Local voters spoke Tuesday, reelecting incumbents Jan Vickers and William Landsiedel to the Laguna Beach Unified School District board.
It was a long night for Laguna Beach City Council candidates.
As the very young and the very old began to head for the exits of Orange County's biggest election night party, Republican political donors, strategists and candidates headed to the elevators.
Local Republicans celebrated the electoral victories of state Assemblyman Allan Mansoor and other area GOP candidates Tuesday night in a packed hotel ballroom across from South Coast Plaza. U.S. Rep. Dana Rohrabacher also nabbed another win.
Some people generally accept dirty tactics as part of the political process. Others even believe the most unscrupulous candidate wins. They engage in ugliness because they enjoy the game. Others use the process to lash out for personal reasons, and a few do both.
Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger, one of the two incumbents running for reelection to the City Council, has accumulated the biggest war chest of the campaign, as of Oct. 20.
The League of Women Voters of Orange Coast feels compelled to respond to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's statement as quoted in your article ("Candidate a no-show at forum," Oct. 25): "Years ago, I participated in several forums by the League of Women Voters and found them to be dishonest and biased, and I decided I would not ever be involved in the League of Women Voters again."
Amid the bluster and noise of election season, and with Nov. 6 approaching like a bullet train, Newport Beach businessman Bob Rush managed to find some quiet.
The South Laguna Civic Assn. surveyed the six South Coast Water District candidates about issues pertinent to Laguna Beach, such as Aliso Creek, water recycling and the five-year Tunnel Stabilization and Sewer Pipeline Replacement Project.
The Laguna Beach City Council election is nonpartisan race, but you would never know it based on some of the campaign literature and rhetoric.
The election is less than two weeks away. The Coastline Pilot offers a last look at the five candidates for City Council.
Attendees may have been puzzled as to why Friday's congressional candidates' forum, hosted by the League of Women's Voters in Laguna Beach, wasn't attended by both candidates.
Laguna Beach Unified School District board candidates put their stances on the table at Thursday's forum at Top of the World Elementary. Incumbents pushed consistency and practicality, while newcomers argued they would bring a fresh perspective to the board.
Four down, one to go and the City Council candidates will be done with scheduled forums for 2012.
The Laguna Board of Realtors and Chamber of Commerce held a fast-paced forum Oct. 4 in the City Council chambers.
Local state assembly candidates kept it polite Wednesday night at a reception hosted by the Huntington Beach Chamber of Commerce.
Laguna Beach firefighters want Planning Commissioner Robert Whalen on the City Council.
Being a 45-year resident of Laguna Beach, I care deeply about the issues that keep it a beautiful, unique place to live. I've known Verna Rollinger personally for 40 years, and find her to be a principled, intelligent person.
Ron Varasteh will pull an all-nighter to uphold his political beliefs, even with a tent over his head.
Laguna Beach, it appears, has finally grown up. Karl Rove would be so proud.
It is election time again, and we have an opportunity to fill two City Council seats with qualified candidates. We have five candidates running for the council this year. Many people have asked me who I am supporting and why. My answer is Bob Whalen and Jane Egly.
More and more folks are voting via mail-in ballots, touted as a convenience for busy citizens.
I'm saying no to Measure CC. This item on our Laguna Beach ballot is a bad idea being supported by faulty logic and half-truths.
Laguna Beach residents will make the choice Nov. 6 whether to keep familiar faces on the five-member Laguna Beach Unified school board or vote in favor of two newcomers.
Laguna Beach is all about art — unless it's about money — according to the five City Council candidates at the Arts Alliance forum, which was held at the air-conditioned Playhouse on a sweltering Saturday.
A crowd of more than 100 responded Tuesday to Steve Dicterow's invitation to a 9/11 tribute at Mozambique Steak House, which his daughter, Taryn, said was also a celebration of her father's reelection campaign.
The Laguna Beach Democratic Club will officially open its 2012 Election Headquarters at 7 p.m. Saturday at 1401 S. Coast Hwy.
The Laguna Beach Police Employees' Assn. announced Monday its endorsement of Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger and Planning Commissioner Robert Whalen for City Council.
Friday was the deadline to file paperwork for the November election.
Tuesday was the deadline for city office candidates to file financial reports, if they have raised at least $1,000 in cash or non-monetary donations between Jan. 1 and June 30.
Monday was the first day that local candidates could pick up nomination papers at the City Clerk's Office for the 2012 municipal election.
Laguna Beach Democrats will be drumming up support for their candidates with a temporary headquarters in the old Boom Boom Room.
Mayor pro tem Verna Rollinger raised more than $9,000 at a June 16 fundraiser, according to a press release.
A slew of fundraisers for City Council candidates will take place within just days of each other.
A candidates forum for the 74th Assembly District will take place from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Friday at Laguna Beach City Hall, 515 Forest Ave.
Laguna Beach has some issues that Mayor Jane Egly would like to have a hand in solving.
Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) will be back in town.
City Council candidates Bob Whalen and incumbent Verna Rollinger cashed in on supporters over the last week to bolster their campaign finances.
Steven Dicterow on Sunday kicked off his fourth official run for City Council.
Bob Whalen is looking to move up from advising the City Council as a planning commissioner to making decisions as a member of the City Council.
If the early bird gets the worm, Councilwoman Verna Rollinger must be licking her chops.
All precincts reporting
LAGUNA BEACH CITY COUNCIL
Top (2) will be elected
Bob Whalen ... 27.4%
Steve Dicterow ... 26%
Verna Rollinger ... 21.5%
Jane Egly ... 21.4%
Robert Ross ... 3.7%
(26 of 26 precincts reporting)
LAGUNA BEACH UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT BOARD
Top (2) will be elected
Jan Vickers ... 35.7%
William Landsiedel ... 25.7%
Tammy Keces ... 22%
Dee Perry ... 16.6%
STATE ASSEMBLY MEMBER DISTRICT 74
Allan Mansoor (R) ... 56.6%
Robert Rush (D) ... 43.4%
UNITED STATES REPRESENTATIVE; DISTRICT 48
Dana Rohrabacher (R) ... 61%
Ron Varasteh (D) ... 39%
Yes ... 44.7%
No ... 55.3%
Source: OC Registrar of Voters