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Tag: "Mayor Elizabeth Pearson"

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FOA Facelift in the Works

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, had questions about funding, and the removal […]

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Incumbents Win Re-Election

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 Beach voters embraced change in the form of challenger Emanuel Patrascu. The […]

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Demand Made to Rescind Political Appointments

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 Leslie LeBon who was ousted as a result of the decision, said voting for new members to […]

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Laguna Stays the Course on Fishing Ban

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, ignited heated local debate last June that continues to simmer. At Tuesday’s meeting, […]