Master Gardener Shares His Knowledge



What do master gardeners do? What are the benefits of square foot gardening?

Mark Fierle, master gardener and certified square foot gardening teacher, will answer these questions and more at a 9 a.m. get- acquainted meeting between Transition Laguna members and gardeners in the South Laguna Community Garden, Saturday, June 21, at Eagle Rock Way and Coast Highway.

Fierle’s talk will be at 10:30 with a potluck lunch following. The public is welcome to participate. Bring drinks and a dish to share for the potluck.

Montgomery Retires With Send-off Party

Community Development Director John Montgomery is retiring on June 27 after working for the city of Laguna Beach for 23 years.

A farewell party on his behalf is planned for Monday, June 30 from 5-7 p.m. at the Montage resort, 30801 S. Coast Highway. The cost is $25.  RSVP to Ann Marie McKay or Pat Kramer by Friday, June 20: 949 497-0329 or [email protected] .

Three New Firefighters Climb Aboard

Former reserve volunteer firefighters Brian Adams, James Lin, and Forrestt Lazicki, all certified emergency medical technicians, joined the Laguna Beach fire department on June 9.

After a two-week orientation academy, the three new firefighters will be assigned to Fire Station Two, located at 285 Agate St.

City Hosts Construction Workshop

Contractors, architects, residents and commercial building owners are invited to attend the city’s next Open for Construction workshop, taking place at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 26, at Mozambique Restaurant, 1740 S. Coast Highway.

Topics will include site survey requirements for new construction and parking restrictions during red flag fire conditions.

An optional lunch is available for $10. RSVP to the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce at 949- 494-1018 or [email protected]. For more information, please contact Maria Ring, Office Specialist at 949-497-0798, [email protected] 

Bingo Lovers Play the Numbers 

Bingo lovers are invited to play their cards at Neighborhood Congregational Church’s Bridge Hall for a match Saturday, June 28 from 5:30- 8:30 p.m.

Admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids 17 and under and includes a 10-game pack with six cards to a page, three free warm-up games and a lucky dabber! Single cards are also available for $2 each. In addition to the jackpots there will be lots of raffle prizes, donated plus non-cash prizes for players under 18.

Snacks and beverages will be available for purchase and there is free parking available at 340 St. Ann’s Dr.

Moulton Meadows Undergoes Renovations

Construction fencing closed off the grass area on the north side of Moulton Meadows Park last week and will remain closed through August while the athletic field is reconstructed, said the city manager’s memo.

The rest of the park will remain open during the closure. Once the lawn area re-opens, other portions of the park will be closed for various renovations during September.

Spiritual Lessons Set to Begin

The United Methodist Church is offering a Workshop of Wonders – a WOW experience — for kindergartners to fifth graders at its vacation bible school, July 7-11, Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to noon.

Registration is set for the first day at 9 a.m. July 7 at the church, 21632 Wesley Dr.

“We will have a week of ‘work’ and worship, stories and science, crafts and construction,” says Brian Pearcy, director of children’s and youth ministry at the church.

More info: contact Pearcy at [email protected] or 949-499-3088, ext. 21.

Parents Club Helps Women Dress for Success

The Laguna Beach Parents Club collected and donated 500 articles of clothing and accessories to Women Helping Women, which provides employment support services for the poor. Donations help WHW clients dress for job interviews.

A mom’s night out fashion swap party yielded the donations, said event organizer Allison Sladeck. “It was a huge success and we hope to make it an annual event.”

Pearl Street General Store hosted the event, said club co-president Lisa Roberson-Beery.

Visit to learn more or become a member.



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