can detect...

Blazing a New Trail for AIDS Awareness

“I found some things that were shocking to me, and I’d like to share them with others,” said Laguna Beach High School freshman Nicholas Rieckhoff, explaining the motivation behind his HIV awareness brochure for teens, which he presented to the Laguna Beach City...

Remembering AIDS Deaths

  Editor, World AIDS Day is always Dec. 1, and this year it falls on Thursday. Just as in years past, members of our city’s HIV Advisory Committee will adorn city-center trees with red ribbons bearing the names of people who have died of AIDS, but this year you’ll see them ...

Reflecting on AIDS

The city’s HIV Advisory Board is gearing up for World AIDS Day, today, Thursday, Dec. 1, an annual day of reflection in honor of those who have died of AIDS.   Laguna will  offer a Main Beach health fair and sunset vigil at 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. service at Neighborhood...

The Red Ball Rolls Back into Town

AIDS Services Foundation Orange County (ASF) will roll out the red carpet for the Red Ball II on Saturday, Sept. 24, at Laguna Beach’s Festival of Arts starting at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception and dinner followed by a Hollywood-themed song and dance spoof entitled “Fois...

Clinic Adds Up a New Year Wish List

Even as clientele turn to the Laguna Beach Community Clinic for help with acute and chronic health needs, clinic fundraisers hopes that others in the community might consider a clinic gift to fund vital services. $25 purchases 500 exam room gloves; $50 will provide 5,000 alcohol...