Club Gala Adopts Derby Day

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Club supporters, from left, Renato DaRocha, Dr. Adrienne DaRocha and Brad Arnold show they’re  game for Derby Day.
Club supporters, from left, Renato DaRocha, Dr. Adrienne DaRocha and Brad Arnold show they’re game for Derby Day.

The Boys & Girls Club’s gala, its largest fundraising event of the year, adopted Kentucky Derby-style Saturday, May 12, following the race by a week.

“And We’re Off”was held at the Montage hotel with over 240 guests in attendance.

For more info on how to support the club, contact Michelle Fortezzo at 949 715-7584.


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Open-Space Preservation Never Ceases

Learn who and what preserves the magic in Laguna’s canyons at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship social action service, 10:30 a.m. Sunday, May 27, 429 Cypress Dr.

Paula Olson, the Laguna Canyon Foundation’s outreach manager, will describe the challenges of protecting Laguna’s canyons amid road expansions and infrastructure projects.




Be Alert to Frauds Targeting Seniors

A free discussion about fraud trends and financial elder abuse will take place at the Susi Q Senior Center at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, May 31.

Kelli J. Morris, a director of the Council on Aging’s Senior Protection Program, will lead the two-hour presentation at 380 Third St.

The educational presentation will identify current scams, explain what makes people susceptible to this type of exploitation and provide methods of protection.

Call 949 464-6645 or register at


Prowling for Dog License Scofflaws

Animal services officers from the Laguna Beach Police Department will begin going door-to-door June 1 to verify that dogs are properly licensed.

They may leave a door hanger to remind residents that their dog licenses are expired and need to be renewed.

The annual dog-licensing fee is $48, and half that price for a spayed animal. Seniors also receive a 50% discount of the applicable fee.  There is a late fee of $17 if the dog license is not purchased by the due date.

Obtain a new dog license by downloading an application form from the city website, at the animal shelter or the cashier’s counter at City Hall during regular business hours.

Further info: 949 497-3552.


Take Advantage of Community Health Day

A patient is treated by Dr. Gary Arthur.
A patient is treated by Dr. Gary Arthur.

Prospective new patients can receive a complimentary consultation with a Health in Balance doctor at the office’s community appreciation day on Wednesday, May 31 from noon to 6 p.m.

RSVP to the clinic at 330 Park Ave. for a complimentary chiropractic adjustment, massage or vitamin B-12 shot. Receive a goodie bag and information about mind-body health treatments.

Schedule an appointment by visiting: or by calling 949-497-2553.




Torch Run Set for Special Olympics

The public is invited to run alongside Laguna Beach off-duty police and fire fighters at this year’s Special Olympics Torch Run on Thursday, May 31.

The runners depart from the police station at 7:25 a.m. for a 5.4 mile run to Crystal Cove State Park. There, the torch will be handed off along Coast Highway to police from Newport Beach.

The run is intended to raise awareness and support for Special Olympics. Visit


PMMC Kicks off Summer Camp

Kids ages 8 to 13 can learn about elephant seals, orcas, sea otters, and oil spill cleanups at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center’s Camp Pinniped beginning on Monday, June 4.

The weeklong camp offers aspiring marine biologists the opportunity to experience a marine mammal hospital in action. Children will engage in mock rescues and rehabilitation, meal preparation, research and observation of marine mammal patients.

For info visit


Salute Summer with Missiles Band and Glennwood Benefit

Glennwood House kicks off the summer season at 5 p.m. Thursday, June 21, at the Cliff Restaurant, 577 S. Coast Highway.

Get your $75 ticket at and enjoy live music from The Missiles of October, live and silent auctions and drinks and appetizers.

Glennwood House of Laguna Beach provides independent living for 50 young adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities. Sponsorships are available and there will be $10 valet parking at Hotel Laguna.


Estuary Restoration Receives Financial Backing

The security software company Netwrix Corporation recently made a $40,000 gift to the Laguna Ocean Foundation, part of a matching gift campaign to restore the Aliso Creek estuary.

A restored estuary will clean polluted water that enters the ocean from Aliso Creek and benefit ocean recreation users and aquatic life, Michael Fimin, co-founder of Irvine-based Netwrix said in a statement.

The foundation hopes to match Netwrix’s gift through community donations in order to fund the first year of project management.

For more information contact Irene Bowie at 808 268-0303.


Firefighters Share Their CPR Training

Laguna Beach fire fighters will provide free hands-only CPR training at the Main Beach cobblestones from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, June 1.

With80percentofall cardiac arrest occurring at home, fire fighters say family and friends with CPR training can learn how to double or triple their loved one’schance ofsurvival.

Witheachchestcompressionusinghands-onlyCPR,ordinarycitizenscanprovidetheongoingblood flow needed to improve survival chances under respondersarrive, said department spokesman Patrick Cary in a statement.


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