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  • Hansen: Politics without parties is more fun

    In my lifetime, I have voted Republican, Democratic, Independent, Libertarian, Green and Socialist. How many times did I vote for the winner? About two. But I was happy with the votes because I always tried to pick the candidate who I felt had it right,...
  • Mailbag: Taxpayers association 'never wants to pay for anything'

    The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn. sent out a citywide letter last week about ballot Measure CC, the Open Space Initiative, which is on the November ballot. The association apparently thinks that a $10 a month parcel tax, which would raise $21 million over...
  • Election 2012: Candidates talk out more city issues

    The Laguna Board of Realtors and Chamber of Commerce held a fast-paced forum Oct. 4 in the City Council chambers. Topics covered included homelessness, development, trees, historical preservation and issues facing young families. Laguna Beach...
  • Schools candidates discuss issues at forum

    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...
  • Election 2012: Forums for council candidates winding down

    Four down, one to go and the City Council candidates will be done with scheduled forums for 2012. City Council candidates will have had a week and a half off between last week's forum and the upcoming forum, sponsored by Top of the World Neighborhood and...
  • Mailbag: Bike lanes are great if there is room

    I am a lifetime resident of Laguna and believe bike lanes are a desirable and beneficial addition to any community, if there is room. It was surprising to Toni Iseman, as it was to me, that according to the Fehr and Peers report, which is based on their...
  • Council votes to readopt height limit

    The Laguna Beach City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to readopt a citywide 36-foot maximum building height ordinance, a provision of an initiative voted for by residents in 1971. Although the initiative was invalidated by the California Court of...
  • Rohrabacher skips candidates' forum

    Rohrabacher skips candidates' forum
    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. The missing candidate, incumbent Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa), asserts he...
  • About 100 people turn out for anti-bullying rally

    About 100 people turn out for anti-bullying rally
    A group of about 100 people gathered at Main Beach on Friday and marched toward City Hall to protest bullying and promote kindness. Cars honked their horns as they crossed Coast Highway to Broadway Street in the People's March Against Bullying, showing...
  • City Council: 2 appointments made to Design Review Board

    One seat on the Board of Adjustment/Design Review Board is still up for grabs. The City Council on Oct. 16 appointed Monica L. Simpson and Robin Zur Schmiede to the board for terms to start Feb. 1 and run through Jan. 31, 2015. Councilman Kelly Boyd has...
  • Mailbag: Measure CC is unnecessary taxation

    Much has already been written on Measure CC, the Open Space Initiative that would implement a $10 per month per parcel tax to acquire open space parcels. The proponent's arguments just don't stand up to close examination. Their arguments include: •...
  • Chasing Down the Muse: Voting does matter

    "Part of what makes America strong is our resilience, tenacity, innovation and our willingness to be optimistic about our future." — Valerie Jarrett The heavy gray cloud cover had given way to a different sky as I drove south that day. Layers of...