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Revisiting Canyon Land Deal

Some of the principals involved in the 1990 negotiations to save Laguna Canyon will recount their efforts during the next Laguna Beach Historical Society program, Tuesday, May 28, at the Laguna Beach City Hall Council Chambers from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. The public is invited and...

Musings on the Coast: Our Quality Of Life

I urge Laguna Beach citizens to vote “yes” on Measure CC because our very quality of life is the issue.  It is about creating open space within Laguna Beach forever. Some background.  In 1990, our city cut a deal with the Irvine Company to buy some 2,000 acres comprising the open...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012

Measure CC: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Editor, Caveat emptor: The devil’s in the details! It is an expensive campaign featuring full color mailers, a professional web site with videos and an array of endorsements. Central moderators for this circus atmosphere are CC’s spokesmen: a real estate developer and an ex-City...

Measure CC Proponent Speaks Out

Editor: Reasonable people can debate the merits of Measure CC, the open space initiative. But the LB Taxpayers Association has resorted to purposefully distorting what this initiative is, and what it would mean. There is no new committee that would decide what parcels to buy, as...

Ex-Mayor Pontificates on Politics

  Paul Freeman, the former two-term mayor of Laguna Beach, will speak about the Laguna Beach open space initiative, ballot Measure CC, on Thursday, Oct. 25 at a meeting hosted by the Exchange Club from 12:15 to 1:30 p.m. at the Mandarin King restaurant, 1224 N.  Coast...

Other Taxes Won Taxpayers’ Support

Editor: I was there, then, and I am here now. In her letter (“Holding LB Taxpayers’ Up to Scrutiny,” Oct. 12), Johanna Felder states that The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association “never wants to pay for anything but ends up the beneficiary of what others have provided.” This is...

Marketer Joins Laguna Beach Live Board

Joe Becker joined the board of Laguna Beach Live, which presents professional live music up close and accessible in an eclectic mix of styles and venues.  A direct marketing entrepreneur, Becker retired in his late 30s and has since pursued his passions including writing,...

Initiative Aims to Preserve Laguna’s Open Space

Open-space advocates will ask Laguna Beach voters to again tax themselves $20 million over 20 years to claim 550 acres within city limits that could potentially be developed. Citizens for Preservation of Open Space, a political action committee, filed their notice of intent to...