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City Manager’s Updates

Street Resurfacing – Construction will begin next week to repair and resurface roadways in the Laguna Canyon area and the area bounded by Thalia Street, Temple Terrace, Cress Street and the Coast. Preliminary construction notices have been mailed to affected residents. Preparatory and repair work will continue through September, with slurry seal resurfacing to follow in October. The project is expected to be completed in November. For more information, please visit the project website at www.lagunabeachcity.net/slurryseal or call (844) LAGUNA4 or (844) 524-8624.

Fire Department Staffing Update – After 27 days working up north at the Mendocino Fire Complex, fire engines LB 1 and OES 313 are returning to Laguna Beach on Thursday, Aug 23. The initial crews worked a 14-day assignment from July 27 until August 8 when they were replaced by a fresh new crew. Laguna Engine 302 returned to Laguna Beach on Wednesday, Aug 22, after a 17-day assignment to the Mendocino Complex. 

Backpack Giveaway – On Friday, Aug 24, approximately 20 children from the Boys and Girls Club will make their way to the Laguna Beach Police Department for a special field trip where they will receive backpacks filled with school supplies to kick off the school year. The Laguna Beach Police Department has partnered with the Purist Group to make this backpack event possible. Members of the Laguna Beach Police Department will be waiting at the police station for the kids to arrive at 1:30 p.m. They are in for a real treat! There will be a snow cone station, vehicle display, and tours. Backpacks are filled with crayons, pencils, notebooks, and other supplies.

Literary Laureate Playwriting Class – Every Friday from October 5 through November 9, from 1 to 3 p.m., Laguna Beach Literary Laureate Lojo Simon will be teaching a free course in short-form playwriting at the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center, 380 Third Street. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. Class size is limited. Register online at https://secure.rec1.com/CA/city-of-laguna-beach/catalog/index.

Arts Marketing Workshop – On Friday, Oct 5, the Arts Commission in partnership with National Arts Marketing Project will be holding a free arts marketing workshop. The workshop “The Art of Relevance” will be led by Art Marketing Project founder Cindy Sherman. It is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. For information and registration, visit https://lagunabeachart.eventbrite.com.

Alta Laguna Pickleball Courts – Alta Laguna Park now has a pilot pickleball program with two pickleball courts available for play every Sunday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Open group pickleball play is encouraged for this social sport. The court will continue to be used for tennis during the other open hours. Please call Alexis Braun, Senior Recreation Supervisor with any questions at (949) 497-0762.