The temporary roundabout at the five point intersection of Los Robles, Catalina, and El Camino Del Mar, which was approved by the City Council last April, is now fully functional.
Delineators were also installed as a temporary measure to aid in visibility until drivers get accustomed to the layout. Additional aesthetic treatments for the central island will be added over the next few weeks.
As feedback from drivers has been very positive, a permanent installation may be considered in a few years, the city manager’s weekly update says.
Cyclists Invited to Trails Forum
The cycling and environmental communities are invited to come together from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 13 at the Laguna Beach Legion Hall, 384 Legion St. for the first ever Mountain Bike Trails Forum.
Learn how Laguna Canyon Foundation is working to make the trails more sustainable, environmentally sensitive and fun. For more information
Summer Reading Awards Picnic Set
Laguna Beach Library and the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library will host their annual Readers Award Picnic from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, with games, opportunity drawings and BBQ food.
The Agate Street Station firefighters will award medals to children under age 12, who read 10 hours or more this summer.
Utility Lights Up GOP Discussion
The Laguna Beach Republicans will discuss the cost of undergrounding electric utility poles in town during their monthly meeting this Saturday, Aug. 8.
Executive Director Emil Monda convenes the 9 a.m. session at La Sirena Grill, in the Aliso Shopping Center.
Monda also promises updates on community policing, skate board park, school board policies and the city’s policy on homelessness.
Steps to Pearl Street Beach Under Repair
A retaining wall at the Pearl Street steps to the beach has failed. Emergency repairs are scheduled to begin Monday, Aug. 10. The steps will be closed to the public through Friday of that week.
Class Welcomes Moms and Babies
A Mommy and Me group takes place at 10 a.m. every Wednesday at Laguna Beach United Methodist Church, 21632 Wesley Dr.
Pastor Mandy Flemming, a mother of three, will be leading the group in the church nursery in fellowship, conversation, support and coffee. All moms and babies are welcome without age restriction.
For more info: 949 499-3088.
Local Heros on TV
“Laguna Beach Eco Heroes,” the 30-minute documentary produced by the My Hero project, will be aired on Cox Cable through Oct. 3 on Saturdays at 9 a.m. and Sundays at 6 p.m.
Laguna Canyon Foundation, Laguna Bluebelt, Nancy Caruso, Pacific Marine Mammal Center, Crystal Cove Alliance, ECO Warrior, Zero Trash Laguna, Wyland & One World One Ocean will be featured.
The film received support from The Massen Greene Foundation. myhero.com/lagunaecoheroes.
See the Creatures of the Night
Join Park Ranger Brad Barker from 7:30 to 8:45 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 8, at Laguna Niguel Regional Park for a 45-minute presentation on bats, the mysterious creatures of the night.
After the presentation take a 30 minute walk to listen for the bats’ echolocation using a bat detector. Park near shelter 3 and meet at the park’s amphitheater, 28241 La Paz Road, Laguna Niguel. Reservations required:lagunacanyon.org
Parking. $5. For more information call 949-497-8324.
Tickets on Sale for Crystal Cove Gala
Quite the scene at last year’s Crystal Cove gala.Tickets for the Crystal Cove Alliance’s annual moonlight gala Saturday, Sept. 25, are now on sale.
Proceeds go towards the continued preservation and restoration of Crystal Cove State Park, 8471 Pacific Coast Highway.
The event includes a sunset dinner, a chance to win a three-night stay in Crystal Cove Cottage #14, live entertainment by Brenna Whitaker, and live and silent auctions.
Individual tickets are $400 and each opportunity drawing ticket is $100 or $500 for seven. To purchase tickets, visit www.crystalcovealliance.org/gala.
Medium Turns Philanthropist
Maureen Allan, a Laguna Beach-based spiritual teacher, master channeler and medium, established Angels Among Us Foundation, to help children in Bihar, India, and Darfur, Africa.
The organization’s first fundraiser is set for Thursday, Aug. 13, at the Laguna Beach home of Kim and Ari Novick. A donation of $150 will go directly to the crowd-funding campaign Allan set up on CrowdRise.
Included in the event will be a group channeling session and reading by Allan where guests will receive messages from departed loved ones. The event is open to the public. For tickets, contact [email protected] or call 949-715-6788