Urban Designer’s View of Laguna’s Future

Steve Kellenberg
Steve Kellenberg

The public is invited to a presentation by urban designer and local resident Steve Kellenberg at the next general membership meeting of Village Laguna, Thursday, March 20, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers.

Kellenberg, a 33-year resident and adjunct USC professor, will present his ideas about the town and the future.

Refreshments will be served.








Big Apple Style Infuses Chabad’s Purim Party

“A great combination of ancient Jewish traditions with a modern twist,” says Rabbi Eli Goorevitch of the upcoming New York-themed Purim party taking place at the

Chabad Center, 30804 S. Coast Highway, on Sunday March 16, 5 p. m.

The party will begin with a multimedia Megillah reading in Madison Square Garden, followed by an array of buffet stations themed as New York locations, such as hamentashen and hot dogs in Hell’s Kitchen, Also enjoy traditional foods, crafts, face painting and entertainment.

Please R.S.V.P. online at chabadoflaguna.com or call 949 499 – 0770.  Tickets $12-$18.

Speaker Focuses on Prayer’s Power

International speaker, Mark Swinney will present a talk entitled, “What is it that connects prayer with healing?” on Sunday, March 16, at 2 p.m. at the Christian Science church at 635 High Dr.

“This lecture is all about the power of God’s love to heal,” says Swinney, of Sandia Park, N.M.

Swinney’s ideas stem from the Bible and “Science and Health with Key to the Scriptures,” the central text of the Christian Science religion written by Mary Baker Eddy.

A telephone conference line is available for those unable to attend in person: 712 432 0926.  The access code is 947426#. For instructions during the call, press *4.

Stepping Up to the Plate for Little League

The Angels Baseball Foundation played a vital role in pulling off renovations at Laguna Beach’s Riddle Field this season and supporters are doing their part to maintain the improvements.

A fundraiser is scheduled for Thursday, March 20, from 6-11 p.m. at Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course hosted by property co-owner and Little League fan Mark Christy.

2014 Majors division manager Rob Smith will perform with his band, The F-Jamz. Dinner, beer and wine will be included in the $50 ticket price.

To purchase tickets or to make a donation, visit www.beachbaseball.com or mail a check to LBLL, P.O. Box 509, Laguna Beach, CA 92652

Goat Lady Celebrates 10 Years of Service           

R Star celebrates its 10th anniversary with a fundraising celebration at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Rd., on March 28 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m.

R star has brought goats, education and hope to women and children in Nepal since 2004.

Tickets to the celebration, which will have live and silent auctions, are $35 for adults, children- free. Donations of discarded cell phones, working or not, will benefit the foundation.

 City Seeks Seniors for Task Force

The city council of Laguna Beach is accepting applications to serve on a Senior Housing Task Force, which will evaluate senior citizen housing and care options, announced City Clerk Lisette Chel-Walker.

The task force will evaluate the city’s Reasonable Accommodation Ordinance to ensure that it addresses the access and mobility issues of seniors and persons with disabilities.

One at-large member is to be appointed at the April 22 City Council meeting. Letters of interest are due to the clerk by Wednesday, April 9. 

Grief Support Group Starts

Those grieving the death of a loved one are invited to join Rev. Jon Moore and the grief support team at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., for a seven-week class on Mondays, April 7 – May 19 from 4-5:30 p.m.

A $40 materials fee is due upon registration.  For additional information and online registration, visit lagunapreschurch.org or call the church office at 949-494-7555.

Utility Introduces Plant’s Dismantlers

Public comment is invited at a 6 p.m. meeting with members of Edison’s Community Engagement Panel on March 25 at San Clemente’s Community Center, 100 N. Calle Seville.

The panel is the public liaison to ensure safe solutions for the 1,632 tons of deadly spent fuel currently in cooling ponds outside San Onofre’s closed reactor domes. While Nuclear Regulatory Commission studies suggests spent fuel can remain safely on sight for 60 years after a plant shuts down, San Onofre is subject to earthquakes and rising tides. “We must make sure the best plan is being designed,” says local activist Marni Magda in a statement.

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