School board candidate Normandin focuses on retaining teachers, fiscal strength

School board candidate Normandin focuses on retaining teachers, fiscal strength

Carol Normandin wants to let voters know what the Laguna Beach School District board does.

Council candidates discuss cultural arts center, nude art

Don't be surprised to see more nudity in public art around Laguna Beach one day.

Schools candidate Gibson wants more visibility for board, more public involvement

Schools candidate Gibson wants more visibility for board, more public involvement

Annette Gibson has never run for office, but she's touting big ideas for the Laguna Beach Unified School District in her campaign for a seat on the school board.

Council candidate Madison feels 'ambushed' by questions about background

Council candidate Madison feels 'ambushed' by questions about background

Embattled Laguna Beach City Council candidate Jon Madison appeared Tuesday night at a candidates' forum amid accusations that the restaurateur falsified his age, educational and work histories on his campaign website.

Water conservation top topic at Laguna candidates forum

In the midst of one of California's worst droughts in recorded history, water conservation was at the top of the agenda as the seven Laguna Beach City Council candidates gathered Tuesday night for a forum to discuss city issues ranging from sustainability to the budget.

'Top-two' primary breeds conflict over candidate endorsements

Another turn in the increasingly testy race to represent the state's 74th Assembly District is forcing local politicians to grapple with a bigger question: What makes an endorsement?

16 years later, council candidate Iseman still wants to listen

16 years later, council candidate Iseman still wants to listen

Another in a series of profiles of Laguna Beach City Council candidates.

 Ketta Brown says there's more work to do on school board

Ketta Brown says there's more work to do on school board

Another in a series of occasional stories profiling the school board candidates.

Congressman Rohrabacher stops in for Tea Party

Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) used a recent appearance at the monthly gathering of the Newport Mesa Tea Party to implore like-minded members to help "take back the Senate" from Democratic Party control.

Four fight for three school board seats

One incumbent and three challengers will vie for three seats on the Laguna Beach Unified School District board in the Nov. 4 election.

Huntington mayor raises more than Assembly opponent, who questions expense report

After a slow start to campaigning, Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper has announced that he raised about $9,000 more than his opponent in the race for a state Assembly seat during the most recent filing period.

Iseman announces her run for council reelection

Iseman announces her run for council reelection

The list of Laguna Beach City Council candidates grew Thursday with the announcement by incumbent Toni Iseman that she would run for reelection in November.

Supervisor candidates Bartlett and Ming outline what they would do for Laguna

The race for Orange County supervisor representing District 5 — which includes Laguna Beach — is heading into high gear.

Merritt announces run for Laguna City Council

Paul Merritt arrived in Laguna Beach from the Pasadena area in 1964, and in the 50 years since has developed a real passion for his adopted hometown.

Boyd is back, ready for a new fight

Boyd is back, ready for a new fight

Six months ago, Kelly Boyd was fighting for his life during a stem cell transplant meant to knock out the cancer that had invaded his body.

Madison kicks off campaign surrounded by fans

Madison kicks off campaign surrounded by fans

One in an occasional series of stories profiling candidates for Laguna Beach City Council and their endorsers.

Kashkari faces an uphill battle going into November election

Kashkari faces an uphill battle going into November election

A day after defeating his scrappy tea party rival in Tuesday's gubernatorial primary, Republican and Laguna Beach resident Neel Kashkari emerged politically scarred and drained of campaign cash for what his own supporters fear is a futile quest to bounce popular Democrat Jerry Brown from office.

Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

Curry, Harper likely headed to run-off

As poll workers Tuesday collected the last trickle of votes in a statewide primary expected to draw one of the lowest turnouts in California's history, frontrunners in several area races appeared to be headed for spots on the November general election ballot — though one contest was a bit tighter than expected.

Kashkari speaks to Log Cabin about what he'd do as governor

Kashkari speaks to Log Cabin about what he'd do as governor

Neel Kashkari has his sights set on Sacramento, but he has no desire to take high-speed rail to get there.

Council candidates announce some endorsements

Council candidates announce some endorsements

One in a series of occasional stories noting City Council candidates' endorsements leading up to November's general election.

Candidate wants to give Clippers a second chance in O.C.

Candidate wants to give Clippers a second chance in O.C.

The Los Angeles Clippers of Orange County?

Republican leader endorses Lagunan for governor

Republican leader endorses Lagunan for governor

California's Senate Republican leader has endorsed a Laguna Beach resident's run for governor, according to a news release.

Civic center lends itself to debate

Civic center lends itself to debate

When the expensive new civic center opened in Newport Beach last year, some claimed it as a symbol of an irresponsible government out of touch with the people it represented.

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

Local Democrat to challenge Rohrabacher

A retired USC professor and management consultant plans to challenge U.S. Rep Dana Rohrabacher's seat in Congress.

Mayor Pearson not running for reelection

Mayor Pearson not running for reelection

Mayor Elizabeth Pearson will not be running for a fourth term on the Laguna Beach City Council.

Madison enters council race with business platform

Madison enters council race with business platform

Jon Madison wants to take the next step.

Michele Hall enters City Council race

Michele Hall enters City Council race

Flexibility is a big word for Michele Hall, whether that means teaching yoga or listening to a new perspective on a citywide issue.

Zur Schmiede launches council campaign

Zur Schmiede launches council campaign

Robert Zur Schmiede stood only steps from the first hole at Aliso Creek Inn & Golf Course, but he wasn't there to play.

Democrat enters Assembly race

Democrat enters Assembly race

A fifth candidate — the only Democrat — has entered the race for Assembly District 74.

Costa Mesa leaders back Curry

Costa Mesa leaders back Curry

Several Costa Mesa leaders have endorsed Newport Beach Councilman Keith Curry for Assembly.

Former PIMCO executive running for governor

Former PIMCO executive running for governor

Neel Kashkari recently hit a campaign milestone: raising $1 million in his bid for governor.

Curry's war chest reaches $160,000

Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry raised $127,690 last year for his upcoming campaign for the 74th Assembly District seat, according to campaign finance reports.

Mansoor gets mayors' endorsements

State Assemblyman Allan Mansoor announced Friday that he's picked up two endorsements in his run for Orange County supervisor, from Costa Mesa Mayor Jim Righeimer and Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper.

Commissioner plans run for council

Commissioner plans run for council

Robert Zur Schmiede, Laguna Beach Planning Commission chairman, said Thursday that he plans to run for a seat on the City Council in November's general election.

Former governor endorses Curry for Assembly

Former California Gov. George Deukmejian has endorsed Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry for Assembly.

Leece mulling a run for 48th Congressional District

Leece mulling a run for 48th Congressional District

Costa Mesa City Councilwoman Wendy Leece confirmed Saturday that she is weighing a run for Congress.

Business group endorses Curry for Assembly

The Orange County Business Council has endorsed Newport Beach City Councilman Keith Curry for the 74th Assembly District seat, campaign officials announced Monday.

Assembly candidates introduce themselves

Before a backdrop festooned with American flags and paintings of charging elephants, the four candidates vying for what will be an open 74th Assembly District seat traded conservative credentials at a Newport Mesa Tea Party Patriots event Thursday night.

H.B., Newport mayors to face off in Assembly race

Setting up a showdown with an official from neighboring Newport Beach, Huntington Beach Mayor Matthew Harper announced Friday that he plans to run for state Assembly.

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