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Public’s Help Needed to Tackle Parking Inefficiencies

Members of the public are invited to participate in a community workshop that is designed to spark discussions and generate ideas for the upcoming Parking Management Plan for Downtown Laguna Beach and Laguna Canyon Road. The workshop takes place Wednesday, Dec. 19 from 6:30 to 8...

Two City Boards Seeking Additional Members

The City Council is accepting applications to fill an unexpired term on the Planning Commission, which will be vacated by City Council member elect Robert Whalen. The term extends to June 30. The council is also accepting applications from residents for an upcoming vacancy on the...

LBPD Awarded Grant

The Laguna Beach Police Department has been awarded a $90,000 grant from the state Office of Traffic Safety for a year-long program aimed at preventing deaths and injuries on local roadways through special enforcement and public awareness efforts. While traffic deaths statewide...

New Girls Tennis Program at the Baseline

A new skills-building program for high school girls is being offered through the city’s community services department and will be directed by the high school’s coach, Don Davis. For info: contact Coach Davis at 949-690-8118 or [email protected] Register at the Community Services...

Downtown Plan Open to Revision

The Laguna Beach Planning Commission is seeking community input about the Downtown Specific Plan’s short-comings and recommendations to improve the 23-year-old policies that guide land use and development decisions downtown. The workshop will be held on Nov. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the...

Authorities Urge Residents to Receive Emergency Updates

Fire officials urge residents to register their contact information with AlertOC, the regional mass notification system. In an emergency, AlertOC is a critical link for residents to immediately learn if action such as evacuation is required. All Laguna Beach home phone numbers...

Call for Design Review Board Members

The City Council is accepting applications for the Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board and will be interviewing candidates on Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 6 p.m. at their regular meeting. Appointments will be made to fill three regular terms to Feb. 1. Applicants should have attended...

Studios Open for Visitors

The official start of the fourth annual Laguna Beach Artist Open Studios is Saturday, Oct. 6 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. Thirty-three...

Advice Wanted on Revising Downtown Planning

Laguna’s Planning Commission will host a Downtown Specific Plan Workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. The commission is seeking ideas from community members, design professionals, and downtown business and property owners for...

Citizen Academy Assembling

The Laguna Beach Police Department is accepting applications for its next Citizen Academy, starting Sept. 6. The academy meets from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for 12 consecutive weeks. Applications will be accepted until Aug. 23. The course is designed to provide the public with a better...

New Teen Drinking Law Gets Summer Hiatus

To applause from both sides of the issue, an ordinance fining adults for hosting parties where minors are drinking and using drugs was tabled for additional tweaking in a 3-1 vote by Laguna Beach’s City Council on Tuesday. Known as the social host ordinance (SHO), the proposed...

City Offers New Business Workshops

  The next Open for Business workshop for business owners and others interested in opening or expanding businesses in Laguna Beach take place Thursday, June 21, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Laguna Beach Community Center, 380 Third St. Workshop participants will include...

Brooks Surf Contest Opens Registration

The waiting period for the 50th Brooks Street Surf Contest has begun. The surf contest, touted as “the oldest surfing classic in the world,” is open to Laguna Beach residents only. Event age groups range from youth (boys 13 and under, girls 15 and under) through to senior masters...

Citizens Needed to Serve on City Committees

Laguna Beach is accepting applications for three people on the South Laguna Water & Sewer Advisory Committee as well as four people interested in serving on the Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee. The water and sewer committee is comprised of two board members from...

Workshop on City Land Use Slated

The Planning Commission will host a Land Use Element workshop on Wednesday, April 18, at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.   The meeting’s purpose is informing residents, property owners, businesses, architects, designers, realtors and interested...