Two churches in town resumed offering cold-weather shelter to homeless people being turned away from sleeping at the city’s temporary shelter on Laguna Canyon Road. St. Mary’s Episcopal Church and Neighborhood Congregational Church are rotating every three weeks during the winter to take in from 10 to 20 people. The overnight capacity for the canyon […]
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Book Swap Tucks Good Reads into New Hands In honor of International Friendship Month, Laguna Beach Books will hold a community book swap to benefit the Friendship Shelter from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 27. Readers are invited to bring up to 10 good quality books to swap, including fiction, non-fiction, mystery […]
Honoring a Flock of Eagles Six young Laguna Beach residents recently received the Eagle Scout Award, Boy Scouts of America’s highest honor, at a ceremony attended by over 100 guests. Ben Hanson, Michael and Steven Bell, Tyler Kessler, and Ryan and Aaron Lee, all Laguna Beach High School students and members of Troop 38, which […]
By Robin Pierson, Special to the Independent The art and personal growth of three current and former residents of the Friendship Shelter will be celebrated at an eclectic “happening” on Thursday, Dec. 16. While maladies like addiction, homelessness and financial woes brought them to the shelter, through a new program known as the Artists’ Collective, […]
Combine the power of the written word with the immediacy of an actor’s visceral, live interpretation, and the result is a performance that literally brings a story to life. The experience, of last Sunday’s WordTheatre production “Stories of Home” was thrilling. “You get a lot more than saying lines, you get to tell the whole […]
Laguna Beach resident Scott Hays envisioned a company dedicated to the philosophy that all people have a story to share. Now, the story-telling skills he nurtured have blossomed into a marketing campaign tapped by hard-pressed non-profit groups around the county and nation to make a difference in the lives of those in need. A veteran […]
The city’s matching-fund grant application to help defray operating costs at the homeless shelter in Laguna Canyon was rejected by the county because the temporary shelter is just that, temporary. The $190,000, two-year federal matching-fund grant is geared for more permanent housing, the city was recently informed by the county’s community development staff. There is […]