July 3, 2012
Mayor pro tem Verna Rollinger raised more than $9,000 at a June 16 fundraiser, according to a press release. The event, held at the home of Debbie Lewis, helped raise money to support her reelection to the Laguna Beach City Council. A light supper and silent auction was held. "What makes Laguna Beach such a special place? Why did we decide to come here or stay here to live?" Rollinger asked supporters. "Our Laguna is about taking care of each other, acting as responsible stewards of the beautiful environment we share, solving problems by working together, and respecting the diverse expressions and aspirations of each member of our community," Rollinger said at the event.
July 6, 2012
The Laguna Beach Police Employees Assn. will hold its second annual Dunk-A-Cop fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday on the cobblestones at Main Beach. Proceeds will go toward the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club. Last year the association raised $500 for the club, according to a news release. "We hope to raise $1,000 this year!" Det. Larry Bammer, president of the association, said via email. - Alisha Gomez Twitter: @ coastlinepilot
August 3, 2012
A community fundraiser for the owners of Penguin Cafe is being held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Riddle Field, 600 Hillcrest Drive. The McMurrays recently found out their son, 11-year-old William, has an inoperable brain tumor and they have no health insurance. "We're having it at Riddle Field because we know William likes baseball," said Kim Ressler, who is organizing the event. FOR THE RECORD: An earlier version incorrectly referred to the organizer as Kim Kressler.
June 28, 2012
Time is running out for a local pet rescue operation. The lease is up in November and won't be renewed on Animal Crackers pet supply shop in theAlbertson'sshopping center. Animal Crackers helps fund the rescues and care for animals abandoned or due to be slaughtered and provides seniors with free pet food. Another location must be found and supporters are desperate to find that location in Laguna. Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger issued a personal plea on behalf of Animal Crackers owner Gina Katzenbedian at the June 19 council meeting, asking anyone who might be able to help find a new location in town to come forward with ideas.
August 2, 2012
More than 400 people attended Oceana's fifth annual SeaChange Summer Party fundraiser Sunday, which raised more than $1 million for the ocean conservation nonprofit. The event, held at a private coastal home in Laguna Beach, featured a blue carpet to walk, a sit-down dinner, presentations from Oceana's directors and supporters, a silent and live auction, and dancing "under the stars," according to a news release. Special guests were actors Morgan Freeman and Jeff Goldblum, and the Mildred Snitzer Orchestra.
March 2, 2007
Chabad Jewish Center's annual fundraiser, "Children's Dreams," is planned for 6 p.m. Sunday, March 18, at the Aliso Creek Inn and Golf Course. Sheldon and Janet Razin will be honored for their support and dedication to the work of Chabad. Highlighting the event is a silent auction, with something for everyone — a two-night stay at the Montage Resort, jewelry, children's games, sports tickets and works of art by local artists, including Vladimir Pardonovitch.
December 16, 2005
Girl Scouts of Laguna Beach held a fundraiser at Golden Spoon Yogurt Shop on Dec. 7, raising over $50 in two hours. Scouts from twelve different troops stopped by for the event, which was led by troops 2136 and 789. The girls played games, colored and watched their troop leaders serve yogurt. Troop leaders, including Stephanie Andrews, left, Diane Cimino and Susie Russell, served customers throughout the night. For information, call Jeremy Rose, (949) 494-5443. 20051216iriqvgkn(LA)Girl Scouts of Laguna Beach held a fundraiser at Golden Spoon Yogurt Shop on Dec. 7, raising over $50 in two hours.
August 28, 2008
Laguna Beach Relay for Life raised at least $57,000 for the American Cancer Society during the 24-hour event Aug. 22 and Saturday at El Morro Elementary School. The top individual fundraiser was Tory Thomas, and the top team fundraiser was a UPS team, said organizer Tori Degen. Wells Fargo, which was unable to participate this year, sent a check for $10,000. Both Thomas and Wells Fargo were honored for their contributions. The Laguna Beach Lifeguard Assn. won the Most Spirited Team award for their lifeguard “theme lap” in which they carried a lifeguard on a paddleboard around the field.
March 31, 2011
El Morro Elementary School students hit the ground running Wednesday for their annual Jog-A-Thon fundraiser, with proceeds benefitting the PTA. All grades participated, from kindergarten through fifth, excitedly running laps on the field and high-fiving teachers and parents. "It's the No. 1 fundraiser at the school," said PTA President Elaine Brashier. "As you can see, everybody gets involved. " Students had the option to ask sponsors for an amount per lap or a one-time pledge.
January 12, 2012
Transformation of a South Laguna mansion into the 2012 Philharmonic House of Design will begin this month, culminating in a monthlong showcase this spring for top designers that will raise thousands for youth music education. The Planning Commission on Wednesday approved the application for a permit for the use of the 11,333 square-foot home at 31401 Mar Vista for the annual Philharmonic Society of Orange County's major fundraiser, expected to bring in about $250,000. Opponents have two weeks to appeal the approval, which will be considered.