Community Datebook

A Comic Turn for Earth Day

Finally, an Earth Day activity with humor.

This Friday, April 22, Mayor Pro Tem Jane Egly will play straight man to Waste Management’s Michelle Clark, an erstwhile comic.

The intends to parody Jay Leno’s Jay Walking with their own version,  Green Walking. Egly and Clark intend to set out from downtown’s Café Zinc at 9 a.m. to quiz random passersby about their knowledge of recycling.

Questions include, “How many years does it take a plastic bottle to decompose?”


Legion’s Hosts Easter Egg Hunt

The veterans of Laguna Beach American Legion Post 222 and the Women’s Auxiliary will once again sponsor the annual Easter Egg Hunt at the Laguna Beach High School baseball field. The free hunt, open to all children aged 9 or under, begins at 1 p.m. sharp on Easter Sunday, April 24.

The American Legion has been sponsoring this Laguna tradition for more than 50 years. Come early, at around 12:30 p.m., for a photo op with the Easter Bunny, who will make a personal at that time.


Pre-Easter Bunny Appearance

Little Freebirds, 227 Ocean Avenue, is hosting a pre-Easter event with a special guest, the Easter Bunny, Saturday, April 23, from 1-3 p.m.


After the photo op, our “special guest” will pull the chord for an egg drop and kids can grab eggs as they fall from the ceiling!



Cub Scouts Host West African Storyteller

Laguna Beach Cub Scout Pack 35 invites all boys from kindergarten through fourth grade to hear Asha’s Baba, a Jaliyaa storyteller who translates ancient West African story and song traditions for contemporary audiences, at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 26, at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Avenue.

Jaliyaa is a testament to the power of music and words to build community, and Baba’s storytelling is complemented by the Kora, a 21-string bridge harp played for centuries by Jaliyaa storytellers.

There will also be information joining the Scout Pack and summer day camps. The camps fill quickly and families are encouraged to make summer plans soon.

For further info or to RSVP to the storyteller event, call Pam Jensen at 494-6177 or visit the Pack 35 website at www.lagunabeach35.mypack.us.

Free Spays/Neuters for Local Pets

Laguna Beach and Laguna Woods residents may have up to two pets per household spayed or neutered for free if they register by April 30. This service is sponsored by PUP (Protecting Unwanted Pets), the fundraising arm of the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter and supported in part by Laguna Beach veterinarians. To register, call the Laguna Beach Animal Shelter at 949-497-3552.

Note that additional charges may apply.

Each pet will be evaluated by a veterinarian, and if any pet requires additional medical attention, owners will be responsible for the added costs.

For more information about PUP, visit http://www.puplagunabeach.org.


City Investment Policy Receives an Award

Laguna Beach’s investment policy for 2011 has received the “Certificate of Excellence Award” from the Association of Public Treasurers of the United States and Canada, according to City Treasurer Laura Parisi.

This certification should build confidence among residents that the city benefits from a professionally accepted investment policy, Parisi said. An award plaque will be presented in July.


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