Hospital reports good year
Michael Beck, Mission Hospital Laguna Beach administrator, reported on the hospital's first year in Laguna Beach at the Nov. 16 meeting of the Laguna Beach City Council.
"It has been financially successful," Beck said.
The hospital spent more than $2 million on capital improvement and would have spent more if state processes had been speedier, Beck said.
State required expenditures for public benefits were exceeded, he said. The hospital served 25,000 Meals on Wheels and provided lunches five days a week for people at the alternative sleeping site.
Providing Christmas for families in need
The Woman's Club of Laguna Beach is offering two ways to help families in need have a brighter Christmas.
The annual holiday party for low-income families will be noon to 4 p.m. Dec. 5 at the club, 286 St. Ann's Drive. Donations of clean and gently used clothing, blankets, linens, shoes and houseware will be given free to the families. Santa will be there to entertain the children while their parents "shop" for needed items. Donations may be dropped off from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 3 or from 8 a.m. to noon Dec. 5. Unwrapped new toys are also needed.
The Adopt-a-Family program is another way of bringing holiday cheer to the children. Adopters may be individuals, families, churches, organizations, or businesses who adopt a low-income family in Laguna Beach and buy toys or clothing for the children and a basket of food for a festive holiday dinner. For more information, or to adopt a family, call Sande St. John, (949) 633-9429 or Marsha Bode, (949) 244-2010.
League holds Christmas Boutique
The Assistance League Laguna Beach will hold its annual Christmas Boutique on Dec. 3 and 4, behind the Turnabout Thrift Shop, 526 Glenneyre St. For more information, call (949) 494-5977.