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Clinic Steps Up Fundraising to Continue Care

  “I had no idea that one day I myself would need their services,” said longtime local resident Lysanne Lippe, a former Laguna Beach Community Clinic volunteer. “But when I needed medical help, I knew where to go. And thankfully I did, because the clinic saved my life,”...

Solstice Observers Mark the Year’s Shortest Day

The public is invited to join the 30th annual Winter Solstice celebration on Monday, Dec. 21, which begins at 4:48 p.m. at Main Beach with the sunset observance of the year’s shortest day followed by art, music and poetry. “We are fortunate in Laguna to have our own solstice...

Senior Needle Guild Warms Up Recipients

Laguna Beach Seniors’ Needle Arts Guild held its annual holiday gift wrapping party, the culmination of their Friday afternoons spent knitting and crocheting scarves, hats, shawls, children sweaters, dresses and lap blankets. Their handiwork is donated to local groups and special...

Scientist Inspires Protection of the Natural World

Marine biologist Nancy Caruso describes her green abalone restoration project Monday, Dec. 7, with the Laguna Canyon Conservancy. She speaks at the 6 p.m. dinner meeting at Tivoli Terrace restaurant on the Festival of Arts’ grounds. RSVP to Laron Larimer at 949 306-0122.  ...

World AIDS Day Summons Memories of a Disease’s Toll

A candle-lighting and reading of the names of many who have died from AIDS will take place at the cobblestones on Main Beach at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 1, to mark World AIDS day. Rev. BJ Beu of the Neighborhood Congregational Church will speak. In the same location Sunday, Nov....

Tarnished Treasure Sale Enriches Club Treasury

The Woman’s Club Tarnished Treasures lunch provides an opportunity to buy gifts at spectacular prices because the items are donated. The event takes place at 11:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11. Admission is $35 for club members and $40 for non-members. Shoppers can expect to be tempted...

Curls With Purpose

Curls on Top Hair Studio, 998 S. Coast Highway, is partnering with Lorraine Massey, author of the “Curly Girl Handbook” for a fundraising weekend benefitting Keep A Child Alive Foundation, which supports children affected and orphaned by AIDS/HIV in Africa and India. Enjoy food,...

Free Flu Shots and More

A free flu shot clinic and health expo takes place from 8:30-11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 6 at the Susi Q center, 380 Third St. The expo will include 27 community resources, whose services range from hearing tests to home-care providers. Kathleen Wenger will provide information about...

Tibetan Monks Return to Laguna

The Drepung Loseling Monks of Southern India will return to Neighborhood Congregational Church on Sunday, Oct. 25 where they take part in the 10 a.m. worship service and join the community potluck that follows in Bridge Hall, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. Their visit through Nov. 1 will...

Hop Aboard For a Coastal Tour

Village Laguna will sponsor a coastal tour of Laguna Beach from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 aboard the Ocean Institute’s research vessel Sea Explorer, casting off from 24200 Dana Point Harbor. Take in the beauty of Laguna’s Marine Life Protected Area while guest...

Website Upgraded for National Disability Month

The Seed Business Network (SBN) of Laguna Beach has launched an upgraded website at disabilitybiz.org. In business since 2003, SBN has assisted over 3,500 people with disabilities in starting and running small businesses. “This website exists to heighten our community’s awareness...

Peacemaker Shares Her Story

Laguna Presbyterian Church hosts international peacemaker Sushma Ramswami from India at 7 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4. She is among a 10-member group touring the country in a program that over 30 years has brought 200 peacemakers from 57 nations. For 2015, their focus is on the root...

Nepal Earthquake Benefit Concert

Southern California Baha’i musicians will give a benefit concert for Nepal earthquake victims at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 10, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 22851 Aliso Creek Rd in Aliso Viejo. A $20 donation is suggested for the concert, organized in part...

Laguna Beach Magazine Seeks ‘Influential’ Nominations

Laguna Beach Magazine Seeks ‘Influential’ Nominations Laguna Beach Magazine, a sister publication of the Laguna Beach Independent, is seeking nominations for the city’s top 10 influencers. These individuals will be featured in the magazine’s “Most Influential People” issue,...

Woman’s Club Steps Up to Provide Back-To-School Supplies 

  The newly formed Woman’s Club Charitable Fund, headed by board member Ellie Ortiz, has purchased 125 backpacks and filled them with school supplies for local public school students in need. The purpose of the charitable fund is to fill a gap in the community and...