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Wedding Terrace holds open house

Laguna Village will host a Bridal Open House from noon to 6 p.m. March 8 at 557 S. Coast Hwy. to showcase the Laguna Village Wedding and Events Terrace.

Laguna Village artists and My Fair Lady Florist will have their hand-crafted wedding line on display. The showcase is designed for those planning a wedding or other special occasion. There is no charge to attend. For more information call (949) 395-2606.

Crystal presentation will be at Pure Light


Heather Rose will present a free crystal presentation from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 7 at Pure Light Candle Studio. The presentation will provide information about crystal types, properties, and how they can be of benefit spiritually, mentally, physically and emotionally.

Pure Light is at 821 Laguna Canyon Road next to the Sawdust Festival grounds. For more information or to reserve a spot, call (949) 376-7200.

Woodhouse named a ‘Super Lawyer’

Violet P. Woodhouse, a certified family law specialist and certified financial planner, has recently been named a Southern California Super Lawyer for 2009. She has received this honor for six consecutive years.


This year, more than 800,000 ballots were mailed asking lawyers to nominate the best of their peers, as based on their first-hand knowledge of these lawyers in action.

The 2009 Southern California Super Lawyers list will be published in an upcoming issue of Los Angeles Magazine and in a special publication, Southern California Super Lawyers, which is a joint project of the publishers of Los Angeles Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine. This publication will be delivered to every active licensed attorney in Los Angeles and Orange counties, and will be posted on

Woodhouse is a former recipient of the National Leadership Award for her dedication to the Republican Party. She has also been honored with an appointment to the National Republican Congressional Committee’s Business Advisory Council. She was a member of the Professionalism and Ethics Committee of the Orange County Bar Assn., and also served as a judge pro tem for Orange County’s Family Law Court in the past.

Woodhouse is the author of “Divorce and Money: How To Make the Best Financial Decisions During Divorce," currently in its ninth edition. She has been named one of the nation’s top 200 financial planners by Worth Magazine for several consecutive years. Woodhouse’s office is in Newport Beach. For more information, visit www.

Pacific Edge Hotel launches ‘Edge Card’

Pacific Edge Hotel has introduced the “Edge Card," a new complimentary perk that gives an edge to guests wanting to enjoy the Laguna Beach lifestyle without breaking their vacation budget. The Edge Card, one of several new amenities recently added at the oceanfront hotel, provides savings of 10% to 20% at participating restaurants and boutiques.

To give the “edge" to hotel guests, Pacific Edge Hotel has partnered with eight popular restaurants. The participating restaurants will take 10% off guests’ total bills once they flash their Pacific Edge key card.

Among the eateries featured are Café Zoolu, Eva’s Caribbean Kitchen and the Beach House.


Guests will also enjoy discounts at select Laguna Beach shops. Among them are La Rue du Chocolat, which is offering 20% off handmade chocolates and truffles. Other participating stores include Main Beach Toys & Beach Rentals, Fawn Memories, Scandia Bakery and the Laguna Colony Company.

In addition, the Laguna Playhouse is offering 10% off tickets.

For more information, call (866) 932-2896 or visit

Dyer takes over chiropractic office

The late Julian Vickers served the Laguna Beach community for 15 years. Michael Dyer took over the practice, at 255 Thalia St., Suite B, in January.

Dyer is holding an open house to introduce himself to the community from 4 to 7:30 p.m. March 18, with free chair massages and refreshments.

Dyer first became exposed to chiropractic after sustaining a low back injury playing football as a teenager. After a series of chiropractic treatments, he was able to heal without the use of medication or surgery.

Amazed at the results, he decided to go to chiropractic school. After graduating from New York Chiropractic in 2000, Dyer opened a practice in Garden City, N.Y., and practiced there for eight years.


Fulfilling a dream, he moved to California in October.

Dyer utilizes advanced chiropractic techniques as well as laser therapy to give pain relief, and maintain health and wellness.

He offers treatments for carpal tunnel, tennis/golf elbow, foot/leg pain, auto accidents, sciatica, and neck/back injuries.

For a free consultation, call (949) 494-8820.