Police Welcome a New Recruit
Ranger, a two-year old Belgium Malinois, became the newest member of the Laguna Beach Police Department, picked up last Friday, Oct. 31, from a breeder in Riverside.
Lt. Jeff Calvert, Sgt. Eric Lee and new canine handler Officer Zach Fillers escorted the four-legged recruit and named him to honor Officer Jon Coutchie, who died on duty last September and previously served four years as an Army Ranger.
Ranger makes his first public appearance Nov. 18 at the City Council meeting.
Calvert credited the City Council and the assistance of Cheryl Kinsman and the Woman’s Club with helping obtain the dog.
Even so, the Woman’s Club has yet to receive adequate donations to fulfill its $14,000 pledge to buy the dog, said Kinsman, who donated $1,000.
Foundation Adds Another Pair of Hands
Rachel Lindsay, a former small business insurance underwriter with Travelers Insurance, will fill the newly created position of associate project coordinator for the Laguna Beach Community Foundation.
Lindsay will report to Executive Director Dan Pingaro and will help cultivate, collaborate, fundraise and maintain relationships with donors, nonprofits and others concerned with Laguna Beach and their funding initiatives.
Crosscultural Council Seeks a Leader
The Crosscultural Council is seeking an executive director who can continue the non-profit’s aims helping neighbors bridge cultural differences.
The council operates the Laguna Day Worker Center in Laguna Canyon and the La Playa Center, which offers adult ESL classes with free childcare at the Boys and Girls Club.
The executive director’s duties include hands-on involvement in financial, administrative and communication functions. Experience in fund raising and grant writing and knowledge of community activities are desirable.
Interested applicants should send a letter of inquiry with contact information to the Council at P.O. Box 520, Laguna Beach, Calif. 92652.