Warkomski is guest at Conservancy dinner

The Laguna Canyon Conservancy will meet Monday at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Karl Warkomski, executive director of the Laguna Canyon Foundation, will speak.

When Aliso Viejo incorporated in 2001, Warkomski was elected to the first City Council and served as mayor in 2005. Warkomski will give an update on a recent addition to the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park and how state and federal issues may impact open space and parklands.

Doors open at 6 p.m. Dinner tickets are $10 for members and $15 for non-members. For reservations, call (949) 494-6465 and leave name, phone number, and number of reservations.


Herschensohn joins DeVore campaign

Bruce Herschensohn, the 1992 GOP nominee for the California Senate, has agreed to join Assemblyman Chuck DeVore’s U.S. Senate campaign as honorary chairman, DeVore announced.

“I’ve known Chuck DeVore for 20 years,” Herschensohn said. “He volunteered on my campaign and has been a stalwart supporter of common sense conservative principles. I am delighted he is running against Sen. Barbara Boxer.”

Herschensohn was in the Nixon Administration, first in the U.S. Information Agency and later in the White House.


“I am grateful for Bruce’s support,” DeVore said. “As with many grassroots Republicans, I worked hard on Bruce’s campaigns, and I welcome his public endorsement.”

DeVore said his candidacy has also been unanimously endorsed by all of the Republican members of the State Assembly. The campaign’s website is

Rotary meeting focuses on how to make marriage last

Secrets and tips of a long-lasting marriage will be the topic of the Laguna Beach Rotary Club meeting at Mozambique Restaurant at noon Feb. 13.

Pat and Marty Hecht, and Jack and Jacque Schirm will be on a panel discussing the topic. The cost of the luncheon is $26 per person. Interested parties should contact Gil Thibault at (949) 275-5900 or

Cultural arts grant applications open

The city of Laguna Beach is accepting applications for cultural arts grants. The grant funds must be used by nonprofit organizations for projects to promote tourism and encourage overnight hotel occupancy during the non-summer months.

Applications must be submitted at the counter in the Community Services Department by Feb. 6. For more information, visit


Woman’s Club honors former Mayor Jane Egly

Former Mayor and current Councilwoman Jane Egly will be honored Feb. 6 by the Woman’s Club of Laguna Beach.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The price is $30 per person. Checks must be made out to Woman’s Club Mayor’s lunch and mailed to 286 St. Ann’s Drive, Laguna Beach, CA 92651. Reservations and checks must be received by today to guarantee seating.

Nominees for environmental award due

The Laguna Beach Environmental Committee is accepting nominations for its Environmental Recognition Award Program. Any Laguna Beach resident, business or organization that is active in environmental preservation, conservation, restoration, or educational activities may be nominated. Nominations may not be submitted by the nominee.

Nomination forms are available at Laguna Beach City Hall, 505 Forest Ave. For more information, call the City Water Quality Department at (949) 497-0390. The nomination deadline is today.