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A note from Stu 

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Buzzie Bavasi

On Tuesday, I mentioned how tight Angel General Manager Buzzie Bavasi had been with foul balls in the 70s – and way before then as well.

Buzzie Bavasi

He was the GM of the Dodgers from 1951-1968 and took the helm of the expansion Padres from 69-76 serving at various times as GM and club president. He was the GM of the Angels from 1976-84. It was while with the Angels that I became acquainted with him.

I worked as a radio and TV sportscaster then.

The Angels won their first pennant in 1979 and Nolan Ryan, arguably the greatest player ever to don a Halos uni, won 16 games. 

He became a free agent at the end of that season. Keep in mind that free agency had just been won in baseball in 1976. It was obvious that Ryan would get a big contract and he made it clear that he wanted to stay with the Angels.

He signed with the Astros becoming baseball’s first million-dollar player. Bavasi reportedly only met with Ryan and his agent one time.

Buzzie did say: “Ryan won 16 games last season. Hell, I can sign two eight game winners for peanuts instead of paying Ryan all that money.”

He did and the Angels ended up 30 games under .500 that next season and 31 games behind the KC Royals.

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Art-To-Go names Best in “Shoe” Show

 “Wow – I never expected that!” exclaimed Barbara White of her third place win in the Art-To-Go Best in Show awards. White, a photographer, was among eight artists recognized at a ceremony on Sunday at Festival of Arts. 

Themed “The Shoe Show”, the collection features 100 works donated by Festival exhibitors.

 “What a great honor” said new exhibitor Tim Brown, winner of best in theme for his assemblage titled “Shoe Fetish”. Other titles included first place to Roger Bennett, for his photo of burley Dutch men wearing wood clogs, and second place to Jacquie Moffett for her moccasin constructed from watercolor paper. 

Honorable Mentions went to John Repka, Hugo Rivera, and Yoonsook Ryang. The people’s choice award, tallied from votes cast by Festival exhibitors, resulted in a tie between John Repka for his wall relief, and Tom Swimm for his deck shoe transformed into a miniature speed boat.

Awards juror Jessica Cline, publisher of Modern Luxury magazine stated, “I was very impressed with the variety and quality of works in this collection. I favored pieces that had interesting messages, or reminded me of places I’ve traveled to”.

Proceeds from Art-To-Go sales support The Artists Fund, a hardship relief fund for artists in need. The collection is available daily now through Aug 13 on the Festival grounds. Items may be viewed by clicking the online gallery tab at TheArtistsFund-foa.org (949) 612-1949. 650 Laguna Canyon Rd, 10 a.m. -11:30 p.m. daily.


New EV charging stations in Glenneyre structure

Two new electric vehicle charging stations became available this week in the Glenneyre Parking Structure. Rates for these stations will be $3/hour during summer months and $2/hour during winter months (4-hour limit).

Click on photo for a larger image

Photo by Scott Brashier

New electric vehicle charging station on the lower level of the Glenneyre parking lot

The following link can be used to locate the new stations: na.chargepoint.com/charge_point

Something for everyone in our wilderness parks

Reservations required Sign-up online: www.lagunacanyon.org/activities.html 

949-923-2235. Parking: $3

 

Laguna Coast

Wilderness Park

Stay Safe in the Heat!

The canyon is beautiful during summer, but it can also be dangerous. Keep these tips in mind to keep yourself and your loved ones cool and safe.

Wear light, loose clothing and a hat.

Wear plenty of sunscreen and reapply as needed.

Bring plenty of water and stay hydrated – drink before you think you need to.

Start first thing in the morning, before the sun gets too high.

If hiking on a dog legal trail, please be aware that dogs are often more sensitive to heat. Don’t put your best friend in danger.

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July 22 Fri Meditating in Nature 6-7:30 p.m. Relax in nature this spring with park staff and Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers.  Enjoy a short walking meditation (1/2 mile), breathing and energization exercises, and sitting meditation. Bring a blanket, pillow, and clothing in layers in case the evening is cool.  No experience necessary. Ages 16 and up.  Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center.

