Karger marches through Laguna

May 10, 2012
(Courtesy Fred Karger )

Fred Karger, the GOP presidential hopeful, held his precinct walk in Laguna Beach on May 5 with about a dozen volunteers and a bagpiper, according to a news release.

Karger and volunteers walked up and down the streets, talking to voters and handing out "Fred Frisbees." They started in North Laguna, then headed to Heisler Park and Main Beach and down Forest Avenue to the Fire Station.

The bagpiper gave concerts along the route, and upon arriving at the fire station, a local firefighter grabbed his bagpipe and formed a duet, the press release said.

The event ended with a Cinco de Mayo lunch for all the volunteers at the White House.

"We interacted with several thousand voters from Laguna and Southern California about my message of bringing back the American Spirit and opening up the Republican Party," Karger said in an email.

For more information on his campaign, visit



Laguna wins water-wise challenge

Laguna Beach, along with 12 other cities across the nation, won the title of "Most Water Wise City," according to a news release.

The Wyland Foundation and Toyota last week announced the winning cities of the 2012 National Mayor's Challenge for Water Conservation, an online competition held in April that encouraged people to conserve water, save energy and reduce pollution.

In March, Mayor Jane Egly joined mayors across the country in asking residents to conserve water and cut pollution by taking part in the national contest, according to the release.

The Laguna Beach County Water District, Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, Laguna Beach Unified School District, Laguna Beach Woman's Club, Hurley, Hobie/Tuvalu, and the Sawdust Festival all supported the effort, and created a grassroots campaign to encourage residents to go online and pledge their commitment to the cause.

Laguna received the title of most water wise city in its population category in the Western Region (5,000 – 30,000 residents).


 Annual car wash and bake sale

First through fourth graders at the LBUSD's Community Learning Center will hold its fifth annual Car Wash and Bake Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the school district parking lot, 550 Blumont St., at Park Avenue.

The cost is $10 per car, $15 for larger vehicles like trucks and SUVs. Proceeds will benefit children at the Door of Faith Orphanage, according to a release.

For those who can't make the event, they can go to http://www.lbclc.org to donate.


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