Briefly In the News

Free trolleys, buses to stare rolling today

The Laguna Beach summer trolley service runs today through Aug. 30. The city’s mainline transit service is also free during this time.

The service is free during the two-month Summer Festival season to allow visitors to get around town without their cars.

The trolley service runs along three main routes.


The Laguna Canyon Road route runs between the downtown bus depot and the Act V parking lot, where parking is $7 all day. This service begins at 8:30 a.m. to allow downtown and Festival employees to park at the remote lot with a parking pass for $20.

The other two routes are north and south along Coast Highway and start at 9:30 a.m. All routes run until 11:30 p.m.

YogaWorks sponsors pro skimboarder

YogaWorks, Laguna Beach is sponsoring professional skimboarder Paulo Prietto, at the World Championship of Skim Boarding on Saturday and Sunday at Aliso Beach.


YogaWorks will have free giveaways and raffle off prizes and will be offering Pre/Post Heat Yoga with Peggy Hall, founder of “Yoga for Surfers.”

For more information, call (949) 415-0955.

Uncle to make ride in support of Make A Wish

Dave Rusk, a Laguna Beach County Water District employee for 22 years, adopted his nephew Dylan when his father died.

Dylan, 9, has leukemia, the same disease that killed his father, Rusk’s brother, almost a year ago.

The youngster wanted to be an Orange County Sheriff for a day and Make a Wish Foundation made it happen.

To repay the foundation, Rusk will ride a motorcycle from Dana Point to Alaska starting July 4 to raise funds for the Make a Wish Foundation.

“The ride will be challenging, but nothing compared to the challenges faced by these kids,” Rusk said at the June 16 City Council meeting.


Mayor Kelly Boyd called Rusk to the podium at the meeting to tell his story.

Fliers are posted at the Marine Room, which Boyd owns, Laguna Auto Supply, Mandarin King restaurant and other locations.

For more information, e-mail or call (714) 875-1273.

Holiday won’t affect business trash service

Waste Management’s curbside residential trash and recycling pick-up schedule will operate on a normal schedule July 3 and will not operate July 4, in observance of Independence Day.

Business commercial trash and recycling services will not be affected by the holiday — these services will remain on the regular Monday through Saturday schedule for the same week.

Waste Management offices will be closed July 3. The buyback center and the customer service center will be open July 3 and closed July 4 with normal operations resuming July 6.

Customer service is available by calling 1(800) DUMPSTER from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, and from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday.


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Environment committee has two open seats

The City Council is seeking applications to fill two unexpired terms on the Environmental Committee. Both terms end Oct. 31, 2010.

The committee advises the council on issues including water quality/marine safety; noise, air and light pollution; public education/citizen’s oversight; and open space.

The Committee oversees various sub-groups specializing in those areas.

Meetings are on the fourth Monday of each month.

Residents of Laguna Beach interested in applying are required to submit an application at or in the City Clerk’s office, 505 Forest Ave.

The application must be filed with the clerk by 5 p.m. July 14.

All applicants will be interviewed by the council at 6 p.m. July 21 in City Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.