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Beach clean-up at Mozambique volunteers will gather at Mozambique’s lower parking lot from noon to 1 p.m. for a weekly beautification effort, beginning Sunday. Free parking is available. To reward volunteers after the cleanup, Mozambique will provide a half-off lunch menu. Mozambique is at 1740 S. Coast Hwy.

For more information, contact Rick Conkey (949) 573-8624, or e-mail rick, or visit

City committees in need of applicants


The Laguna Beach City Council is accepting applications for three two-year terms on the Recreation Committee and four two-year terms on the Parking, Traffic & Circulation Committee. Both terms will run through Feb. 29, 2012.

Interviews will be conducted at 6 p.m. March 2 by the City Council at their regular meeting in Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.

Laguna Beach residents who are interested should obtain an application from the City Clerk’s office or at and file it by 5 p.m. Tuesday.

For more information, call (949) 497-0705.


90th birthday of women’s suffrage

The League of Women Voters will meet at 9:15 a.m. Feb. 27, at the home of Jean Raun, 3085 Alta Laguna Blvd. to mark the 90th anniversary of the right of women to vote.

Glenna Matthews, a historian, and author of many books, including “The Rise of Public Woman," will speak about the struggle to achieve suffrage, and about the League of Women Voters which formed in that same year.

The meeting is open to the community. For more information, call (949) 494-2247.

Miller Garden annual meeting is Wednesday

The Friends of the Hortense Miller Garden invite the community to their annual membership meeting to be held from 4 to 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Neighborhood Congregational Church.

Kay Havens, an experienced Orange County Master gardener, will discuss “The Busy Gardener." She will speak on the tricks of getting more garden with less effort by attending to necessary jobs on a month-by-month schedule unique to Southern California’s climates.

Hospital assessment meeting is Thursday


Mission Hospital Laguna Beach will hold the second part of a public dialogue to discuss and prioritize the needs identified through the Community Health and Quality of Life Needs Assessment from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the hospital, 31872 Coast Hwy.

To view the assessment results, visit the “Community Outreach" page on