80-year-old man learns about “finders keepers – losers weepers”
City public works employees called police at eight o’clock Sunday morning asking for an officer to meet them on El Paseo near the children’s playground.
They told the cops that Saturday night’s swell had washed Surf and Sand deck chairs out to sea and they had ended up on Main Beach.
The man, an-80-year-old from Reseda, had already loaded three chairs onto the roof of his Lexus when police arrived on scene.
Captain Jason Kravetz said, “The man told officers he was well aware of where the chairs came from and the Surf and Sand could have them back for a recovery fee. Officers explained to him that this is not how things work and that the chairs were still hotel property.”
He steadfastly refused to cooperate with the return of the chairs and was issued a citation for misappropriation of lost property, a misdemeanor.
City workers dropped off four chairs, each valued at $150, at Surf & Sand.
A West Court judge apparently wants this man to come to court
Nathaniel Lawrence Dye, 30, of Long Beach was arrested on two warrants Sunday afternoon at Crescent Bay Beach. This type of report usually is limited to a Police Beat incident report.
Dye’s warrants, one from Los Angeles with $35,000 bail for making harassing phone calls and the other from West Court with bail of $1,000,000.
The charges on that warrant were: criminal threats, stalking, violation of a court protective order and violation of a court restraining order.
As a criminal attorney who will remain anonymous explained to us, “For the court to put that much bail on a warrant with those charges means one thing: the judge believes he is a volatile man capable of a far more serious crime at anytime.”
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9 a.m. Wednesday at Aliso Beach
Even Dennis McWeather was convinced that we would be seeing huge surf from Hurricane Marie starting overnight Tuesday and going strong all day Wednesday. The National Weather Service said so too.
While we did get some big waves, it never panned out the way Dennis and everyone else who hoped it would.
Still, we received some cool photos.
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Michael took this one at 4 p.m. Wednesday. The waves were pretty constant through the day Wednesday at Aliso…and the onlookers were constant too. Michael and StuNewsLaguna had a plan that he would shoot several shots during the day Wednesday and he did. We thank him and only wish they were different!
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Meanwhile, back at Brooks Street…Kyle Naughton (L) and Matt Ininns swap high fives after both rode a good wave side-by-side early Wednesday evening.
Check out a small slideshow by Scott Brashier of Big Wednesday
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So it begins: Village Laguna sponsored the Laguna Beach City Council candidate’s forum Monday night
Story and photos by: MAGGI HENRIKSON
The seven candidates for Laguna Beach City Council - Kelly Boyd, Eli Grossman, Michele Hall, Toni Iseman, Jon Madison, Paul Merritt and Rob Zur Schmiede gathered together for the first time to answer questions from the press, guided by panel moderator John Monahan of Village Laguna.
The press was represented by Maggi Henrikson from Stu News Laguna, Bryce Alderton from the Coastline Pilot, and Ernest Hackmon, of radio station KX93.5.
The questions presented included such Laguna hot topics as the proposed supportive housing in the Canyon, the Village Entrance project, traffic and parking issues, plans for improvements to Laguna Canyon Road, and the City Council candidate’s suggestions to improve the youth experience in Laguna Beach.
Asked to describe a situation in the recent past in which each of the candidate’s have had to compromise to get a problem solved elicited uniquely individual responses. A synopsis of their answers (in the order they were asked) follows:
Paul Merritt – “On the Village Entrance issue, the community was ripped apart socially. The compromise was to back away and let the process take place…There should be improvement. Let’s re-think it.”
Eli Grossman – “Mine is a personal story on the justice system in Orange County. I’ve been falsely prosecuted over 50 times with nine going to court. I was finally convicted on a lie by Sergeant Torres. The District Attorney said, ‘If I go half-way, will you?’ I wanted a public apology from the City Council.” Told that if he would not call Sgt. Torres for two years, Grossman’s file would be extinguished, he agreed. “I said I would go half-way too. I compromised because I wanted an apology for all the abuse the City of Laguna Beach, the City Council character defamation…and false prosecution by our Police Department. I have never received an apology. So, I compromised that I accepted the deal and got no apology.”
Michele Hall – “Decisions have been based on personal biases and special interest’s needs. There hasn’t been a lot of compromise. I am not enmeshed in the bureaucracy, not coming up through Design Review or Planning Commission. I have the freedom to make bold decisions.”
