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Briefly In Business

October 14, 2010
  • Chris Prelitz will speak at the Laguna Beach Business Club meeting.
Chris Prelitz will speak at the Laguna Beach Business… (hand in, Coastline…)

Prelitz to address Business Club

The Laguna Beach Business club will meet at 7:30 a.m. Thursday at the Hotel Laguna. This month's topic will be: "What will Laguna do when the oil runs out?"

Chris Prelitz, green building designer/ builder, sustainability consultant, author, and 25-year Laguna Beach resident, will be giving a presentation on "Peak Oil" and its impact to Laguna Beach. Numerous U.S. cities, the U.S. military, and even entire nations are preparing for the inevitability of the end of cheap, easy-to-get oil.

Prelitz has been a leader of the sustainability movement for more than 20 years, having built the fist solar-powered home in Laguna Beach, co-founded Transition Laguna, and is chairman of the City's Environmental Committee. He is also president of the newly formed OC Green Chamber, and was showcased on the Discovery Channel's Greenovate Show for his first net-zero remodel in Laguna Woods.

The Laguna Beach Business Club is a group of successful men and women from a broad spectrum of businesses. For more information, visit http://www.lagunabeachbusinessclub.com.

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The club meets on the third Thursday of each month. The cost is $25 including a buffet breakfast. To attend, e-mail info@lagunabeachbusinessclub.com or contact Rick Cirelli at (949) 494-4701 or rick@rtcmortgage.com.

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Laguna Nursery plans fall events

Laguna Nursery is holding Garden Walks at 10 a.m. every Saturday in October, led by Ruben Flores, horticulturalist and nursery owner. The walks begin at the nursery, 1370 S. Coast Hwy.

The nursery will hold an Herb Extravaganza Weekend on Saturday and Sunday, with herb tables and seminars at 10 a.m. each day, plus a cooking class featuring dishes such as Cuban Adobo Grilled Chicken and Rosemary Shortbread and specialty cocktails like the Basil Gin Fizz.

At noon on Oct. 30, the nursery will hold a pumpkin carving contest with prizes to $200 for winning jack-o-lanterns. For more information, call (949) 494-5200.

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