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City Manager's Report October 8, 2021

Brea Gallery Exhibit Opening

Drawn to Paper: Fresh Perspectives in Mixed Media

The fourth and final exhibit of the Brea Gallery’s 2021 season, Drawn to Paper: Fresh Perspectives in Mixed Media, opens October 9. This exciting new show invites artists to share original artwork to fill the Gallery with fresh, new mixed media works on paper. Although the featured artwork can be made with any mediums, the artists were challenged to follow only one rule: create something on a single piece of paper and leave it unframed.

The opening reception will take place on Saturday, October 9 from 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. and is free to the public. The Gallery will resume normal business hours, Wednesday through Sunday from noon to 5:00 p.m. following the opening.

The City of Brea presents its first-ever, Movies Under the Stars. The first movie showing will be a spooky Halloween favorite, Hocus Pocus. The movie will be shown at the Brea Civic & Cultural Center Plaza (first floor) on Saturday, October 16 at 6:00 p.m. As an added treat, the Brea Gallery will be open extended hours to view its current exhibit. The Curtis Theatre lobby will be open throughout the evening for concession sales. Come experience Brea Arts and fall family fun. Guests are encouraged to bring their chairs, bundle up, and get ready for a special night under the stars.

Brea’s 18th Annual Inner Coastal & Watershed Cleanup Day

The Public Works Department held its 18th Annual Inner Coastal & Watershed Cleanup Day on Saturday, September 18. It was another successful event. Volunteers assisted with removing approximately 800 pounds of debris from the Brea Creek Channel west of the Downtown area. This annual event is a great way to support a healthier watershed. Thank you to everyone for participating and supporting this event.

Moorpark Drive Water Improvements Project

Construction for Moorpark Drive Water Improvements Project is now complete. The project is located in the residential neighborhood on Moorpark Drive from Brittany Lane to Larkstone Lane. This project replaced the existing watermain pipe, water services, fire hydrants, and slurry sealed the streets. The improvements have eliminated both recurring main breaks and maintenance service calls for this neighborhood.