Expect Another Downtown Traffic Disruption

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Verizon will begin removal of an underground diesel storage tank at Beach and Broadway Streets on Monday, April 18, which is expected to reduce traffic on Beach to a single lane in each direction.

The new traffic pattern will be in place 24-hours per day for three weeks.

Questions should be directed to project manager Spencer Kissick, at 888 588-8737 ext. 7012.


Police Chief Visits Woman’s Club

Meet Laguna Police Chief Laura Farinella at an open house at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, April 28, 286 St Ann’s Dr.

Guests will have the chance to hear about Farinella’s first year leading the department and see the police dog Ranger demonstrate his skills.


Republicans Invite Register Opinion Editor

Brian Calle, opinion editor for the Orange County Register, speaks to the Laguna Beach Republicans following a 5 p.m. happy hour Wednesday, April 20, at Mozambique restaurant, 1740 S. Coast Highway.

Calle’s talk about the 2016 election starts at 6 p.m. Entry is $30 and includes two drinks and appetizers.

RSVP to [email protected] as space is limited.


Canyon’s Future Examined

The MIG consulting team will review zoning and development standards in Laguna Canyon during a workshop Wednesday, April 20, that is part of the Planning Commission’s regularly scheduled 6 p.m. meeting in City Hall, 505 Forest Avenue.

MIG will present their findings, review relevant materials and provide an overview of the project scope and objectives.

Input from the community is welcome.


Business Club Recruits Civic Activist to Speak

Larry Nokes, the president of the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and a volunteer helping the city draft legislation, will speak at the Laguna Beach Business Club meeting Thursday, April 21.

The club meets at 7:30 a.m. at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway. Non-members are welcome. To RSVP, contact Bart Zandbergen at 949 455-0300 x218.


Community Foundation Explains IRS Filing Procedures

Laguna Community Foundation will hold a workshop Thursday, April 21, explaining insights into filing Form 990, an Internal Revenue Service document for nonprofits.

The session will run from 12:15 – 1 p.m., at 303 Broadway, Suite 212. Space is limited. Please RSVP at (949) 715 – 8223.


City Opens Its Doors to New Merchants

The next Open for Business workshop takes place from 6:30–8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St.

Workshop participants will include Planning Commissioners Susan Whitin and Sue Kempf, planners Martina Caron and Anthony Viera and representatives from the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce.

More info: 949 464-6629.


Leave it Better than You Found It

Hobie Laguna Beach is sponsoring an Earth Day treat. Get a free cup of coffee and conversation with a Laguna park ranger and the executive director of the Park Foundation on Saturday, April 16 from 9-11 a.m. at the Hobie Surf Shop, 294 Forest Ave.

Bring a mug for the coffee and enjoy a DIY leather bracelet workshop for $20, (usually $32) with $10 going to benefit Laguna Coast Wilderness Park.


Thrift Store Profits Help the Homeless

Assistance League members Catherine Hall and Shannon O’Toole delivered 50 blankets to the homeless shelter in Laguna Canyon during a night in February when temperatures dropped into the 40s, one of the coldest nights of the season.

The blankets were purchased with proceeds from the Assistance League Thrift, Shop, 526 Glenneyre St., and donations made to the Assistance League.


Sierra Club Discusses Local Impact of Climate Change

On Saturday, April 23, between 9 – 1 p.m., the Angeles Chapter of the Sierra Club is hosting a climate and coastal water protection forum. This free event is open to the public and will take place at the Norman P. Murray Community Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo.

The event will discuss how global weather patterns and climate shifts will impact costal businesses, property owners, residents and cities. Scheduled to speak are a selection of PHD’s and professional engineers.

For more information contact Chuck Buck at 949-240-8224 or visit www.angeles.sierraclub.org.


 Outdoor Soiree Funds Alzheimer’s Program

In partnership with Alzheimer’s Orange County’s Memories in the Making program, the Laguna Art-A-Fair and Art-A-Fair Foundation will be raising money with a silent auction and live painting by artist Hugo Rivera.

The event will take place at Madison Square and Garden Café, 320 N Coast Highway, Sunday, May 1, between 4 – 7 p.m.

Guests are invited to bid on the silent auction items while hearing live Spanish music.

Tickets are on sale now at www.art-a-fair.com for $25.









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