Potluck Adds a Public Square to the Menu



The public is invited to hear from Council member Bob Whalen and Chamber of Commerce President Larry Nokes
at Transition Laguna’s potluck Tuesday, Feb. 11, at the Congregational Church. The conversation starter: a public square in downtown that puts people first.

The discussion begins at 6:30 p.m. in the church hall, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Bring a potluck dish and your own utensils.

New Fee Imposed by Superior Court

Citing financial constraints imposed by the state fiscal crisis, starting in mid-February, Orange County’s Superior Court of will apply a fee to search its database by name, www.occourts.org/online-services/case-access/.

“The service will now be paid for by those using it, rather than the general public,” said Alan Carlson, the court’s chief executive officer, pointing out that Riverside and Los Angeles counties have been charging a name search fee for several years.

Users who enter a case number to search will continue to have free access to that case file’s information and will not be charged. Likewise, registered users in the name search application will be able to perform a search of their own name for no charge.

Give the Gift of Life

The Red Cross invites the public to participate in a blood drive at Laguna Presbyterian Church, 415 Forest Ave., Sunday, Feb. 9, from 8 a.m. to 2:15 p.m. in Tankersley Hall.

Photo identification is required.  Donors are requested to sign up at www.RedCrossBlood.org and use sponsor code: lagunap.  For more information, email [email protected] or call the church office at 949-494-7555.

Public Invited to Discuss Sewer Revisions

With backups from private sewer lines the top cause of sewer spills, the city’s water quality department is sponsoring a workshop Thursday, Feb.13, to discuss updates being considered to the city’s sewer ordinance.

The workshop will begin at 6 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.

Rough Slurry Coat Extends Life of Pavement

The slurry sealing of streets in north Laguna, including the striping, will be done by the end of February.

The work is part of the city’s 10-year program to seal all streets to extend the life of the pavement, according to the city manager’s weekly update. The seal incorporates fine gravel that produces a rougher surface than new pavement; the roughness is smoothed over time with traffic.

Variations in color are due to uneven drying. The strength and durability of the new slurry seal is maintained by regular testing of the slurry material as it is applied.

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