Briefly In the News

Exchange Club wants supplies, clothing for back-to-school donations

Donations by the Exchange Club, the Chamber of Commerce, and Laguna Beach Seniors will help the Resource Center buy supplies, but more help is needed to make sure that children in Laguna Beach can go back to school with the supplies they need.

New or clean used clothing, new school supplies and backpacks, and canned or packaged food may be dropped off at Legion Hall, 384 Legion St., from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 28.

Volunteers from Laguna Beach High School will be at the curb to help unload.


The center will join with No Square Theater at 4 p.m. Aug. 28 to provide backpacks, food, clothing and school supplies to children of low-income families who attend Laguna Beach schools.

The party will be at Legion Hall, where children will be able to choose a new backpack and fill it with school supplies.

The party kicks off with a performance by Miss Linda’s music and dance students.

For more information call Sande St. John at (949) 633-9429 or Marsha Bode at (949) 244-2010.


Laguna sends firefighters to help with La Brea fire

Laguna Beach firefighters were sent to help fight the La Brea fire in Santa Maria last week, City Manager Ken Frank reported in his Aug. 14 update to city staff.

The city committed two engine companies and a battalion chief. Other firefighters were be called in to maintain coverage in Laguna Beach, Frank added.

Meters accepting credit cards installed on Forest

A total of 210 parking meters that accept credit cards have been installed along Forest Avenue and Broadway, Frank said.

The meters also accept quarters. More new meters will be installed soon.

Church hosts Bargain Festival on Aug. 29

The 59th annual Bargain Festival will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29 at Neighborhood Congregational Church.


Dozens of families and friends of the church have donated gently used items for the sale.

The event is free for all and includes parking.

Attendees can browse for housewares, furniture, books, home décor, antiques, collectibles, toys, women’s fine clothing, jewelry, toys and supplies for children, casual clothing for all ages, as well as tools and sporting goods.

Lunch, refreshments and baked goods will also be available. The church is at 340 St. Ann’s Drive. For more information, call (949) 494-8061.

Navigating life changes is topic at workshop

Clinical Psychologist and Woman’s Club Board member Marion K. Jacobs will present a workshop on “Successfully Navigating Life’s Changes” from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 12, at the Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Drive.

Topics include: getting ready to change expectations, personal assessment, emotions vs. reason, picking the right target for change, fears about change, key principles of change, self-reward, dealing with people who don’t want you to change, and take-charge living as a way of life.

Proceeds benefit the Woman’s Club.


Coffee and light refreshments will be served.

Enrollment is limited to 30 people. The fee is $40 for club members, $50 for non-members.

To reserve a place, mail a check by Aug. 30 to Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s, Laguna Beach, CA, 92651.

Mark “for 9-12-09 Jacobs workshop” on check and include e-mail address for materials.

Jacobs is the author of “Take-Charge Living: How to Recast Your Role in Life…One Scene At A Time.”

For more information visit or call (949)497-4708.