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Live Work Project Wins Go-Ahead

Louis Longi’s controversial live-work development in Laguna Canyon can proceed.  On a 3-2 vote, Laguna beach’s City Council on Tuesday denied an appeal of the project by a neighborhood organization. Council members Robert Whalen and Toni Iseman voted against the project. The...

Approval for Council’s Action on Village Entrance

Editor, After my wife and I watched Tuesday’s village entrance meeting on March 26, we were very impressed with the quality of Elizabeth Pearson’s presentation that addressed all of the relevant topics.  After so many years, we were beginning to doubt that the city would ever get...

Council Endorses Village Entrance

Laguna Beach’s City Council voted 4-1 on Tuesday to move forward with a $35 million multi level parking structure and park for the town’s village entrance, despite concerns raised by dissenting member Toni Iseman about costs. More than 30 people addressed the special meeting in...

Laguna’s Mayor Battles Bone Cancer

Mayor Kelly Boyd stunned the City Council audience by announcing that he is battling multiple myeloma, a form of bone cancer. “Fortunately, it’s at stage two, and I have no intention of stepping down from this dais,” he said, as a compassionate audience rose in...

Two City Boards Seeking Additional Members

The City Council is accepting applications to fill an unexpired term on the Planning Commission, which will be vacated by City Council member elect Robert Whalen. The term extends to June 30. The council is also accepting applications from residents for an upcoming vacancy on the...

Taxpayers Endorse Dicterow

The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association will oppose Measure CC, the Laguna Beach Open Space Acquisition and Preservation Parcel Tax Measure, on the Nov. 6 ballot and endorsed challenger Steve Dicterow for election to the City Council. The measure “would not be sound tax policy,...

Political Lowdown

Many Venues to Hear Candidates Firsthand Incumbent City Council members Elizabeth Pearson and Kelly Boyd this week endorsed fellow incumbent Jane Egly and challenger Robert Whalen in the election for Laguna’s City Council on Nov. 6. They host a meet and greet event at the Marine...