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On the Dial

Friendship Shelter executive director Dawn Price and City Council candidate Rob Zur Schmiede are guests on “The Importance of Being … A Live Interview Show with Ernest Hackmon,” webcast and broadcast this Saturday, March 22, beginning at 1 p.m. The show streams live over...

New Leader at School Board’s Helm

Jan Vickers, a school board member for 23 years and a former teacher, replaces Bill Landsiedel as president of the Laguna Beach Unified School District.  Landsiedel, an attorney, served for one year, as will Vickers, who previously served as the board’s clerk. The major emphasis...

New Leader at School Board’s Helm

Jan Vickers, a school board member for 23 years and a former teacher, replaces Bill Landsiedel as president of the Laguna Beach Unified School District.  Landsiedel, an attorney, served for one year, as will Vickers, who previously served as the board’s clerk. The major emphasis...

Voters Remix Laguna’s Council

Laguna Beach voters elected two challengers to the City Council and returned two incumbents to the school board, according to unofficial and nearly complete results from the county registrar. Robert Whalen and Steve Dicterow received more votes than incumbents Verna Rollinger and...

Colleague Supports Landsiedel

Editor, This letter is in support of Bill Landsiedel, the incumbent school board member. As a professor at a local college, Bill  has volunteered to be a guest lecturer for my graduate education courses.  Bill is very knowledgeable and has a great understanding of state and...

Incumbent Receives Poor Marks

Editor, Bill Landsiedel should be expelled from the LBUSD school board for poor spelling on his website, not doing his homework before his video presentation, telling lies, and bullying his peers.   Mark Stewart, Laguna Beach

School Board Candidates Reviewed

Editor, As a relatively new resident to Laguna Beach, I was curious to hear the School Board Forum held Thursday night at Top of the World Elementary School. There were the two current incumbent school board members and the two new candidates for School Board on the panel. I was...

School Board Approves Final Budget

First-year Supt. Sherine Smith’s four-year contract was extended 12 months by the school board last week, which also adopted a $40.9 million budget and bid farewell to high school principal Don Austin. The board unanimously approved the final 2011-12 budget, which accommodates an...