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  • School board members apologize for calendar change

    Laguna Beach Unified School District board members issued a public apology Tuesday night to parents angered by a change in the school calendar set to take effect this fall. Parents packed into the district office for the board meeting. Many stood and...
  • Commentary: Rohrabacher's absence was voters' loss

    The League of Women Voters of Orange Coast feels compelled to respond to Rep. Dana Rohrabacher's statement as quoted in your article ("Candidate a no-show at forum," Oct. 25): "Years ago, I participated in several forums by the League of Women Voters...
  • Election 2012: Financial statements filed

    Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger, one of the two incumbents running for reelection to the City Council, has accumulated the biggest war chest of the campaign, as of Oct. 20. Donations to her campaign since she announced her candidacy in September of 2011,...
  • Our Laguna: A night of 'Schlock and Awe'

     Our Laguna: A night of 'Schlock and Awe'
    The cast and crew of "Schlock and Awe" seemed to have as much fun as the audience at the gala performance Sunday of "Lagunatics," which celebrated its 20th anniversary this year. A beaming "Lagunatics" founder and director Bree Burgess Rosen had culled...
  • Mailbag: Election a chance to vote for change

    I have not paid as much attention to local politics as I should have until recently when I became familiar with the proposed social host ordinance. Whatever your opinion on whether such an ordinance is right for our community, we should all be greatly...
  • Whalen, Dicterow claim council seats

    Whalen, Dicterow claim council seats
    With all precincts reporting late Tuesday night, Planning Commissioner Bob Whalen and former City Councilman Steve Dicterow were the top vote-getters for the two open seats on the Laguna Beach City Council. According to data from the Orange County...
  • Mailbag: Vote on facts and ignore dirty tactics

    Some people generally accept dirty tactics as part of the political process. Others even believe the most unscrupulous candidate wins. They engage in ugliness because they enjoy the game. Others use the process to lash out for personal reasons, and a...
  • 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,...
  • Council delays 'sludge' vote

    The City Council delayed a vote Tuesday on plans to separate the solids from waste water at the coastal treatment plant. Council members were split 2-2 on the recommendation by city staff to replace the existing line that pumps the solids —...
  • Hansen: Election workers keep us free

    Not unlike librarians, election volunteers probably have an FBI file. They keep us in line, which means they make other people nervous. Amid the hubbub of the interminable election, legions of volunteers once again made everything seem so ordinary. No...
  • No shake-up on school board

    Local voters spoke Tuesday, reelecting incumbents Jan Vickers and William Landsiedel to the Laguna Beach Unified School District board. Vickers received the most votes, 35.8%, and Landsiedel received 25.8%, according to the Orange County Registrar of...
  • Our Laguna: Chamber hands out Spirit Awards

    Our Laguna: Chamber hands out Spirit Awards
    Waste Management's Michelle Clark may not be ready to quit her daytime job for a gig as a stand-up comic, but she sure knows how to get laughs. Clark served as mistress of ceremonies at the Chamber of Commerce Spirit Awards and 96th annual board...