Pancake Breakfast Serves as Summer’s Capstone

A scene from a previous Exchange Club breakfast fundraiser.
A scene from a previous Exchange Club breakfast fundraiser.

Join your friends in marking summer’s end on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 1, at the annual al fresco pancake breakfast in Heisler Park.

Firefighters will be serving up flapjacks and sausage from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. on Cliff Drive near Myrtle Street, above Picnic Beach, organizer Sande St. John said.

The $5 per person breakfast raises funds for the Exchange Club, which donates proceeds to prevent child abuse.

Local merchants, The White House, Las Brisas, The Orange Inn and PIN Construction make the event possible, St. John said.


Garden Celebrates Fifth Growing Seasons


South Laguna Community Garden celebrates its fifth anniversary Sunday, Sept. 7, with a barbecue and lineup of entertainment from 5-8 p.m. at The Ranch at Laguna Beach in Aliso Canyon.

Performances by Jessica and Ryan Haddy, Kalina Justice, and Moon Police with Sasha Evans and Doug Miller will be featured. Tickets are $75 and can be reserved at or call 949 499-1751.

What started on a vacant lot on Eagle Rock Way between Virginia Way and Coast Highway, now includes 150 volunteers caring for 53 plots. Laguna Beach has allocated $250,000 toward buying a permanent site and $150,000 in private funds has been raised.

Youngsters tend sprouts in a community garden.
Youngsters tend sprouts in a community garden.





Down-sized Entrance Project Moves Ahead

The City Council will discuss results of a workshop on the down-sized village entrance project at its next meeting, Tuesday, Sept. 2.

In July, citizens laid out their opinions about features of the project, including the historic sewer digester tower and carport, both near city hall, and Laguna Canyon Road median improvements.

The council will discuss the workshop’s results and the next steps towards retaining a design team for the project.


Help Define the Next Top Cop

With Police Chief Paul Workman retiring, City Manager John Pietig will hold a forum from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 9 in the city council chambers, 505 Forest Ave., to allow public comment regarding desirable traits for the next police chief.



Laguna Canyon Task Force Seeks Members

Applications are being taken to serve on the city’s Laguna Canyon Road Task Force, charged with reviewing and making recommendations on highway improvements by spring 2015. Applications must be submitted by 5 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 9, to the city clerk’s office, 505 Forest Ave.

The City Council will appoint three positions at their regular meeting on Sept 16; a homeowner and a business owner from Laguna Canyon and resident representing Laguna Canyon commuters.


Take a Sunset Hike

Ages 12 and up can take a sunset hike, over rocky and uneven terrain, with Ranger Adam Martinez as the sun descends over Laurel and Willow Canyons Saturday Aug. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Meet at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, 20101 Laguna Canyon Road. Online reservations are required: For questions call: 949-497-8324. Parking: $3.

Record Attendance at Back to School Event

Assistance League members help children of Camp Pendleton
Assistance League members help children of Camp Pendleton soldiers.

This year broke all records as 720 Camp Pendelton families attended a back to school event sponsored by Chapters for Children, which was founded in 2003 and is comprised of the Assistance League of Laguna Beach and six other south county chapters.

Marines help distribute school clothes, hygiene kits and school supplies along with the Assisteens, who walk the families from booth to booth, helping them pick out clothing for each child.

The Laguna Beach chapter gave out $30 shoe vouchers as well as assorted small toys.



Housing and Human Services Committee Seeks Applicants

Applications to serve on the city’s seven-person Housing and Human Services committee, which provides input to the City Council on affordable housing, are now being accepted.

Members serve two-year terms and the terms of four members expire on Oct. 31; appointments are to be made by the City Council on Oct. 7. Residents interested in applying should submit an application available at the city clerk’s office, 505 Forest Ave. or on line at: by 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 30.

For more information call: 949-497-0705.

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