Weekly Updates

Goat Herd Size up to 300 - The size of the goat herd has increased to 300. The goats are currently working the area from Thurston School around to Top of the World School. The size of the herd fluctuates throughout the year depending on the amount of fuel that requires modification and the amount of rain that the City has received. Residents are reminded to maintain the vegetation around their homes as the months of October and November are when Orange County typically experiences the Santa Ana winds.

Annual Leaf Collection Program - The City’s solid waste hauler, Waste Management, offers residents an annual leaf collection program. During a five month period beginning October 1 and ending on February 28, residents may place unlimited amounts of bagged leaves at the curb alongside their green waste cart. All bags must be tied. Bundled green waste can also be placed beside or on top of the green waste cart, but may not exceed five feet in length nor weigh more than 50 pounds.

New Animal Services Officer Christopher Holub - Chris started his career with the City on Tuesday, September 22, 2015. In 2011, Chris began volunteering with the Selma (California) Police Department before being hired as a Community Service Officer in January 2013, where he was assigned to handle animal control and vehicle abatement duties. In June 2014 Chris was hired by the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Department as an Animal Services Officer. We welcome Chris to our team.

Firefighters Wear Pink - Laguna Beach Firefighters will again be wearing pink t-shirts to show their support and solidarity for Cancer Awareness Month of October. The Firefighters purchased these shirts on their own and will have a limited supply on sale at the Relay for Life of Laguna Beach event on Saturday, October 10. All proceeds from the t-shirt sale go directly to the fight against cancer at the Relay for Life event, which is being held this year at El Morro School from 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Orange County Police K9 Association Annual Demonstration - On Saturday, October 3, K9 Officer Fillers and Ranger will be participating in the demonstration at Glover Stadium in Anaheim. Tickets and be purchased on-line at www.OCPCA.org.


Rotary Club’s Annual Classic Car Show - On Sunday, October 4, the Forest/Laguna Canyon Road parking lot (Lot 11) will be closed from 5:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for the Laguna Beach Rotary Club’s annual Classic Car Show.

Shakespeare’s Fool - On Sunday, October 4, 2015, the Arts Commission will present Shakespeare’s Fool. The free concert will be held at the Heisler Park Amphitheatre at 5:00 p.m. This fast paced performance includes artists Jason Feddy and John Gardiner with the songs and speeches from the plays of William Shakespeare. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach and recently was awarded best Arts Program by the Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts.

Heisler Park Artist Designed Bench Competition - The Arts Commission is currently accepting requests for qualifications for an artist designed bench at Heisler Park near Monument Point. Artists are invited to submit images of previous installations and their public art resume. The honorarium for this project is $20,000. The deadline for submissions is October 5, 2015. Guidelines and application is available at https://lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com/#/Login.

Holiday Palette Competition - The Arts Commission is currently accepting designs to the annual competition. Winning artists will be provided with a wooden palette on which to paint their original design. The honorarium for this project is $600. Designs must be submitted by 5 p.m. on Monday, October 5, 2015. The guidelines and application is available at:

Tell Us What You Think! - The City of Laguna Beach invites you to participate in three surveys that are important in planning for our future. Please participate in surveys relating to the Cultural Arts Plan, the Downtown Specific Plan Update and the Village Entrance Project. Thanks in advance for helping to shape the future of Laguna Beach!

• Cultural Arts Plan Community Survey (available through October 5, 2015):

• Downtown Specific Plan Retail Survey (available through October 5, 2015):

City Hosting SCE San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station Decommissioning Education Fair - The City is hosting an education fair organized and staffed by Southern California Edison to provide interested citizens with an opportunity to ask Edison representatives questions about the decommissioning of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. The event is scheduled for October 8 from 4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. in the Community Room at the Laguna Beach Community and Susi Q Center located at 380 Third Street.

Artist Open Studios - The “Artist Open Studios” exhibition at City Hall runs through October 9, 2015, and can be viewed Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Artist Open Studios has a new format! Artist Open Studios will be held on the weekend of October 17 & 18, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Participants can catch a free shuttle service from the Act V parking lot, located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, and take advantage of free parking. Over 30 artists will be opening their studios, offering hands-on experiences and insights into their creative process. This is opportunity to see artists working in a variety of media from glass fusion to bronze welding. This event is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. For additional information call Siân Poeschl, Cultural Arts Manager (949) 497-0722.