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Extra Hands Needed for Bridge


The Ganell Baker Round Robin Bridge Tournament needs substitutes, male or female, for its current six-month session, held in the game room of the Laguna Beach Senior Center.

The group offers both experienced and novice players an opportunity to compete in a relaxed and friendly setting.  Players meet at 11:30 a.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month and play 24 hands with the same partner. There is no charge for substitute players and refreshments will be served.

If you enjoy rubber bridge and would like to add your name to the substitute list, please call 494-9626 or 494 9538.

Park Pass Tops Outdoor Lover’s Wishlist

Give the gift of the great outdoors as 2012 OC Parks annual passes are now available.

OC Parks annual passes and decals allow parking at regional and wilderness parks, including all county beach parks. The annual regional and wilderness parking passes and parking decals, as well as the separate annual beach parking decals, are available for $55 to the general public, and $35 for disabled persons with a placard and to seniors 60 years and above. A combination pass is available to the general public for $80 and $50 for seniors and the disabled.
Annual passes and decals are available for purchase at OC Parks facilities or online at

Health Workshop Seeks Funding Remedy
SEEDS Arts and Education, Inc., a Laguna Beach-based non-profit, is seeking year-end tax-deductible charitable donations to fund a Growing Healthy Kids series of classes and workshops next year.
The series will include child-friendly organic gardening, seasonal cooking, outdoor fitness classes and more, according to spokeswoman Sharael Kohlberg.
For more info: contact SEEDS at (949) 322-9597.
PMMC Leader Receives Science Honor
UC Irvine engineering professor Bill Cooper will be welcomed as a 2011 fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science next year in Vancouver.
Cooper, a board member of Laguna Beach’s Pacific Marine Mammal Center and head of UCI’s Urban Water Research Center, was honored for distinguished interdisciplinary contributions in environmental photochemistry and free-radical chemistry in nature systems and in water treatment.
Cooper said the election has special significance for him as the AAAS publishes the pre-eminent journal Science, which first published his work in 1967 when he was an undergraduate at Pennsylvania’s Allegheny College.

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