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Arts Updates

September 12, 2017 

Our Cultural Arts Department sends out a monthly newsletter. Click for information about how to sign up.

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Free Smart Gardening Series

September 6, 2017 

Learn how to grow and maintain healthy plants and beautiful landscapes with free classes from local Master Gardeners. Click for more information.

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Work Nearing Completion

August 24, 2017 

After nearly nine months of construction, the wet well rehabilitation project near the Lumberyard Parking Lot is nearing completion. Click for more information.

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Sunset Serenades

August 7, 2017 

Sunset Serenades returns to Heisler Park Friday evenings in September. Enjoy live music from 5:30 p.m. to sunset. Click for more information.

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Laguna Beach Trolley

August 3, 2017 

Laguna Beach residents: Hop on board our neighborhood trolleys for a free ride to and from the beach and town. Click for more information.

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Forest Avenue Banner

January 13, 2017 

Laguna Beach non-profits interested in placing a banner over Forest Avenue are invited to apply for the lottery. Click for more information.

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Fitness Classes

December 29, 2016 

We offer a host of fitness classes, ranging from yoga to Zumba to spinning to boot camps. Click for more information

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Street Resurfacing

November 23, 2016 

Slurry seal has been applied to more than 65 City streets as part of a pavement maintenance effort. Click for more information.

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Hey, What's Your Address?

November 10, 2016 

The Fire Department reminds you to be sure your house number is visible from the street so we can find you when you call. Click for more information.

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Arch Beach Heights Access

October 27, 2016 

There are two City construction projects near the Arch Beach Heights neighborhood. We're working to minimize inconvienence and provide access at all times.

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SCE Pole Replacement Road Closures

September 15, 2016 

On Tuesday and Wednesday Sept. 27 and 28, Southern California Edison will be replacing a deteriorated power poles that will require closers on Cedar Way and Lower Cliff Drive.



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Milligan Drive Bridge Replacement

September 8, 2016 

Construction of Milligan Drive bridge replacement will begin on Sept. 26 and will continue through January 2017. Access across the bridge from Laguna Canyon Road will be unavailable during construction.

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Money Basics for Parents & Teens

September 8, 2016 

This workshop discusses the importance of money skills to youth and the advantage of knowing how to budget, Free! Monday, September 19, 5-6 p.m. at the Community & Susi Q Center.

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Our Newest Police Officer

August 29, 2016 

The Laguna Beach Police Department welcomes its newest officer, Kseniya Orlovska, who graduated from the Orange County Sheriff's Academy on August 25.

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Fall Recreation Registration

August 11, 2016 

Registration for Fall 2016 activities has begun. Look for the brochure in your mailbox or around town. What are you interested in? We have a class for that!

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New Fire Captains

July 21, 2016 

The Fire Department is proud to announce the promotions of Fire Engineer Crissy Teichmann and Fire Engineer Dan Conroy to Fire Captain.

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Parking Permit Renewal

June 1, 2016 

It's time to renew your residental Shopper Permits and School District Permits for parking. Renew your permit online and save time.

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Coast Highway Utility Connection

April 25, 2016 

Southern California Gas Company is scheduled to perform gas service connection on Coast Highway from May 2-5, 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. One southbound lane will be closed.

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Laguna Canyon Road Utility Undergrounding

March 25, 2016 

Southern California Edison began undergrounding utilities in Laguna Canyon Road on Monday, April 4. The construction work requires the outbond lane to be moved to the center lane between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m, Monday through Friday, through June 15, 2016.

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Sandbag Disposal

March 21, 2016 

Residents can dispose of filled sand bags two ways: 1) at the Act V Lot, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road. 2) By calling Waste Management for a Bulky Item Pick-Up.

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Arch Beach Heights Fire

March 10, 2016 

Report from the March 10 fire in Arch Beach Heights: A home in the 1200 block of La Mirada was heavily damaged. There were no injuries. The cause of the fire is under investigation.

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How to Report Low-Flying Aircraft and Noise

February 29, 2016 

To report low-flying aircraft, contact­­­ the local FAA Flight Standards District Office in Long Beach at (562) 420-1755. If you have a complaint about aircraft noise, email the FAA’s Noise Ombudsman (202) 267-3521.

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Nixle: A New Way to Stay Connected

February 4, 2016 

The City will soon launch Nixle, a text, email, and phone message system that will allow all departments to share information including traffic congestion, emergency information, and community events.

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Historic Preservation Workshops

January 12, 2016 

The City is in the process of holding a series of workshops with the Heritage Committee that will focus on different topic areas related to historic preservation.

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Festival of Arts Sidewalk

December 18, 2015 

The Festival started construction this week to replace the temporary sidewalk fronting the Festival of Arts on Laguna Canyon Road. The work is expected to take approximately one month. Pedestrian access will be maintained through the construction site.

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Alta Vista Way Retaining Wall

December 14, 2015 

Construction work to install a retaining wall under the street between 475 and 525 Alta Vista Way has been completed. The new reinforced concrete wall replaces the existing wood wall that was built in the 1960s to support the roadway. Over the course of five months, 2.6 million pounds of concrete and 98,000 pounds of steel were used to construct the 400-ft long by 25-ft deep wall. Multiple drill rigs were used to complete the work more than a month ahead of schedule.

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Orange County Health Care Agency Partnership

December 14, 2015 

Beginning on December 14, clinician William Crittenden will begin working in partnership with Community Outreach Officer Corporal Farris for two days each week. This partnership will allow Laguna Beach to be more effective when dealing with our mentally ill community in finding both short and long-term solutions.

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Property Manager Honored

December 14, 2015 

Laguna Beach Property Manager Debi Heninger was selected as the Orange County Property Officer of the Year by the California Association for Property and Evidence.

Her role in our property and evidence room is a vital one, as she sees over 2,500 pieces of property per fiscal year. This plays a vital role in preserving the integrity of our evidence, property and all of the other items that find a way into our police facility.

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World AIDS Day

December 7, 2015 

The Police Department participated in the World Aids Days events. Ribbons were placed around downtown trees. The department also provided educational outreach and remembrance of those lost to HIV/AIDS.

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Work begins on sculpture

November 19, 2015 

Work has started on the installation of the sculpture “Sea Breeze” located on the ocean side of the Inn at Laguna on North Coast Highway.

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Committed to Fire Prevention

August 28, 2017 

Councilmember Bob Whalen's opinion piece in the OC Register highlights our committment to reducing the fire risk in our community. Click to read more.

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Election Results

November 9, 2016 

Unofficial winners: Bob Whalen and Steve Dicterow (City Council), Laura Parisi (City Treasurer), and Lisette Chel-Walker (City Clerk). Click for more.

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Officer Receives Honor

November 3, 2016 

Officer Brian Clasby was honored by the Orange County Trauma Intervention Program for going above and beyond the call of duty to provide compassionate support to a citizen in crisis.

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Upcoming Closures on the 91 Freeway

September 8, 2016 

The SR-91 will experience closures over the next 10 weekends, one direction at a time. If you plan on traveling between Orange and Riverside County, click for more information.

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Police Department Wins Challenge

August 24, 2016 

Police employees Sergeant Rebecca White, Corporal Matt Gregg, Natasha Hernandez, and Rowena St. Moritz, worked together the best all-around project submission for 2016, and for winning the Impaired Driving Special Award and the Rookie of the Year Award for the best traffic safety programs in California. On September 13, CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow will be traveling from Sacramento to present the award to the Laguna Beach Police Department at the City Council meeting.

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