•One of the most important documents for governing the city was approved when the California Coastal Commission gave a green light to the updated land use element. The element is the centerpiece of the city's general plan, one of the major tools used to determine how the city will look and function in the coming years.
Smart Circle International brought holiday cheer to 17 families "adopted" through the Laguna Relief and Resource Center's annual holiday Adopt-a-Family program.
•Laguna Beach Seniors Inc. celebrated the season at their annual luncheon at Tivoli Terrace.
Dec. 22: High School Principal Joanne Culverhouse was featured in a film entered by Thurston teacher Andrew Crisp in a national competition highlighting former collegiate athletes who make a positive influence on their community.