Banner Competition - At its meeting on March 23, 2015 the Arts Commission reviewed 23 submissions to the Banner Competition. The Commission selected four designs by artists, Al Esquerra, Robin Hiers, Michael Phillips and Jeffrey Skarvan. The artists will paint their original art work on banners measuring 4’ by 16’ which will be displayed during the summer months throughout the city. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. The winning designs are attached. (Attachment)
2015 Postcards from Laguna - At its meeting on March 23, 2015, the Arts Commission reviewed 20 submissions to the Postcards from Laguna competition. The Commission selected four designs by artists, Robin Wethe Altman, Carole Boller, David P. Cooke and Michael Hallinan. The artists will paint their original art work on canvases measuring 7’ by 5’ which will be temporarily displayed on the Verizon building at 295 Broadway facing the Whole Foods parking lot. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. The winning designs are attached. (Attachment)
2015 Artist Designed Bench Competition - The Arts Commission is currently accepting applications from qualified artists for an installation at Crescent Bay Point Park. The park has stunning 180 degree views for the coastline and has a bluff top setting. The opportunity is open to artists who reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego countries. The budget for design, fabrication and installation is $23,000. Interested artists must submit their application on-line at www.lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com. This public art project has been funded by Laguna Beach resident Norman J. Powell. Applications and information is available at:
Annual Waste Collection Event Was a Success - Last Saturday, the City and Waste Management held the second annual waste collection event. Approximately 270 vehicles showed up at the ACT V Lot and dropped off about 13 tons of E-waste, paint, and universal waste (batteries and fluorescent lamps and bulbs). The most popular items collected were approximately 3.5 tons of paint, 3.15 tons of E-waste, and 980 lbs. of batteries. Popular E-waste items were laptops and flat screen televisions. In addition, approximately 2.5 tons of paper was shredded. Depending on the type of material collected, some items will be processed and recycled in California while other items will be sent out of State to be treated and recycled. Residents who were unable to attend the event can still recycle these items on an on-going basis by participating in the City’s free recycling programs. Waste Management’s “At Your Door” special collection service offers a hazardous waste collection pickup one time per year. A pickup may be scheduled by calling at 1-800-449-7587. Waste Management also offers residents three bulky item pickups per year. Up to 10 items may be collected each time at no charge by calling 949-642-1191 and includes E-waste and universal waste. Free drop off of these types of items is available at the County’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection Centers. More information regarding the City’s recycling programs is available on the City’s website at www.lagunabeachcity.net/recycling.
Come Meet Our New Laguna Beach Police Chief - Chief Farinella will be sworn in and introduced to the citizens of Laguna Beach on Friday, March 27 at 3:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the Susi Q Center located at 380 Third Street in Laguna Beach. After the badge pinning and swearing-in ceremony, a meet and greet opportunity will take place with light refreshments being served. Parking at the site is limited and attendees are encouraged to take public transportation. The City’s three mainline bus routes stop directly in front of the Community & Susi Q Center. Parking is also available in City Lot #11 located at Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road.