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Tag: "Michele Hall"

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Village Entry Plan Moves Ahead

Village Entry Plan Moves Ahead

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy The City Council signed off Tuesday on saving a historic sewer digester tower in a City Hall Parking lot, which sits on the proposed village entrance site. They also approved the estimated $300,000 makeover of the structure’s exterior, but redirected $1 million budgeted for its interior renovation to instead […]

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Kashkari to Open Local GOP HQ

Kashkari to Open Local GOP HQ

Republican candidate for governor and local resident Neel Kashkari will attend the inauguration of the new Laguna Beach Republicans’ Voter Information Center headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 13, local GOP leaders announced. Congressional Rep. Dana Rohrabacher will cut a ceremonial ribbon at a rally. He will be joined by Kashkari and local politicians for a 2 p.m. […]

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High Praise for Hard-working Lifeguards

High Praise for Hard-working Lifeguards

Editor, I would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to all of the Laguna Beach lifeguards for a job well done! In Laguna, the Fourth of July weekend is most likely the busiest and most crowded weekend of the whole year. I was down at Main Beach and the crowds were wall to wall! […]

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Kids Should be Our Top Priority

Kids Should be Our Top Priority

Editor, The permanent housing shelter that is being considered in the Canyon is an interesting and somewhat controversial subject. In the United States, many of the people living on the streets suffer from serious disabilities, both mental and physical. So many of the homeless could lead more productive lives if provided mental and physical counseling […]

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Scores Turn Out for Chapman Family

Scores Turn Out for Chapman Family

About 100 people contributed $16,000 at a fundraiser for cancer-stricken Stephan Chapman last weekend at the home of Steve and Rona Gromet. Funds will help pay for health-care deductibles and everyday living costs for the local family, organizer Michele Hall said. Garfield Logan bid and won a custom surfboard donated by Laguna Surf and Sport, […]

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Correction:

Correction:

A story in the Feb. 28 edition about the candidacy of Michele Hall incorrectly described her son as a local high school student. He attends St. Margaret’s in San Juan Capistrano.

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Another Hat in the Ring for Laguna’s Council

Another Hat in the Ring for Laguna’s Council

Former political consultant and nearly lifelong local resident Michele Hall declared her candidacy for Laguna Beach’s City Council this week, filing a campaign organization statement, the city clerk reported. She joins Robert Zur Schmiede, chair of the city’s Planning Commission, as the only other declared candidates in the November race for three seats held by […]

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To-Do List for Transit Consultants

To-Do List for Transit Consultants

Editor On Feb. 10, I attended the transit meeting sponsored by the consulting firm hired by Laguna Beach to address the lack of ridership on our buses, traffic and parking problems. Though I appreciate that the public was invited to give its input, the whole meeting seemed like a complete waste of time. No one […]

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Fundraiser Set for Cancer Sufferer

Fundraiser Set for Cancer Sufferer

Local resident Stephan Chapman was diagnosed with a rare, fast-growing lymphoma cancer last week and friends plan a March 1 fundraiser at the Gromet home on his behalf. Chapman, 25, graduated from Laguna Beach High School in 2006. Contributions of food and beverage are welcome, says organizer Michele Hall. For more information please contact her […]

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Familiar Face Leads Local GOP

Familiar Face Leads Local GOP

About 50 members of the Laguna Beach Republicans elected longtime resident Howard Hills as its incoming president at a meeting on Saturday, Dec. 14. Wasting no time, Hills and the local GOP group jumped into a political battle at the county Board of Supervisors this past week, contributing to the defeat of a proposal for […]

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Coping with Popularity

Coping with Popularity

Editor, The city of Irvine is in negotiations with home-builder Five Point Communities to invest millions of dollars in construction of the Great Park in exchange for doubling the amount of homes already agreed upon to to 9,800 from 4,900, the Los Angeles Times reported on Oct. 18. According to the chief executive of Five […]

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Speaker’s Corner

Speaker’s Corner

Recapturing the Vision By Michele Hall The idea for a village entrance was first hatched way back in 1995 when the then City Council saw a need to beautify the village entrance and began a series of forums and discussions to analyze and explore their options. In 2000, over 1,000 citizens united to form Vision […]

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Speaker’s Corner: Call Off the Wedding

Speaker’s Corner: Call Off the Wedding

By Michele Hall I feel it is time to weigh in on what has become quite a heated issue: the village entrance project. Back in the 1990’s when I was working as the executive director of United Laguna, the idea of a village entrance began to evolve. And as we are all aware, the project […]

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Delighted by Local GOP Successes

Delighted by Local GOP Successes

Editor, I would like to gratefully thank all of my volunteers for their hard work and dedication during this election cycle. It was a battle well fought and even though we did not win at the national level, we did very well at the local level. We supported our newly redistricted Congressman Dana Rohrbacher, representatives […]

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Speakers’ Corner: Political Alliances

Speakers’ Corner: Political Alliances

By Michele Hall Chris Quilter argues in his Sept. 28 column (Son of Susi Q, “Cavorting Season,” that it somehow is a negative development for Laguna Beach that city council candidate Steve Dicterow has been endorsed by Congressman Dana Rohrabacher. Quilter’s premise is that anyone who disagrees with Rohrabacher’s positions on national issues should hold […]