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Around Town: Surfrider Foundation hosts beach cleanup at Sunset Beach

Volunteers participate in the annual California Coastal Cleanup Day at Huntington State Beach in September 2016.

The beaches have taken a beating from heavy rain, high tides and beached debris, but beach lovers are invited to help clean up Sunset Beach on Saturday.

The Surfrider Foundation of Huntington Beach and Seal Beach will present the event from 8 a.m. to noon at Anderson Street and Pacific Coast Highway.

Anyone is welcome to attend, and basic materials such as bags and hand sanitizer are provided. Participants are encouraged to bring gardening gloves, Surfrider said.

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Mobile pet clinic in Laguna to offer vaccinations and more

The city of Laguna Beach and the nonprofit Healthcare & Emergency Animal Rescue Team, or HEART, will offer a mobile vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday.

The clinic will be from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Act V parking lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road.

Pets can get rabies vaccines, flea and tick control, de-worming, nail trimming and more. They also can get identification microchips for $30.

Vaccines won’t be available for animals that are pregnant or nursing, have been sick in the past two weeks or have had adverse reactions to vaccines in the past. Dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Owners are asked to bring their pets’ previous rabies certificates or vaccination records, if possible.


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Laguna Beach to present Parents’ Night Out

The city of Laguna Beach will hold a Parents’ Night Out from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Community & Susie Q Center, 380 Third St.

Children will be treated to crafts, games, movies and dinner while their parents get a chance to have an evening to themselves.

Advance registration is required. To register, call (949) 464-6645 or visit

Storytelling and guided nature walks on tap in Newport Beach

A family event with storytelling, a guided nature walk and crafts will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. for the remaining Fridays in February at the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve, 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach.

The “Wild Tales” event, presented by Orange County Parks, costs $5 per child.

To sign up, visit

Fountain Valley race rescheduled for March 31 due to weather

The Fountain Valley Fit Body Boot Camp 5K, originally slated for last weekend, was postponed because of rain and rescheduled for 8 a.m. March 31 at the Fountain Valley Recreation Center & Sports Park, 16400 Brookhurst St.


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Pacific Marine Mammal Center offers chance to sculpt a sea lion

People can view sea lions, learn about their rescue and rehabilitation and sculpt a clay sea lion at an event Saturday at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center, 20612 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

The program will run from 9 to 10:30 a.m. It costs $20 for adults and $15 for children.

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Painting fundamentals course set in Laguna Beach

The Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. will teach techniques for painting landscapes at a painting fundamentals event from 9 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Top of the World Elementary School, 21601 Treetop Lane, Laguna Beach.

A $40 advance registration fee is required.

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Costa Mesa sale to feature books, furniture and toys

A sidewalk sale featuring home goods, toys, furniture, clothing, books and sports equipment will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the National Charity League’s Ticktocker Thrift Shop, 540 W. 19th St., Costa Mesa.


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Submissions accepted for Newport Beach sculpture exhibit

The city of Newport Beach is seeking entries until March 4 for the next round of the sculpture exhibit at Civic Center Park.

Ten works will be selected to be displayed for two years at the 14-acre park.

To apply, visit

Valentine-making event slated for Laguna

A Valentine’s Day card-making party will be held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Sawdust Art & Craft Festival grounds, 935 Laguna Canyon Road, Laguna Beach.

Admission is $25.

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Meeting will discuss Newport Beach general plan update

A meeting to discuss an update to Newport Beach’s general plan will start at 6 p.m. Wednesday at Marina Park, 1600 W. Balboa Blvd.

The meeting will review the general plan update process, the schedule of the update and a draft request for consultant services.

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Meeting on rehab of Newport park set for Wednesday

A meeting to discuss the planned rehabilitation of Grant Howald Park in Newport Beach will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Community Youth Center, 3000 Fifth Ave.

The project focuses on upgrading the athletic fields to be usable year-round, replacing the playground equipment, installing additional seating areas, updating restrooms and beautifying the Fifth Avenue frontage.

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Meeting scheduled on Laguna Canyon Channel renovations

A public workshop to discuss renovations to the Laguna Canyon Channel will start at 10 a.m. Wednesday at Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave.

The Public Works Department will present the event. The channel is expected to be renovated by spring 2020.

For more information, contact City Engineer Mark Trestik at (949) 497-0300 or

Corona del Mar meeting to feature councilwoman

Newport Beach City Councilwoman Joy Brenner will be a featured speaker at the Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce’s monthly “Good Morning CdM” meeting from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Feb. 14 at the Bahia Corinthian Yacht Club, 1601 Bayside Drive.

The free gathering will include coffee and pastries.

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This article was originally published at 4:25 p.m. Feb. 7 and was later updated with additional information.