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22 lagunabeachindy . com MAY 19 , 2023




In fact , we got a good look at who now appears to control your properties ( after they lent you $ 154 million ) and though I ’ m not religious , God help us !
In the weeks and months and most likely years to come , you and your various adversaries will be haggling in court over who is the rightful owner of these exquisite properties that we all share a proprietary interest in . And all progress in completing them will come to grinding halt . It doesn ’ t matter who prevails , because , ultimately , Laguna is the real loser .
There ’ s only one good option now . A delegation , led by Mayor Bob Whalen , meets with the property owners ( the Merritt family ) and besieges them to nullify the lease over breach of contract . There ’ s got to be dozens of causes . Then reissue the lease to the trio who deserves it most , the dream team of locals Greg MacGillivray , Joe Hanauer and Walkie Ray . They had the perfect plan to preserve and enhance this legacy project with grace and vision , and were tee ’ d up for years until Mo swept in at the 11th hour with a wildly overbaked offer . One , we now know - and his investors are about to find out – is unfeasible . It would be the real “ gift to Laguna .” Sadly , I doubt the dream team would touch this thing now that it ’ s so radioactive . They ’ re not getting any younger . And neither is our precious Hotel Laguna .
Billy is the CEO of La Vida Laguna , an outdoor adventure company , and the host of “ Laguna Talks ” on KXFM radio – Thursdays at 8 p . m . Email : billy @ lavidalaguna . com . women , the Women ’ s Health Pavilion will provide a range of specialty services in a calming , spa-like environment . In addition , patients will have access to integrated breast care services , support groups and health lectures at our Community Education Center , genetic counselors , patient navigators , bone-density screenings , and other specialized health services . Gala chairs , Laguna Beach residents and sisters Sarah and Taylor Nederlander , also spoke to the guests , sharing their motivation for supporting the Women ’ s Health Pavilion . Last fall , the sisters pledged a $ 2.5 million gift to name the integrated Sarah & Taylor Nederlander Breast Center , which will comprise the entire first floor of the Women ’ s Health Pavilion .
“ We have had close friends and family affected by breast cancer , so it was an easy decision to support this project ,” said Sarah Nederlander . “ We want more women in Orange County to have access to the best breast care diagnosis and treatment available .”
Then they kicked off the live auction , where lively bidding wars ensued . Items featured Angels tickets , Porsche driving experiences , tickets to Drake ’ s sold-out concert , a Big Bear vacation home getaway , courtside seats to a Philadelphia 76ers game , Yankees tickets and tickets to the opening night of Shakespeare in the Park in New York City .
After the auction , Saddleback Medical Center Foundation Board Chair Cathy Han came to the stage to talk about her shared vision for the Women ’ s Health
The gala was held at the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach and raised more than $ 700k for a new Women ’ s Health Pavilion at Saddleback Medical Center . Photo / John Riedy
Pavilion with MemorialCare Breast Center Medical Director Gary Levine .
“ Gary and I brainstormed the Women ’ s Health Pavilion seven years ago on a whiteboard ,” she said . “ We envisioned a place where women could find a seamless health care experience in a beautiful , calming environment . To see the vision taking shape now is so gratifying .”
Han also shared how the Fund-a- Need will benefit the Women ’ s Health Concierge , a new position in the Women ’ s Health Pavilion funded by philanthropy . Women will be able to contact this experienced health care professional for questions or referrals , or simply to find out what to do about a concerning health issue . This service will be the first of its kind in south Orange County , free of charge to patients , truly elevating the care Saddleback Medical Center provides to women .
Then , going off script , Han talked about her history of giving to the hospital and what has inspired her .
“ My first gift was $ 100 , back in 2001 ,” said Han . “ I had just finished my residency and was pregnant with my first child . Today I ’ m at a different place in my life , and tonight I ’ d like to pledge a personal commitment of $ 100,000 to the Women ’ s Health Pavilion .”
After a lengthy standing ovation , Han encouraged guests to give no matter where they were in their philanthropic journey . Numerous guests then raised their paddles during the Fund-a-Need at various giving levels .
“ We were all moved by Dr . Cathy Han ’ s surprise gift announcement ,” Ward said . “ Her generosity , vision and leadership for the Women ’ s Health Pavilion has been immeasurable , and tonight she inspired many others to follow her lead and support this important project to benefit our patients .”
To wrap up the evening , the Nederlanders announced the total amount raised that night and encouraged all to join them on the dance floor .
Proceeds from the evening will directly benefit the Women ’ s Health Pavilion and the new Women ’ s Health Concierge .



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ROYAL HAWAIIAN LAGUNA BEACH HIRING ALL POSITIONS ( LAGUNA BEACH ) Historic Royal Hawaiian in Laguna Beach is Re Opening at the end of month !!!! We have remodeled and restored the Roho back to is original state . Authentic Hawaiian history brought back to its
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