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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 42  |  May 26, 2020

City Manager’s Updates

Take the Trolley to Small Business Saturday in Laguna Beach – Leave your car at home and take the Trolley to Small Business Saturday on November 30. Neighborhood Trolleys will be running from 9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Coastal Trolleys from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. 

For trolley arrival times and schedules, download the Laguna Beach Trolley app, available on the Apple and Google app stores or visit

For more information, call (949) 497-0766.

Weekday Coastal Service begins Friday, Dec 6 Beginning December 6, the North Laguna route and the South Laguna route will be canceled and replaced with the new Weekday Coastal Route. The Weekday Coastal route will run weekdays from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. northbound on Coast Highway to Cliff Drive and southbound to The Ritz-Carlton.  

For more information on the Weekday Coastal, route go to

City Managers Trolley

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Photo by Mary Hurlbut

Take the Trolley to Small Business Saturday 

Holiday Trash Collection Schedule – Residential and commercial trash collection will be delayed by one day for customers normally serviced on Thursday and Friday in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

Holiday Street Sweeping Schedule On Friday, Nov 29, only non-residential areas will be swept, and residential parking restrictions will not be enforced. Regularly scheduled street sweeping and parking enforcement will resume on November 30.

Annual 2020 Citizen’s Police Academy – The Laguna Beach Police Department is accepting applications for the upcoming Citizen’s Police Academy. The academy starts on Thursday, Jan 16, 2020, and will meet from 6 to 9:30 p.m. for 12 weeks. 

The Citizen’s Police Academy is a non-stress course designed to provide community members with a better understanding of the Laguna Beach Police Department operations and to help foster better communications between police personnel and citizens.

To be considered for this program, you must be a resident of Laguna Beach or work within the City limits, be at least 18 years old, and have no felony convictions. Applications must be submitted no later than December 27, 2019. 

To apply you must register through the City’s Recreation Class sign-up, which can be found at or by contacting Academy Class Coordinator Ross Fallah at (949) 464-6624 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Does Your Mobile Contractor Have a Business License to Work in Laguna Beach? – Mobile contractors like gardeners, landscapers, carpet cleaners, mobile car detailers, and swimming pool or pond services all need to hold a Laguna Beach Business License to operate within the City. 

A business license ensures contractors are aware of the City’s regulations and guidelines to avoid the illegal discharge of fertilizers, pesticides, lawn, dirt, sediment, organic materials, and cleaning chemicals to the streets and gutters that drain to the ocean. 

Residents and businesses are responsible for the actions of their contractors and have a responsibility to ensure that their contractors are aware of local regulations, beginning with securing a City of Laguna Beach Business License. More information on the City Business Licensing process can be found here.

SCE Pole Replacements – Southern California Edison (SCE) will be working in two areas of town next week. 

For questions or concerns, contact SCE’s Customer Service number at (800) 655-4555. 

124 Acacia Dr - On Monday, Dec 2, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., SCE will be replacing a utility pole located at 124 Acacia Dr. Traffic lanes at Acacia Drive near the High Drive intersection will be maintained, but shifted, in the vicinity of the work. Signs will be posted alerting residents of the work.

1540 Bluebird Canyon Dr - On Tuesday, Dec 3, between 8 a.m. and 6 p.m., SCE will be replacing a utility pole at 1540 Bluebird Canyon Drive. The street will be closed approximately 100 feet both east and west of the utility pole. Access for all residents will be maintained from opposite ends of the street. Signs will be posted alerting residents of the temporary street closure.

Riddle Field Maintenance and Closures – Riddle Field will be closed for annual maintenance and turf renovations from November 25 - January 27, 2020. For questions, call Alexis Braun, Senior Recreation Supervisor, at (949) 497-0762.

Spark of Love Toy Drive – The Laguna Beach Fire Department, in partnership with other Southern California Firefighters and ABC7, is taking part in the annual Spark of Love Toy Drive. Over the past 27 years, the Spark of Love Toy Drive has successfully collected more than ten million toys. 

The campaign collects new, unwrapped toys and sports equipment for underserved children and teens in Orange, Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Ventura, and Riverside counties. Toys collected in the respective counties are distributed locally. Drop off your new, unwrapped toys or sports equipment to any of Laguna Beach’s four fire stations starting December 1. There will also be donation bins at Hospitality Night on December 6. 

For more information on the event, contact Engineer Paramedic Pat Cary at (949) 497-0700.


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