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  • Council selects committee assignments

    Some of the City Council's most important work is done off the dais, such as representing the city on organizations and committees inside and outside Laguna. Each year the council members review the list, determine if changes are necessary and...
  • Planning Commission tweaks plan for Glenneyre

    A proposal to convert a portion of Glenneyre Street into a complete street — one considered to be safe, accessible and comfortable for walkers, the disabled, cyclists and motorists — wasn't complete enough to win Planning Commission approval....
  • Newsmakers of the Year: Whalen and Dicterow shake up City Council

    One newcomer to local politics and one veteran were featured in news stories from the day they announced their candidacies for City Council until the day they were installed. There are similarities between newly seated councilmen Robert Whalen and...
  • Top News Stories of 2012: A year in review

    Top News Stories of 2012: A year in review
    There's never a shortage of important stories in Laguna Beach, but here are the most compelling ones in chronological order. * South Laguna tunnel When the South Coast Water District said it needed to access property below several South Laguna...
  • Election 2012: Candidates report campaign funds

    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. City Councilwoman Verna Rollinger and Mayor Jane Egly, council candidate...
  • Briefly In News

    Democratic Club hosting discussion event The Laguna Beach Democratic Club is hosting two speakers who will discuss the upcoming general election and national politics at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the club's local headquarters, 1401 S. Coast Hwy. Tom...
  • City to adopt resolution regarding San Onofre

    City to adopt resolution regarding San Onofre
    The City Council made it clear that it planned to approve a resolution listing complaints about San Onofre's operation and concerns about its future, but that didn't keep the public from expressing opinions. Speakers came from San Clemente, Washington,...
  • Mailbag: New homes in Irvine means more problems for Laguna

    If you think traffic is bad now — just wait. The city of Irvine is in the process of approving more than 10,000 residential units, all within 10 miles of downtown Laguna. In an effort to raise additional funds for the construction of the Great Park...
  • Election 2012: Five candidates officially file papers

    Friday was the deadline to file paperwork for the November election. Five City Council candidates submitted their papers: •Steve Dicterow, who previously sat on the council for 12 years. •Mayor Jane Egly and Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger...
  • Mailbag: Season of trolleys winding down

    Summer trolleys end at 11:30 p.m. Sept. 2. Take a ride on the south route and explore your town. Stop at Wesley Drive and walk Treasure Island Park or plop down on one of its four gorgeous beaches. Check out the almost mermaid, "Voyager" by Linda...
  • Officials expect worst fire season yet

    Officials expect worst fire season yet
    Authorities say this fire season could be one of the worst yet. The summer has been extraordinarily hot, dry with low humidity and Santa Ana winds, Laguna Beach Fire Department Division Chief Dan Stefano said. "Those components all together create an...
  • Mailbag: Businesses are part of parking solution, not problem

    My friend Norm Grossman was quoted in a recent column by David Hansen, "City eyes more downtown private parking," suggesting that the city of Laguna Beach tax private parking because banks are "basically running the parking lot for free, as far as the...