Jon Madison – “We compromised at the Heritage Committee meetings every month. We have had to adjust to balance the community’s needs. I compromise at the restaurant too, helping groups get in and do things.”
Rob Zur Schmiede – “In Design Review and the Planning Commission, we have the ability for neighbors to sort out compromises by coming up with solutions that meet both groups. It’s a civic treasure. If we didn’t have the Design Review process our community would look like Redondo Beach. We’re there to balance interests.”
Kelly Boyd – “The View Ordinance. Some don’t want it, some do. Working with that committee we made a lot of compromises in different areas to finally come to the resolution that we did. It was passed 5-0, so I’m pretty proud of that. I was able to compromise with these people.”
Toni Iseman – “I only raised my hand half-way on the View Ordinance. I had to vote yes because I appreciate what Kelly and the committee had done. But I think in time we’ll come back and have another compromise.”
As to the question of permanent supportive housing in the Canyon, most candidates suggested more time was required to investigate the issue further. Here are their answers at this point in time:
Iseman – “I think there’s a project there. I don’t think it’s a 40-unit project. It’s a question of mass and scale, an issue everywhere in our town. I think details need to be worked out.”
Boyd – “That it’s non-sober I have a concern about. I have a concern that with the ASL, that 70 people is too much. But I’m not going to say yes or no yet.”
Zur Schmiede – “I can’t say yes or no because I’m on the Planning Commission. I can’t take a public position. I’ve spent a lot of my career working on affordable housing projects. I do have a concern about location. But it’s too early to say until there’s more information. It’s a controversial proposal and would require scrutiny.”
Madison – “It’s not yes or no at the moment. My personal feeling is that the site is too small. If we’re going to build something, let’s do it right. We have to investigate more. It has to get out to the public more.”
Hall – “It’s too early to say yes or no. I’m concerned that a certain part of the population of the homeless are opportunistic, and they don’t respect residents or businesses. That needs to be defined strategically.”
Grossman – “I definitely don’t have enough knowledge to state a decision at this point.”
Merritt – “My position is that it’s the wrong place to put the 40 units, for three reasons: The Marine Mammal Center would be their neighbor and would lose Federal or State grants, and they’d close; the rural setting, it’s not in keeping with the rural area; it’s too large when you consider housing support staff.”
This candidate’s forum marks the beginning of the election season. There will be further opportunities for the public to ask questions or watch the proceedings in future forums. Read Stu New Laguna for dates, places and times.
Work underway for the new crosswalk signal at LCAD
Laguna College of Art and Design announced the pedestrian crossing at Laguna Canyon Road will receive a crosswalk signal from Caltrans. Work began on Thursday.
“We have been notified by Caltrans that the crosswalk signal will be completed by October 16, 2014,” said President Jonathan Burke. ‘I am personally grateful this system will improve pedestrian safety for our students, faculty and staff as well as our neighbors in the canyon.”
The crosswalk signal will stop traffic in both directions to allow pedestrians to walk between LCAD’s main campus and senior studios. The project was expedited following the death of LCAD Alumna Nina Fitzpatrick who was struck by a motorist while using the pedestrian crosswalk in April 2014.
Prior to Fitzpatrick’s passing, Burke worked for more than two years for the installation of an improved pedestrian traffic signal but CalTrans had indicated it would need to wait until 2015 citing budgetary concerns.
“After the heartbreak of losing our dear friend and student, this improvement is bittersweet,” Burke said. “We are very thankful to the City of Laguna Beach and Caltrans for working with us so that we can avoid another tragedy.”
Berkshire Hathaway CEO, managers, and the Charitable Foundation board members take ALS Ice Bucket Challenge
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Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties’ President and CEO David Cabot, center above, along with Orange County managers Wayne Woodyard (left), Scott MacDonald, Mike Bianchi and Jim Vermilya (right) and The Charitable Foundation board members, took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge on the sand in Laguna Beach to honor the memory of their friend and former CEO and President of Prudential California Realty Jon Cook who passed away in January, 2012.
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The Charitable Foundation Board Members
The Charitable Foundation has raised more than $30,000 since 2012 to support ALS. Money raised is designated to research and patient care.
This is the foundation’s third year participating in the annual Walk to Defeat ALS, also in memory of Jon Cook. The Charitable Foundation is comprised of five chapters including San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara and is fully funded by agent donations to support all of the communities where they do business. Hundreds of grants totaling over $4 million are made to local organizations that promote health, education, community, and the environment.
