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New Executive Takes Chamber’s Helm Tamara Campbell was appointed executive director of Laguna Beach’s Chamber of Commerce, succeeding Kristine Thalman, who left the post after three years earlier this month. Campbell, a local resident and former member of the city’s Heritage...

Council Rescinds Earlier Decision; Approves Entrance with No Structure, No Debt

The Laguna Beach City Council ended an increasingly volatile standoff with opponents to a previously approved village entrance project when they voted unanimously Tuesday night (4-0, with Mayor Kelly Boyd absent) to pursue instead a much-scaled back concept that notably dispenses...

A Step in the Right Direction

Editor: I do not understand the bitter and undeserving comments regarding the village entrance project financing recently approved by City Council.  I believe this is another key step in the history of Laguna Beach that will be looked at by future generations as a step in the...

Chamber Sets Goals For More Growth

By Justin Swanson | LB Indy   The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce more than doubled its membership last year and expects to continue growing with the addition of new programs, its president said this week. Longtime resident, accountant Michael Kinsman, will be installed for...

Merchant Pressured for Cash in Phone Scam

After one local business owner reported an aggressive fund-soliciting push by telemarketers that represented themselves as Laguna Beach police affiliates, the real authorities last week cautioned merchants against heeding such appeals. The business owner was suspicious about...

Ex-Building Industry Exec Takes Helm at Chamber of Commerce

Kristine Thalman was named interim executive director of the 200-member Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce, president Chris Keller announced this week.   Thalman, a former executive of the Building Industry Association’s Orange County chapter, replaces Rose Hancock, who...