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Opponents Exaggerate Actions of Homeless People

Editor: Were I a stranger from, let’s say Indiana, and wandered into that Council meeting on housing the homeless, I would have expected the town’s downtown to be a virtual slaughterhouse, a bloody abattoir. Rape and pugnacity would have been the ordinary course of...

Community Datebook 12/21/12

A Vigil for Grievers Laguna Beach mother Amii Schenk, owner of Little Bohemian kids shop, invites locals to join her in a candlelight vigil for those lost in the Connecticut tragedy at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 22, at Main Beach.   Locally Grown Seedlings for Sale...

Add a Second Turkey to Shopping Lists

Editor, Our Laguna Food Pantry tries to provide holiday turkeys to the hundreds of low-income families that come to us each month for free groceries. However, because turkeys are so expensive this year, the regional food banks were able to provide us with only a few for...

Community Datebook 11/23/12

Adopting a Family For the Season Laguna Resource Center is seeking residents, churches, and businesses to adopt local low-income families for the holiday season. Laguna Resource Center currently has far more families requesting help than donors. Families who may be adopted are...

A Tax-Deductible Reason to Winnow Your Wardrobe

Boutique Benefit plans a collection drive for gently used clothing and accessories this Saturday, Oct. 20 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr., from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The collection amasses quality clothes for men, women, teens, and children as well as...

Grateful for the Excess

Editor, It’s that time of the year again for us to ask you, our generous amateur farmers, to bring your excess fruits and vegetables to our Laguna Food Pantry.  We know that it’s easier for us to ask than for you to harvest, but you can’t imagine how happy your...

Get a Sneak Peak of High-End Tag Sale

Organizers of Laguna Beach’s Boutique Benefit plan a pre-sale party on Friday, May 4, which supports local and global causes.   For a $40 tax-deductible contribution, participants before shopping can feast between 5 and 6 p.m. at Nirvana Grille, 303 Broadway St., which...

Pantry Still Drawing a Crowd

Editor, In March, our Laguna Food Pantry provided free groceries to 870 families and individuals, a total of 2,511 people.  We hope that the economy soon improves so that our services are no longer needed, but until that time, our all-volunteer staff will welcome neighbors...

Bowls of Thanks

Editor, On behalf of all of us at the Laguna Resource Center, I want to thank Faye Chapman for organizing and operating the World Hunger Bowl fundraiser at the Aliso Creek Inn. Over the years, Faye’s tireless dedication to helping the homeless has enabled the center to...

Defining the Resource Center

Editor,   After reading Rita Robinson’s article, “Coping with Two Losses,” (Oct. 14 edition) you might think that The Laguna Resource Center is a front for organized crime. I’d like the opportunity to tell you who we really are by explaining what we...

Surprise Donation

Editor, Last week at my gym, the Art of Fitness, I casually mentioned to an employee that I volunteered at a the Laguna Resource Center’s food pantry. A week later, the gym called me to pick up hundreds of pounds of food donated by its members, employees and owners.  ...

Public meeting Nov. 20

League Pushes Homeless Back on the Agenda The League of Women Voters will host a town meeting at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 20, to convene a discussion about the city’s progress pursuing a broad platform of recommendations adopted by the City Council early in 2008 to address...