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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Mailbag: What to do with $200,000 windfall?

    The city has a $200,000 windfall and some say the best use of funds is to help buy land in South Laguna for the Community Garden. Personally, I would love to see more community gardens throughout town. But, is this the best use of funds? Citizen...
  • 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...