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  • 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: Laguna streets not living up to 'progressive' history

    I moved to Laguna Beach when I was 25. That was in 1962. I have pedaled its streets ever since then, including the 37 years I worked at Laguna Beach High School when I lived in upper Bluebird Canyon. Four years ago I volunteered to serve on the City...
  • Mailbag: Parking problems in Bluebird Canyon still not resolved

    In the March 15th issue of the Coastline Pilot, "Committee reports on parking, traffic," Barbara Diamond reported that Neil Katz told the council that one of the most significant accomplishments of the Parking, Traffic and Circulation Committee was the...
  • Council pushes ahead on Village Entrance project

     Council pushes ahead on Village Entrance project
    City officials on Tuesday finally took action on the long-awaited Village Entrance project, which has languished since 1995. The City Council voted 4-1 to approve an estimated $35 million to $50 million project that includes a parking structure and a...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...