Learn How to Stop a Thief


A crime prevention specialist, Nickie Hernandez, will lead a Chamber of Commerce workshop Tuesday, June 3, on identifying counterfeit credit cards, whose use locally has risen 10 percent in 2013.

The 8:30 a.m. workshop takes place at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Rd.

RSVP to 949 494-1018. Tickets are $15-$25 and include a continental breakfast.

Foundation Supports Youth Art Workshops

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts received a grant from the Orange County Community Foundation to conduct a year’s worth of art workshops for residents of Community Services Programs Youth Shelter in Laguna Beach.

LOCA professionals lead hands-on art projects, a therapeutic approach that allows for personal expression and a sense of creative achievement.

Looking for ’84 Alums

The 30th Reunion of the Laguna Beach High School class of 1984 is scheduled for Saturday, July 26 at the Woman’s Club, 286, 286 St. Ann’s Dr.

The all weekend event kicks off Friday, July 25, with a night out on the town.

“We are currently looking for our classmates, for whom we do not have contact info. If you know anyone who graduated from Laguna Beach HS in ‘84, please have them contact us as soon as possible.” says Julie Gillespie.

RSVP and be added to the distribution list by contacting her at [email protected].

Thirsting for Knowledge on Drought

Lynn Ingram
Lynn Ingram

Climate change expert Dr. Lynn Ingram, will present “The West Without Water” in a new series about critical California issues on Saturday, May 31, at the Newport Beach Public Library.

The 2 p.m. event takes place at 1000 Avocado Ave. Register online at nbplfoundation.org $10 at the door.











Professional Council Hosts Soiree at Crystal Cove  

Foundation member Rebecca Nelson with the alliance’s Laura Davick in Crystal Cove.
Foundation member Rebecca Nelson with the alliance’s Laura Davick in Crystal Cove.

About 50 guests attended the Laguna Beach Community Foundation’s professional council meeting to learn more about the foundation’s partner, Crystal Cove Alliance.

The group, which included foundation Executive Director Dan Pingaro and Crystal Cove Alliance Executive Director Harry Helling, toured some of the historic district houses.






Travel Icon Reaches Laguna Beach

A photo of a red chair perched on ice gained innkeeper Beth Colt, of Woods Hole, Mass., a Facebook following in 2012. Since then, she’s sent it on a journey to inns throughout New England.

This week, Casa Laguna Inn & Spa innkeepers Kathryn and Henry Mace welcomed the chair. They are escorting it to the Pageant of the Masters, the Laguna Playhouse and Laguna Nursery.

Stories from the Red Chair’s travels have been chronicled on blogs at each stop throughout its journey. Look for its Laguna tales at www.casalaguna.com

Gallery Hosts Event to Combat Child Abuse

The public is invited to a fundraiser for the local chapter of Childhelp, an advocate for the prevention and treatment of child abuse, on Saturday, May 31, at the Ocean and Forest Gallery, 480 Ocean Ave.

Admission to the 6 p.m. event is free; guests are encouraged to make a donation and to participate in the silent auction.

The event coincides with the publication of “The Choir Boy,” Eric Schneider’s memoir about his own experiences with child abuse. The author will be present and donating a percentage of book receipts to Childhelp.

This Summer, Do More Yoga

A summer schedule that adds 10 new classes and extends hours began last week at Yogaworks, 30818 Coast Highway.

“I want to see more locals benefiting from our expanded earlier and later hours and wide-array of classes…” says studio manager Jean Connelly.

YogaWorks also offers customized mini retreats for individuals and couples and yoga parties for any event.

For more info: call 949- 415-0955 or visit yogaworks.com.


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