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City Manager’s Updates

Bluebird Park Restroom Repainting From June 4 through June 7, the restrooms at Bluebird Park will be closed for maintenance and painting of the floors and walls. Portable toilets and a hand washing station will be provided for the public for the duration of the project. 

For more information, contact Maintenance Supervisor Wayne Chintala at (949) 464-6644.

Annual Composting Classes – The city’s solid waste hauler, Waste Management, will offer the second of four free composting classes planned for 2019 on Saturday, June 1, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Lang Park, located on Wesley Drive off Coast Highway. Compost and worm bins will be available for purchase during the class at a discounted price. 

For more information, visit the city’s website at www.lagunabeachcity.net/recycling or contact the Waste Management class instructor, Lisa Ryder, at (310) 874-2499.

SCE Pole Replacement at 614 Seaview St – On Friday, June 7, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., Southern California Edison (SCE) will be replacing a utility pole located at 614 Seaview St. The westbound lane at Seaview Street will be blocked immediately east of Wilson Street and personnel will be directing traffic.

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

Be Rattlesnake Aware – According to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), rattlesnakes are widespread in California and are found in a variety of habitat throughout the state from coastal to desert. They may also turn up around homes and yards in brushy areas and under woodpiles. Generally, not aggressive, rattlesnakes will likely retreat if given room and not provoked or threatened. Most bites occur when a rattlesnake is handled or accidentally brushed against by someone walking or climbing. 

City Manager Rattlesnake

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Courtesy of Tom Joliet

Beware of rattlesnakes in your back (and front) yard

The California Poison Control System notes that the chances of being bitten are small compared to the risk of other environmental injuries. Most bites occur between the months of April and October when snakes and humans are most active outdoors. CDFW provides tips for safely living in snake country on its website at www.wildlife.ca.gov/Keep-Me-Wild/Rattlesnakes as well as tips for keeping snakes out of your yard and what do to do (and not do) in the event of a snake bite. 

Additional resources can be found at www.californiaherps.com/info/rattlesnakeinfo.html

Emergency Kit Backpacks for Sale – Getting prepared for emergencies has never been easier! A Laguna Beach specific Emergency Kit Backpack is available for purchase. The kit includes the following: AM/FM hand crank radio with flashlight and cell phone charger, 4-in-1 gas and water utility shut off tool, glow sticks, bio-hazard bags, nitrile gloves, N95 mask, 54-piece first aid kit, duct tape, emergency poncho, solar blanket, and a personal hygiene kit.

Additionally, the kit will contain emergency plan templates and disaster-specific information. Each red backpack will feature an official City of Laguna Beach seal. 

Those interested can purchase the Laguna Beach specific Emergency Kit Backpack for $50 on the city’s website via https://bit.ly/2DlnFGy or in person at the Community and Susi Q Center, 380 Third St, during normal business hours. No profits are being made from the sale of this backpack. Let’s get prepared! 

Community Pool Closed – The Laguna Beach High School and Community Pool will be closed for maintenance and repairs until June 9, 2019. A list of other pools in the area is posted to the city’s website. The city encourages swimmers to sign up for schedule update emails using the link on the website as well. 

Visit http://lagunabeachcity.net/cityhall/community/aquatics/poolhours.htm or call (949) 497-0788 for more information.