July 24 Sun Birding Walk 8-11 a.m. Learn, practice or just enjoy spotting summer and native resident birds with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteer naturalists on this 2-mile hike over primarily flat, but uneven terrain through one of the most diverse plant communities in the United States. No experience necessary! For ages 12 and up (minors must be accompanied by an adult). Wear hiking or walking shoes and bring your binoculars (Limited binoculars available on loan.) Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Little Sycamore Canyon Staging Area/Nix Nature Center.

July 24 Sun Nursery Plant Propagation and Care Day 8 a.m. – Noon Join us at our native plant nursery as we care for native plants from their seed stage to their mature, ready-to-be planted stage. Volunteers may collect seeds, sow seeds in flats, bump plants up, plant at restoration sites, sterilize plant containers, and/or help maintain the facilities for the plants. Gain hands-on experience with habitat restoration while working alongside other zany and interesting plant lovers! Wear closed-toed shoes, layered clothing and sun protection (hat, sunscreen).  Bring water.  Laguna Coast Wilderness Park, Willow Canyon Staging Area (west side of Laguna Canyon Rd/SR-133, just south of El Toro Road).  Park and walk up the gravel trail 100 yards to get to the small native plant nursery, just before the trailers.  Free parking passes will be provided for you at the nursery.  

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Aliso & Wood Canyons

Wilderness Park

 

July 28 Thur Fitness Hike at Canyon View 8-10:30 a.m. Raise your heart rate and your spirits on this strenuous, moderately paced, 6-mile hike over steep and uneven terrain (400-ft elevation gain) with Laguna Canyon Foundation volunteers. Ages 15 and up. Aliso & Wood Canyons Wilderness Park, Canyon View Staging Area. 

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Crystal Cove State Park

www.crystalcovestatepark.org

Join a Park Ranger for a fun introduction to the ecology of Crystal Cove State Park in our weekly Junior Ranger programs.  This children’s nature program is a favorite in State Parks and allows visitors ages 7-12 to earn a badge.  Junior Rangers meets on Friday morning 7/22 and on Tuesday morning 7/26 from 10-11 a.m.  Meet at the Berns Amphitheater.

Summer is an exciting time to learn about our local nature. Join park naturalists on a family nature hike at Crystal Cove State Park to learn about the plants and animals living in the park on Saturday, July 23 and on Sunday, July 31, at 9am.  Meet at the Berns Amphitheater. 

Enjoy a low tide at Crystal Cove State Park on a guided morning tidepool walk to Reef Point on Sunday, July 24 at 8:30am. A park naturalist will help identify animals and describe some awesome adaptations. Meet at Reef Point parking lot #2, near the restroom. 

Join a summer campfire program on Friday, 7/29 at 7:30 pm and learn about all the recreational fun available at Crystal Cove State Park and some of the unique plants and animals that call it home. Meet at the Berns Amphitheater. 

Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, July 30 from 12-3pm at the Historic District Education Commons where Park Naturalist Alex will host a Beachside Chat.  Park in the Los Trancos lot. 

Crystal Cove Alliance is hosting Community Days in the Historic District’s Education Commons on Wednesday July 27 from 10-4. Step back in time as the Education Commons comes to life with fun, historical activities for the whole family.  Learn to watercolor - try your hand at a traditional craft, enjoy a historic radio show, or explore the science of Crystal Cove State Park.  Check out Cottage #13, the Film and Media Center, and Cottage #22, the Park and Marine Research Facility.  Park in the Los Trancos lot.  

Join a summer campfire program on Friday, 7/29 at 7:30 pm and learn about all the recreational fun available at Crystal Cove State Park and some of the unique plants and animals that call it home. Meet at the Berns Amphitheater. 

Learn about some of the fun and interesting animals that live at Crystal Cove State Park on Saturday, July 30 from 12-3pm at the Historic District Education Commons where Park Naturalist Alex will host a Beachside Chat.  Park in the Los Trancos lot.

 

Volume 8, Issue 59                                                                                   July 22, 2016

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Events, programs at Susi Q

Events require advance registration by calling 497.2441

Parking is Free!

