Workshop on plastic bag ban is Wednesday
The city is holding a public workshop at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday to hear comments from local businesses regarding the city's proposal to ban the distribution of plastic carry-out bags to customers at retail and eating establishments.
The proposed ordinance states that only recycled paper bags or reusable bags be given out at businesses, but plastic bags may be used to carry produce and meats so they don't come into contact with other items. The ordinance also would require that a fee be charged for every paper bag distributed to customers.
The general public is also invited to the workshop, which will be at the City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave. For more information, call (949) 497-0390.
Patriots Day Parade theme is selected
The theme for the 46th annual Patriots Day Parade on March 3 will be "Never Forget."
"Our theme reminds us that as Americans we hold dear the idea of a quest for a better life. … We cherish and preserve the memory of those who sacrificed their lives that we might live in freedom and peace. Never forget our flag and those who defend it," Patriots Day Parade committee member Sandi Werthe said in a statement.