Briefly In the News

May 03, 2012

Building official resigns city post

Carl Hefner, building official for the city since Jan. 10, 2011, resigned April 5.

The city could not comment on his resignation.

Hefner was chosen last year after a recruitment process with 65 applicants, according to a city memo. He is a certified building official and has more than 25 years experience in the industry.

He was formerly the deputy building official for the city of Sacramento, the memo said. He has also worked in the cites of Davis and San Jose.



Precinct walk with GOP presidential candidate

Fred Karger, the Laguna Beach resident and Republican candidate on California's June 5 presidential primary ballot, is hosting a Laguna Beach Precinct Walk and Frisbee Giveaway from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

Interested participants can meet between 10:30 and 11 a.m. at Steve Dailey's, 255 Cypress Drive, No. 8.

There will be free "Fred Who?" T-shirts, music and a hosted Cinco de Mayo lunch after the walk, according to a release.

For more information, contact Shane Miller at (310) 849-3434 or email

* Boutique Benefit on Saturday

The Boutique Benefit will once again take place Saturday, selling donated clothing that is new and gently used and giving the proceeds to the Laguna Resource Center, Women for Women International and Friendship Shelter.

The event is from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave. Admission is $2 per person.

Most clothing items will sell for $4 to $16 apiece. There also will be accessories for sale.

Evonne Kane founded the event in 2007. It has raised more than $70,000 for people in need locally and worldwide, according to a news release.

Last-minute donations are being accepted. Contact Kane to arrange a drop-off: (949) 468-6831 or All donations are tax-deductible.

* Don't Worry Be Happy Foundation to open shop

The Don't Worry Be Happy Foundation is hosting a grand opening from 2:30 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday for its first retail outlet at 1042 N. Coast Hwy.

Proceeds from the sales of the foundation's T-shirts benefit families dealing with cancer bills and help ease financial burdens so they can focus on healing, according to a news release.

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