Around town: Goats return to Laguna Beach for brush-cutting duties


The Laguna Beach goat herd, part of the city’s fuel modification program, will return to town next week.

The goats help manage encroaching brush and wildfire hazards in the community. The herd will be sent to Three Arch Bay upon arrival.

The public is asked to avoid petting or coming into contact with the goats.

It’s concert time: Jazz Wednesdays with Laguna Live!

Laguna Beach Live’s Jazz Wednesday concerts are back, and the next one is coming up.

Jazz and blues singer Mel Collins and saxophonist Rickey Woodard will perform at Seven-Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Road, April 6 from 6-8 p.m.

Tickets are $35 before the event or admission is $40 at the door. For more information, visit

Caltrans work planned for Laguna Canyon Road

Starting Monday, nighttime construction will take place on Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach weekdays from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.

The scope of the project is expected to cover the area from Forest Avenue to approximately 800 feet north of the Festival of the Arts parking lot. One lane will be closed in each direction for the duration of the work, which is expected to take approximately 30 working days.

Construction will involve the removal and replacement of damaged metal pipes and the backfilling of a sinkhole.

Costa Mesa District 5 Councilwoman Arlis Reynolds is hosting a community walk on Saturday and a community bike ride on Sunday afternoon.

Saturday’s walk begins with a 7:30 a.m. dating session at NEAT Coffee, 1922 Pomona Ave., followed at 8 a.m. by a 3.5-mile neighborhood walk on the west side of town. In recognition of Women’s History Month, the walk will include information about women-owned businesses.

On Sunday, an 8-mile bike ride begins and ends at the Costa Mesa Historical Society, 1870 Anaheim Ave. Participants can meet up at 2:00 p.m. with wheels ready to roll at 2:30 p.m. Those who complete each of the events will have a chance to win a prize.

Contact Reynolds at [email protected]

April 9 Costa Mesa Spring Cleanup/Donation Campaign for Goodwill of Orange County

Looking to clean your home of unwanted items, while supporting a good cause? On April 9, from 10 a.m. to noon, at Lindbergh School in Costa Mesa, people are invited to drop off donations in the school parking lot.

While major furniture and baby safety items are not accepted, donations are welcome in the following categories: Clothing & Accessories, Housewares, Linens, Small Appliances, Electronics, Sporting Goods, and Media , including books, DVDs and VHS tapes, CDs and vinyl records. .

Sponsored by local realtor Renee M. Pina, owner of Pina & Co., the event will feature refreshments and treats from Keán Coffee and French’s Cupcake Bakery. For special pickups, call Pina at (949) 698-2003 or email [email protected]

Vanguard University Appoints New Provost, Vice President of Academic Affairs

After a nationwide search, Vanguard University at Costa Mesa announced the appointment of Dr. Ryan T. Hartwig as vice president of academic affairs and provost, effective June 22.

Hartwig is currently Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences and Professor of Communication at Colorado Christian University in Lakewood, where he developed and launched an honors curriculum, implemented a new curriculum review process, and increased the diversity of the faculty. Prior to that, he worked at Azusa Pacific University.

In his new role, Hartwig will serve as Vanguard’s Academic Director, responsible for providing vision and leadership to faculty members and academic services and programs, including the school’s undergraduate and graduate programs. .

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