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  • Lagunan chosen as alternate delegate at RNC

     Lagunan chosen as alternate delegate at RNC
    Longtime Laguna Beach resident Frank Ricchiazzi has been selected as an alternate delegate to the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. Reps. Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa) and John Campbell (R-Irvine), and former Gov. Peter Wilson recommended...
  • FPPC letter says Pearson can vote on Village Entrance with restrictions

    Mayor Pro Tem Elizabeth Pearson's job at the Laguna Playhouse and her voting on the Village Entrance project did not pose a conflict of interest, according to the California Fair Political Practices Commission. The FPPC, which oversees elected officials...
  • Laguna Beach council candidates talk city issues at forum

    Laguna Beach council candidates talk city issues at forum
    The five Laguna Beach City Council candidates had their feet held to the fire by members of the local press and the public at City Hall on Tuesday night as they addressed city issues, such as parking, pension reform and the Village Entrance. -------------...
  • In The Arts

    In The Arts
    FOA anniversary exhibits to close There's only a few more days left to view two special exhibits that celebrate the Festival of Arts' 80th anniversary. The exhibits, at foaSOUTH and the downtown Wells Fargo building, each feature a variety of art pieces...
  • Commentary: Say no on San Onofre

    Talk about a game-changer. Do you know the Barack Obama campaign tracked the buying, subscription and leisure habits of 29,000 voters as far back as 2008? Most presidential campaigns track about 1,500 voters for six to 12 months. It turns out this is...
  • Commentary: Steve Dicterow is 'a voice of reason'

    Laguna Beach, it appears, has finally grown up. Karl Rove would be so proud. We have in the Sept. 20 Coastline Pilot a "hit piece," titled "Dicterow seems so full of himself," worthy of the national campaigns at their most ugly — vitriolic,...
  • Commentary: Why I support Egly, Whalen for City Council

    It is election time again, and we have an opportunity to fill two City Council seats with qualified candidates. We have five candidates running for the council this year. Many people have asked me who I am supporting and why. My answer is Bob Whalen and...
  • Election 2012: Police employees endorse Rollinger, Whalen

    The Laguna Beach Police Employees' Assn. announced Monday its endorsement of Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger and Planning Commissioner Robert Whalen for City Council. Rollinger and Whalen impressed the association with their commitment to support public...
  • Ballot statements for City Council candidates

    The following are personal statements from each of the City Council candidates. They are shown in order of ballot position: * Robert Whalen Occupation: municipal finance attorney My primary focus as a council member will be to ensure the financial...
  • Council approves removal of 11 eucalyptus trees

    Council approves removal of 11 eucalyptus trees
    Eleven eucalyptus trees in Bluebird Canyon will be chopped down, settling a passionate debate that has lasted for about a year. Safety trumped aesthetics and the City Council voted 4-1 to follow the city arborist's recommendation to remove the trees,...
  • Mailbag: Rollinger is 'ideal small town council member'

    Being a 45-year resident of Laguna Beach, I care deeply about the issues that keep it a beautiful, unique place to live. I've known Verna Rollinger personally for 40 years, and find her to be a principled, intelligent person. In the public sphere,...
  • Election 2012: Firefighters endorse Bob Whalen

    Laguna Beach firefighters want Planning Commissioner Robert Whalen on the City Council. The Orange County Professional Firefighters Assn., to which Laguna firefighters pay union dues, notified Whalen by mail of the endorsement Saturday. "Of all the...