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Laguna Beach

 Volume 12, Issue 64  |  August 11, 2020

Changes made to City services following stay at home order

Following Governor Gavin Newsom’s direction that all California residents stay at home unless participating in essential functions, the following changes have been made to Laguna Beach City services effective immediately:

--All City offices remain closed to the public. Essential services will be provided. 

--All Planning Commission, Design Review Board, and Committee meetings are canceled through April. The March 31 City Council meeting is still scheduled to be held but public access may be limited to viewing it on cable TV or through the City’s website.

--The Police Department lobby is closed; use the intercom at the lobby door to speak to personnel or call (949) 497-0701 and press 1. 9-1-1 is operating as usual.

--All Laguna Beach Trolley Service is suspended.

--The Laguna Beach City pool is closed.

--All Spring Community Service classes are postponed through April.

--All City children’s playgrounds are closed.

--Social distancing signs have been posted at all City parks.

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All City playgrounds and recreation courts are closed due to COVID-19

Vulnerable populations and residents age 65 and older must stay home. All residents must stay home unless participating in “essential functions” like purchasing food, getting prescriptions or necessary health care, or going to an essential job. The state’s order is intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) to California citizens.

Essential services will remain open, such as:

--Hospitals, clinic, and pharmacies 

--Grocery stores, farmers’ markets, food banks, convenience stores, take-out and delivery restaurants 

--Banks, gas stations, and laundromats

The City is regularly updating additional information on COVID-19 prevention at

The City is also sending out regular COVID-19 updates for the community through Laguna Beach’s Nixle Community Alert system. To sign up, simply text 92651 to 888-777.


Shaena Stabler is the Owner, Publisher & Editor.

Dianne Russell is our Associate Editor & Writer.

Michael Sterling is our Webmaster & Designer.

Mary Hurlbut is our Chief Photographer.

Alexis Amaradio, Barbara Diamond, Dennis McTighe, Diane Armitage, Marrie Stone, Maggi Henrikson, Samantha Washer, Stacia Stabler and Suzie Harrison are our writers and/or columnists. Scott Brashier is our photographer.

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