Visit The ALS Association Orange County Chapter at www.alsaoc.org and sign up for theALS walk on Nov 8 at the OC Great Park in Irvine.
Festival of Arts events: final days!
Youth Arts Education Workshops
Dates/Times: Through August 29
Monday – Friday 11 a.m. & 1 p.m.
Cost: $10 material fee/session
Last one! Friday, August 29: Wire Sculpture (11am), Pastels (1pm)
Cost: $10 material fee/session
Music Schedule this Friday and Saturday 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Cost: Free with Festival admission
Friday, August 29: ADAAWE
Saturday, August 30: Missiles of October
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Friday evening ADAAWE performs
Jazz on the Green
Saturday, August 30
Time: 1 – 3 p.m. Cost: Free with Festival admission
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Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band, Saturday on the Green
The 2014 Jazz on the Green series concludes on the final day of the Festival of Arts on Saturday, August 30th from 1 – 3 p.m. with a not-to-be-missed performance by jazz legend Poncho Sanchez and his Latin Jazz Band. For more than three decades as both a leader and a sideman, conguero Poncho Sanchez has stirred up a fiery stew of straight-ahead jazz, gritty soul music, and infectious melodies and rhythms from a variety of Latin American and South American sources.
As one of the nation’s oldest and most highly acclaimed juried fine art shows, the Festival of Arts features the artwork of 140 award-winning artists. Patrons enjoy the work of exhibiting artists, demonstrations and art workshops, daily art tours, live music, special events, dine at on-site restaurants and much more. For information visit LagunaFestivalofArts.org.
Through August 30, 2014
Open daily from 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Early closing: August 23 at 3:30
General Admission: Weekdays $7, Weekends $10
Students & Seniors: Weekdays $4, Weekends $6
Free Admission for Children 12 and under, Military, and Laguna Beach Residents.
Festival of Arts Grounds 650 Laguna Canyon Road
Who Are You, Laguna Beach?
By JULIETT CHESLEY
Have you every wondered where you got your red curly hair? Your sunny disposition? What about your unexplained desire to decorate your home in rare Viking motifs? If you are seeking the answers to these questions, it may be time for you to join in on the fastest growing hobby in the world…Genealogy!
The Susi Q Senior Center is hosting a new Genealogy and Family History Class taught by local resident, Beth Sand. The class will be held every Wednesday for eight consecutive weeks from 3-5 p.m. starting on Sept 10. Beth’s class welcomes beginning to intermediate researchers and will be held in the Computer Lab. Personal computers are recommended but not required. This class will be free of charge.
Beth Sand at Northern Ireland’s Carrickfergus Castle searching her family history
You may recognize Beth Sand if your child has been through our local elementary schools. Beth has been the Music Director at both the El Morro and Top of the World elementary schools for the past 19 years. Teaching children how to sing is one of Beth’s passions.
Beth’s other passion…teaching anyone and everyone how to find the “treasures of family history”. Beth further explained, “In America, 99% of us are immigrants or descended from immigrants. Each of our family histories uncover where they came from and the reasons they came, which are as varied as the individuals themselves. Chances are many of your ancestors had to overcome considerable personal hardships in their lives to make that journey, and their great inner strength can be a powerful motivator for anyone trying to understand their place in the world.”
If you would like to join Beth in this journey of ancestral discovery, please call the Susi Q Senior Center at 497-2441. If you simply bring as much family information that you have – names, dates, locations – Beth will help you do the rest.
That long lost Viking cousin, Olav, wants to help you decorate!
LB Library’s Summer Reading Program’s Awards BBQ
A firefighter from twos pins a medal on a girl who read for 10 hours this summer
Laguna Beach Library’s Summer Reading Program yearly Awards BBQ was held Saturday, Aug 23 at Bluebird Park. A good time was had by all! Friends of the Laguna Beach Library members served up plenty of hamburgers, hotdogs and veggie burgers for the hungry crowd.
Children who read for 10 hours received an award medal from the Laguna Beach Firefighters Association’s Captain Andrew Hill and his staff from Station #2 on Agate Street. Parents had their cameras ready, and there were lots of photo snapped of kids with the firefighters.
