News update from Laguna Beach City Manager John Pietig:
Holiday trash collection schedule and Tree Recycling - Residential and commercial trash pick-up schedules will be delayed by one day through the two holiday weeks. Residents who receive service on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday should place their carts out for pick-up one day later than usual during these two weeks. Waste Management will collect and recycle holiday trees on the regular collection day, at no charge, between Wednesday, December 26 and Friday, January 18. Trees must be cut to lengths less than four feet. Decorations, tinsel, metal ornaments, and metal stands must be removed from the trees. Flocked trees will be collected but cannot be made into compost due to their chemical content. After January 18, a tree can also be recycled by cutting it up and placing it in the green waste cart.
No Holiday Street Sweeping - There will be no street sweeping on Tuesday December 25 and Tuesday January 1, and there will be no parking enforcement for those streets posted for street sweeping on those days.
Friday Flicks at the Forum - On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 7 p.m., the Arts Commission will present a free screening of the film “Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry” at the Forum Theatre at the Festival of Arts grounds located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. Ai Weiwei is China’s most famous international artist, and its most outspoken domestic critic. This film is rated R and has a running time of 91 minutes. This program is funded by Laguna Beach resident Mark Porterfield.
Artist Open Studios – An Artist Open Studio event will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Participants can catch a free shuttle service from Act V, 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, and take advantage of the free parking. A docent will guide participants through the studios of 36 artists along Laguna Canyon Road. This event will be held the first Saturday of the month and continues through March 2013. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach.
A map and list of artists that are participating is available by downloading the PDF file at this link or clicking the PDF file in the box above.