The closing concert will be held Sept. 10 at Riddle Field.
Attendees are encouraged to arrive early with a low-backed chair and a picnic. No bicycles, scooters, dogs, smoking, tables, high chairs or umbrellas are allowed at the concerts.
Other acts during the summer include the all-female group Band She on July 30; '60s artists The Neat on Aug. 6; reggae and calypso performers Upstream on Aug. 13; rhythm and blues band Blowin' Smoke on Aug. 20; Tina Turner tribute band Proud Mary on Aug. 27 and Latin jazz performers Chico on Sept. 3.
The series will close with a concert from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 10, at Riddle Field, High Drive at Hillcrest Drive. Rock, roll and soul artists Soundbyte will perform.
The concerts are funded by the city and lodging establishments within city limits.
Information: (949) 497-0722 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Property taxes increase, funds benefit open space
Property assessments in Laguna Beach have risen by 9.96%, according to the Orange County Assessor's 2006-07 property roll, released last week, City Manager Ken Frank announced Friday.
This is good news for Laguna Beach, because the city budget assumed an 8.5% increase. Any proceeds above that amount will be put into the Open Space fund, as per the adopted city budget.
City officials estimate the Open Space Fund will receive an infusion of approximately $250,000 before the end of the fiscal year.
Frank said he was surprised that the property value increase for Laguna Beach was below the average increase for cities in the county. Irvine topped the list at a 16% increase, but half the cities in the county were above 10%, Frank said.
Corporation Yard utilities to be put in place
The first step of construction of the city's Corporation Yard complex at the Act V parking lot on Laguna Canyon Road will begin this week, City Manager Ken Frank said.
The first stage of the construction will be the installation of electricity and telephone poles, which is expected to be completed within two weeks.
One of the new poles will be located in the turnaround driveway for the city trolleys.