•The council voted at the Oct. 4 meeting to pay Friendship Shelter an additional $31,535 to staff the Alternative Sleeping Location daily from 5 p.m. to 10 a.m. and to provide van transportation for the rest of the year, picking up some of the slack in services when the Laguna Relief and Resource Center pulled out.
•Former Councilman Steven Dicterow announced he would seek a fourth term after a six-year hiatus.
•The Environmental Committee imploded. Five members resigned or declined to apply for reappointment. The council formed a sub-committee to try to determine what went wrong and how to fix it.
•Plein air painters gathered in Laguna for the invitational hosted by LAM.
Oct. 14: The council acted to stabilize the abandoned burn dump in Laguna Canyon that shed glass, metal and ceramic debris into a residential area during the December 2010 deluge. Laguna's disaster go-to guy Bob Burnham said five regulatory agencies are involved.