Checking in on Community Coops


Join the self-guided Community Coop Tour, which visits 18 home-based backyard chicken coops between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2. On bikes and in carpools, participants will set out from Anneliese’s School, 20062 Laguna Canyon Road, where they will be provided a map and addresses to the poultry hotspots. Coffee for early arrivals.

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Woman’s Club Holds Annual Fundraiser

Admission is free to the Women Artists event from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 2 at the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Dr.

Refreshments, music and an artists showcase will be featured along with unique gifts for purchase.

Proceeds from the silent auction benefit a scholarship for a female student to the Laguna College of Art and Design.

Free Flu Shots Available

Free flu shots will be available from 8:30 to 11 a.m. or while supplies last Friday, Nov. 7 at the Susi Q Center, 380 Third St., in partnership with Mission Hospital.

Residents 60 and older will be given priority in the first hour.

Anti-Semitism Expert Shares His Views

Anti-Semitism expert Rabbi David Nesenoff speaks at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, at Chabad Laguna Beach, 30804 S. Coast Highway.

Nesenoff gained attention as an expert and counselor regarding bias crimes and worked as a consultant to the U.S. Justice Department and actor Mel Gibson, who was accused of anti-Semitism.

RSVP online at: or call, 949-499-0770.  $18 per person.

Local Lenders Team Up in a New Venture

Two Laguna Beach residents involved in finance have established Beach Cities Commercial along with their partner Briana Alvarez.

Richard Cirelli, owner of RTC Mortgage Corp., and Jeff Redeker, formerly of Union Bank, Irvine, established the new firm to provide clients with commercial financing options. It will operate along side RTC Mortgage, which assists clients with residential mortgages.

The public is invited to a ribbon cutting ceremony from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 at their office, 1000 N. Coast Highway #7.

Library Brims With Readings

The Laguna Beach Library holds open houses from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for children under 12 invited to make seasonal art projects Nov. 8, 15, and 22. Adult supervision is recommended.

The National Charity League hosts Pajama Story time from 6:30 -7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 4.

A book group discusses “Persuasion” by Jane Austin from 10:30- 11:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 10.

Story time for toddlers and preschoolers is Wednesdays Nov. 5, 12 and 19.

Bring your baby to the Peapod Academy for songs, finger plays and board books on Thursdays Nov. 6, 13 and 20

Realtors Accepting Grant Applications

The Laguna Board of Realtors and Affiliates is accepting grant application to its Charitable Assistance Fund.

Priority is given to smaller nonprofits that serve local needs and do not have other consistent funding sources. Scholarships are also awarded to qualifying Laguna Beach High School students. Prior recipients may reapply.

Contact their office at 939 Glenneyre St. or e-mail [email protected] by Nov. 30.

Novices Showing Smells Sweet

Tom Carruth, second from left, judged the show.
Tom Carruth, second from left, judged the show.

Laguna Beach Garden Club’s members participated in a novice rose show prepared by clerks Gail Rose Lam and Ingrid Martinez this month.

Tom Carruth, Huntington Library rose garden director, judged Patricia Weier’s “Midas Touch” hybrid tea rose spray entry as best in the show.






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