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Briefly In The News

April 28, 2011

City manager's message

•The Police Department will conduct drunk driver saturation patrols Thursday thanks to funds from the California Office of Traffic Safety, according to City Manager John Pietig's Friday Update of April 22.

•About 50 children between the ages of 4 and 14 participated in the Laguna Beach Youth Invitational Track Meet at Laguna Beach High School on April 8, Pietig wrote. The top three boys and girls in each age division and event will represent the city at the Orange County track meet in May.

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•The city website now has RSS feeds for City Council, Planning Commission and Design Review Board agendas, according to Pietig's update. To subscribe visit http://www.lagunabeachcity.net and click the Council Agenda icon. Next, on the Meeting, Agenda and Minutes page click, "Subscribe via RSS feeds," and follow the instructions. You will receive an e-mail notification with links every time a new agenda is posted.

•Mayor Toni Iseman announced the winners of the 2011 "Art That's Small" competition April 7. The competition drew 126 entries and was juried by Carla Tesak Arzente, Salt Fine Art and member of First Thursday's Art Walk; Brad Coleman, Laguna College of Art & Design; and Jeff Horn, Laguna Plein Air Painters Assn. The winners were: first place Elizabeth McGhee; second place John Cunningham; third place and City Hall Choice Yank Sefton; and honorable mentions Kacey Baker, Susan Linder, Kate Urshel and Annette Wimmer. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and city.

•The Arts Commission is accepting designs for interior banners displayed in the Council Chambers until 5 p.m. May 20. The theme is the "Scenery of Laguna Beach." Winning artists will be awarded $1,000. The banners measure 3 by 10 feet. Application information is available on the city's website.

•The Arts Commission voted unanimously April 11 to reopen the Artist Designed Bench Competition for an installation at Mountain Road and South Coast Highway. The commission will publish revised guidelines by mid-May.

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