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Laguna Beach High School senior Michelle Brown is the Rotary Club’s Student of the Month for October.
(Coastline Pilot)

Club members help set Guinness record

Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach helped set the Guinness World Record for most participants in games of tag during a 24-hour period, according to a news release.


The local club had 210 participants out of a total 20,541 from other clubs across the country who helped set the record in April. The achievement was made official last month.

The games of tag were part of Major League Baseball’s Wanna Play? program, which encourages children to be active and nutritious while learning the skills of baseball and softball.


“We firmly believe that young people must be active, stay healthy and above all else, have fun to create a truly great future,” said Pam Estes, executive director of Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach. “We are very proud of our club members who took the world record challenge seriously, enabling this new record to be set.”


Mobile family resource center arrives Nov. 26

Resources In Motion, a mobile family resource center, will be rolling up to the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach on Nov. 26.


RIM has made several visits to Laguna Beach this year. It offers important services to local families, such as support groups, nutrition classes and packages of basic-need items and canned food.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 26, county nurses will also be on hand with RIM staff to give out free flu vaccines for any community member older than 3. The vaccines will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

The next time RIM will be in town is Dec. 17. For more information on the program, call (949) 494-2535 ext. 107 or email



Girl Scouts dedicate tree to firefighters

Local Girl Scout troops have dedicated a special Sawdust Christmas tree to the Laguna Beach firefighters.

The tree, which includes a fire hose, handmade fire engines and stockings for every firefighter, was dedicated by Troops 834 and 145, according to a statement from troop leader and mom Trace Klug.

“My daughter Makayla and I asked our troop of seven years if we could dedicate our tree this year to our local superheroes, who dedicate their lives to our community and unfortunately have had to work with the oldest fire stations and trucks in Orange County,” Klug said.

A special stocking was made for local firefighter Steen Jense, 50, who recently died of liver cancer, Klug said.


Student of month is AP Scholar, youth group leader

The Rotary Club of Laguna Beach chose Laguna Beach High School student Michelle Brown as its Student of the Month for October.

Brown is the president of the National Honors Society, an AP Scholar, a middle school youth group leader, and a junior high counselor at Laguna Presbyterian Church.

She plans to focus her college studies on health care and the medical profession.

—Kelly Parker

Twitter: @KellyParkerTCN