Senior Celebration

Nadia Babiya, executive director of Laguna Beach, marks her first year on the job.

More than $11,000 was raised at Laguna Beach Seniors’ 19th annual holiday lunch this past  Monday, contributing toward the non profit’s $500,000 a year operating budget, reported Executive Director Nadia Babiya.

“We must continue to raise funds to keep our core programs functioning. We must attract new members and design and redesign programs that are driven by their needs,” she told a festive crowd at Tivoli Terrace, entertained by guest vocalists as well as Patrick Quilter, performing on the ukelele. Quilter, whose mother is namesake for the Susi Q Center, announced a $5,000 challenge grant that was quickly matched.




Firebrand Media LLC wants comments that advance the discussion, and we need your help to accomplish this mission. Debate and disagreement are welcomed on our platforms but do it with respect. We won't censor comments we disagree with. Viewpoints from across the political spectrum are welcome here. While everyone is entitled to their opinion, our community is not obliged to host all comments shared on its website or social media pages, including:

  • Hate speech that is racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic slurs, or calls for violence against a particular type of person.
  • Obscenity and excessive cursing.
  • Libelous language, whether or not the writer knows what they're saying is false.
We require users to provide their true full name, including first and last names, as a condition for comments. We reserve the right to change this policy based on future developments.

Scroll down to comment on this post.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here