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Village Entrance Project, RIP

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...

Invisible, Boyd Still Casts His Vote

The first clue something unusual was up was the head shot of Council member Kelly Boyd taped to the back of a chair in City Hall’s Council Chambers, providing a low-tech visual to accompany the voice that would eventually chirp out of a speaker phone at Tuesday’s City Council...

FOA Facelift in the Works

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,...

Incumbents Win Re-Election

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...

Demand Made to Rescind Political Appointments

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...

Laguna Stays the Course on Fishing Ban

The City Council reiterated its support for a city-wide fishing ban and the designation of its entire coastline as a marine reserve, the highest level of protection permitted under state law. The controversial decision, which is still pending before state wildlife officials,...
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