More than 500 supporters helped raise funds for local charities at the Laguna Board of Realtors and Affiliates’ Taste For Charity fundraiser June 1.
Local bands greeted guests who bid on gift baskets, sampled small bites from local restaurants, and strolled amid art including an acrylic of downtown Laguna painted by Tom Swimm.
Nearly a dozen local non-profits are beneficiaries.
New Trolleys Roll into Town
The city’s transit service began its daily summer schedule this past week, which will continue through August.
Free trolley service will be offered seven days a week from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 p.m. with stops along Coast Highway as well as Laguna Canyon Road. A new pilot neighborhood trolley will replace the current mainline bus service in Top of The World, Bluebird Canyon and Arch Beach Heights.
The new line runs every 30 minutes with fixed stops and flag down service anywhere along the route. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 6:30 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.; Friday, 6:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Saturday, 9:30 a.m. – 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Mainline service will continue as normal in North Laguna and South Laguna.
For more info: lagunabeachcity.net/trolley or call 949 497-0746.
St. Mary’s Temporary Pastor Moves On
The Rev. Dr. Bob Honeychurch, who has served as interim rector of St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, will be finishing his assignment and preaching his last sermon on Sunday, July 3, at the 10:30 a.m. service.
A BBQ in the upper church garden will be held in his honor and to say farewells immediately following the service. All are cordially invited to attend.
More info: 949 494-3542.
Class of ’96 Reunites
The Laguna Beach High School class of 1996 plan a 20-year reunion.
Organizers could use assistance in contacting out of the area classmates.
The event will take place on Saturday, Aug. 13 at Mare Culinary Lounge, 696 S. Coast Highway.
For info: [email protected]
Protect Nests, Promote Healthy Trees
A city guide assists residents, tree trimmers and contractors with information about the potential impact of trimming trees Feb. 1 to Aug. 31 during nesting season.
Before trimming trees and bushes, always check for active nests, says a city statement. Hire a certified arborist to determine if and when it is safe to trim to avoid destroying nest sites or introduce pests that harm the health of trees, says the statement.
The guide is available on the city’s website and its community development department.
Grand Jury Foreperson Selected
Carrie Carmody, Ph.D., has been selected as foreperson of the 2016-2017 Orange County Grand Jury, assistant presiding Superior Court Judge Kirk Nakamura says in a statement.
“Dr. Carmody has extensive experience motivating individuals to work together toward a common goal, which is an asset as she prepares to join the 19- member Grand Jury on July 1 as its leader,” said Nakamura.
Carmody, who earned a doctoral degree in psychology and social behavior at UC Irvine, has worked as an adjunct professor and grant writer for Orange County non-profits.
She will take an oath of office on Friday, July 1, in Santa Ana.
Cycling Legend Visits Tasmania
Blue Derby aims to transform itself into Australia’s first ever mountain bike town by tapping its surroundings to revitalize an economy hurt by the end of mining.
Rey and McCaul described riding high-quality trails built by the local mountain bike community.
See a sample from the pair’s trip as a mini-documentary.