Helping a Friend in Need
Join friends of Darrin Reed for an event hosted by Mark La Palma, owner of Remark’s Restaurant in Laguna Canyon, on Thursday, June 27 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $125 per person.
Thanks to La Palma’s generosity, nearly all of that will go towards helping Reed, who has leukemia and is facing a lapse in his medical benefits from the Laguna school district.
To reserve a ticket, mail a check to 526 Oak St. made out to Friends of Darrin Reed. Ticket will be sent by mail or use a credit card at FriendsofDarrin.com. Space is limited. For more information: www.caringbridge.org/visit/darrinreed.
Cleaning up for Summer Solstice
The Eco Warrior Foundation invites the public to join the Summer Solstice Adopt-A-Beach cleanup at locations throughout Laguna Beach.
Cleanup stations will be at Treasure Island Beach below the Montage resort; at the Surf and Sand Resort’s Ocean Terrace; at SUP Company, at Oak Street and Coast Highway; and at T-Shirt Company, 387 S. Coast Highway near Main Beach.
Volunteer waivers can be downloaded at:
Church Hosts Muslim Topics
The community is invited to a presentation on Islamic studies featuring guest speaker Ayman Ibrahim, a PhD candidate at the Fuller Theological Seminary, on Sunday, June 23 at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave.
Ayman’s 10 a.m. talk will discuss how Muslim Arabs view contemporary issues in the Middle East as well as life as a contemporary Christian in the region.
For more info visit www.lagunapreschurch.org
Village Meeting Led by Local Author
Long-time resident Arnold Hano, author of a new book about Laguna Beach, is the featured speaker at Village Laguna’s monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, June 24 at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Ave.
Hano’s new book, “It Takes a Villager,” is a collection of past columns he’s written for various Laguna periodicals. Copies will be available for $15, with all proceeds going to Village Laguna, the organization he helped found.
Doing Their Part to Stop Pet Overpopulation
Residents of Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods can register to have a maximum of two pets per household spayed or neutered by the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter for free until June 30.
Call the shelter to register: 949-497-3552.
Police Step Up Street Safety Outreach
Police will be conducting a pedestrian safety day on Wednesday, June 26, intended to sharpen awareness by motorists as well as pedestrians crossing roadways.
Decoy police department employees will be dressed in street clothing and looking for violators as they cross various intersections along Coast Highway, Laguna Canyon Road and Glenneyre Street. These violators are often involved in incidents where an errant motorist has either failed to see a pedestrian or a pedestrian entered a crosswalk without pausing to see if the roadway was clear.