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League to discuss homeless issue

The League of Women Voters will meet at 9:15 a.m. Oct. 10 at the home of Vera Martinez, 1041 Madison Place, to discuss homeless issues.

Daga Krackowizer, a member of the Homeless Task Force, will discuss the actions taken, and actions still to be considered by the Laguna Beach City Council.

For more information, call (949) 715-5594


Nursery professional gives club the dirt on dirt

The Laguna Beach Garden Club presents nurseryman Gary Matsuoka speaking on “The Truth About Dirt."

Matsuoka is president of Laguna Hills Nursery and is a certified California nursery professional.

The meeting will begin at 9:30 a.m. Oct. 9 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Drive. The meeting is free one time for guests.


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Journalist Peter Kaye to discuss Depression era

Author and journalist Peter Kaye will relive “Growing Up in Laguna During the Great Depression" in a talk to the Laguna Beach Historical Society at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 19 at City Hall, 505 Forest Ave.

Kaye will read and expand upon portions of his memoir “Contrarian," detailing his 55 years in politics and reporting.

Kaye will bring and sign copies of his book after his talk.

Fundraiser for African education group

A fundraiser for the Indigenous Education Foundation of Tanzania will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday at the Laguna Beach Woman’s Club, 286 St. Ann’s Drive.

Peter Luis, co-founder and executive director of the organization, will be present.


To learn more about the nonprofit group, visit

Tickets are $50 per person.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Kristin Thomas at (949) 735-7537 or

Laguna clinic physicians recertified by board

Laguna Beach Community Clinic physicians Dr. Tom Bent and Dr. Korey Jorgensen have been recertified by the American Board of Family Medicine.

The recertification confers a standard of excellence in knowledge and practice in many areas, including but not limited to care of adults and children, women’s health issues, care of older adults, and community medicine.

ABFM is the second largest medical specialty board in the U.S.

“I am proud to bring the unique discipline of family medicine to the practice of HIV medicine in the setting of our clinic," said Jorgensen, who is also a certified specialist in HIV medicine.


Bent, medical director and chief executive of the clinic, is a member of the faculty at UC Irvine Medical School, and president of the California Chapter of the American Academy of Family Medicine.