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MONDAY, JUNE 22, 2020

How to Participate in Tuesday's Budget Workshop and Laguna Beach City Council Meeting

City staff will make a presentation and answer questions regarding the Proposed Budget for FY 2020-21 at the Laguna Beach City Council budget workshop on Tuesday, June 23, from 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. The budget workshop will be followed by the regular meeting of the City Council at 5:30 p.m. Both meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom.

Tuesday's Laguna Beach City Council Budget Workshop begins at 3:00 p.m.

This budget is a revision to the second year of the currently approved budget in light of the impacts of COVID-19. The City Council will also have an opportunity to hear from the public and provide direction to the City Manager before the Council is scheduled to adopt a revised budget on June 30, 2020.

Face coverings are required in the State of California. Additional information on the guidance for the use of face coverings from the California Department of Public Health can be found at https://bit.ly/2zSGL7t.

Please Wear a Face Covering While Walking Through The Promenade on Forest

Laguna Beach City Staff wear face coverings at The Promenade on Forest during last week's Grand Opening.

The Promenade on Forest: Shopping, Dining, Art, and You! is an outdoor dining, display and art performance area that is now open daily from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. in Downtown Laguna Beach!

The public is asked to wear a face covering while walking through The Promenade on Forest and follow the directional signage located on the ground. Masks may be removed while seated and eating and drinking on the outdoor dining decks.

The Promenade on Forest creates a safe and exciting pedestrian-only experience on Forest Avenue from Coast Highway to Glenneyre Street- with dining decks, retail display decks, and a performance art deck for virtual and live performances and temporary art installations throughout the Summer of 2020.

Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen and others wear face coverings at The Promenade on Forest during last week's grand opening.

See YOU at The Promenade on Forest!

Thank You to These Laguna Beach Businesses Requiring Customers to Wear Face Coverings!

  • Lumberyard
  • Hapi Sushi
  • Marine Room
  • One Hour Photo
  • Copy and Print
  • Hobie
  • Tuvalu
  • Rock Martin Jewelry
  • Kush Fine Art
  • Casual Laguna
  • Chantilly’s
  • Candy Baron
  • Violet Boutique
  • DeBilzan Gallery
  • Pacific Gallery
  • Shoe Cellar
  • 230 Forest
  • Quicksilver
  • Sunny Days
  • Bushard's Pharmacy
  • Moulin
  • Heavenly Couture
  • Sunglass Gallery
  • Hennessey’s
  • Dan Miller
  • The Wharf
  • Christian Science
  • Wild Taco

The businesses listed above are posting signs requiring masks be worn by customers in their businesses.

Thank you to our Laguna Beach business partners!

Go to https://www.thinklagunafirst.org for more details on how you can support local businesses and "Think Laguna First"!

Welcome New Laguna Beach Businesses: Yard Bar Patio Restaurant Now Open

With help from the Laguna Beach City Council's new Economic Recovery and Business Development plan, making it easier for businesses to open outdoor areas within the City, the Yard Bar Patio Restaurant has opened on Forest Avenue!

The Yard Bar is located in the outdoor courtyard space formerly occupied by The Grove, and offers appetizers, drinks and live music.

The Yard Bar patio restaurant is now open on Forest Avenue in Laguna Beach. Photo Courtesy: Stu News Laguna

The Yard Bar is a little brother to the nearby Lumberyard restaurant, whose owners say City Councilmember Sue Kempf was instrumental in helping them open Yard Bar so quickly.

Click the link below to read more about the Yard Bar opening and the support this new business received from the City at the link below!

Starting Today: Laguna Beach Small Businesses Can Apply for Small Business Grant Relief

The Small Business Grant Relief Program offers grants up to $10,000 available to eligible Laguna Beach small businesses and non-profits beginning today.

Grant applications are open now until June 28, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.

A Message From Laguna Beach Police Chief Laura Farinella

Emergency Kit Backpacks Now Delivered to Your Front Door!

Need an emergency kit backpack? Purchase your backpack online and CERT will deliver to residents in the City of Laguna Beach!

The Emergency Kit Backpack from the City of Laguna Beach includes: a hand-crank AM/FM radio with flashlight and cell phone charger, a 4-in-1 utility shut-off tool, 2 light sticks, bio hazard bags, 54-piece first aid kit, 2 N95 masks, duct tape, 2 emergency ponchos, 2 solar blankets, 2 pairs of nitrile gloves, personal hygiene kit for two, and 1 roll of toilet paper.

Backpack Cost: $50 plus sales tax

Click on the link below to purchase and pick "Option 2" to indicate delivery to your Laguna Beach address by a CERT team member!

Q: How can someone who is asymptomatic be tested for COVID-19 for free?

Q: How can you find free testing if you have had close contact with a COVID-19 positive individuals or have symptoms?

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What is "June Gloom?" Low-altitude June Gloom stratus clouds begin to form when westerly wind mixes moisture from the ocean surface into the air. The air cools and expands as it is mixed and moves upward, and this cooling increases the relative humidity. When the relative humidity reaches 100%, the water vapor condenses into liquid water droplets and the clouds begin to form.

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