Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig will discuss current and future initiatives and the city’s financial condition at a Business Club breakfast meeting Thursday, May 19.
The 7:30 a.m. meeting begins with a buffet breakfast at Hotel Laguna, 425 S. Coast Highway.
Non-members are welcome. Register to attend with Bart Zandbergen at 949 455-0300.
Ralphs Tries to Bag New Hires
All Ralphs supermarkets will hold hiring fairs on Saturday, May 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. as the company tries to fill 400 part-time positions in eight Southern California counties.
Job seekers should apply online in advance at jobs.ralphs.com. Then they can visit their neighborhood market for a job interview.
Ralphs, owned by Kroger Company, operates 204 markets in the region and contributed $6 million to charitable community causes last year.
Green Thumb Alert: Free Compost
Laguna Beach can claim five containers of free compost Saturday, May 14, at the ACT V parking lot at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road.
The event is self-service and will take place between 8 a.m. and 12 p.m. Those wanting compost should bring gloves, shovels and five-gallon containers.
Limited quantities of bagged compost will also be available.
Workshop Explains New Building Restrictions
Contractors, architects, real estate professionals and residents are invited to an “Open for Construction” workshop, Friday, May 20, about new state building standards.
The talk begins at 11:30 a.m. at Mozambique Restaurant, 1740 S. Coast Highway.
Changes include solar ready roofs, lighting restrictions, vehicle charging stations, more efficient windows and doors and mandatory replacement of non-compliant plumbing fixtures prior to the sale of any property, says a city statement. A new code edition for existing buildings will also be discussed.
Lunch of $12 is available at the door. Register at lagunabeachchamber.org. For event info, contact Maria Ring at 949 497-0798.
Feedback Kills Trolley Expansion in North Laguna
As a result of public feedback and North Laguna’s proximity to the existing trolley route, city staff this week recommended that the City Council drop a planned pilot program to establish a North Laguna trolley route into neighborhoods.
Residents shared concerns about intensifying parking needs, traffic and noise as a result of the proposed pilot program at a meeting Thursday April 28.
Learn How Laguna Works
The public is invited to learn about city government in a workshop series, Leadership Laguna, which will meet on five Thursday evenings through June 2 from 7-9 p.m.
This citizen’s academy will cover local government, public safety, water quality, public works and community development.
Sign up through the Laguna Beach Community Foundation, 949 715-8223.