Laguna Beach Seniors is on Facebook! Sign up to receive our newsletter: www.susiq.org

 

Family Caregiver

Support Group

2nd & 4th Wed | 3- 4:30pm | Free

Sharing confidential, emotional support and resources among caregivers.

Club Q Laguna

1st and 3rd Friday | 3-5pm

Join Laguna’s LGBT seniors for seasonal potlucks, free movies and snacks, speakers, and outside group events. In good company, the club also enjoys working on community service projects.

Ted Talks

1st & 3rd Tuesday | 10-12 p.m.

Limited Space

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, in the form of short, powerful talks. Contact Al Gumb if you’d like to join: (949) 627-7541

Computer Assistance

Thursdays Noon-3pm. Please call ahead. One-on-one help with your laptop, smart phone, or tablet, PC & Mac/Apple, Windows 7&8.

Benefits Enrollment Center

Council on Aging and Laguna Beach Seniors introduce the Benefits Enrollment Center at The Susi Q to assist seniors and persons with disabilities find and apply for benefit programs.

Enrollment Available every first Monday 12:30 – 3:30 p.m. Free 

Call to register: 497-2441

Social Services Support

Feeling the Blues Counseling

One-on-one sessions for men and women.Schedule an appointment with a mental health professional. 10 free sessions. Call for more information (949) 497-2441

More Susi Q events below

More events, programs at the Susi Q

Events require advance registration by calling 497.2441

Parking is Free!

Laguna Beach Seniors is on Facebook! Sign up to receive our newsletter: www.susiq.org

 

Care Management

Mon – Fri | 9am- 3pm |

Saturday (apt. only) | 9am – 1pm

Free

Providing linkage to resources that promote safety and quality of life. Call for appt.

Small Circle Standing Yoga

Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9-10am. $4 per class. The overall benefits will affect every aspect of your health and the quality of your daily life. Exercises can be performed while standing or while sitting in a chair. No floor or mat exercises are performed. Instructor: Wayne Lawrence

Adult Hula Lessons

Fridays from 1:30-2:30.

$3 suggested donation per class. Come and dance the hula with us! The gentle and graceful movements will make you forget your troubles and mentally transport you to the islands. 

Take the bus to the Susi Q

The city’s blue buses now stop right in front of the Susi Q Monday – Saturday all day. 

Schedules will be posted at all bus stops, so getting here is easier than ever. You won’t have to deal with traffic or parking!

Interpreting Current Events 

Tuesday and Friday | 9:30- 11:30am

Join this discussion of newsworthy events, and topics of special interest.

Bingo 

Join us for Bingo every Monday and Thursday from 10:30-11:30am. Try your luck to win prizes and gift cards. National Charity League sponsors “Birthday Celebration Bingo” on the 3rd Wednesday of every month, from 10:30-11:30am. Free!

Monday Movie and Popcorn

Free every Monday from 12:30-3pm. See movie schedule at susiq.org.

Intermediate Ballroom Dancing

Mon | 2- 3pm | Intermediate | $7 per class – Drop-ins welcome! Waltz, Rumba, Swing, Watusi, ChaCha, Country two-step, Fox Trot. No partner required.  Instructor: Candis Davis

Health Insurance Counseling (HICAP)

1st & 3rd Mon | 9am- Noon | Free

Providing assistance and objective information to help seniors and disabled persons make informed decisions about health care coverage, Medicare benefits and supplemental insurance plan options.  Sponsored by the Council on Aging.  Call for apt.

More Susi Q events below

More events, programs at the Susi Q

Events require advance registration by calling 497.2441

Parking is Free!

Laguna Beach Seniors is on Facebook! Sign up to receive our newsletter: www.susiq.org

 

Free Legal Clinic

Seaside Legal Services

Providing professional legal assistance to seniors age 55+ who cannot afford counsel. Attorney’s Jane Fulton and Leslie Lindgren provide help and/or referrals for family law; health-related issues; consumer problems; conservatorships; housing; elder abuse; bankruptcy; wills and power of attorney. Must be an OC resident with proof of residency. Call first to make an appointment, 949-497-2441. No walk-ins.

