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Ex-Democratic Club Presidents Support Egly

Editor, Mahatma Gandhi once wrote, “Leadership means getting along with people.” If that is true, then Jane Egly was born to be a leader. She has proven herself to be a leader during eight years on our City Council,
where she has successfully brought disparate sides of issues...

Boyd Signals His Support

Editor: 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 council this year. Many people have asked me who I am supporting and why. My answer is: Bob Whalen and Jane Egly. Bob Whalen...

Endorsing Lack of Alignment

Editor: Candidates Bob Whalen and Jane Egly remain unendorsed by any of the very partisan groups in town: Village Laguna, the Democratic Club, the Republicans or Taxpayers. Good for them! This places candidates Whalen and Egly right where most of the citizens in Laguna Beach want...

Democrats’ Club Disappoints

Editor: I am stunned to find out that the LB Democratic Club is only endorsing Verna Rollinger for City Council. What happened to being inclusive? When did a purity litmus test rule our party? And sadly, how does one group rule the Democratic Club in Laguna Beach? This Laguna...

Attorney Hosts Egly Fundraiser

Attorney Larry and Cathy Nokes are hosting a $99 per person fundraiser for Jane Egly on Sunday, July 15, at 5 p.m. RSVP to 949-376-3500 and join supporters for cocktails and hors d’eouvres from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Nokes’ home, 3149 Bonn Dr.

Mayor Jane Egly: Soft Touch with Sass

Her agenda focuses on inadequate infrastructure The last thing the town’s new mayor, Jane Egly, wants to do is to offend anyone.  The soon-to-retire law professor leads with a soft and even-handed style but can be pointedly peppered, smart and refreshingly sassy. An...

Local Candidates Start Campaigning Early

More than a year before the terms of two Laguna Beach City Council positions expire, the wheels of political campaigns are already in motion, with incumbent Verna Rolling holding a recent fundraiser. And last week, former council member and mayor Steve Dicterow tossed his hat in...

Rollinger Plans Ahead, Seeks Re-election in 2012

City Council member Verna Rollinger plans to seek reelection in 2012, she announced last week, and set her first campaign fundraiser for Sunday, Sept. 25, in a private home. Seats occupied by Jane Egly as well as Rollinger are up in next year’s election. As a member of the...

Ruling Revives Call for Banning Plastic Bags

BYOB Gets New Definition At most local grocery stores, customers who bring in their own bags are still the odd-man-out. But a decision by the California Supreme Court earlier this month that upholds Manhattan Beach’s ban on plastic bags could require shoppers in Laguna to bring...

Kinsman Named to Water Board

Combining business with pleasure, this week Cheryl Kinsman and her teen-age son were traveling in Greece and coping with 107-degree temperatures. While there, the newly appointed Laguna Beach County Water District commissioner also will attend a professional conference on turf...

New Rules Dim Night Lighting

The city’s first outdoor-lighting ordinance that calls on neighbors to cooperate before complaining to police about glaring night lights was given the green light by the City Council Tuesday night. In a 3-2 vote, the council favored keeping lights low and shielded to avoid “light...

Elegant Design Selected for Sept. 11 Memorial

Laguna Beach artist Jorg Dubin’s concept for a Sept. 11 memorial sculpture was unanimously endorsed Monday by the city’s Arts Commission for installation in Heisler Park in time for the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attack.             Mayor pro tem Jane Egly attended the...

Shorebirds Losing Footing Along Coastline

Floodlights and people taking over wildlife habitat Shorebirds are getting edged out of their habitat by humans along Laguna’s coastline, according to an on-going study by the Laguna Ocean Foundation. Ed Almanza, foundation vice-chairman and a geographer interested in...

Bike Lanes Planned for North Laguna

Are they enough? Jason Unger rides his bike all over town.  He has to. Unger has epilepsy and hasn’t been able to drive a car for eight years.  It’s not that he wants to. He started riding a bike as his primary mode of transportation while studying at San Diego State University....

More Dog Days on the Beach

Dogs will now be allowed on beaches an hour longer in the mornings for 20 more days over the summer months. Dogs on leashes will be able to exercise on the sand before 9 a.m. and after 6 p.m. from June 15 to Sept. 10, as recommended by the city’s Recreation Committee and...