Club Revisits Historic Gardens


Landscape architect Carolyn Bennett will present “Saving Our Gardens – Honoring Our Past” at Laguna Beach Garden Club beginning at 9:30 a.m. Friday, March 11, in Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Ave.

Bennett, who owns CDB Gardens consulting firm in Santa Monica, will use photographic images to help explain the complexity of historic garden conservation.


Neighbors Hold Garage Sale

About 30 Top of the World families are gearing up to participate in a neighborhood garage sale Saturday, Feb. 27, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Residents of 13 streets off of Park Avenue and Temple Hills Drive so far have signed up to participate. On Mountain View Drive alone, bargain hunters will find seven sales to peruse. For a list and a map of participants go to


St. Mary’s Invites Gifts from the Heart

A mother and child in Ghana enclosed in mosquito netting.Photo courtesy of John Robinson for Episcopal Relief & Development
A mother and child in Ghana enclosed in mosquito netting.Photo courtesy of John Robinson for Episcopal Relief & Development

The public is invited to help St Mary’s Episcopal Church paper its walls with hearts, representing lives saved with donations to fund mosquito nets for residents in Africa.

Nets for Life, a lenten outreach initiative through March 27, is run by Episcopal Relief and Development, which provides insecticide-impregnated mosquito nets for countries of sub-Saharan Africa. Each net cost $12 and saves three lives. Malaria kills hundreds of thousands every year, the majority of them children under the age of 5.

For every $12 donated, three hearts representing three lives saved will be added to posters in the church. Consider joining the effort by sending a check to St. Mary’s with “Nets for Life” on the memo line, at 428 Park Ave., Laguna Beach, Ca., 92651.

More info: 949 494-3542 or [email protected].


Closed Street Reopens for Rush Hour, Weekends

The uphill side of the Third Street hill, closed daily for sewer construction, will reopen on the weekends and at 5:30 p.m. on weekdays, says the city manager’s weekly report.

The downhill side of Third Street hill and the westbound lane on Mermaid Avenue, between Second and Glenneyre Streets, will remain closed through the end of March.

Traffic control personnel will help direct traffic flow throughout the downtown area.

Call the project hotline at 949 464-6686 or visit for more information.


Raise a Glass for Grads          

Emily Atwood, a junior at Laguna College of Art and Design, created the winning design logo for the XI Grapes for Grads fundraiser.

The event sponsored by the Rotary Club of Laguna Beach benefits students studying at LCAD and Laguna Beach High School graduates

“The heart of this event is dear to me because I am able to pursue my dreams at art school,” Atwood said in a statement.

This year’s event is set for 12-4 p.m. Sunday, May 1, at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd.

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