Beauty Discounts Salute a Salon’s Longevity

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Salon owner Noreen Goodman

Salon owner Noreen Goodman

This month, Noreen Goodman marks her 30th year in Laguna Beach at the same location, the International Hair Salon and Spa, which holds down one of Hotel Laguna’s storefronts.

“When you love what you do time goes by fast,” said Goodman. “I love making people beautiful from the inside out.”

To mark her anniversary, throughout June, the salon at 431 S. Coast Highway will be offering $30 blow dry styles and $30 pedicures and 30 percent off massages or facials as a thank you to clients, Goodman says.



Water Expert Shares His Knowledge

Caltech water scientist Jay Famiglietti discusses water and climate change at Transition Laguna’s potluck, 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 9, in Bridge Hall, Neighborhood Congregational Church.

Famiglietti was featured in the water documentary “Last Call at the Oasis” and his research is often cited by national newspaper. He is currently working on his first book on the disappearance of groundwater resources the world over.


Club Q Laguna Marks Its Anniversary

Club Q members treat themselves to a special second-year anniversary get-together.

Club Q members treat themselves to a special second-year anniversary get-together.

Club Q Laguna celebrates its second anniversary as it coincides with LGBT Pride month in June. The Laguna Beach Seniors group for the LGBT community will celebrate on Friday, June 5, at the Susi Q Senior Center with new chief of police, Laura Farinella as a special guest.


The Senior LGBT group has over 100 members and meets twice a month at the Susi Q on the first and third Fridays of each month at 3 p.m. for various activities, trips and projects. For more information, please call (949) 497-2441.






Laguna Visionaries Wanted to Beautify Laguna

Business owner Sam Goldstein invites residents to revisit the ideas generated in the city’s Vision 2030 project, which was completed years ago with few of the concepts coming to fruition.

Goldstein and the Chamber of Commerce invites community leaders to Laguna Playhouse at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11, to explore ideas to move the vision forward, what he has labeled Laguna Beach Beautiful.

The chamber’s board believes Goldstein’s proposal warrants exploration and discussion. Participants will be asked to rank their five top priorities.

RSVP by email to: [email protected].


Beautification Awards Ceremony to Honor Winners

The Beautification Awards will honor the winners in the 47th annual ceremony with brunch at Las Brisas restaurant at 8 a.m. on Monday, June 8.

Following brunch, the winners and their guests will be escorted to Laguna Art Museum for the beautification certificate presentation at 9:30 a.m. For further information, please contact Liza Steward at (949) 715-3641.


Police Chief Gets Down to Business

Newly installed Police Chief Laura Farinella speaks Thursday, June 18, with the Laguna Beach Business Club.

Non-members are welcome at the club’s 7:30 a.m. breakfast meeting, which convenes at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway.

RSVP to 949 455-0300 x218, or email: [email protected]


Democrats Picnic Over Politics

The annual picnic of the Laguna Beach Democratic Club unfurls its blankets at 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 10 at Heisler Park, at the intersection of Cliff Drive and Myrtle Street.

Organizer Max Brown invites fellow Democrats, independents and progressives to join in for fun, food and the latest on the upcoming 2016 elections.


Nonprofits Invited to Succession Planning Workshop

Laguna Beach Seniors will host “Succession Planning for Nonprofit Organizations” from 2-5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23 at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St.

The three-hour workshop will address methods of sustaining leadership.

Presenter is Jeffrey R. Wilcox, former senior vice president of United Way of Greater Los Angeles and past president of the Orange County Association of Fundraising Professionals.

To register contact Helen Wardner at 562 484-8281. The fee is $35-$45.


OCTA Entices Youth Ridership

The Orange County Transportation Authority is encouraging local teens to “De-Zombify” this summer with a youth Pass. Youth ages 6-18 can purchase a 30-day pass for $20, good for unlimited rides for 30 consecutive days between June 1 and Sept. 30.

In addition to unlimited service on OCTA buses, the pass entitles holders to discounts at 20 entertainment destinations, including the Discovery Cube, Medieval Times and the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The pass is on sale now online and at Ralphs and Vons.

OCTA is also offering a $500 scholarship to pass holders who submit a short video about their experience. More at octa.net/endthezombie.


Workshop Aims to Aid Prospective Business Owners

The next “Open for Business” workshop hosted by the city of Laguna Beach will be Thursday, June 18 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community Center.

The workshop aims to attract new business and educate business owners to make the opening process as easy as possible.

Prospective businesses can discuss their concerns with several city commissioners and representatives before initiating their formal applications with the city. For more information, place contact Ann Larson at (949) 497-0320 or at [email protected].


Hobie’s Highlight Reel Revisited

Hobie Surf Shops and the Surfing Heritage and Culture Center in San Clemente have collaborated to install a new display inside the Dana Point Hobie Shop, 34174 Pacific Coast Highway, honoring Hobie Alter and his many innovations in surfing, skateboarding and sailing.

The new display features historic artifacts and surf culture memorabilia, including the very first balsa wood surfboard shaped by Hobie.




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