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Mingle with a Madison Square Garden & Café martini and take part in Sunday’s Glennwood House one-year celebration 

The residents of Glennwood House of Laguna Beach, a home for 50 young adults with special needs, is about to celebrate their one-year anniversary. 

The long anticipated project required three years of planning, construction, and development. The City of Laguna Beach welcomed the concept with open arms, and last August the dream became reality. 

Now fifty young people with varying ranges of disabilities, from Downs Syndrome and other genetic disorders, to autism and physical handicaps, all call Glennwood “home”. For one hundred percent of them, this is their first experience of independent living.

Glennwood House residents take pride in the appearance of their home

The concept has been so popular that cities from all over the country have contacted Glennwood to inquire about ways to promote similar housing. And the response from individuals and families with special-needs loved ones is such that there is currently a waiting list of more than 60 young adults hoping for the chance to live at Glennwood. 

Glennwood House would like to make friends with the community, and invites everyone to their Martini Mingleon August 10, 5 p.m. at Madison Square Garden and Café. Many of the residents will attend, and virtually every family involved. Please come and meet your one-year new neighbors, all while helping to support this very vital and forward-thinking Laguna home.

The Martini Mingle event will help to raise awareness, and fund on-going support services as well as activities at Glennwood House. Plus it will be fun at the ever-cheerful Madison Square Café! 

Pre-sale tickets are $35, and at the door $40. Included will be hors d’oeuvres and Jon Madison’s famous martinis. There will be Glennwood-style auction items and raffle. All guaranteed for a great time!

The community is invited to celebrate this special home to special people.

Click on this link to get your tickets now:

http://glennwoodhousing.org/product/glennwood-martini-mingle-sunday-august-10th-10pm/


Jimi Board Maiden Voyage

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Rich German

What a trip – literally! New board – first run – off Shaw’s Cove…Thanks!


Human trafficking is Saturday morning topic at LBUMC 

Sandra Morgan, director of Vanguard University’s Global Center for Women and Justice, will speak at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Ave., at 10:30 a.m. this Saturday, Aug. 9. Her topic is “What Human Trafficking Looks Like in Orange County and What We Can Do.” Morgan’s appearance is sponsored by the church’s United Methodist Women, but is open to everyone in the community.

Human trafficking, which is a modern term for slavery, is more prevalent than most people are aware of and Morgan is an expert on the subject. She has an RN and PhD and serves as the university’s network chairperson on the Faith Alliance against Slavery and Trafficking (FAAST) Steering Committee. She has served as the administrator of the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force.  

Vanguard’s Global Center for Women and Justice partners with this task force to offer anti-human trafficking training to community professionals, including health care providers, law enforcement officers, teachers and social workers. It also supports students and the community with research and education to prepare them for advocacy and action. For additional information, contact Barbara Morgan, 305-3340., or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Wednesday

High-speed chase through town in the wee hours – speeds hit 120 mph in the seven minutes into Irvine

A black 2011 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, heading southbound in the center divider, zoomed by a Laguna cop on N. Coast Hwy near Boat Canyon Drive at “well over 100 mph” at 3:32 Wednesday morning according to LBPD Captain Jason Kravetz.

The chase was on.

The truck continued southbound before turning onto Ocean Avenue and heading the wrong way after the street became one-way at Beach St.

Captain Kravetz added, “The pickup truck then turned left onto Forest and right onto Laguna Canyon Road and headed out the Canyon at a high rate of speed with its headlights off.  Fortunately, traffic was light at this hour.  

“The Honda continued out the Canyon and got onto the southbound 405 freeway and exited at the first off ramp (Irvine Center Drive) and made a left. Shortly after crossing over the freeway, the vehicle pulled into an underground parking garage at a large apartment complex in Irvine (at 1000 Spectrum Drive) and came to a stop.”

Joshua Caleb Bucklin

LBPD booking photo

The pursuing officer detained the driver at gunpoint until other LBPD and Irvine police units were on scene to take the suspect, identified as Joshua Caleb Bucklin, 28, of Irvine, into custody without incident.

He was arrested for felony evading with $20,000 bail and DUI.

Captain Kravetz said that just as the Laguna cop began to chase Bucklin, the LBPD dispatch center received a call from Newport Beach PD. “They informed us that they were pursuing a Honda pickup southbound on PCH traveling at 120 mph in their city but had lost sight of it as it was entering Laguna Beach.”


Daytime Astronomy family adventure- this Saturday!

There will be an exciting Daytime Astronomy family adventure on Saturday, August 9, at the Nix Nature Center at Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. You may drop in anytime between 1 and 4 p.m., but be sure to allow yourself enough time to enjoy the many activities.

Amateur Astronomers will provide telescopes with solar filters to let you safely search the Sun for sunspots and solar flares. 

You will make and take home a spectroscope, ultraviolet detecting wristband, an “energy head” chia pet, and your own sun visor. You can also make rainbows using a prism and take home your own free book about light.

