Community Datebook 10/25/13

Stepping Out Against Bullying

The public is invited to join the National Association of People Against Bullying and San Clemente High School’s Cool to be Kind Club to a 5 p.m. march against bullying at Main Beach on Friday, Oct. 25.

The purpose of the march is to bring awareness to the continuing problem of bullying among teens. A number of speakers will be present to talk about the need for a change in laws concerning bullying.


Guests Welcomed for a Pink Shabbat

In support of women with breast cancer, guests are welcome to a Pink Shabbat at Chabad Jewish Center on Friday, Oct. 25, 6 p.m. in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Friday night services at 30804 S. Coast Highway will include a visiting cantor and buffet with Shabbat refreshments. Reservations for the $12 per person event should be made to [email protected], or call 949 499 0770.

A portion of all proceeds will go to New Jersey-based Sharsheret, an organization that helps Jewish women battling breast cancer.


Halloween Ball Raises Treats for Ill Children

A Halloween benefit ball will be held on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., at the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Anns Dr.

The event is sponsored by Laguna Art Group Foundation, an affiliate of Laguna Beach-based Townley Gallery, and benefits arts therapy and art supplies in children’s hospitals.

There will be music, dancing, a costume contest, and food catered by Mozambique restaurant.

Tickets are available at, www.HalloweenBenefitBall.com and at the door.

For questions, call Pam Squires at: 949-715-1860 or email: [email protected]


New Name Delivers a Sharper Focus

4 community datebook VisitLagunaBeach Logo-LetYourselfGoA new moniker, Visit Laguna Beach, replaces the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau, which better explains the organization’s purpose to its hotel and restaurant partners, the organization announced.

The new logo with a vintage script and the theme “Let Yourself Go” will be part of three-month advertising campaign in New York’s Times Square beginning this month.

Industrywide, more than 70 bureaus throughout the nation have similarly changed their name to unify the industry and make their mission clearer, said Judith Bijlani, president and chief executive of Visit Laguna Beach, located at 381 Forest Ave.


Universalists Hear From Anti-Prison Advocate

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Diana Zuñiga

Diana Zuñiga, an organizer for a 40 member coalition seeking to stop prison and jail construction, will speak at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 27, at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 429 Cypress Dr.

She represents Californians United for a Responsible Budget, which seeks to reverse injustices that harm low-income communities.


Laguna’s Streets Undergo Resurfacing

Construction began this week on city street resurfacing, which is scheduled for completion by the end of December.

The project includes: the inland side of North Coast Highway between the Boat Canyon shopping center and Emerald Bay; streets on the ocean side of North Coast Highway between the Art Museum and Emerald Bay; the area within the utility undergrounding project limits on Mar Vista Avenue, Eagle Rock Way, and Third Avenue; and El Toro Road between Laguna Canyon Road and the easterly city limits.

Alleys and private streets will not be part of the resurfacing. A hotline has been set up to streamline public questions and concerns 949-464-6689.

Project information will be posted on the City’s website at http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/pw/resurface.asp.


Seedlings Sprouting at the Market

Transition Laguna Beach Food Group will be at the Farmers Market, Saturday, Oct. 26 selling vegetable seedlings.

The organization’s booth is located at the back of the Farmers Market on Local’s Lane.


Halloween Road Closures

On Halloween evening, Thursday, Oct. 31, several roads will close in Laguna Beach from 5 to 9:30 p.m. for the annual Halloween invasion of costumed ghosts, witches and warriors.

The closure will affect Oak and Brooks Street, which will be closed to vehicular traffic from Catalina Street to Temple Terrace.

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