Public Invited to Village Entrance Discussion


Laguna Beach will hold a community workshop to discuss the village entrance project on Wednesday, July 16, at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.

City staff will present an overview of the updated project concept; seek public feedback on specific elements and features, such as the historic sewer digester, carports and a Laguna Canyon Road median.

New Police Vehicle Zips Around Town

An electric golf cart is the newest addition to the police department vehicle fleet.

The downtown foot patrol officer is now able to move about and respond to calls for service more quickly. Also, the small quiet electric car creates less of an impact on traffic when the officer initiates or is dispatched to some activity.

  Hackers Tee Up for Kids

The 14th Annual Bob Margolis Memorial Golf Tournament takes place Monday, July 14, to benefit the Bluebird branch of the Boys & Girls Club at the Aliso Viejo Country Club. The $125 tickets include the “scramble format” golf tournament, silent auction, helicopter ball-drop raffle and dinner. Dinner only tickets are $35.

The Laguna Hackers, Boys and Girls Club, and the Margolis family keep the tradition going to honor Bob Margolis’ legacy of giving back, said event chair Harry Bithell.

Enter by calling 949-494-2535.

Club Honors Saffer

The Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach hosted “Soup with Stu,” a toast and roast of news blogger Stu Saffer, on Friday June 20.

Among the roasters were elected officials and a contributor to his online news blog, Stu News Laguna, who recounted Saffer’s start in town. Emcee was co-owner Shaena Stabler.

Saffer received a plaque from the Chamber of Commerce, a 2004 Boston Red Sox World Series Championship shirt from Mayor Tem Bob Whalen’s personal collection, and the first male membership to the Woman’s Club.

Each table had a donation ball cap for contributions to Laguna Beach Little League, where Saffer was a manager, board member and umpire. More than $1,000 was collected.

Metrolink Kicks Off Summer Promotion

New weekend Metrolink service between Riverside, Orange County and Los Angeles begins Saturday, July 5.

Metrolink offers riders access to attractions such as downtown Fullerton and Knott’s Berry Farm. Riders can also enter a grand-prize drawing, which closes Sept. 1. For more information, visit

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