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  • Chel seeks city clerk job

    Deputy City Clerk Lisette Chel announced this week that she will run for city clerk. "I have served as deputy city clerk since 2008, under the guidance of Martha Anderson," Chel said. "I believe my experience will benefit the community, and I am...
  • Mailbag: There are plenty of alternatives to driving

    I'm sorry to read about Cindy Frazier's traffic ticket, "From Canyon to Cove: Steered wrong by the Greeter statue," Jan. 27. May I suggest walking in the future? According to Google Maps, it's only 18 minutes of walking from downtown to Brooks Street....
  • Aliso Viejo City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the Feb. 1 Aliso Viejo City Council meeting. * Policy for freebies The council approved a recommendation to enact a policy for free tickets and passes given to city officials, City Manager Mark Pulone said Thursday. Tickets and...
  • Briefly In the News

    Shelter seeks volunteers to help with application clinics Volunteers are needed to help the Friendship Shelter assist residents interested in applying for the Orange County Housing Authority Section 8 waiting list. Training will be held Friday and...
  • Scenes from election night

    Scenes from election night
    It was a long night for Laguna Beach City Council candidates. Absentee ballots posted shortly after 8 p.m. Tuesday put Planning Commissioner Robert Whalen in the lead followed by Steven Dicterow. But it was hours before all 26 precincts were counted,...
  • Karger makes it on California primary ballot

    Laguna Beach resident and Republican presidential candidate Fred Karger has qualified to be on the ballot for California's primary election June 5. He will join the other remaining Republican candidates — Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul,...
  • Council rejects raise in campaign contributions

    Campaign contributions will not be raised in Laguna Beach for the 2012 election. The City Council on Tuesday rejected a $20 increase to the $360 individual contribution limit adopted in 2008. The vote was 3 to 2, with council members Kelly Boyd and...
  • Fire zone vote could be conflict of interest

    Laguna Niguel city staff must decide whether three council members have conflicts of interest when it comes to passing a state-mandated ordinance. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection is required by state law to identify "Very High...
  • Laguna takes stand on San Onofre

    Laguna Beach will back San Clemente's appeals to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to ensure that San Onofre works to prevent a disaster similar to the one last year in Fukushima, Japan. The City Council on Feb. 7 voted 4 to 1 to send a letter to the...
  • Editorial: Step up for environmental panel

    It looks like Laguna Beach may be on its way to having a functioning Environmental Committee again — if some folks step up and apply to be on the panel. Last year, the City Council was taken aback when no one even put their name in the hopper for...
  • Our Laguna: Nominate Laguna seniors for nationwide contest

    A national contest is seeking nominations of outstanding senior volunteers. The Salute to Senior Service program includes a search for the most outstanding senior volunteer in each state and will culminate in the selection of a national winner during...
  • Commentary: GOP candidates playing their roles

    Laguna Beach has been, and continues to be, home to many Hollywood stars. These include Bette Davis, Robert Englund, Eve Plumb, Bette Midler and many other past and present celebrities. The line between Hollywood and politics often is blurred. This is...