'Puppy' book author to be at Laguna Beach Books

James Hunt will read from his book "I Have a New Puppy! Now What?" at 4 p.m. Saturday. at Laguna Beach Books.

Hunt will donate proceeds from event to the Laguna Beach Fire Department and the Fallen Fire Fighters Relief Fund.

"I Have a New Puppy! Now What?" is about two children who have a memorable encounter with Fireman James and his magical dog, Flame. Along the way they pick up basic puppy training tips. This is one of the few children's books available with advice on how to train your puppy.

Hunt will sign copies of the book and has offered to answer any dog training questions about the family pet. Dogs are also welcome. While there is no charge, those wishing to attend should phone Laguna Beach Books at (949) 494-4779 to ensure space availability.

Laguna Beach Books is located at The Old Pottery Place at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, e-mail Jane Hanauer at

Students' collages for sharing with sister city

Collages on display in the Laguna Beach Visitors Center were created by local elementary school students to share with Laguna's sister city, Menton, France.

Laguna Outreach for Community Arts worked with Mary Blanton's third-grade class at El Morro Elementary School in assisting them to create collages representative of Laguna Beach.

The artworks depict various Laguna Beach entities, including art galleries, art festivals and local attractions. The collages are on display in the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau's Visitor Center through August 30.

Located on the French Riviera, Menton closely mirrors Laguna Beach in seaside lodgings, restaurants, galleries, festivals and other attributes. Both cities are renowned for their contribution to the cultural arts.

Bullard hopes to share and exchange the actual collages with the students' peers in Menton, as another step in the alliance between the Sister Cities.

Boys & Girls Club goes on 'adventure'

The Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach launched its Adventure Club July 16 with 10 summer camp members joining the Boys & Girls Club staff on a three-day outing to San Onofre State Beach.

The group participated in basic survival skills, campfire setting and conservation techniques.

They also participated in spearhead design, sand art, tent pitching and boogie boarding.

Adventure Club is offered at the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach Summer Day Camp program.

Members participate in nature hikes, kayaking, animal safari trips, horseback riding and camping excursions.

For more about Adventure Club or Boys & Girls Club summer camp call (949) 4949-2535 or visit

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