City Administrators Weekly Report

May 22, 2007

COMMUNITY SERVICES

Summer Sands Community Services Guide - Hot off the press and into mailboxes this week is the Summer 2007 Sands Community Services Guide filled with city news, services, facility information, special events, day camps, workshops, and recreational classes for tots, teens, adults, and seniors. Mail-in registration is taken before June 5, with walk-in registration beginning June 19.

City School District Showcases Student Art June 2 - 7 - The Huntington Beach City School District will hold its first "Student Arts Exhibit" June 2 - 7 at the Huntington Beach Art Center. This public exhibition will feature original artwork by elementary and middle school students. The Opening Night Celebration, which takes place June 1 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m., will include performances by school arts groups. Please call 374-1650 for more information.

Embrace Your Creativity through Cartooning - This hands-on workshop provides an opportunity for students to learn and practice cartooning in a small class setting. The class is open to students ages 7 to 13. Instructor and illustrator Pati Kent is a past recipient of the city of Huntington Beach Artist of the Year and Educator of the Year awards, has been recognized with multiple local and national awards for her illustrative work, and is a graduate of Art Center College of Design. The one-class, Cartooning Workshop is offered on June 5 from 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. The class fee is $30 or $25 for HBAC members. A $7 material fee is paid to the instructor, and enrollment is limited. Please call 374-1650 for enrollment information.

Project Self Sufficiency - On Mother's Day, single dad Art D. spoke at the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection's Sunday Service. Art shared his experiences as a single dad; going to school, raising his nine-year-old son, and the help and support he has received from the Huntington Beach Project Self-Sufficiency Program. Single parents are often placed in the role of mom and dad, and it is a wonderful tribute to their determination to be everything they can be to their children. Art's presentation was well received by the church congregation. After the service, several hundred dollars in contributions were made to Project Self-Sufficiency for educational scholarships. On June 19, the June Recognition Program will be held at St. Wilfrid's, where it is anticipated that $45,000 in educational scholarships will be given to PS-S participants.

PUBLIC WORKS

Construction Update on City Streets - Rapid progress is being made on the Arterial Rehabilitation projects. Adams Avenue reconstruction is nearing completion ahead of schedule. Night paving of the Adams and Brookhurst intersection went smoothly, and traffic issues throughout the project have been minor. Final striping will take place before the Memorial Day weekend. The contractor has mobilized his work force and should begin construction on Goldenwest Street between Warner and McFadden Avenues this week. Changeable message boards are in place to notify commuters of possible delays. The Goldenwest rehabilitation should be completed by August 2007.































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