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All that’s missing is Frankie and Annie.
All that’s missing is Frankie and Annie.

Game Night Returns

Bridge Hall Game Night returns to Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Saturday March 14.

Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for kids 17 and under and includes a 10-game pack. Single cards are also available for $2 each.

Proceeds will benefit the Bridge Hall renovation project. Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase.

For more info: 949 494-8061 or


Group Meets to Support Those Who Grieve

A six-week grief support group led by Rev. Jon Moore, Bonnie Changstrom, and Deborah Sakach is offered from 4-5:30 p.m. Mondays at Laguna Presbyterian church, 415 Forest Ave.

There is a $35 materials fee, but if you have materials from attending a previous grief group, there will be no charge. Sign-up on-line at

Candidates Take Campaign to Radio

Two of three candidates running for the vacant California Senate seat in the 37th District, which includes Laguna Beach, are guests on radio station KX 93.5’s political talk show Laguna Roundtable at 8 a.m. Sunday, March 15.

Candidates Naz Namazi and Assemblyman Wagner will take questions from co-hosts Jim Kennedy and Ari Grayson. Former county Supervisor John Moorlach, who is also running, was invited but declined to make an appearance, Kennedy said.

“By interviewing Ms. Namazi and Assemblyman Wagner at the same time, we will give the community the chance to make an informed decision,” Kennedy said.

The special election is set for March 17.

The show can be live streamed at and a podcast will also be available at


Fitness Coach Shares Her Secrets

Yvonne Kohsel
Yvonne Kohsel

Yvonne Kohsel shares 12 changes to upgrade your health and body and this year’s top nutrition trends at 7:30 a.m., Thursday, March 19, with the Laguna Beach Business Club.

The 24-year nutrition and fitness coach owns RyPT Fitness, a rowing, ryding, and pilates studio.

The club meets for a buffet breakfast at the Hotel Laguna. RSVP to Bart Zandbergen at 949-455-0300 x218, or email: [email protected]


Pro Surfer Shares His Stoke

Champion surfer Tom Carroll will share video and thoughts about his career at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 17, at the Dana Point Hobie store, 34174 Pacific Coast Highway.

The free event will be moderated by Quicksilver founder Bob McKnight, of Laguna Beach, who delivered board shorts to surf shops in a VW bus in the ‘70s. McKnight retired as chief executive in 2014.

The event will include music, surfboard shaping with Hobie master shaper Gary Larson, a barbecue and giveaways.


Geoff Shester
Geoff Shester

Ocean Expert Speaks His Mind

The public is invited to a 12:15 p.m. talk by Geoffrey Shester, Ph.D., of the ocean advocacy group, Oceana, Thursday, March 19, at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation office, 303 Broadway St.

Shester will discuss the California swordfish fishery, concerns about whale entanglements in fishing gear and opportunities for conservationists.


Seniors take advantage of Oasis Club membership.
Seniors take advantage of Oasis Club membership.

Senior Sailors Welcome Aboard

The Oasis Sailing Club invites new members to join them on the water and enjoy a host of other social activities. The club has two 34-foot Catalina boats that sail from Newport Harbor most days of the year. Dues are $18 per month and $18 for each day of sailing.

For more information contact Rick Anderson at 714 693-9414, or 714 273-7005, or by e-mail at [email protected].


2 datebook library photoBook Characters Come to Life at the Library

Local resident Beth Leeds invites kids of all ages to “The Lil’ Miss Radish Show,” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, in the Laguna Beach Library, 363 Glenneyre St.

“It will be a lot of fun!” Leeds guarantees. “And there will be a hands-on workshop after to create a show of your own!”

For further information please call The Laguna Beach Library at 949-497-1733.


The Goats Are Back in Town

The goats that keep hillside brush under control are back in town after a five-month hiatus.

Last October, the goats were relocated to Perris, Calif., since lack of rainfall stunted the growth of vegetation. December rains have greened the hillsides and a 110-goat herd has returned to graze above Allview Terrace in North Laguna and will continue to move south towards the area behind the Festival of Arts’ grounds.

City Manager John Pietig cautions that the fire threat remains high despite recent rains.






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