The Laguna Beach Parents Club’s annual Halloween Walk steps off at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 22, beginning on Main Beach. The community is invited to watch the costumed children and often equally outrageously outfitted parents as they parade down Forest Avenue gathering candy and trinkets from local merchants.
The parade ends at the Laguna Beach Presbyterian Church parking lot, 415 Forest Ave., where a Waste Management truck and various emergency vehicles will be parked for touching, climbing, learning and pure fun.
Newcomers are welcome to join the Halloween Walk as well as other club events by visiting: lagunabeachparents.com.
Community Assistance Supports a Family Through its Loss
A fundraising effort to assist Laguna Beach police Officer James Michaud and his wife Laura Michaud with unexpected medical and funeral costs for their daughter is two thirds to the goal of $35,000.
Isabella Ayiana Michaud was born Oct. 3 but suffered complications. She died three days later.
Donations can be made at:.gofundme.com/BabyIsabella
Trail Plans Move Ahead
Residents and property owners in the Top of the World neighborhood will soon receive mailed notices about a Wednesday, Nov. 12, Planning Commission meeting about the Top of the World Trail project.
The conceptual plans including initial study, water quality management plan and materials exhibit are available at the bottom of the capital improvements page at: lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/pw/indes.asp
Health Club Raises Its Own Bar
Laguna Health Club celebrates it’s 50th anniversary two years early with a ribbon cutting at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 7.
After eight years of ownership, “I decided it is time to take Laguna Health Club to the next level,” said owner Doug Schulein.
The 2100 square foot facility at 870 Glenneyre St. will get new paint and new art as well as new machines.
In honor of the fitness center’s grand re-opening, membership specials, personal training specials and free consultations with trainers will be offered. All equipment will be multi-functional, space efficient and have a contemporary look as well as being ADA compliant.
Soroptimists Share Special Speaker
Richard Burgi, of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, will speak at 6 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 4 at a Soroptimists International dinner meeting at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd.
The public is invited at a cost of $25 per person.
The national clearinghouse of information about missing and exploited children was established in 1984 as an act of Congress and designated to fulfill this roll.
For tickets, contact Maggie Hempen of SILB at maggiehs2000@gmail or 949-922-7291.
Court Seeks New Grand Jurors
The O.C. Superior Court seeks local citizens 18 years or older to serve for a one-year term on the grand jury beginning July 1, 2015. The deadline to apply is Jan. 23.
Responsibilities include reviewing criminal charges, assessing allegations of misconduct against public officials and acting as the public’s watchdog by investigating and reporting on the affairs of local government.
Past civil investigations are posted online at www.ocgrandjury.org/reports.asp. Applications are available at: ocgrandjury.org, or at 657-622-6747, or at the Jury Commissioner’s Office, 700 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana.
New App Helps Kids In and Out of Class
Lynn Epstein, clinical director of the Laguna Beach Language and Speech Clinic, developed an educational app, How Do You Know?, which is intended to promote critical thinking and language skills.
Students must demonstrate comprehension, associative vocabulary and make inferences, basic skills to understand the classroom and social environments.
The speech pathologist developed with app with 500 pictures and questions to engage children’s reasoning skills.
The app is available from her website: lagunabeachlanguagespeech.com.
Memorial Care Continues to Grow
MemorialCare Health System, which operates six hospitals in Orange and Los Angeles Counties, says its physician division has now acquired full ownership of eight free-standing imaging facilities.
Wave Imaging LLC will also acquire three imaging centers owned by Strategic Medical, which will manage all eight centers, including ones in Newport Beach, Laguna Hills and Mission Viejo, the company says in a statement.