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No Holiday Street Sweeping
12/19/2014  Street sweeping will be suspended on Thursday, December 25, and on Thursday, January 1, and there will not be parking enforcement for those streets on those days.

First Friday Flicks at the Forum
12/19/2014  First Friday Flicks at the Forum will start on Friday, January 2, 2015, at the Forum Theatre located at the Festival of Arts grounds at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. The critically acclaimed documentary “Finding Vivian Maier” is about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers. Discovered decades later, her artwork has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers. This film is not rated with a running time of 83 minutes. This program has been funded through the generosity of Laguna Beach residents Steve Chadima and Mark Porterfield.

DUI Checkpoint scheduled

The Police Department will conduct a DUI Checkpoint on Saturday December 20, 2014, between 8:00 pm and 3:00 am. Enjoy your evening out but if you intend to drink, plan ahead and be sure to have a designated sober and safe driver to get you home.

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule and Tree Recycling
12/19/2014  For the next two weeks, due to the holidays, residential and commercial trash collection will be delayed one day for customers normally serviced Thursday and Friday. Waste Management will collect and recycle holiday trees on the regular or rescheduled collection days at no charge between Friday, December 26, and Friday, January 16. Trees must be cut to lengths less than four feet. Decorations, tinsel, metal ornaments, and metal stands must be removed from the trees. Flocked trees will be collected but cannot be made into compost due to their chemical content. After January 16, non-flocked trees can also be recycled by cutting them up and placing them in the green waste carts.

View Preservation and Restoration Ordinance Implementation
12/19/2014  Last June, the City Council adopted the View Preservation and Restoration Ordinance. Application forms for processing either a View Preservation or Restoration Claim are now available to the public at the Community Development Department or on the City’s website. To help implement the Ordinance, the Community Development Director is proud to announce that after an extensive interview process, current Code Enforcement Officer Tony Farr has been transferred to fill the position of Associate Planner for View Restoration. Tony has been a City employee for over six years and has a background in Horticulture, Code Enforcement, and Hedge Height Claims which will be helpful in providing this new service.

Holiday Transit Operations
12/19/2014  Mainline transit service will not be offered on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, or New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1.

Artist Open Studios
12/19/2014  Artist Open Studios will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can catch a free shuttle service from the Act V parking lot, located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, and take advantage of free parking.

Street Slurry Seal Project
12/19/2014  This year’s street slurry seal project began in late October and is planned to be completed by the middle of February. Work will be suspended through the holidays and will resume January 5. The first five weeks of the project involved preparatory work such as pavement repair and some drainage improvements. The actual application of slurry seal began last week and is 20% completed. The areas of slurry seal this year include 42 streets in the Arch Beach Heights and Temple Hills neighborhoods.

Field Maintenance and Park Closures
12/12/2014  Annual maintenance and turf renovations at Riddle Field began on Monday, December 8. The field will remain closed through February 1, 2015. Maintenance at Bluebird Park will begin on Monday, December 22. The grass area will be closed for two weeks and will re-open on January 5, 2015. If you have any questions, please call Alexis Braun, Recreation Supervisor, at (949) 497-0762.

City Hall Closed on Friday after Christmas and New Year’s
12/12/2014  - This year the Christmas and New Year’s holidays fall on Thursday, December 25, and Thursday, January 1. City Hall will be closed on the holidays and the following days on Friday, December 26, and Friday, January 2. Essential public safety services will still be operating.

Spark of Love Toy Drive
12/1/2014  The Laguna Beach Fire Department in conjunction with all other local fire agencies will be taking part in the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. The Spark of Love campaign began in 1993 as a partnership between ABC7 and Firefighters throughout the five-county areas of Orange, Riverside, Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura. Although there are many worthwhile toy drives taking place this holiday season, the Spark of Love is the only one created and operated by Firefighters! Working together as the Orange County Toy Collaborative, these agencies collect and distribute approximately 300,000 toys annually to disadvantaged children who otherwise would not be receiving gifts this holiday season.

City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, California 92651
Phone: (949) 497-3311 Fax: (949) 497-0771