Sign Up Now for Swim Team Prep

We are pleased to announce the return of the popular Swim Team Prep program at the Laguna Beach High School and Community Pool. Swim Team Prep is a fun, beginner level swim practice for children ages 4-9. Instruction focuses on learning the basics of various swim strokes. Classes will begin on October 6 at 6:00 p.m. For more information, please contact Adam Gufarotti, Pool Manager, at To sign up please visit the City’s website and click on the Recreation Activities icon.

City Council to Receive Update on Stand-Up Paddling Ordinance

The City Council will receive an update regarding the regulation of commercial Stand-Up Paddling activity at its meeting on Tuesday, October 7 at 6:00 p.m. The commercial SUP regulations took effect in July 2014, and were intended to improve safety and reduce neighborhood impacts associated with commercial, for-profit SUP activity, including classes, tours and instruction. Those who have an interest in the topic are encouraged to attend the meeting.

South Laguna Post Office Signs
9/25/2014  The South Laguna Post Office is not used as much as it could be, possibly because it is not easy to see or get to. This has raised concerns that the U.S. Postal Service might eliminate the facility. Last week the City installed directional signs to help those who might not be familiar with the area to find the Post Office. There is one sign in each direction of Coast Highway in advance of Second Avenue and one sign at the corner of Second Avenue and Virginia Way.

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station
9/25/2014  Southern California Edison will hold two public meetings in the coming weeks to provide information on the decommissioning of Units 2 & 3 of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Of note is the timing for removing all of the spent nuclear fuel from the site.

Temporary AT&T Site Cancelled
9/25/2014  City staff has been working with the Laguna Beach County Water District and AT&T to evaluate placement of a temporary antenna near the reservoir between Temple Terrace and Temple Hills Drive. In the meantime, the antennae at the Moorehead reservoir have been repaired and upgraded. AT&T service seems to have stabilized at a lower but minimally acceptable level. An application for permanent antennae at the church is being processed. As a result, I will not be approving a temporary installation.

Artist Open Studios
9/12/2014  The first in a series of Artist Open Studios will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2014 from 11 a.m. to 4 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 blowing to bronze welding. This event is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.