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  • Election 2012: Another hat in the ring

    Election 2012: Another hat in the ring
    Steven Dicterow, who previously served three terms on the City Council, announced Wednesday that he will run for reelection in 2012. He said he is running because he sees a shift in city policy from his core beliefs. "When I was first elected I had a...
  • An artistic, green masterpiece

    An artistic, green masterpiece
    You've got to love dreamers like John Fischbeck. Fischbeck co-founded Laguna Beach-based Tresor Properties to develop single-family homes that are unique, high-end and super eco-friendly. It's a lofty vision, but what were its chances during the worst...
  • Action taken to stabilize burn dump

    The City Council took emergency action at its Oct. 4 meeting to stabilize the abandoned burn dump, which shed glass, metal and ceramic debris into a residential area in Laguna Canyon during the December deluge. Stabilization measures are to be...
  • Chasing Down The Muse: After one year, classes prove to be success

    All work is seed sown. It grows and spreads, and sows itself anew. — Thomas Carlyle * I consider myself fortunate that my work is a labor of love — love of learning both for myself and for others with whom I am fortunate enough to come into...
  • Laguna Niguel City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the Oct. 4 Laguna Niguel City Council meeting. * Camino Capistrano project continues The City Council touched on plans for the second phase of the Camino Capistrano project. Deputy Public Works Director Nick Renn said the city is...
  • City to enable its employees to defer portion of taxes

    City employees will now be able to defer until their retirement income taxes on salary deductions for contributions to their pension funds. Under the terms of a resolution approved Tuesday by the City Council, employees would pay their contribution to...
  • Man charged in Aliso Viejo carjacking, kidnapping

    Prosecutors have charged a man with kidnapping a boy during a Saturday carjacking in Aliso Viejo. James Christopher Corr, 34, of Mission Viejo faces a slew of felony counts, including carjacking, kidnapping during the commission of a carjacking, first-...
  • Rohrabacher addresses City Council

    The Laguna Niguel City Council held a special meeting Tuesday with Rep. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) to discuss his views and work on various issues, should he be elected as the congressman for the newly redrawn 48th Congressional District. That new...
  • Council OKs cottage removal

    A small South Laguna cottage will be demolished to make way for an access shaft to a dangerously deteriorated tunnel and pipeline that carries 100 million gallons of sewage daily between Three Arch Bay and Aliso Beach. The City Council split 3 to 2 on...
  • Mailbag: It's up to the media to tell the truth

    In the quest to appear fair, journalists in both print and on TV have betrayed simple honesty. Washington has ceased to govern and is actively sabotaging the economy, and the main creators of obstacles are the Congressional Republicans. And no one in the...
  • From Canyon To Cove: Plugging along on his way to the primary

    From Canyon To Cove: Plugging along on his way to the primary
    Fred Karger is on a roll. He says last week he was the first presidential candidate to personally file for the New Hampshire primary. Then he learned that his nemeses, the National Organization for Marriage (NOM) and ProtectMarriage.com, lost a federal...
  • Community Commentary: Lobbying is a statewide, local problem

    The Economist article "Lessons from California: The perils of extreme democracy" sums up the political environment in California like a Webster's definition. It's alarming not because of its explanation of broken state government under the thumb of...