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Weekly update from the city manager

•There’s only a couple weeks left for residents to take advantage of free bulky item and hazardous waste pickups.

Every year, residents are allowed two free bulky item pickups and one hazardous waste pickup. Waste Management will pick up large items like furniture and appliances and up to 20 plastic bags of yard waste, according to City Manager John Pietig.

Reusable items will be delivered to Goodwill, and all other items will be sorted and recycled. To schedule a pickup, call Waste Management at (949) 642-1191. For hazardous waste collection, call WM Curbside Inc. at (800) 449-7587.


A list of acceptable items for pickup can be found on the city’s website.

•City-owned public parking lots have been registered with Streetline, a “smart parking system.” Residents can get the Streetline application on their smartphone to see where parking lots are, what the payment system is like and how long they may park in the lot. Download the app at


Community foundation taking donations


The Laguna Beach Community Foundation is available to assist with year-end charitable gifts, according to a news release.

By establishing a Donor Advised Fund, a donor can obtain a 2011 tax deduction and then make recommendations in the future for charitable distributions to any nonprofit.

Donors also can make a tax-deductible donation to any of the following funds maintained at the Laguna Beach Community Foundation.

The One World One Ocean Foundation Fund was established by the MacGillivrays, to help provide resources needed to protect and preserve our oceans and keep them healthy. Donations help fund education programs and support films, television programs and public engagement projects.

Glennwood House Fund assists the Glennwood House Foundation in their capital campaign to provide housing for special-needs young adults in the building at Ruby Street and South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach.

Disaster Fund assists in emergency disaster relief and prevention. This fund provided $25,000 in disaster relief after the December 2010 flooding.

Claes Andersen Hospitality Scholarship Fund, established by Georgia Andersen and her children to honor Claes Andersen, distributes money to the Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation or similar entities or educational institutions.

The 2012 Laguna Beach Community Foundation Annual Grants Program provides grants to nonprofits in Laguna Beach or providing services to Laguna Beach residents. In 2011 with the assistance of donors, the Community Foundation granted $140,500 to 27 nonprofits.


To donate, make your check to LBCF and the name of the fund and mail to Laguna Beach Community Foundation, PO Box 1628, Laguna Beach, CA 92652. For more information, contact Darrcy Loveland, president and chief executive, at (949) 715-8223.


Local businesswoman receives award

A Laguna Beach resident has been recognized for expanding programs to help women reach their professional and personal leadership goals, according to a release.

The Healthcare Businesswomen’s Assn. Southern California Chapter (HBA SoCal) presented the 2011 LEAD Award to co-Director of Programs Ank Stuyfzand at the association’s year-end celebration in Irvine.

The event also supported Working Wardrobes.

The LEAD, or Leadership Excellence and Dedication, Award honors one member from each HBA chapter nationwide.

In 2011, under Stuyfzand’s leadership, HBA SoCal offered a record 20 events, from panel discussions on accountable care organizations to workshops on personal branding for women executives.


Stuyfzand also helped develop program guidelines for the entire HBA organization.

She is an executive coach and founder of InsideOut Enterprise, a Laguna Beach-based leadership coaching and management consulting firm. She is also an adjunct professor at Brandman University, where she teaches graduate classes on leadership.

“This is an honor too big to be awarded to just one person,” Stuyfzand said. “It belongs to all of those who dedicate their time and energy to the HBA SoCal Chapter. Over the last three years, I have established great friendships with many HBA members and have learned a lot from their stories, talents and the wisdom they have shared with me. I feel blessed to have the opportunity to work and laugh with such exceptional women.”

The HBA is a global nonprofit dedicated to furthering the advancement of women in health care worldwide. The HBA has more than 6,000 individual members and nearly 130 corporate partners. For more information, visit