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Marine reserve decision postponed until Nov. 10

The Marine Life Protection Act Blue Ribbon Committee held a lengthy hearing Oct. 21 to 23 on a proposed marine reserve designation for Laguna Beach but did not make a decision.

The committee set another session for 9:30 a.m. Nov. 10 on the matter, to be in the Los Angeles International Airport area.

Fall back on Sunday


Daylight saving time will end Sunday. All clocks should be turned back one hour by 2 a.m. that day.

The ‘Walk’ remembered

The Laguna Canyon Conservancy will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Walk at 6 p.m. Monday at is dinner meeting at Tivoli Terrace, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.

In 1989, 8,000 people gathered at the Tell at Sycamore Flats in Laguna Canyon to “Save Laguna Canyon," considered the largest, most successful and peaceful demonstration in the history of Orange County.


Special guest Harry Huggins, now asset manager with OC Parks, was executive coordinator of the Walk and will give a presentation, including photos, film and video clips from 1989. Dinner is served about 6:30 p.m. and the program follows.

Conservancy dinner meetings are open to the public. Dinner tickets are $10 for current members and $15 for non-members.

Tickets may be bought at the door, but reservations must be made by Saturday by calling (949) 494-6465.

Leave your name, phone number and the number of reservations, and spell names for the name tags.

Garden needs docents

The Hortense Miller Garden is looking for new docents to participate in a docent training session. Anyone who is interested should contact Dorothea Yellot at or (949) 494-6627.

City’s consumers to be surveyed

The Laguna Beach Business Task Force is conducting a survey of local residents, according to Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson, a task force member.


One in every four Laguna Beach households will be getting a survey in the mail in an effort to learn what businesses residents would like to see in town and what items stores could stock that would keep shoppers here, Pearson said at the Oct. 20 City Council meeting.

Nonprofit board panel discussion set

The Laguna Beach Community Foundation is inviting Laguna Beach nonprofit board members to a “Building an Effective Board" panel discussion from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday at the Aliso Creek Inn, Green Room, 31106 S. Coast Hwy.

To reserve a space or for more information call (949) 375-7967 or e-mail