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Firefighters on the Front Lines for Flapjacks

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Firefighters flipping flapjacks for the Exchange Club fundraiser.

Firefighters flipping flapjacks for the Exchange Club fundraiser.

LBPD officers will be serving coffee at the Laguna Beach Exchange Club’s annual Labor Day Pancake Breakfast being held from 7-10:30 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 7, in the picnic area below the corner of Myrtle and Cliff Drives at Heisler Park.

The breakfast is the Exchange Club’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds benefit community and youth projects and the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center. Cost is $5.

 

 

A Look at Further Legalizing Marijuana

Kandice Hawes-Lopez, director of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws in Orange County, speaks to the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 6, 429 Cypress Dr.

Her presentation, “The State of Marijuana,” discusses marijuana reform, pending state legislation and possible national changes.

 

Police Chief Shares Her Strategy

Laguna Beach police Chief Laura Farinella, left, with her wife, Dawn Collinske and son, at her  community badge pinning ceremony.  Photo by Mitch Ridder.

Laguna Beach police Chief Laura Farinella, left, with her wife, Dawn Collinske and son, at her community badge pinning ceremony. Photo by Mitch Ridder.

Laguna Beach police Chief Laura Farinella speaks to the Laguna Beach Democratic Club at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 9, at the Unitarian Universal Fellowship Hall, 429 Cypress Dr.

Farinella began her career in Long Beach 25 years ago and during her tenure worked all patrol divisions in the department and has held multiple high-level command staff positions.

Join us to hear the chief discuss her new leadership and new initiatives, organizer Ari Grayson said in a statement.

 

 

 

 

Food Columnist Offers Garden Wisdom

 Cathy Thomas


Cathy Thomas

Cathy Thomas presents “The 50 Best Plants on the Planet” at a 930 a.m. talk with the Laguna Beach Garden Club Friday, Sept. 11 in Tankersley Hall, 415 Forest Ave.

In her book, “50 Best Plants on the Planet,” the Orange County Register’s weekly columnist explores nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glennwood Gala Seeks Sponsors

Sponsorships and underwriting opportunities are now being offered for the Gratitude for Glennwood gala, slated for Saturday, Oct. 3, a benefit for Laguna’s home for young adults with disabilities.

The evening at The Ranch will include al fresco dining and a silent auction. The event celebrates the achievements of Glennwood House, which opened in 2013. Glennwood offers special programs, social involvement and assisted living.

Proceeds help maintain operations and scholarships. Tickets are $150 per person. Contact Kris Howson at 949 280-0921, [email protected], or visit www.glennwoodhousing.org

 

Time to Sample Local Fare

Sample morsels prepared for Taste of Laguna.

Sample morsels prepared for Taste of Laguna.

Local chefs and leading vintners and brewers will offer up culinary delights and generous tastes at the Taste of Laguna on Wednesday, Sept. 23, organized by the Chamber of Commerce.

Guests will be serenaded by local acoustic musicians under the lights at Tivoli Too, 777 Laguna Canyon Rd. from 5:30-9:30 p.m.

Admission is $60- $80. Guests must be over 21. For ticket info: visit the Chamber’s website,

LagunaBeachChamber.org, or call 949 494-1018.

 

 

 

 

Mountain Road Urban Runoff Diversion Project Begins

Construction of an urban water diversion structure at the end of the cul-de-sac on Mountain Road south of Gaviota Drive will begin on Monday, Sept. 14, the city manager reported.

The diversion structure captures non-storm water and redirects it to the sewer system, preventing pollutants such as cigarette butts, brake dust and pesticides from running into ocean.

Twenty-three other diversion structures elsewhere in town capture eight tons of debris annually.

 

City Invites Public to Give Their Opinion

The City of Laguna Beach invites on-line participation in two surveys relating to the Cultural Arts Plan and the Downtown Specific Plan Update.

Make your voice heard by Oct. 5. Fill in the survey on-line at: http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/news/updates.asp

 

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