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April 05, 2012

Vogue Salon offers makeovers to shelter residents

The recently opened Laguna Beach Vogue Salon is partnering with the Friendship Shelter to host a Career Makeover Day on April 22.

Salon owner Antonietta Bianchini said she loves the salon's location in the HIP District, and she wants to get involved with community efforts, according to a news release. The salon will start with career day makeovers for Friendship Shelter residents.

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"I want to offer the residents of the shelter the opportunity to look their best so they will have the best chances of finding a job and getting their lives on track," Bianchini said in a statement. "When people know that others care about their success, they are encouraged to do their best to achieve their goals."

Career Makeover Day is set for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 22 at the salon, 1200 S. Coast Hwy.

The salon is also hosting a clothing and food drive.

For more information, call (949) 376-7600.

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Laguna dentist honored with service award

A Laguna Beach dentist has earned a prestigious recognition from the Academy of General Dentistry, according to a news release.

Nicholas C. Davis has been awarded the 2012 Lifelong Learning & Service Recognition (LLSR).

To earn this honor, Davis completed at least 1,600 hours of dental education in 16 different dental disciplines, according to the release. He has also been active in volunteering in his community, mentoring associates and more.

"Recipients of the LLSR are true leaders among our organization and wholly embrace the AGD's core principles and ideals," AGD President Howard Gamble, said in a statement. "For Dr. Davis, this award symbolizes a career of excellence in dentistry and demonstrates the characteristics of a role model to his fellow dentists and to members of the community."

Davis currently practices in Newport Beach. He and his wife, Kiki, and two children live in Laguna Beach.

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Updates from the city manager

The city of Laguna Beach has added a two-acre parcel to its existing inventory of open space, according to the weekly update from City Manager John Pietig.

The parcel is known as the McGraw property, and it's located at 8 Castle Rock Way in Laguna Canyon.

It is at a high elevation, making it a nice viewshed in the canyon. It also features a coastal scrub habitat.

The $325,000 acquisition was made possible by a Proposition 12 grant from the California Coastal Conservancy.

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