Around Town: Huntington Beach to host town hall on coyotes Monday

The city of Huntington Beach will be hosting a town hall meeting on Monday at 6 discuss efforts to manage coyotes.
The city of Huntington Beach will be hosting a town hall meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers, to discuss efforts made by the county and city to manage coyotes.
(Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times)

The city of Huntington Beach will be hosting a town hall meeting on Monday at 6 p.m. in the City Council chambers to discuss efforts made by the county and city to manage coyotes.

Representatives from OC Animal Care, the Huntington Beach police and fire departments will be on hand to address residents’ questions.

Coyotes were in the news in Surf City recently after one attacked a 2-year-old girl near the pier on the night of April 28. That coyote and another were later shot and killed by police; the girl was treated for non-life-threatening injuries.

Estancia boys’ basketball plans community 3-on-3 tournament

The Estancia High boys’ basketball team will have a community three-on-three basketball tournament on May 14 at the Eagles’ gym.

Teams can be made up of graduating seniors and/or adults. There will be a maximum of four players to a team, and prizes will be given to teams that play in the championship game.


The cost is $100 per team ($25 per player). The tournament will raise funds for Estancia’s upcoming team camp in Santa Barbara.

The tournament runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and each team is guaranteed four games.

To register, email coach Xavier Castellano at by Sunday with your team name, team captain, and names, phone numbers, date of birth and email address for each team member.

Public welcome to observe county’s election proceedings

Members of the public are invited to watch as the Orange County Registrar of Voters conducts the June 7 Statewide Direct Primary Election.

On the morning of May 6 the Registrar’s office began accuracy testing of the local voting system. On Tuesday, May 10, at 9 a.m. test ballots are expect to be run through the system. At 1 p.m. May 10, mail ballot processing begins, including sorting, signature verification, collection and return operations, and duplication of the official ballots.

At 10 a.m. on Tuesday, May 17, mail ballots that have been accepted for counting will be scanned. The registrar notes that the votes on the scanned ballots will not be tabulated by the voting system, accessed by Registrar of Voters staff, or released until 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7.

On Saturday, May 28, at 8 a.m., 43 Vote Centers open throughout the county. An additional 138 Vote Centers will open Saturday, on June 4. All 181 Vote Centers will be open through 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 7. After the polls close at 8 p.m. on June 7, the votes from ballots cast at Vote Centers will be tabulated by the voting system and that process will continue until it is completed.

Daily election activities are posted and updated on an observation calendar on the Registrar of Voters website,

Social Distortion, OCSC team up for Big Brothers Big Sisters fundraiser

Mike Ness, lead guitarist, vocalist and songwriter for the Orange County rock band Social Distortion will appear at the May 13 soccer game between the Orange County Soccer Club and FC Tulsa at the Championship Soccer Stadium inside Irvine’s Great Park. The game begins at 7 p.m.

A limited edition merchandise capsule collection that includes two Official League hats, shirt, hoodie and on-field kit will be available for purchase. Proceeds from the sale will be earmarked for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County.

Candidates Smith, Hardin and Foley to address Laguna Beach Democratic Club

Sherine Smith, a candidate for the O.C. Board of Education; Pete Hardin, who is running for District Attorney; and County Supervisor Katrina Foley, who is also on the ballot for reelection will address members of the Laguna Beach Democratic Club on Wednesday, May 11, at 6:30 p.m.

The hybrid in-person and virtual meeting takes place at the Susi Q, 380 3rd St., Laguna Beach. Registration is free and open to the public at

Foley and Hardin can skip the general election if they receive more than 50% of the vote in the June 7 primary. For Smith, the primary is the final tally.

Application period open for Laguna Beach city committees

Applications are being accepted to participate on the Citizens’ Audit Review Committee and the Environmental Sustainability Committee in Laguna Beach, both of which are appointed by the Laguna Beach City Council.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, May 13 at 4:30 p.m. The City Council will conduct interviews of applicants on Tuesday, June 7 at 3 p.m.

For more information, call the city clerk’s office at (949) 497-0705.

Laguna Beach Coffee with a Cop May 14 at farmers market

The Laguna Beach Police Department will hold a Coffee with a Cop event at the farmers market on Saturday, May 14.

The farmers market is located at 521 Forest Ave. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to noon.

Rossmoor Spring Garden Tour is May 15

The Rossmoor Woman’s Club presents its 18th annual Spring Garden Tour and Outdoor Marketplace on Sunday, May 15 to benefit local charities and fund college scholarships.

The event, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., will feature self-guided tours of six Rossmoor backyards plus craft booths, raffle baskets and a variety of vendors at a marketplace in the parking lot at Farmers and Merchants Bank in Rossmoor Center, 12535 Seal Beach Blvd., Seal Beach.

The Kiwanis Club of Los Alamitos and Scooters Real Italian Ice will be selling refreshments. Tickets are $20, available the day of the event at the F&M parking lot site, in advance from a variety of local merchants or online at

Daily Pilot Staff