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City Manager’s Updates

Village Entrance Project Lot 11 to Open May 6 – Parking Lot 11, located at the intersection of Laguna Canyon Road and Forest Avenue, is scheduled to open for public use by May 6. Parking Lot 10, located adjacent to Art-A-Fair, has been temporarily closed for bridge reconstruction beginning April 29. 

Parking spaces along Laguna Canyon Road will become available for free public use. In addition, free parking and free trolley to the downtown area and the Farmers’ Market are available this weekend at Lot 16 (Act V). 

For more information, click on this week’s Village Entrance Project video update here. 

“City Chats” on KX 93.5 – Get to know Community Development Director Greg Pfost as he talks about his passion for Community Development and the ways the department is making it easier for Laguna Beach property owners to navigate the development process this Thursday night at 8 p.m. on KX 93.5’s new “City Chats” segment. 

Listeners can also tune in to the segment online at www.kx935.com or on the iHeartRadio app. He’s also going to play some of his favorite tunes and share the stories behind them. Tune in to “City Chats” this Thursday night at 8 p.m. on KX 93.5!

SCE Pole Replacement – On Wednesday, May 8, and Thursday, May 9, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Southern California Edison (SCE) will be replacing a utility pole located at the dead end of Balboa Avenue, immediately north of the Del Mar Avenue intersection. The emergency access fire road will be blocked during the work, which has been coordinated with the Fire Department. Pedestrians can access the Aliso and Wood Canyons Wilderness Park via Moulton Meadows Park during the work. 

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

HYBYCOZO at City Hall – Artist team HYBYCOZO has installed three sculptures outside City Hall. Created of steel, the sculptures are a geometric exploration through light, shadow, and perception. They will be on exhibit through July. The lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach have funded this program.

City Managers HYBYCOZO

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The Village Entrance Lot 11 will open on May 6 

Sunset Serenades – On Friday, May 10, Sunset Serenades returns to the Heisler Park Amphitheater near the corner of Cliff Drive and Jasmine Street. Enjoy free live music by guitar duo Django Shredders from 6:30 p.m. to sunset. 

For the full six-week schedule, check the City’s website here. The lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach have funded this program.

Heritage Month – Come celebrate Heritage Month this May and enjoy the many scheduled activities and events. A new event featured this year includes the Historic Residential Project forum where design, architecture, and real estate professionals will present historic projects and experiences. The forum will be held at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, in City Council Chambers at 505 Forest Ave. 

A calendar of all the events will be posted on the City website at

http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/cd/preserve/heritage_commitee.htm

Alta Laguna Basketball Court Resurfacing – Routine maintenance and resurfacing work at the Alta Laguna Basketball Court will begin on Monday, May 6. The work is slated to be complete by Friday, May 10. The basketball court will be closed for play during this time. 

For questions, call Alexis Braun, Sr. Recreation Supervisor, at (949) 497-0762. 

Pearl Street Beach Access Improvements – On Monday, May 6, construction work to rebuild the closed beach access at the end of Pearl Street will begin. The project includes replacing the stairways, creating seating and overlook opportunities, and adding landscaping. Construction is scheduled to be complete in October 2019. 

For additional information, contact Tom Sandefur, P.E., Associate Civil Engineer at (949) 497-0792 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Red Telephone Booth Installation Rescheduled – The installation of “Super Hero Changing Station by local artist Robert Holton in the Red Telephone Booth on Forest Avenue has been rescheduled to Monday, May 6. The installation will be on display for 24 months as part of the Arts Commission’s temporary sculpture program. The lodging establishments and the City of Laguna Beach have funded this program.