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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...

Whole Foods Hosts Store Tour

Laguna Beach’s Whole Foods Market will host its first healthy eating store tour Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 6 p.m. featuring Gerrie Adams. Gerrie will show participants how to stock pantries for healthy eating, describe products in every department and provide samples along the way....

Volunteers Keep Pantry Humming

Editor, In the past, I’ve expressed gratitude to local markets, organizations and individuals who have supported the Laguna Food Pantry.  Because of them, our non-profit has been able to provide free groceries to many families and individuals dealing with economic hardship....

Bountiful Harvest

With camaraderie overflowing, more than 200 eco-minded guests partook of the potluck dinner replete with wine bar and barbeque at the fourth annual Transition Laguna Beach Harvest Party last Saturday, Sept. 21. This year’s bountiful celebration took place at the renovated...

An Epic Fundraiser for Thurston

Thurston Middle School will hold its largest annual fundraiser, the EPIC Challenge, from Dec. 6-9.   Instead of selling goods and consumables, kids are challenged by mental and physical activities to raise money for their school by participating in games, races and contests...

Warning to Flip-Flop Wearing Drivers

Editor, On Sept. 13, as many of us do every day, I was driving in flip-flop sandals. I was in the process of leaving the Whole Foods parking lot to turn onto Ocean Avenue, and after waiting for an opening in traffic, I began to pull out of the driveway.  As I switched my right...

Day Without a Bag Was a Hit

Editor, The City of Laguna Beach wishes to thank all of the local volunteers and retail markets for making the Dec. 18 “Day Without A Bag” event a tremendous success. Despite inclement weather, over 1,700 free, recycled, reusable grocery bags were handed out to shoppers by...