Community Datebook


Drive-Thru eWaste Collection Set


Donors drop waste electronics at Surterre’s Newport office during an earlier collection.

The public is invited to get rid of unused electronics and shred personal documents at an electronic waste and paper drive-through on Saturday, Sept. 17, in the school district parking lot, 550 Blumont St., from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 The free service will be manned by Surterre Properties agents and volunteers, who will collect the eWaste and deliver them to a recycling center. Proceeds benefit the Earth Resource Foundation, an environmental, educational non-profit. ProShred will be on-hand to shred documents and recycle the end product.

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Cleaning Beaches with Pride


The statewide coastal cleanup day in Laguna Beach will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17, with cleanup sites at Crescent Bay Beach, Montage’s Treasure Island Beach, Victoria Beach, Aliso Beach and Crystal Cove State Park.

Main Beach will serve as headquarters for the cleanup operation led by Clean Water Now! Coalition.  All stations will provide bags and gloves, although volunteers are encouraged to bring their own work gloves and reusable bag or bucket, and stations will be able to sign off on three hours of community service credits for youth.

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Dunk a Copper for a Cause

Members of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Association volunteered to serve as victims for a dunk tank on Saturday, Sept. 17, on Main Beach’s cobblestones from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. The cost is a mere $1 per ball to try and dunk a copper!

“I am hoping between the dunk tank and tee shirt sales, the LBPEA can raise $2,500 for the Boys and Girls Club,” said President Larry Bammer.



AAUW Kicks Off New Year

The Laguna Beach branch of the American Association of University Women invites current and prospective members to this year’s opening program Sunday, Sept. 18, at 3 p.m. at the Laguna Niguel home of Pari Mokhtari, 15 Malibu.

The annual mixer offers an opportunity to get to know members while hearing about the goals, achievements and programs for the coming year.

Laguna Beach High School Principal Joanne Culverhouse will be speaking on “Women in Education” and two recipients of Returning Woman Scholarships will also share their stories.

RSVP to Jean Brotherton at 949-494-8796 to attend this event: $85 with wine and refreshments. Visit


Green Chamber Holds Get-together

 The Orange County Green Chamber meets Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 6 p.m. at Aliso Creen Inn and Golf Course for a networking and membership event.

Entry is $12 for Green Chamber members, $17 for non-members. Price includes one drink ticket for beer or wine and passed hors d’oeuvres.

The night’s events will also feature a special guest speaker still to be announced and raffle prizes. Visit: for more details!



Parade Planning Steps Off


Volunteers are welcome to join the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade committee, which meets Wednesday,

Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. to begin planning the 46th annual parade for Saturday, March 3.

Items on the agenda include election of officers and selection of the parade theme.

Suggestions for the theme can be submitted to Sandi Werthe at (949) 494-6016 or at [email protected].


Clinic Open House Welcomes Friends


Join Laguna Beach Community Clinic board member Marion Jacobs at the clinic open house 4:30 to 6 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 22, to get an inside view of the staff that provides 17,000 medical visits a year.

Jacobs will lead guests on a personal tour of the facility at 362 Third St. that provides care for acute to chronic medical problems and invite them to join the clinic’s Friends Committee.


MountainChild Climbs to California

MountainChild invites students, humanitarians, outdoor enthusiasts, educators, baristas, businesses, and world travelers alike to its launch party Saturday, Sept. 24, at 6 p.m. at Aliso Creek Inn in Laguna Beach.

MountainChild, already present in South Korea and the United Kingdom, exists to aid poor children in the Himalayas by addressing health, sex-trade, education, child labor, and the environment.

Evening events will include dinner, live entertainment,  and programming MountainChild and its vision for the future.

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  1. At the 9/17/ Dunk-a-Cop on Main Beach, the Boys & Girls Club will be there too with some fun activities and prizes for kids. Everyone is invited. We are so grateful for Larry leading the charge and raising much needed funds in support of the children we serve!

  2. Thanks LB Indy and Pam Estes for heoping us support you at the Boys and Girls Club in Laguna Beach. WE have a half dozen officers ready to sit down and get ready to be dunked by your LB resident and business owner fans.


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