Treasure Island/Aliso Beaches (station below Montage Resort & Spa).
Gloves, bags and information will be provided, along with free parking all day at the beach locations.
For more information, visit www.cleanwaternow.com or call Roger Butow, (949) 280-2225.
Pepper tree holding its own
The 125-year-old pepper tree in front of Laguna Beach City Hall is in relatively good health despite its age, City Manager Ken Frank said.
The tree harkens to the origins of Laguna Beach, having been planted by pioneering homesteader George Rogers in 1881 when the family moved into their newly built home where City Hall now stands.
The tree is the centerpiece of the city's holiday celebration.
Each year the city hires an arborist to inspect the pepper tree and to recommend actions to preserve its health.
"Despite predictions made 10 years ago that the tree will die soon, it is still with us and is in relatively good condition," Frank said.
The tree has been trimmed over the last decade to improve its health and appearance.
Relay for Life teams forming
The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life will take place from 7 p.m. April 20 to 7 p.m. April 21 at El Morro Elementary School, 8681 No. Coast Highway, Laguna Beach.
Relay For Life is a 24-hour event in honor of those who have survived cancer and in memory of those who have not.
Participants run or walk in two-hour increments around the school track to raise funds to help fight cancer.
Teams of families, friends and co-workers are forming. For more information, call (949) 567-0611 or visit www.cancer.org.
Citizens to be surveyed on services
Over the next couple of weeks, 1,200 randomly selected residents will receive a survey requesting their assistance with evaluating local services, City Manager Ken Frank announced March 9.
"The information provided will help us identify opportunities to improve city services and the manner in which they are provided," Frank said.
Third Dawkins book video slated for March 22