Activities included a marshmallow toss, hula-hoop contest and a jelly bean relay race. The kids were enthusiastic about all the games, but seemed to enjoy eating the jellybeans most!
Long time Laguna Beach resident Maureen Bober passed away on August 25, 2014, in Chicago, Illinois after a 15-year battle with cancer. She was 57.
True to form, she surpassed the expectations of the wonderful doctors and nurses at Northwestern’s Prentice Women’s Hospital. She died without pain, surrounded by her family, and was finally able to find peace. Her family and friends are grateful for all of the love and support she received.
Maureen lived her life with energy, passion and unchecked emotion, with a little stubbornness sprinkled in. Through her personality, she taught everyone how to fight, survive and flourish. Her long lasting legacy will be the strength of her character.
She was an incredible mother to Danny and loved him with all of her soul. Her love for Danny gave her the strength to fight her battle with cancer on a remarkable level.
A funeral service was held at the Assumption Catholic Church on August 28, 2014 and her ashes will be scattered in Laguna Beach at a later date.
Former Festival of Arts Exhibits and Artists Activities Director
Former Festival of Arts Exhibits and Artists Activities Director Jack Archer died of natural causes on Thursday, Aug 21 at his residence in Laguna Beach, California. He was 82.
A Candlelight Memorial celebrating Jack’s life will be held on Friday, August 29, at 8:30 p.m. on the Festival grounds, 650 Laguna Canyon Road.
Jack Archer was born in Glendale, California on January 27, 1932.
When hired in 1982 by the Festival of Arts as the grounds manager, Jack had extensive experience as an administrator and organizer, mostly in specialty food merchandising. He studied at Glendale City College, majoring in business administration with art as his minor field of study.
He later attended Art Center School in Los Angeles, where he concentrated on design and composition. Later still, he rounded out his graphic studies by attending life-drawing classes at the Otis Art Institute. Prior to being hired by the Festival, Jack was in art sales as partner in a gallery specializing in early California artists. Jack prided himself on the beautification of the Festival grounds, especially the landscaping and the layout of the exhibitors’ booths.
In 1994, Jack was promoted to director of artist activities and exhibits at the Festival of Arts. He implemented the Festival’s docent program, art demonstrations and art workshops. He was instrumental in growing the Festival of Arts permanent art collection and creating off site art exhibits, forging a relationship with Wells Fargo in Laguna Beach.
Jack Archer was awarded a life membership to the Festival of Arts for his services in 1991. In 2009, he was also recognized by the Orange County Board of Education, which presented him with the award for Outstanding Contributions to Education for his expansion of the Junior Art Exhibit to include the county’s special education students.
Jack retired from the Festival of Arts on October 1, 2010. He was a champion of the people, especially the local artists. He showed his support by personally collecting many of their artworks. Jack Archer will be deeply missed.
Jack is survived by his brother King Archer and niece Christy Archer Morris.
Those attending the service tonight will receive complimentary admission onto the grounds.
SoLag Community Garden celebrates 5 years of gardening
South Laguna Community Garden Park is celebrating its 5th Anniversary Sunday, Sept 7, from 5-8 p.m. at The Ranch at Laguna Beach in magnificent Aliso Canyon.
Performances by Jessica and Ryan Haddy, Kalina Justice, and Moon Police with Sasha Evans and Doug Miller will be featured. Enjoy a traditional BBQ end of summer meal.
Tickets are $75. Reserve at SouthLaguna.org/Garden or call 499-1751
Silent auction and donations will add to the Garden Park’s fund to purchase a permanent garden park site. Be a part of this truly grass roots community project, celebrate, meet your neighbors, support and participate. The Garden Park is open to the public every day for picnicking and enjoyment, as well as for tours, art classes, workshops and festivals.
On August 15, 2009 volunteers started work by cleaning and weeding the vacant lot on Eagle Rock Way between Virginia Way and Coast Highway. By December 2009 a thriving garden park had been created.
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Three young ladies work their plot with care
Now more than 150 volunteers are caring for 53 plots as well as the park’s vined and flowering borders. The City of Laguna Beach has allocated $250,000 toward acquisition of a permanent garden park property and $150,000 in private funds has been raised.
The South Laguna Community Garden Park is a project of the South Laguna Civic Association, and the fiscal sponsor is Charitable Ventures of Orange County, 501 (c) 3.
Make checks to CVOC/Garden, mail to SLCA P.O. Box 9668, Laguna Beach, 92652.
