Mobility and Transit Community Workshop to be held Tuesday, June 10 at the Community Center 6-8 p.m.

TheCityofLagunaBeachis hosting a workshop to obtain community input on preliminary ideas for two plans, the Enhanced Mobility and Complete Streets Transition Plan and the Transit Program Service Analysis. Please joinCitystaffandtheprojectteamsaswediscuss mobility and transit and ways to improve circulation in the CityWewanttohearyourideas and we also want your feedback on our preliminary ideas.

Theworkshop will be heldon Tuesday, June 10 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Laguna Beach Community & Susi Q Center, 380 Third Street.

For more information, contact Scott Drapkin, Principal Planner, at 497-0362, or: 

LBHS CIF Playoffs update



Boys Volleyball: Laguna rolling along in Regionals

LBHS Boys’ Volleyball shook off the loss in the CIF Finals and will play in the CIF SoCal Regional Division IV Finals against Saddleback Valley at 3 p.m. Saturday. The match will be played at Cerritos College.

Jack Wyett had 13 kills and Noah Blanton 10 as the Breakers swept Bishop Montgomery, 27-25, 25-13, 25-23, last night in the semifinals.

Alec Wulff turned in a 28 assist performance.

Baseball: Breakers at Sonora today

Laguna (25-2) shutout the Almont League champs, Alhambra, 2-0, Tuesday at Skipper Carrillo Field.

The Breakers will play at Sonora in La Habra this afternoon at 3:15 in a quarterfinals contest.

Co-Ed Track Team will run in CIF Masters Saturday

The Co-Ed Track team will compete in the CIF masters at Cerritos JC Saturday afternoon.

Ladies: Do you want it all? Esther Project Conference this Saturday with the author of “Unstick Your Stuck Life”

The Esther Project—a group of experts, leaders, trainers, doctors and spiritual leaders will all come together under one umbrella as an ongoing project for the woman who wants it all, this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Newport Beach Marriott.

Founder of the Esther Project and keynote speaker Lisa Hamilton will be speaking on her recently released book Unstick Your Stuck Life. 

Lisa Hamilton and daughter

“A woman should have it all,” Hamilton, a Laguna Beach resident and business-owner, believes.  “That it is her God-given destiny to live an abundant life. Once we find our core essence and start living proactively in health and beauty, on purpose, in passion, with prosperity, in loving relationships, connected to God, we are finally and completely fulfilled. Anything less than that is stuck.”

The talk will include breakout sessions on several engaging topics including: (1) Turn back the aging clock with non-invasive procedures (2) From obese to Miss Fitness America, transformational secrets that really work! (3) Conflict resolution: A recipe for relationship bliss and (4) Romancing the king: The simple truth about men and love.  

“Operation Mitch” will raise $10,000 for a teenager’s urostomy

Also, the event will benefit a project called “Operation Mitch.” The Esther Project has teamed up with the generosity of Dr. Joel Gelman, to finance a urostomy reversal for a young boy just graduating from High School.  

“Researching this case, there was only one doctor with the expertise who could help this young boy. Though the operation is not covered by insurance, I know that we can raise the money. Women are so powerful, and willing to fight for a cause. I am personally donating all my book sales for the endeavor, and I believe that we can raise $10,000 in a single day,” Hamilton said.

Get your tickets at Get a $30 discount with code: LJH0531. 

Heinz Hofmann of Hotel Laguna elected chancelier national (vice president) with Chaine des Rôtisseurs

Heinz Hofmann, who currently serves as Chief Operating Officer for Andersen Hotels Inc. and Hotel Laguna was elected as chancelier national (vice-president) with the prestigious Chaine des Rôtisseurs.

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Heinz Hoffmann

With more than 25,000 members, the Chaîne des Rôtisseurs is an International Association of Gastronomy now established in more than 70 countries bringing together enthusiasts who share the same values of fine dining, the encouragement of the culinary arts and the pleasures of the table. The distinctive character of their association is to bring together amateurs and professionals, from all over the world in the appreciation of fine cuisine. 

Born in Zurich, Switzerland, Hofmann graduated with a degree in accounting from Swiss Accounting Academy, where he was employed as a chef. He holds a master’s degree from the Swiss Hotel Management School in Lausanne. Hofmann lived and worked in Europe, the Bahamas and Canada. He has held management positions at the hotel and corporate levels in the Westin and Fairmont hotel chains, as COO and consultant at La Quinta Country Club, and has served on numerous tourist and visitor boards throughout the country.

He currently serves as Treasurer and is on the Executive Committee of Visit Laguna Beach’s Board of Directors. Hofmann is also the co-chair of Celebrate Good Taste, a four-day culinary festival hosted by Visit Laguna Beach every March.

“We are so fortunate to have Heinz on our board of directors,” said Karyn Philippsen, Chairman of the Board, Visit Laguna Beach. “His wealth of expertise in the hospitality and culinary industries greatly contributes to the positive experiences our locals and visitors have come to expect and enjoy.”

Glennwood House offers a great opportunity for community service…and you can lend them a hand  

Glennwood House of Laguna Beach is reaching out to the community to ask for volunteer help.

The home for 50 young adults with special needs is busy and active these days, and extra hands would be most welcome. Volunteer opportunities include working with the young people (such as Laguna’s farmer’s market outing chaperones, karaoke nights fun assistance, gardening, and art projects), and staff assistance (such as IT experts, drivers for special needs youth, and handyman help).

Teen volunteers under the age of 18 are required by licensing to have adult supervision with them. Ages 18 to 118 are fine on their own! Glennwood is ready to welcome all help.

Activities Director, Taylor Mathieson, would like to add you to the volunteer team. Contact her via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Chamber of Commerce presents: To Catch a Thief 

If you own or manage a business in town, or have employees collecting service or merchandise payments, you need to attend this workshop. Credit card fraud in town increased by 10% in 2013 so arm yourself, your business and your employees with information on how to identify fake cards. 

A recent wave of fraudulent credit card use has left several Laguna Beach businesses with substantial financial losses.  As a result, City of Laguna Beach Detective Larry Bammer and Crime Prevention Specialist Nickie Hernandez will provide a hands-on training that you will not want to miss. The Chamber of Commerce seriously wants you protected from such losses.  

Reserve your seat now by calling the Chamber of Commerce at 494-1018 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The cost is $15 for members and $25 for non-members. 

The event is Tuesday, June 3 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. Breakfast goodies will be provided.  

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