Community Datebook 8/9/13


ZPizza Resumes its Spinning Tradition

Photo by Edgar Obrand Construction was still underway this week at the new location, but founder Sid Fanarof is all smiles over returning to business in Laguna Beach.
Photo by Edgar Obrand
Construction was still underway this week at the new location, but founder Sid Fanarof is all smiles over returning to business in Laguna Beach.


Forced last year to vacate its original location in the Albertson’s-anchored Aliso Creek Shopping Center, Zpizza will reopen in the same center again on Monday, Aug. 12, but in a different space previously occupied by Animal Crackers pet store.

Franchise owner Sid Fanarof plans a grand opening party on Saturday, Aug. 24 in the new location, near where in the ‘80s he began by spinning pizzas with fresh ingredients and unusual toppings.

In a shuffle among tenants at the shopping center, the center’s managers leased the space occupied by Zpizza as well as a neighboring storefront to Chase Bank for a branch. During the six months remodeling of the former pet store, Fanarof went out of his way to retain ZPizza’s loyal customer base by offering free delivery from another location in Crystal Cove.


Police Convene Meeting Over Coyote Attacks

Animal Services Officer John Thompson will meet with residents at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 at Top of the World Elementary School to discuss recent coyote attacks which have claimed the lives of four dogs, Capt. Jason Kravetz said.


Rohrabacher Sets Up Local Hours

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, whose district includes Laguna Beach, will provide services to local constituents with staff at City Hall on the second and fourth Monday of every month from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.

Rohrabacher’s district staff will set up in the community room behind the Community Services desk to meet with residents.

To schedule an appointment, call 714-960-6483.  Walk-ins are also welcome.


Family Activities Set for Historic Beach District

The public is invited to attend Crystal Cove Alliance’s Beach Bazaar Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 10-11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The free event includes arts activities for kids, handcrafted items from local artisans, shave ice and face painting in the Education Commons, located in the Historic District of Crystal Cove State Park.


Transition Laguna Thinks Positive

 The public is welcome to join Transition Laguna members Tuesday, Aug. 13 at a meeting on  Positive Preparedness at the Congregational Church, 340 St. Anns St.

Bring a contribution to the 6:30 p.m. potluck along with your own flatware and utensils.


Surf Film Showing Supports Children’s Homes

Newport Beach’s Lido Theatre will show “Chasing Mavericks” at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 15 and actor-surf champion Peter Mel will take questions and sign autographs afterwards.

The $20 per person event at 3459 Via Lido, including free food at Woody’s Diner beginning at 5 p.m., supports the academic dreams of disadvantaged children who live in two residential homes in Fullerton.

All ticket proceeds will benefit Boys Hope Girls Hope by helping teens visit colleges, extracurricular activities and school supplies,”  says Executive Director Diane DiCorpo.


Trainer Distills Her Message

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Kimberly Gerber

Executive trainer Kimberly Gerber describes how to tailor communications for specific audiences at a meeting of the Business Club, at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 15, at Hotel Laguna.

Non-members are welcome. To register contact a club member or Bart Zandbergen at 949-455-0300 x218, or email: [email protected]


Call for Hunger Bowl Artists Now Underway

World Hunger Bowl, an annual fundraiser for the hungry and homeless, is seeking artist-made contributions for its Nov. 6 event at Mozambique restaurant.

“We’re seeking artisan bowls for a charitable event that can change souls,” said local resident Faye Chapman, a social activist and volunteer chair since 2009. Last year, almost 100 bowls were donated from artists in Laguna Beach and as far away as Great Britain.

This year, the Collaborative Courts Foundation, which provides services to the homeless, will be the event’s beneficiary.

To volunteer or donate a bowl, contact Chapman at 949-280-2885 or [email protected].


Laguna Landscapes Get Green Thumb

The Orange County chapter of California Landscape Contractors Association honored 17 local landscape contractors, including two projects in Laguna Beach, with awards.

Projects by Newport Beach’s Roger’s Gardens for the Hsu and DeClark homes, both in Laguna Beach, were cited of the industry group.


Memorial Hospitals Earn Top Ranking

MemorialCare Health System hospitals were recognized for their high performances in many different specialty areas in a ranking by U.S. News and World Reports.

The system includes Saddleback Memorial Medical Center in San Clemente and Laguna Hills, which earned a ranking of 11th best.

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