Community Datebook


Annual Picnic Salutes Anti-Highrise Law

The public is invited to join Village Laguna members holding their annual potluck picnic at Aliso Beach at 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 29, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the anti-highrise initiative that imposed building height limits in Laguna.

Drinks, hot dogs and the makings for s’mores will be provided.  Please bring a dish to share that will serve six to eight, your own dishware and utensils as well as beach chairs.

Parking is available immediately adjacent to the beach for $1 an hour.

Blood Donors Receive Upgrades

The employee group Hearts of Montage are sponsoring a Red Cross blood drive open to the public Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., in the resort hotel’s ballroom, 30801 S. Coast Highway.
All donors will receive complimentary valet parking, a coupon for a six-box of chocolate covered fruit from Edible Arrangements, two complimentary tickets to the Laugh Factory, and may enter a regional drawing for a $500 gas card.
Sign up for an appointment online at and use sponsor code Montage LB.

Vacancy Open on Parking Committee  

The City Council is accepting applications to fill a vacant position on the Parking, Traffic & Circulation Committee.

The committee acts in an advisory capacity on matters pertaining to parking, traffic, circulation, transit, the Parking Management Plan, and traffic complaints. The committee meets at 6 p.m. at the Community Center on the fourth Thursday of the month.

Interviews will be conducted on Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. by the City Council at their regular meeting. All applicants will be interviewed.

Interested residents should obtain an application from the City Clerk’s office or on line at and file by Tuesday, Aug. 30, at 5 p.m.

Questions may be directed to the City Clerk’s office at 497-0705.

A Second Chance to Clean Out Closets

Volunteers sort donated goods for the next benefit.

For local residents and stores that didn’t have a chance to sort through and clean out closets for the Boutique Benefit collection drive, another drop-off day has been scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 3, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Neighborhood Congregational Church.

All donations are tax deductible and proceeds from the Sept. 17 sale at Laguna Presbyterian Church will benefit the Laguna Relief and Resource Center.

Boutique Benefit volunteers sorted hundreds of items already donated by local Laguna residents, including quality clothes and accessories for women, men, teens and children.

Over the past four years, sales from the Boutique Benefit have contributed $65,000 to the center, which provides disaster relief, maintains a food pantry for low-income families and offers shelter and services for the homeless.

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