Briefly In the News

October 27, 2011
  • Chip McDermott, left, founder, and Eric Chevalier, right, of ZeroTrash Laguna in 2009. ZeroTrash is celebrating its fourth birthday Nov. 5.
Chip McDermott, left, founder, and Eric Chevalier, right,… (DON LEACH, Coastline…)

Weekly update from city manager

•The Friends of Laguna Beach Dog Park have donated five refurbished benches and five mature sycamore trees to the park. City staff has recently installed the benches and planted the trees, which will help shade areas of the park.

• The city's Energy Efficient Units Project began in early October and includes new lighting at City Hall, the Glenneyre and Mermaid parking structures, fire stations and the Corporation Yard. The work was scheduled to be finished by Jan. 1, but the project is a month ahead of schedule.

•The Orange County Transportation Authority's Measure M grant program awarded Laguna Beach an Environmental Cleanup Program grant for $100,000. The money will go to help protect the ocean from transportation-related pollution.

•OCTA and the city have been working together to promote the use of Laguna Beach Transit. OCTA's website now has a link to the city's website and lets users know that OCTA passengers can transfer to Laguna Beach Transit for free. For more information, visit



Art Walk proceeds go to Boys & Girls Club

A local store is celebrating its one-year anniversary by donating part of its proceeds Nov. 3 to the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach.

EuroPapi, owned by clothing designer Rolando Ortiz, features a clothing line that incorporates motorcycle, scooter, skate and surf culture, according to a news release. Ortiz puts his art designs on streetwear like hoodies, tees, riding jackets, wristbands, helmets and more.

The showroom, at 688 S. Coast Hwy., will host an Art Walk event at 5:15 p.m. Nov. 3. Locals will receive a 20% discount on all purchases that night. EuroPapi products will be raffled off.

Ortiz chose the Boys & Girls Club as the evening's beneficiary to help show that his designs and apparel can be enjoyed by men, woman and children of all ages.

"Like surfer/skater apparel, the European motorcycle/scooter streetwear can also be worn by everyone who enjoys the artistic look of those lifestyles, not just those who participate in the sport," Ortiz said in a statement.

For more information, call (949) 715-2022 or visit


Food drive, World Hunger Bowl set for November

Laguna Beach will celebrate National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week from Tuesday to Nov. 7.

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