Laguna Beach Police Memorial Day Weekend DUI Checkpoint Results

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The Laguna Beach Police Department conducted a DUI/Drivers License checkpoint on May 24th 2015.

Location was about a ½ mile north of Wesley Drive on Coast Highway.

Checkpoint Hours were between the hours of 9:00 p.m. and 3:00 a.m.

1625-Vehicles through Checkpoint

797-Drivers Greeted

6-DUI-Alcohol suspects arrested

11-Drivers cited/arrested for operating a vehicle unlicensed or while suspended/revoked

Checkpoints are placed in locations that have the greatest opportunity for achieving drunk and drugged driving deterrence and provide the greatest safety for officers and the public.

DUI/Drivers License checkpoints have been shown to lower DUI deaths and injuries.
A major component of these checkpoints are the deterrent effects it has on those who might drive drunk or drugged impaired, bringing about more awareness and encouraging everyone to use sober designated drivers.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), checkpoints have provided the most effective documented results of any of the DUI enforcement strategies, while also yielding considerable cost savings of $6 for every $1 spent.

Ninety Percent of California drivers approve of checkpoints.

As part of the Orange County Avoid DUI Task Force, The Laguna Beach Police Department will be conducting another DUI/Drivers License Checkpoints in 2015 in our ongoing commitment to lowering deaths and injuries upon our streets and highways.

The checkpoint was funded by a grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety, through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

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Laguna Beach Click It Or Ticket Right Now Thru May 31 2015

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The Laguna Beach Police Department is reminding motorists to Click It or Ticket.

As part of the national seat belt enforcement campaign, law enforcement agencies around the country will be stepping up enforcement
May 18-May 31 2015. Continue reading “Laguna Beach Click It Or Ticket Right Now Thru May 31 2015”

Laguna Beach City Council Annual Retreat Today 9:00am

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The Laguna Beach City Council Annual Retreat is today, Saturday January 10 2015.
The meeting will begin at 9:00am.
The Retreat will be in the conference room at the South Coast Water District Offices.
SCWD is located at 31592 West Street.
The retreat is a opportunity for the City Leaders to plan and strategize about the issues facing Laguna Beach.
Proposed Agenda discussion items include: Continue reading “Laguna Beach City Council Annual Retreat Today 9:00am”

SONGS Event Right now at San Juan Capistrano Community Center till 7:00pm

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Important Community Event Happening Right Now. Southern California Edison (SCE) is having a public engagement meeting. This event is at the San Juan Community Center until 7:00 pm. The Community Center is located at 25925 Camino Del Avion.
This is s Decommissioning Education Fair.
The Fair at 5:00pm had a equal amount of citizens and SCE employees. The employees were smiling and very approachable. When you first entered there was one table set up to explain why it will take 20 years to decommission San Onofre. The rest of the room was filled with a variety of information relating to energy. There was a emphasis on alternative energy sources. There was a lovely food buffet for the Community to enjoy. There was also a child arts and crafts area set up. There was no children there when I was there. The parking lot out front was full. There is parking available in the back.
I spoke to one concerned citizen name Geri from Laguna Beach. She has been attending all of the meetings. She spoke to SCE about why it is going to take 20 years to decommission.
The Community members I spoke with all shared one main concern. Public safety. They thought that having San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station shut down was a positive event for public safety. Hearing that it will take 20 years to shut down was very disheartening.
When I was leaving I heard a concerned citizen tell other concerned citizens, “…SONGS is just more of that old song and dance.”

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In their September 23 2014 Press Release announcing the event, SCE states,
“…San Onofre’s key leaders will be on hand to answer questions about SCE’s plan to decommission San Onofre within 20 years and safely manage the plant’s used nuclear fuel. ”
“The education fair is just one part of Southern California Edison’s comprehensive effort to inform and engage Californians every step of the way as we decommission San Onofre,” said Chris Thompson, SCE’s vice president of SCE.
SCE and the other owners of San Onofre have established an 18-member Community Engagement Panel to advise the owners on the nuclear plant’s decommissioning. Documents reviewed by the CEP are available on the San Onofre website, along with videotapes of the panel’s meetings. Members of the public also may sign up here to receive regular email updates about the $4.4 billion decommissioning project.
For more information please link to SONGS