Council Seeks to Reward Beauty in the Community

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LBBC’s Appreciation Notice with Renae Hinchey, Laguna Beach County Water District General Manager.

The Laguna Beach Beautification Council is accepting nominees for their annual awards.  Community members are invited to submit photos of residences, commercial buildings or gardens that beautify the town.

A water-wise garden and shade trees, recognized by the LBBC, can be seen at 306 Third Street.

Email photos and addresses to or send to their Facebook page. Businesses or homes submitted will receive a notice of appreciation sign from the council and will be nominated for a beautification award.

For more information, call 949-494-5787.









Democratic Club to Host Get Out the Vote Event

The October meeting for the Laguna Beach Democratic Club has been changed to Thursday, Oct. 11, at 7 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive in Laguna.

Meet endorsed candidates, Cottie Petrie-Norris, California State Assembly, and City Council candidates Ann Christoph, Toni Iseman and Judie Mancuso, during the club’s postcard writing campaign. The meeting is being rescheduled from its usual Wednesday meeting to Thursday due to the City Council Candidate Forum at the Suzi Q Center the night before.

To learn more about the Laguna Beach Democratic Club, visit


Community Clinic’s Second Annual Salsa Sunday

The Laguna Beach Community Clinic will host its second annual Salsa Sunday on Oct. 14from 3-5 p.m. in the clinic’s parking lot. The event will include live Cuban salsa music featuring La Charanga Cubana. There will be a $20 cover charge, and children get in for free with accompanying adults. The evening also includes dance lessons and Portos Pastries.


Transition Laguna to Hold Beach Potluck

On Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 6 p.m. the community is invited to attend Transition Laguna’s “Transitioning Laguna to a Low Carbon City” potluck at BC Space, 2354 Forest Avenue.

Speakers include: Stephen Brooks, permaculturist and founder of Punta Mona Costa Rica; Chris Prelitz, president of Transition Laguna; and Billy Fried, Laguna Beach Independent columnist.

Bring a dish to share or a donation.


Local Developer to Speak at Business Club Meeting

Mo Honarkar will be the guest speaker at the Thursday, Oct. 18, breakfast meeting of the Laguna Beach Business Club at 7:30 a.m. at Kitchen in the Canyon, 845 Laguna Canyon Road. Honarkar is a property owner and developer and will discuss his vision for Laguna.

Non-members are welcome. Guest breakfast fee is $20. For more information about the club or to register to attend the meeting email, [email protected].


Hanauer to Receive Fundraising Award

Joe Hanauer

Laguna local Joe Hanauer will be honored as the Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser  at the 33rd annual National Philanthropy Day Awards luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15. Hanauer has served an array of local nonprofits including: Laguna Playhouse, Laguna Beach Live!, Mission Hospital, IHC Global, Roosevelt University, and the Reaume Foundation.

Hosting the event will be PBS-SoCal’s Maria Hall-Brown and KTLA Channel 5’s Henry DiCarlo.Laguna locals James and Suzanne Mellor, the 2017 Outstanding Philanthropists, are the Honorary Chairs.

Tickets are $85 and can be purchased online at



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