•Laguna Playhouse launched the Players Club, with the goal of attracting new patrons, rekindling old relationships and raising money for the theater's operations.
•SchoolPower's $78,000 donation was added to the district's $87,000 to buy musical instruments for all four schools.
Nov. 25: Vandals destroyed murals at the Bus Depot.
• "Embrace Diversity," a stop-motion video by Thurston student Austin Fickman, was selected for showing at the 2012 Irvine International Film Festival.
•In sports: The Breaker's boys' water polo team repeated as CIF Southern Section Division 3 champions; the football team dismantled Anaheim 49-13 to win an opening-round game in the sectional championships; and the girls' cross-country team qualified for the state meet.
Dec. 2: All Hospitality Night activities traditionally held at City Hall were condensed to Forest Avenue to accommodate traffic expected for the semi-final playoff game between Laguna Beach and Corona del Mar high schools. The Breakers lost the game, but it was the first time since 1935 the team played a 13th game in a season.
Dec. 9: Jane Egly moved into the center seat on the council dais. Rollinger will succeed her as mayor pro tem.
•The City Council approved at the Dec. 6 meeting an Edison proposal that saved five Bluebird Canyon eucalyptus trees from the chopping block. Not everyone embraced the reprieve, cheered by environmentalists, citing safety as their major concern. Edison had proposed cutting down the trees to reduce the threat to high voltage power lines that could cause a fire or of falling into the roadway, blocking evacuation in an emergency.