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City Council Highlights: November 19

Laguna Beach Resident June Neptune Recognized by the City Council 

At its regular meeting on November 21, the Laguna Beach City Council recognized the efforts of the late June Neptune, a Laguna Beach resident for over 60 years and local business owner for over 50 years. Neptune showed unrelenting support to residents and non-profit organizations of Laguna Beach for decades, and as a business owner of Tivoli Terrace and Tivoli Too, hosted many dinners for the Laguna Canyon Conservancy, Laguna Greenbelt, Laguna Art Museum and Laguna Beach Seniors. June sponsored over 50 free memorial services at her restaurants for low-income individuals who could not otherwise afford a service. June Neptune passed away in November at the age of 95.

Laguna Beach Lifeguards Receive Award from NOAA

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration presented an award to the Laguna Beach Marine Safety Department for providing excellent support and service and partnership with the National Weather Service.

The National Weather Service Rip Current Awareness Program is helping researchers develop a rip current prediction module to improve beach forecasts. The rip current observations taken by the Laguna Beach Lifeguards also help forecasters in our office achieve better situational awareness. The main goal of the program is to improve public safety and increase public awareness of rip currents. With the dedicated support of Laguna Beach Lifeguards, the project can achieve the goal of protecting lives and property.

According to the National Weather Service, rip currents are among the deadliest weather elements along the Southern California Coast.