Scouts Get Special Visitor

: Ex-marine Mike Ryan brings in his military uniforms to kids who also suit up for meetings.
: Ex-marine Mike Ryan brings in his military uniforms to kids who also suit up for meetings.

Sgt. Mike Ryan, an ex-Marine who did two tours of duty in Iraq between 2005 and 2010, paid a recent visit to Laguna Beach Cub Scout Pak 35, Den 1.

He showed scouts his uniforms and explained how the environment dictates what is worn and described non-combat dress as well.






Basketball Leagues Seek Sponsors

 Some of this year’s club players.
Some of this year’s club players.

The Boys & Girls Club seeks sponsors that want to make a difference for the club’s basketball leagues. Company logos will be prominently displayed in the gym and listed on the Boys & Girls Club website.

“Our youth basketball programs provide an active outlet for kids and help build confidence,” said Hans LaRoche, the club’s athletic director.

Contact Michelle Ray at 949- 494-2535 x 103 for basketball sponsorship information.


Merchants Offered Workshop on Labor Laws

Labor law for small businesses, a workshop offered by Laguna’s Chamber of Commerce, will be held in the Boys and Girls Club community room on Friday, Feb. 28, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

The $15 fee includes continental breakfast. Reservations 949-494-1018.

Lifeguard Tryouts Coming Up

Lifeguard tryouts will be held at Main Beach on Saturday, Feb. 22. The physical testing portion will be conducted at the Main Beach Lifeguard White Tower.  Sign-in begins at 7:30 a.m. and candidates must be ready to enter the water promptly at 9 a.m.

An online application and Physical Testing and Training Waiver must be completed and application submitted prior to the filing deadline. Applications are available at:

Two City Committees Seek New Members

Applicants for the Environmental Sustainability Committee will be interviewed at the regular City Council meeting on March 4, at 6 p.m., 505 Forest Ave. Members will serve a two-year term and applications are due by Tuesday, Feb. 25.

Similarly, applicants for the Heritage Committee will be interviewed Tuesday, March 18, also at 6 p.m. in council chambers. The filing deadline is March 11.

The Heritage Committee serves in an advisory role on matters pertaining to historic preservation.

The sustainability committee researches issues and policies and prepare recommendations for submission to the City Council.

Applications for both can be obtained from the City Clerk’s office or online from the city’s website. Questions? Call 497-0705.

City Offers Community Assistance Grants

The Community Assistance Grant program, which awards local organizations funds for new projects and/or expanded services in town, is now accepting applications.

It is available at: and is due by 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 28 at the Community Services Department, 515 Forest Ave.

Rotary Accepting Grant Applications

Rotary Club’s president Jeffrey Redeker announced that the organization will accept applications for its community grant Feb. 15 through March 31.

Applications and instructions can be obtained by visiting  or by calling 949-371-7595.


Exhibit Recalls Surfing’s Break-Out Film

San Clemente’s Surfing Heritage and Culture Center will showcase the complete “Endless Summer” 50th anniversary exhibition on May 3 during a fundraising gala at Huntington Beach’s Hilton resort. It will feature a curated collection of historic photos and memorabilia, including cameras used to shoot the film, original movie flyers, posters, letters, photographs and several items that have never been publicly displayed, A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

For more info: visit or call SHACC at (949) 388-0313.


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