City Manager’s Updates

Memorial Day Transit Service – The Transit services will be operating on a modified schedule on Monday, May 27. Coastal Service and the Act V shuttle will be offered from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be no Neighborhood Transit service on Monday, May 27. Regular service will resume on Tuesday, May 28.

Holiday Street Sweeping Schedule – On Memorial Day, Monday, May 27, street sweeping and related enforcement will only occur in commercial areas. 

For more information, contact Senior Fleet Maintenance Supervisor Austin Comp at (949) 464-6637.

Residential Waste and Recycling Service Delayed One Day In Observance of Memorial Day – Waste Management of Orange County’s residential trash and recycling pickup schedule will be delayed by one day throughout the week of May 27, in observance of Memorial Day. Customers should place their carts out for pickup one day later than usual, beginning Tuesday, May 28 through Saturday, June 1. Friday collection will receive service on Saturday. 

For further information, contact Waste Management Customer Service at (949) 642-1191.

Community Pool Closed – The Laguna Beach High School and Community Pool will be closed for maintenance and repairs from May 28 to June 9. A list of other pools in the area is posted to the City’s website, and swimmers are encouraged to sign up for schedule update emails using the link on the website as well. 

Visit or call (949) 497-0788 for more information.

Annual Laguna Beach City Photo Contest – The City is pleased to announce its annual photo contest, which opened on May 22 and runs through June 5. Photographers are asked to submit their high-resolution photographs for contest consideration reflecting this year’s theme, “Urban Laguna Beach,” life downtown and away from the beach. 

To enter, photographers must submit their high-resolution photos of Laguna Beach online at by the contest deadline of 11:59 p.m. on Wednesday, June 5. Any photo taken within Laguna Beach city limits is eligible and the contest is open to anyone. First-prize photographs receive $500 and winners of additional categories receive $100 each. 

For a complete list of contest rules and information about how to enter, visit

City Managers sunset

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Photo by Scott Brashier 

A sunset in the city 

Laguna Beach Represented at County Track Meet – Even the rain couldn’t keep seventeen Laguna Beach youth from competing on Sunday, May 19, in the Orange County Track and Field Championships at Mission Viejo High School. The Laguna Beach Track Team is comprised of boys and girls ranging from 5 to 14 years of age. 

The youth competed in various events including the long jump, softball throw, 50, 100, 200, 400, 800, and 1600-meter races. The Laguna Beach team had participants that placed in the top four in their respective events and are moving on to the Southern California Championships at Warren High School in Downey on Sunday, June 2.

Parents’ Night Out (PNO) – Parents call it a break from the kids; kids call it a break from your parents. The City of Laguna Beach is hosting its quarterly Parents’ Night Out on Friday, May 31, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the Community & Susi Q Center, 380 Third St. The children will have a blast enjoying games, movies, arts & crafts, and dinner. Pre-registration is required 48 hours in advance. 

To register, call (949) 464-6645 or visit and click “recreation classes.”

SCE Pole Replacements – Southern California Edison (SCE) will be working in several areas in town next week.  For questions or concerns, contact SCE’s Customer Service number at (800) 655-4555.

Alley behind Through Street – On Thursday, May 30, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., SCE will be replacing a utility pole located in the alley behind 544 Through St. A portion of the alley will be closed between Park Avenue and Legion Street.

760 Alta Vista Way – On Friday, May 31, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., SCE will be replacing a utility pole at 760 Alta Vista Way, located south of Bonita Way. The westbound lane at Alta Vista Way will be blocked in the vicinity of the work and personnel will be directing traffic.