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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...

Final Candidate Forum Puts Being Prepared First

After months of campaigning, an unprecedented number of debates and less than two weeks before the election, the five City Council candidates held an on-point yet almost cozy eighth and final forum Tuesday sponsored by the Top of the World and Temple Hills neighborhood...

Mayor Jane Egly: Soft Touch with Sass

Her agenda focuses on inadequate infrastructure The last thing the town’s new mayor, Jane Egly, wants to do is to offend anyone.  The soon-to-retire law professor leads with a soft and even-handed style but can be pointedly peppered, smart and refreshingly sassy. An...