The public is invited to a panel discussion over a proposed ballot initiative to increase the hotel bed tax at Village Laguna’s general meeting, 7 p.m. Monday, July 25.
Panelists include Treasurer Laura Parisi, Laguna Beach Taxpayers’ Association president Jennifer Zeiter, and resident John Thomas, who will answer questions during the presentation at the Unitarian-Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr.
A recent survey suggested support for the increase and using the funds for protecting beaches from pollution, fire protection, maintaining emergency response times, and undergrounding utilities.
Party, Trunk Show and Discounts to Mark Salon’s Milestone
Belo Blow Dry Bar salon celebrates its two-year anniversary with a community party Thursday, Aug. 4, 302 Forest Ave., upstairs at the corner of Beach and Forest, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Festivities will include a trunk show to benefit Global G.L.O.W., (Girls Leading Our World), a Santa Ana nonprofit, DJs and complimentary libations. Owner Patricia Musselman also extends her appreciation to patrons, offering Laguna locals 25% off all services during August.
Blackburn Fund Keeps Her Spirit Alive
The Kathleen Blackburn Laguna Fund, honoring the memory of the former mayor, received 125 contributions in its first year. As a result, gifts were made to the Boys and Girls Club, Friendship Shelter, Laguna Beach Community Clinic, Laguna Beach Seniors and Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation, says a statement from the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, where the fund is held.
Widower Bill Blackburn met with each organization individually. “Seeing the tremendous support of so many friends and neighbors has meant the world to me,” he said. “It has brought great joy to continue supporting organizations whose missions keep Kathleen’s spirit alive.”
Blood Donors Desperately Needed
Laguna Presbyterian Church will host a blood drive on Wednesday, Aug. 3, from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30p.m.
The Red Cross is issuing an emergency request for eligible blood and platelet donors. Roll up your sleeve now to donate blood of all types and help save lives.
Register at: www.RedCrossBlood.org use Sponsor Code: lagunap
Contact Laura Rudd at 949 439-0551 for more info.
Spa Promises Deals for Locals
Laguna Beach residents have the chance to receive discounted spa classes through Sunday, July 31, at the Balance Spa at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point.
Every $15 class is being offered on a complimentary basis and every class at a different price point is being offered at a 50% discount.
The spa features a new fitness studio offering a variety of classes and a variety of core, stretching, and conditioning sessions.
Info: 949 234-3200.
Ribbon Cut for Laguna Beach Aesthetics
The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce will help welcome the opening of Laguna Beach Aesthetics, 32392 Coast Highway, #240, with a 5 p.m. ribbon cutting Thursday, July 28.
Dr. Adrienne O’Connell welcomes guests with a goodie bag with sample products, 10% off a future procedure and one free B-12 shot; and a raffle for one free session of Botox.
Light appetizers and beverages will be provided.
Group Child Sitting Gives Parents a Break
A carnival-themed Parents’ Night Out on Friday, July 29, will give parents the opportunity for a night out while their children enjoy “kid time” in a safe, fun-filled environment through the Laguna Beach Community Services Department.
The cost is $20 for Laguna Beach residents and $25 for non-residents with sibling discounts available.
Registration is required by Wednesday, July 27. Questions: contact program coordinator Patty Quilter at 949 464-9535.
Where EV Owners Charge Up
Two new electric vehicle charging stations will be available in the Glenneyre parking structure beginning this week.
Charging rates for these stations will be $3 an hour during summer months and $2 an hour during winter months with a four-hour charging limit.
For more info: https://na.chargepoint.com/charge_point.