Laguna Beach Books to host an event with award-winning actor and author Brett Halsey this Sunday
On Sunday, Aug 31 at 4 p.m., Laguna Beach Books will welcome Brett Halsey for a talk, Q&A and signing.
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A Grave Misunderstanding is a dark, fast-paced thriller that takes place in and around a second-rate tourist chalet, high in a secluded mountain valley. Here, the owners, a pretty, young immigrant woman, Ana, and her smooth, fugitive lover, Dick, struggle to survive in a world of disillusion and sexual intrigue.
Ana is in her last stage of pregnancy when she accidentally kills her drunken husband, Mike. She and her boyfriend, Dick, who is unwilling to face the scrutiny of the law, set out in the midst of a violent rain storm for a remote mountain graveyard, where they hide Mike’s remains in the casket of his first wife. Mike’s corpse is barely disposed of when Ana goes into labor. Her child, Mickey, is born with frail legs and has disturbing nightmares about Mike and a fearful, imaginary snake.
Dick and Ana’s life goes on without any major problems, until seven years later their foolproof scheme is almost unearthed when the county decides to relocate the graveyard in order to build a new highway. This development turns their world up-side-down, and sets in motion a mess of unintended bloody murders, treachery, madness, and illicit sexual encounters. Their fool-proof scheme brings down everyone they touch – except for the one person who sees a light of hope at the end of a very dark tunnel.
Jack Benny and his wife, Mary discovered Halsey while he was working as a page at CBS Radio in Hollywood. He was put under contract to Universal-International, where small acting parts followed for the next couple of years. As a contract player at 20th Century Fox from the late 1950s into the early 1960s, Brett became a Golden Globe winner, playing lead roles in The Best of Everything, Return to Peyton Place, and Desire in the Dust. After starring on the television series Follow the Sun, he moved to Europe, acting in sword fighting epics, Spaghetti Westerns, spy films, and Italian horrors. In the 1970s Brett returned to the U.S and to television. In addition to guest-starring on tons of shows, he was a regular on General Hospital, Search for Tomorrow and The Young and the Restless.
He worked for two years writing and developing projects at Warner Bros Television and at Paramount Pictures as Vice President of Development. Brett has written four novels: The Magnificent Strangers, (which won the Porgie Award for Best Contemporary Novel of the Year), Yesterday’s Children, My Soul to Keep, and now, A Grave Misunderstanding.
He recently collaborated on a new screenplay, to be filmed in Spain, and is actively working on his next novel.
Laguna Beach Books is located at 1200 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, call 494-4779 or visit http://www.lagunabeachbooks.com.
7 great reasons to visit Laguna’s H.I.P. District!
Laguna Beach locals and visitors alike are sure to find what they’re looking for in the H.I.P. District, Laguna’s one-stop-shop for all of your everyday and special occasion needs. Located on South Coast Highway between Thalia and Bluebird Canyon, the District has grown to include more than 100 diverse stores and service establishments. Here are seven great reasons to check out all that the H.I.P. District has to offer in September:
1. Spruce up your wardrobe!
Blue Eyed Girl (www.blueeyedgirl.net) will host their annual Labor Day Weekend Sale, August 29 - September 1. Customers will enjoy 10% off all full-priced merchandise and an additional 40% off sale items.
Taim Boutique’s (www.taimboutique.com) anniversary sale continues from August 29 – September 1 and customers will receive an extra 10% off already discounted sale merchandise. Also, join them for a second anniversary celebration on Thursday, September 4 at a party co-hosted by OC Style Report. The event will be held at the store from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. Champagne, sangria, and snacks will be served.
Remember When Home Furnishings (www.rememberwhenhomefurnishings.com), a new home store located in the Village Faire Shoppes, carries Vintage, Worn and Beautiful things. They offer unique home decor, custom painted furniture, and gift goods. Customers who mention the H.I.P. District will receive 10% off one item in the month of September.
3. Become an art collector!
Coastal Eddy Gallery presents “The Swimmers”, by Darcy J. Sears, Sept 6 – 28. Each piece in this wonderfully expressive figurative series represents the way women juggle their many roles in day-to-day life. The Opening Reception will be held on September 6, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. in the gallery at 1417 S. Coast Hwy, Laguna Beach.
