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  • Mailbag: Because The Ranch is no Montage

    A recent letter asked why, unlike a prior proposal by Montage Laguna Beach, The Ranch project does not include a public trail through the property (Mailbag, Oct. 17).
  • Hansen: In local races, what matters is the person, not the party

    This year's Laguna Beach City Council race can be boiled down to one word: character. With three open seats, I thought the race would be more about the issues, but it's really not. To give you an example, about a month ago, candidate Robert Zur...

    Mailbag: Ranch needs to give access to wilderness trails

    Woods Canyon is one of the most spectacular hiking, biking, running and walking trail networks in Southern California, yet it's nearly impossible to visit from Laguna Beach. Laguna's ridges make access to the park treacherous and inaccessible to youth,...

    City Council races: Zur Schmiede holds slight fundraising lead over Madison

    With less than three weeks to go until the election, Robert Zur Schmiede leads all Laguna Beach City Council candidates in total monetary contributions, according to records filed with the city clerk's office. Zur Schmiede, a planning commissioner,...

    Mailbag: Village Laguna supports Zur Schmiede, Iseman but not as a slate

    Planning Commissioner Rob Zur Schmiede is concerned that Village Laguna's support of his candidacy along with Councilwoman Toni Iseman's might be interpreted to mean that they were running as a slate. We want to clarify that our support does not create...