The City of Laguna Beach invites you to participate in three surveys that are important in planning for our future. Please participate in surveys relating to the Cultural Arts Plan, the Downtown Specific Plan Update and the Village Entrance Project. Thanks in advance for helping to shape the future of Laguna Beach!|
The Police Department has begun preparations for the start of school and the anticipated increase in traffic around schools in the morning and afternoon hours. Message boards and patrol officers will be in place to make sure the start of school is safe. The City’s Facebook page will also be used to educate and remind the public about start of school traffic safety and the traffic laws regarding stopping for school buses. All local school administrators have been contacted in an effort to collaborate on this safety effort.|
Residential trash collection will be delayed one day throughout the week of September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Customers should place their carts out for pick-up one day later than usual, beginning Tuesday, September 8, through Saturday September 12.|
As reported in the local media, the theater on Coast Highway is currently without an operator. I recently spoke with the owner of the building and she indicated her desire to find an operator or investor to restore the building in a sensitive way and maintain its historic character while providing an entertainment venue for the community. She does not have a specific plan at this time and will be evaluating possible opportunities. As part of the evaluation process, the Mayor and I will meet with the owner and city staff to assist her. In the meantime, on-site personnel retained by the owner will monitor the building in cooperation with the police department.|
The landscaping at Fire Station Two, located at the intersection of Agate Street and Glenneyre Street, is in the process of having the landscaping upgraded to improve water efficiency. The existing landscaping had many plants that required a lot of irrigation with sprinkler heads which was not “water wise.” The new landscaping will include new irrigation with smart controllers and drought tolerant plants. Additionally, the irrigation system will utilize “bubblers” verses traditional sprinkler heads which will result in less water being used for irrigation.|
Members of the City’s Fire, Marine Safety and Police Departments will join other public safety agencies from across the country in a “Day of Remembrance” for the tragic events that occurred on September 11, 2001. A brief remembrance ceremony will be held at the “Semper Memento” memorial at Heisler Park on Friday, September 11th, beginning at 8:45 a.m., the approximate time the first plane hit the World Trade Center. In addition, all U.S. flags at City facilities will be flown at half-staff from sunrise to sunset in accordance with the Presidential Proclamation regarding “Patriot Day.”|
Off-duty City Firefighters, Lifeguards, and Police Officers will be flipping pancakes, cooking sausage, and pouring coffee at the Labor Day Exchange Club Pancake Breakfast on Monday, September 7, 2015 at Heisler Park. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with all proceeds benefiting child abuse prevention programs.|
The next "Open for Business" workshop will be hosted by the City of Laguna Beach on Thursday, September 17th from 6:30 – 8:30 PM at the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third Street.
Every Friday evening from September 4 through September 25, 2015 at 5:30 p.m. The Arts Commission will present Sunset Serenades. The free concerts are held at the Heisler Park Amphitheatre with a variety of music genres. |
9/4 Jonathan Rowden Group (Jazz)
9/11 Michael Ubaldini (Americana)
9/18 South Coast Symphony String Quartet
9/25 The Pendleton Sisters (Songwriter Harmony)
This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach and recently was awarded best Arts Program by the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts.
The Arts Commission is currently accepting request for qualifications for an artist designed bench at Heisler Park near Monument Point. Artists are invited to submit images of previous installations and their public art resume. The honorarium for this project is $20,000. The deadline for submissions is October 5, 2015. Guidelines and application is available at https://lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com/#/Login|
The City of Laguna Beach will hold an informational workshop about Historic Preservation.
“Be Prepared” – Terrace Drains, Flood Gates and Erosion Control
The Arts Commission is currently accepting submissions to the annual Juried Fine Art Exhibition at City Hall. The competition is open to Orange County artists 18 years of age or older with two dimensional works. The juror will be Malcolm Warner, Executive Director of the Laguna Art Museum. The first place winner will be awarded $1,000. Applications must be made on-line with a non-refundable entry fee of $25. The deadline for submissions is September 8, 2015. http://www.lagunabeachcity.net/civicax/filebank/blobdload.aspx?BlobID=10352.|