Participate in a scavenger hunt to earn prizes! Learn to build your own solar oven and cook with energy from our sun, and learn how the sun brings color and beauty, life and blight to Laguna Coast Wilderness Park!

Daytime Astronomy is a free workshop and fun for the whole family. Parking is $3 per vehicle.


And Scott’s abstracts just keep on keepin’ on

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Scott Brashier

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Wednesday

High-speed chase thorough town in the wee hours

A black 2011 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, heading southbound in the center divider, zoomed by a Laguna cop on N. Coast Hwy near Boat Canyon Drive at “well over 100 mph” at 3:32 Wednesday morning according to LBPD Captain Jason Kravetz.

The chase was on.

The truck continued southbound before turning onto Ocean Avenue and heading the wrong way after the street became one-way at Beach St.

Captain Kravetz added, “The pickup truck then turned left onto Forest and right onto Laguna Canyon Road and headed out the Canyon at a high rate of speed with its headlights off.  Fortunately, traffic was light at this hour.  

The Honda continued out the Canyon and got onto the southbound 405 freeway and exited at the first off ramp (Irvine Center Drive) and made a left. Shortly after crossing over the freeway, the vehicle pulled into an underground parking garage at a large apartment complex in Irvine (at 1000 Spectrum Drive) and came to a stop.”

The pursuing officer detained the driver at gunpoint until other police units were on scene to take the suspect, identified as Joshua Caleb Bucklin, 28, of Irvine.

He was arrested for felony evading with $20,000 bail and DUI.

Captain Kravetz said that just as the Laguna cop began to chase Bucklin, the LBPD dispatch center received a call from Newport Beach PD. “They informed us that they were pursuing a Honda pickup southbound on PCH traveling at 120 mph in their city but had lost sight of it as it was entering Laguna Beach.”


Jazz Wednesdays by Laguna Beach Live!

Jazz Vocalist Mel Collins and Standard Mel performing August 13

Mel Collins

Jazz Vocalist Mel Collins and Standard Mel will be performing in Jazz Wednesdays Summer Series at The Ranch at Laguna Beach on Wednesday Aug 13, 6 to 8 p.m. Together with some of the finest musicians in Los Angeles, vocalist Meloney Collins brings you Standard Mel. Both contemporary and classic, Standard Mel is reminiscent of the golden jazz age of the 40’s and 50’s and newer sounds of today’s artists all performed with a unique flair that only Meloney Collins can deliver. Band members include Jeff Littleton bass player, Paul Johnson drummer, Matthew Selby pianist, and Rastine Calhoun saxophone & flutist. More about the artists and to hear their music visit www.lagunabeachlive.org/concerts/jazzwednesdays.

Jazz Wednesdays Summer 2014 brings great jazz music in a beautiful setting at The Ranch, 31106 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach (formerly Aliso Creek Inn), on the Harvest Patio, overlooking the Canyon. Tickets are $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Concerts are 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., and doors open at 5 p.m. A selection of drinks and food is available for purchase. For more information, visit www.lagunabeachlive.org or call 949-715-9713.

More Jazz: Join us for more Jazz Summer Aug 27 Jet Set Quintet, and Sept 10 Jazz Wednesdays All Stars led by Bijon Watson.


SOURCED. a california collective celebrates 1-year anniversary

SOURCED., a gem in the heart of Laguna Beach, celebrates their 1-year anniversary as a creative collaborative space. The california collective first opened their doors to the public in August 2013. Since then, SOURCED. has brought together like-minded individuals working in vintage fashion, interior design, floral arrangements, and more creative endeavors to collaborate on events, projects, and workshops for the benefit of the local community.

The 1-year anniversary is special to the network of individuals who work out of the collective space. Over the past year, SOURCED. has aimed to restore the recognition and appreciation of all aspects of art to the city of Laguna Beach. The anniversary is not only a milestone to the creatives who have helped to establish this workspace, but also to the locals that have been involved and inspired by the events here.

“SOURCED. is home to many like-minded, creative individuals, all of whom are passionate about bringing Laguna Beach back to its artistic roots,” says Michelle Mercado, founder of SOURCED. and creative director at the collective. “We hope that SOURCED. can continue to celebrate the true beauty and art of Laguna Beach through future workshops and events.”

SOURCED. plans to celebrate the 1-year anniversary with an event open to the public. The event will be held at the location in Laguna Beachʼs Hip District, an iconic area that celebrates what Laguna Beach was originally known for, art and design. For more information, visit www.sourcedcollective.com.


The 2014 Summer Monsoon Season

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Scott Brashier

Dennis McWeather writes about the summer monsoon season that dumped more rain on a little town near Mt. Baldy Sunday than we got for the entire rainy season. Scott happened to be right here in Laguna Sunday snapping away at the thunder clouds that blossomed up and rained all over that little town. Thanks Scott!

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