What's for Dinner? Take-out! Support Your Local Laguna Beach Restaurants!
The State of California has prohibited on-site dining for all restaurants.
Now, more than ever, our Laguna Beach restaurants need your support to get through the Stay at Home Order until outdoor dining can resume.
We ask our community to rally and help support our incredible restaurant community in any way possible, as most of Laguna Beach is made up of small businesses struggling to survive this 10-month-plus pandemic.
Order take-out a few times a week, tip well, purchase gift cards for your loved ones during the holiday season, and, if you can, please avoid third-party delivery (i.e. GrubHub/Doordash), so these restaurants can keep more of their profits and employees!
Let's Rally! We Can Do This Laguna Beach!
Help Our Laguna Beach Businesses by Shopping Local This Year
This year, "Buy Local" and "Shop Small" are more than just holiday marketing slogans.
Supporting local stores, restaurants and services right now will make a huge difference for so many local businesses- from clothing stores, art galleries, restaurants, cafes, decor & retail shops and hardware stores.
Now is a critical time for the community to join together in a true effort to support our local businesses and rebuild the local economy. You're not only putting money back into the community, you're supporting local business owners, families, friends and neighbors that make up the fabric of Laguna Beach.
Don't need a gift or something to buy right now? What about a gift card?! Gift cards help put money directly into the pockets of our local businesses and restaurants, without services immediately rendered.
Orange County Health Officer Urges Community Members Do Their Part to Slow the Spread of COVID-19
COVID-19 is increasing at alarming rates in California. ICU bed availability is currently at 0% in Orange County and 0% in the Southern California Region.
Orange County Health Officer Dr. Clayton Chau urges community members to do their part to slow the spread of this virus in Orange County by doing the following:
- Do not gather with other households.
- It is safest to celebrate the holidays with the people who already live with you.
- Wear a mask around anyone you don’t live with.
- Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
- Stay home if you are sick and call your primary care provider or urgent care.
- Make certain you don’t run out of any routine, prescription medication by staying in touch with your primary care provider.
Don't Miss Santa's Caravan in Laguna Beach on Sunday!
Watch Santa drive through the City of Laguna Beach with his caravan on Sunday, December 20th beginning at 3:30 p.m.!
Santa will be riding in the vintage Marine Safety Jeep through Laguna Beach along the City's Trolley routes, while accompanied by a Trolley of 2-4 (social-distanced) singers from No-Square Theater singing holiday carols.
Santa's caravan will not make stops, and you are encouraged to watch Santa from your front yard or sidewalk and not gather in groups.
Once the caravan starts, view the location of the caravan in real time by using the new Santa Tracker at the link below!
You can also watch Santa's Caravan LIVE on Sunday on the City's Facebook page starting at 3:30 p.m. Click the link below to watch!
Santa will also be answering letters that girls and boys put in his mailbox next to his hut on the Promenade on Forest! Click HERE for more information on how you can get your letter to Santa before Christmas!
Temporary Tax Relief and $500 Million in Grants Available to Businesses & Non-Profits
Governor Gavin Newsom has announced immediate, temporary tax relief will support businesses impacted by COVID-19.
In partnership with the Legislature, California will also provide a recovery loan program and $500 million in new COVID-19 Relief Grant funding for small businesses & non-profits. Read the press announcement HERE.
Free Consulting Available to Help Small Businesses Navigate Funding
California supports a network of federally contracted small business centers which provide free consulting and training to help businesses figure out which loans are a fit for them, develop resiliency strategies, and find other resources. Please Click HERE to find the center nearest you.
3 Ways to Avoid COVID-19 Vaccine Scams
Sadly, COVID-19 Vaccine Scams are happening. While vaccination details are getting worked out, here's what you can be sure of:
1. You can't pay to put your name on a list to get a vaccine. That's a scam.
2. You can't pay to get early access to the vaccine. That's a scam.
3. Nobody legit will call about the vaccine and ask you for your social security number, bank account number or credit card number. That's a scam.