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Laguna’s First Female Mayor Dies

Phyllis Sweeney, the first woman mayor of Laguna Beach, died Monday, Dec. 3. Sweeney became active in Laguna politics during the campaign against high rise development in 1971 and was appointed to the City Council in 1972, elected in 1974 and served a contentious term as mayor...

Jewel of the Coast

Editor,   Thank you Arnold Hano for your “40 Years Low Rise” article, (July 29.)   And many thanks to Ralph Benson, Phyllis Sweeney, Roger McErlane, the many signature gatherers (my gathering spot was Safeway, Boat Canyon), Charlie Boyd (RIP), many others, and...