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Recreation Committee Meeting Schedule
4/24/2015  There has been a change to the date and time of the City Recreation Committee’s monthly meetings. The meetings are now to be held on the second Monday of the month at 6:00 p.m. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, May 11. The Committee meets in the Community Room of the Community and Susi Q Center, located at 380 Third St.

Compost Giveaway in May
4/24/2015  The annual compost giveaway event will be held on Saturday, May 2, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the ACT V Lot located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. In appreciation of the recycling efforts by Laguna Beach residents, 40 tons of compost will be made available for pickup by residents. The compost is provided by our contract solid waste hauler, Waste Management of Orange County and their green waste recycler, Tierra Verde Industries. Residents will have the option to select either the “drive-through” service or the self-service to pick-up the compost. Limited quantities of bagged compost will be available to residents using the drive-through service. There will be a limit of four bags per household. Residents opting to self-serve the compost will be provided with empty sand bags, which residents can fill with compost. There will be a limit of six sand bags per household. Residents are reminded to bring gloves and shovels. Distributions are on a first-come, first-served basis.

Heritage Month
4/24/2015  Celebrate Heritage Month this May and enjoy the many scheduled activities and events. Opening festivities commence on Thursday, May 7 at the Madison Square Garden Cafe at 6:00 p.m. with hors d'oeuvres, music and entertainment, including live performances. Activities and tours are scheduled throughout the entire month of May.

Temple Hills Sidewalk Workshop
4/24/2015  On April 16, a public workshop was held at the Community Center to gather community input regarding a proposed pedestrian improvements on Temple Hills Drive. Over 50 people attended. The next step will be to conduct a survey of residents and other stakeholders seeking input on the various pedestrian improvement options that will be developed based upon feedback from the workshop.

Historic Preservation Ordinance
4/24/2015  The preliminary draft of the Historic Preservation Ordinance is scheduled to be reviewed by the Heritage Committee on Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers. Once the Heritage Committee’s review of the ordinance is complete, the ordinance will move on to be reviewed by the Design Review Board, Planning Commission and then ultimately City Council.

Ocean Avenue and Beach Street Public Art Project
4/17/2015  Artist Kyungmi Shin will commence work on the installation of “Road Blossoms Laguna Beach” on Friday, April 17, 2015. The installation area, on the corner of Ocean Avenue and Beach Street, will be cordoned off during construction. The installation is expected to take three weeks to complete. The tree located in the planter will remain. A dedication ceremony will be held on Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 11 a.m. This project is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach Art-in-Lieu Fund.

Sunset Serenades
4/17/2015  Every Friday evening from May 8 through May 29, 2015, at 6:30 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.
5/8 Trapdoor Social - Acoustic alternative-rock
5/15 El Re’al Players - Classical chamber music
5/22 Jason Harnell Trio – Jazz
5/29 John Troy - Singer/songwriter and writer
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.

Adam Gufarotti Promoted to Recreation Supervisor
4/10/2015  Adam Gufarotti has been promoted to Recreation Supervisor in the Community Services Department. Please join us in congratulating Adam, who has provided outstanding service to the Laguna Beach community for several years as the Pool Manager. In his new position, Adam will oversee City recreation programs and special events, as well as manage the Lang Park Community Center.

New Fire Department Personnel
4/10/2015  The Fire Department has hired Adam Fugate as a Firefighter assigned to the B Shift at Fire Station Two (Agate Street). Adam has an Associate’s Degree from Victor Valley College in Paramedicine. Adam is also a licensed paramedic and lives locally in Orange County. The Fire Department has also hired twelve new Reserve Volunteer Firefighters who will complete their training this weekend. Once training is complete, these Reserve Volunteer Firefighters will assist the full-time Firefighters with their daily duties and responses.

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