The clinic, founded in 1930, logs more than 18,000 patient visits a year. Created originally to stop the spread of hepatitis due to shared-needle use in Laguna, the clinic now serves patients whose jobs do not offer healthcare insurance, including self-employed artists, restaurant workers, small business owners and their hourly employees. Payment for services is based on a sliding, income-based scale, but no one is ever turned away due to lack of funds.
Woman's Club stalwart St. John was supported by tables of club members, including Gayle Waite, Marion Jacobs, Lee Winocur Field and President Peggy Ford.
Also in the audience: Nancy Frank, City Treasurer Martha Anderson, artist Iris Adams, Truman's daughter, Laural Taylor, and nursery owner Cristin Fusano ? both of whom grew up in Laguna ? Marilyn Wilson, Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rose Hancock, Anne Wood, and Carole Brittain.