Children’s Holiday Palette Exhibition
10/17/2014  The Arts Commission is currently accepting designs for the annual competition. Children ages 5 to 17 years old may submit an original design celebrating the holiday season. Up to 12 designs will be selected for display at City Hall during December. Designs must be submitted by noon on Monday, November 17, 2014.

Artist Open Studios
10/17/2014  Artist Open Studios will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 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 an opportunity to see artists working in a variety of media from glass fusion to bronze welding.

Juried Fine Art Exhibition Reception
10/9/2014  The public is invited to an artist reception at City Hall, located at 505 Forest Avenue, on Thursday, October 23, 2014, at 5:00 p.m. The exhibition received 128 submissions from artists throughout Orange County and Laguna College of Art + Design President, Jonathan Burke, selected 36 pieces for the exhibit. Mayor Elizabeth Pearson will announce the winners with the first place winner receiving $1,000. The exhibit can be viewed Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. from October 14 through November 26, 2014.

Historic Burn Site Waste Removals to Begin October 13
10/9/2014  The Burn Site remediation project will begin removing waste on October 13, 2014. The site is located off of Laguna Canyon Road at Phillips Street. Burn site waste will be trucked from the site Monday-Friday from the hours of 7:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The project will have flaggers on site to stop traffic to allow trucks to enter and exit the site safely. For more information visit or contact the Water Quality Department at 497-0378.

Three Feet for Safety Act
10/6/2014  Last week, OCTA posted a public service announcement for the new Three Feet for Safety Act on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. It has also been running on Time Warner Cable. OCTA is encouraging drivers to watch the short clip as a reminder to watch out for and provide people on bikes with adequate space while passing.

Fire Prevention Week
10/3/2014  In partnership with the National Fire Protection Association Association (NFPA), the Fire Department will be taking part in National Fire Prevention Week from October 5 – 11. This year’s theme is “working smoke alarms save lives”. The Fire Department is using the month of October to ensure that all residents have smoke and carbon monoxide alarms that not only function properly, but are installed in correct locations.