Contemporary Short Story Seminar

2nd & 4th Tuesdays | 2 – 4 pm

Members will take turns leading discussions of selected stories. Contact Alison King, Ph. D. for more information: (714) 608-1322 or email her at: aking@csusm.edu

Free Estate Planning Legal Advice

3rd Thursday of each month from 12-2 p.m. Local Attorney Leslie Daff is available to answer questions pertaining to estate planning, probate, and trust administration and to prepare and notarize financial powers of attorney, advanced health care directives, HIPAA authorizations, and trust amendments (to leave bequests to Laguna Beach Seniors, INC.) at no charge.

We have Bridge for all levels!

Call to find out about classes!

 

Bridge Group needs fourths

The Round Robin Bridge group is looking for new players and substitute players.  The group meets the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of each month from 10:30-3 at the Susi Q. If interested, please contact Kathy Oliver at (949) 497-7927 or (949) 231-9235.

Tabletop Treasures

Mondays | 9am – Noon.

Fabulous recycled and second time around treasures for sale at bargain prices. Small donated items are always appreciated for drop off from 9am-3pm. No clothing please. Proceeds benefit weekly Bingo and fund the Laguna Beach High School Scholarship from LBS.

Coffee Talk support group

Join Laguna residents and facilitator  Kay Wenger, LMFT, in a supportive atmosphere where concerns, coping skills, and helping tips are shared. This free ongoing group meets every other Monday 10-11:30 a.m.

Open Game Room

Wednesdays | 12:30-4:30pm 

Game day fun including Scrabble, Mahjongg and other board games .

Needle Arts Guild 

The Susi Q Community Needle Arts Guild meets on the last Friday of every month at 1 pm creating handmade items for local organizations. 

Alzheimer’s & Dementia Caregiver Support Group

Join us the first Wednesday of every month from 1:30-3 p.m. for an informational meeting and informal discussion.  Strategies will be shared for dealing with loved ones who are affected by the disease.

Table Tennis every week

Tabletop tennis, or ping pong as some might label it, is offered every Mon & Wed | 12:30 – 4pm

Friday | 12:30 – 2:30pm

Saturday times vary

There is a $25 annual fee. 

Bring your own paddle or borrow one of ours.  All we ask is that you wear non-skidding shoes. 

All levels of play are welcome!

Parents’ Night Out – have the city babysit for a night 

On Friday, July 29, the Laguna Beach Community Services Department will be hosting its summer Carnival themed Parents’ Night Out. This event will give parents the opportunity to enjoy some adult time to see a movie, have a nice dinner out on the town, or catch up with friends while their children enjoy “kid time” in a safe, fun-filled environment. 

The cost is $20 for Laguna Beach residents and $25 for non-residents with sibling discounts available. 

Registration is required for this event by visiting: https://secure.rec1.com/CA/
city-of-laguna-beach/catalog/index?
search=parents

The registration deadline is Wednesday, July 27, 5:30 p.m.

If you have questions regarding Parents’ Night Out, contact Program Coordinator, Patty Quilter, at (949) 464-9535.


So Cal Edison Rotating Outages

As the summer is upon us, SCE has provided the attached rotating outage procedures and policies as well as notification programs that will be used in the event of rotating outages that are likely to occur this summer. These same notification procedures are used to alert citizens of significant interruptions and/or rotating outages caused by major emergencies such as wildfires, inclement weather, or earthquakes. Additional information and resources to help conserve energy wherever possible can be found on 

http://insideedison.com/stories/
sce-encourages-energy-conservation
-this-summer and www.sce.com/outage
.


City Hall

Committee Meetings – Etc.

Friday, July 22

City Hall Closed

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Monday, July 25

Senior Housing Task Force

Community Center – 4 p.m.

Arts Commission

Council Chambers – 5:30

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Tuesday, July 26

City Council Meeting

Council Chambers – 6 p.m.

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Wednesday, July 27

Laguna Canyon Planning Study

Community Workshop

Community Center – 6 p.m.

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Thursday, July 28

Design Review Board

Council Chambers – 6 p.m.

Parking, Traffic and

Circulation Committee

Community Center – 6 p.m.

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