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 Council member Steve Dicterow at last year’s presentation with, from left, Bob McIntosh, Joe Marcosa, Steve, Dave Connell and Norm Abbod.
Council member Steve Dicterow at last year’s presentation with, from left, Bob McIntosh, Joe Marcosa, Steve, Dave Connell and Norm Abbod.

American Legion to Conduct Veterans Day Ceremony

Frank Sellers, a Long Beach Veteran’s Hospital representative, will serve as the keynote speaker at an 11 a.m. ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, honoring Veterans Day.

The pubic is invited to join Laguna Beach’s American Legion, which will conduct the ceremony recognizing the service of all veterans at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St.

Representatives from Habitat for Humanity and Mom’s of the Military will also be in attendance alongside City Council member Steve Dicterow.



Readying for the 48th Parade

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A scene from a previous parade.


The public is invited to submit biographies of nominees for the honored patriot as well as artist and athlete of the year for next March’s Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade.

Honorees will be chosen at the Nov. 13 meeting. Send suggestions by email to co-organizer Sandi Werthe at [email protected].

The association’s theme for the 48th parade on March 1 is “Home of the Free Because of the Brave.”

Deadline to enter the parade is Jan. 10 while the deadline for program advertisers is Jan. 6.





Red Cross Holds Blood Drive

American Red Cross is seeking blood and potential bone marrow donors Tuesday, Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Montage’s downstairs ballroom.

To sign up for Blood Drive, visit and enter in Sponsor Code: MontageLB

For more information: visit


Workshop to Analyze Village Entrance

A workshop about various options for the proposed village entrance site is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 12, in the City Council Chambers.  The workshop will also be televised.

The workshop will be led by facilitator Delia Horwitz.

Participants should be prepared to provide input regarding goals for a future project and why those goals are important to the community.


Church Library Opens for Book Sale

Choose from an array of theological books, commentaries and devotionals at the Laguna Presbyterian library book sale 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sundays, Nov. 10, 17 and 24 in Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Ave.

Singing the Praises of a Youth Shelter Supporter

Laguna Beach resident Kelly Cornwell’s decade-long support at the Community Service Program’s Laguna Beach Youth Shelter will be celebrated at a private reception next week.

Cornwell, who joined the advisory board in 2003 and has served as the chairman for several years, has been directly responsible for raising funds for CSP personally and through his employer, United Parcel Service, as well as leading clean up projects.


Four Dozen Wheel Along on Coop Tour

The first Tour de Coop brought together 50 chicken lovers and cyclists on a self-guided bike tour of the chicken coops of Laguna Beach this past Sunday, Nov. 3.

Liesa Schimmelpfennig, president of event sponsor SEEDS Arts and Education, said, “There were wonderful conversations that grew while gathering at the chicken coops…love of the town, health and wellness, eating cruelty free. People got a lot out of just talking to each other.”

There were three “Coop Loops” on the nearly 20-mile tour: Laguna Canyon, Bluebird Canyon and the Village. With more than a dozen coops to visit, attendees were able to see many different types of coops and a wide variety of chickens.

Trader Joe’s Recycles for Local Nonprofits

Thanks to a recyclables donation program begun in January, Trader Joe’s market in Crystal Cove has so far donated $1,000 to local nonprofits, including a $500 donation each to Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park in August and the Pacific Marine Mammal Center last month.

Laguna Beach resident and store sommelier Deborah Conroy makes weekly drop-offs at Replanet Recycling Center of glass and plastic bottles and aluminum cans that customers return to the store.

She selects a local beneficiary when container returns reach $500.


Keeping the Lights on in Nepal

The public is invited to an art experience and sale on Saturday, Nov. 16, in support of local resident Rosalind Russell’s Laguna Beach-based R Star Foundation.

The sale from 4 – 6:30 p.m. at the home of artist Amy Jackson, 412 Jasmine St.,  will help raise funds for R Star Foundation’s Top of the World School in Nepal.

Funds contributed will go towards providing a generator for electricity to power a computer lab. About 20 percent of proceeds will benefit the foundation.

Those unable to attend are invited to contribute to R Star Foundation at, PO Box 4183, Laguna Beach, Ca., 92651.


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