4. Curl up with a great cup of coffee and a good book!
Laguna Beach Books (www.lagunabeachbooks.com) welcomes former film star Brett Halsey on Sunday, Aug 31 at 4 p.m. Halsey will discuss his mystery novel, A Grave Misunderstanding. On Sunday, Sept 14 at 4 p.m. Laguna local Pat Jackson-Colando will be featured reading from her novel, Stashes. The book club will meet on Wednesday, Sept 18 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss Last Night at the Lobster by Stewart O’Nan. On Friday, Sept 19 at 6 p.m. the store welcomes Matthew Thomas, author of the novel We Are Not Ourselves. And, last but certainly not least, their first international literature salon kicks off on Sunday, Sept 28 at 3 p.m.
Laguna Coffee (www.lagunacoffee.com) is always hopping with great music and chatter, but it hops at a whole new level on Saturday mornings during the Laguna Coffee Jazz Jam from 10 – 12 p.m. Stop by to hear great music performed by local, professional musicians. You can rub shoulders (it’s usually a packed house) with friends, old and new!
5. Do something fun with friends and coworkers!
La Vida Laguna (www.lavidalaguna.com) fall is the season for Corporate Teambuilding at La Vida Laguna. For more than 12-years, they have worked with local businesses and Fortune 500 companies to create transformational experiences in a beautiful, coastal setting. Activities include kayaking, surfing, paddle boarding and hiking, along with customized beach games and challenges. This month clients save 30% off on all activities for groups of 11 or more.
6. Take a second look!
European Optical (www.europeanopticalinc.com) wants to know, “Have you gotta screw loose??” If so, you’re invited to stop in for your free cleaning and frame adjustment. They promise, “We’ll straighten you out and tighten you up!”
7. Plan your next move!
Realatrends (www.realatrends.com) has been proudly serving Laguna Beach buyers, sellers, and renters for over 25-years. They attribute their enduring success to their dedication to developing and maintaining long-term, professional relationships with their clients. The numbers say it all - 90% of their business comes from repeat clients and referrals.
You don’t need a reason to visit the H.I.P. District (www.hipdistrictlaguna.com)! This mile-long stretch of Laguna Beach’s most interesting and historic attractions runs along Coast Highway between Thalia and Bluebird Canyon and features an array of hotels, restaurants, art galleries, shops, and services.
Access to Laguna’s beautiful beaches can be found at the end of every cross street. In the summer months, free trolley service is provided and there is plenty of public and private parking.
Golf tournament will benefit The Pet Rescue Center
The Ford Petersen Foundation announces the 2nd Annual Ford Petersen Foundation Golf Tournament. Team registration, dinner tickets, sponsorships, and helicopter drop golf balls, are available online at www.fordpetersenfoundation.org. The Pet Rescue Center will be the beneficiary of the charity event to be held Friday, Sept 19, at Tijeras Creek Golf Course in Rancho Santa Margarita.
Tijeras Creek Golf Course
Brian and Betty Petersen of Mission Viejo established the foundation after the death of their son, Ford, in February of 2013. Ford was studying veterinary medicine at UC Davis, and was passionate about animals. Ford volunteered his time with The Pet Rescue Center and also worked at Alicia Pet Care Center.
“Ford was a dear friend to all of us at The Pet Rescue Center, leaving a lasting impression on our hearts,” Blythe Wheaton, Executive Director said. “He loved helping animals and we hope to help him continue to make a lasting impact on animals’ lives every year.”
The Ford Petersen Foundation raised more than $13,000 for The Pet Rescue Center through the first golf tournament held in November of last year. Players may register online at http://www.fordpetersenfoundation.org for the 2ndAnnual Golf Tournament. Dinner and silent auction only tickets are available, and a chance to win up to $2500 is offered by purchasing helicopter drop golf balls.
Located in Mission Viejo, The Pet Rescue Center is a 501c3 non-profit organization that rescues, rehabilitates, and re-homes pets saved from euthanasia at high-kill shelters and other at-risk situations. These pets are provided with a veterinarian-supervised, temporary sanctuary, while The Pet Rescue Center works to find an adopting family for them. Founded by Blythe and Dr. Matthew Wheaton, The Pet Rescue Center has successfully saved and adopted out more than 720 dogs and cats in the past six years. To view their adoptable pets, to volunteer, or to make a donation, please visit them online at http://www.thepetrescuecenter.org or call 877.277.7938.