Registration is still open, and information is available at http://www.biketofinishMS.com.
Recycling center tour set
Transition Laguna Beach's Waste & Recycle Group is planning a tour of Waste Management's Material Recovery Facility at 16122 Construction Circle East, Irvine from 4 to 5 p.m. Oct 22. Anybody who is interested in what happens to your recyclables is welcome to join. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Beach wheelchair donated to city
Laguna Beach now has two beach wheelchairs to offer visitors, according to City Manager Ken Frank. Pat Demar, founder of the California Beach Wheelchair Program, has donated an additional beach wheelchair to the Department of Marine Safety, in memory of Joseph Demartines, Frank announced in his Friday Update of Oct. 8.
Demar began the program in 1993 and has donated more than 35 beach wheelchairs to California coastal communities. This wheelchair along with one other is available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week at Marine Safety Headquarters on a first-come, first-served basis.
Donations sought for Hunger Week
Planning for the second annual National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week food drive and Hunger Bowl event is under way by members of the City's Housing & Human Services Committee and the Laguna Relief & Resource Coalition. The event takes place from Nov. 1 to 7.
With the goal of collecting 50,000 pounds of non-perishable food for the homeless and families in need, organizers are requesting community members to donate food and other items during the month of October at collection sites at local businesses, churches and schools.
This year Waste Management of Orange County is supporting our effort by providing collection bins and transporting the food to the Resource Center's food bank in Laguna Canyon. Waste Management is also coordinating a residential food donation pick-up program in designated neighborhoods throughout the city on Wednesday, Oct. 27 and Nov. 3. For more information about the food drive, e-mail LB.Volunteer@cox.net.