Editor, Democracy, particularly its election process, is endangered in the ongoing City Council campaign. Betrayal of the public trust and fairness are also at issue. All three of these matters are intertwined and emblazoned in the council candidacy of a man known as Jon Madison. The Orange County Register checked into these matters and recently […]
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Editor, Back in 1978, the Laguna Beach Citizens Alliance asked me to interview all the candidates running for city council. Kelly Boyd was among those who appeared on the local cable TV program. Today, we are in the throws of another city council race. This one seems to have veered off course, what with the stories about […]
The article “Madison Leads in Campaign Donations” in the Aug. 15 edition noted that Mayor Elizabeth Pearson made a campaign contribution to Jon Madison, based on the candidates’ financial disclosures for the period ending June 30. The disclosed documents omitted to indicate that Pearson also made a donation to the campaign of incumbent Council member […]
Mayor Elizabeth Pearson officially announced Friday, April 4, that she will not seek a fourth term on the Laguna Beach City Council in November, because of job demands. She is president and chief executive of the Pacific Chorale, which is the resident choir of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts. She said that when she interviewed for […]
Assistance League of Laguna Beach has chosen Jon Madison as its Businessman of the Year. Madison hosted the Assistance League’s “Friend Raiser” at his Madison Square and Garden Cafe. The event drew nearly 300 “friends,” each gaining admission by donating a “treasure” to the Assistance League Thrift Shop, the primary funding source for the organization’s […]
Assistance League invites the public to a friend raiser hosted by Jon Madison at the Madison Garden Café, 320 Coast Highway, on Sunday, Sept. 30, from 4-6 p.m. Hors d’ oeuvres, beverages and desserts will be served. The price of admission is one tax deductible “treasure” per person contribution or $25 for Assistance League’s Thrift Shop.
Decisions Erode Village Character The City Council had the opportunity to preserve our Laguna village character Tuesday. These chances happen one at a time, in small but important steps. Do we take the so-called sensible, easy choice, or the more difficult, complex one, the one that will help keep the unique heritage of our […]