Chamber Members Step Into a Baby’s World

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Babies with developmental delays receive special attention through the Assistance League’s programs.
Babies with developmental delays receive special attention through the Assistance League’s programs.

The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce’s mixer this past week ventured to the Assistance League Chapter House and learned about the organization’s early intervention program for families of developmentally-delayed infants.

Tours included the EIP classroom and bargain-hunters could show their support by shopping at the League’s Turnabout Thrift shop during special evening hours.

 

Locals Seek Support for ‘Greeter’ Film

 Martin and Tabitha Yewchuk, right, are making a film about Laguna Beach’s greeters past and present. Michael Minutoli, left, takes up a role inhabited by Eiler Larsen, depicted in a sculpture at Brooks Street and Coast Highway. Photo by Mitch Ridder.
Martin and Tabitha Yewchuk, right, are making a film about Laguna Beach’s greeters past and present. Michael Minutoli, left, takes up a role inhabited by Eiler Larsen, depicted in a sculpture at Brooks Street and Coast Highway. Photo by Mitch Ridder.

Local residents Martin and Tabatha Yewchuk are looking to raise funds to pay for the premiere screening of “The Greeter,” on Thursday, Feb. 25, at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd., as well as to promote the film worldwide.

Their Elestial Productions completed their documentary that explores the early artist colony in the early 1900s and the characters that filled the role of official and unofficial greeter over the past 125 years.

The film includes interviews with the latest to take on the role, Michael Minutoli, and other local luminaries including Wyland, Greg Macgillivray and Douglas Miller.

A five-minute teaser can be found at elestialproductions.com.

 

 

 

Business Club Takes Heart Month Seriously

Douglas Harrington
Douglas Harrington

Dr. Douglas Harrington, a 25-year veteran of healthcare who was was a member of one of the first heart transplant teams, will discuss “What Age is the Heart?” Thursday, Feb. 18, at the Laguna Beach Business Club. Harrington remains a pathology professor at the USC Keck School of medicine.  

Club meetings begin with a 7:30 a.m. buffet breakfast at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Hwy. RSVP to Bart Zandbergen at 949-455-0300 x218.

 

 

 

Congresswoman Walters Comes to Laguna Woods

U.S. Representative Mimi Walters will host mobile office hours at Laguna Woods City Hall, 24264 El Toro Rd., from 9-11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18.

Staff for Walters, who represents the 34th District, will be present to meet with constituents and assist them with Veterans Affairs, Social Security, IRS, immigration/passports, housing, grants, D.C. tours, and more.

Schedule an appointment by contacting Donovan Higbee at 949 263-8703 or [email protected] Appointments are encouraged.

 

CERT Graduates 20 New Students

The police and fire departments have completed Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for 20 employees from The Ranch, Laguna Beach. Training included disaster preparedness, fire suppression and search and rescue.

Citywide, Laguna now has 220 citizens trained to respond to emergencies. CERT training consists of 20 hours of FEMA certified instruction on potentially life-saving disaster preparedness topics.

The skills learned in the free workshops have proven helpful across the nation during disasters, says the city manager’s weekly update.

 

Civic Affairs Discussion Group Meets

Great Decisions, a current events discussion group, meets Tuesday, Feb. 16, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress.

For further information, please call Jonathan at 949 230-3640.

 

 

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