Robert Zur Schmiede, a 12-year appointee to the city’s Planning Commission, is the first to declare his intention to seek election in November to Laguna Beach’s City Council, filing a campaign committee statement last Friday, Jan. 17. The terms of the Council’s three longest-serving members, Mayor Elizabeth Pearson as well as Council members Toni Iseman […]
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Editor, Mayor Elizabeth Pearson, Mayor Pro Tem Bob Whalen and Councilman Steve Dicterow have every reason to be proud as we enter 2014. They saw the expensive “black hole” environmental gauntlet the former village entrance project would be required to run. They read, heard and responded positively to the uproar of outrage from an alarmed, bipartisan […]
After 50 years, the Festival of Arts plans to put on a prettier face with more curb appeal to greet passers-by and festival-goers, and asked the city for a quick approval so their project could be complete for their 80th anniversary celebration in 2012. The city council however, had questions about funding, and the removal […]
Voters returned three Laguna Beach City Council candidates to office for another four-year term, according to provisional results of the Nov. 2 election by the county registrar. In contrast to the conservative mood of the nation’s greater electorate, just 16 percent of Laguna Beach voters embraced change in the form of challenger Emanuel Patrascu. The […]
Claiming that an “underlying political agenda” propelled recent appointments to the city’s Design Review Board, a public-policy expert this week filed a formal complaint demanding nullification. UC Irvine economics professor Peter Navarro, married to long-time DRB member Leslie LeBon who was ousted as a result of the decision, said voting for new members to […]