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School Board Candidates Out for Votes

School Board Candidates Out for Votes

Candidates for school board share their viewpoints at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Top of the World school, the only scheduled forum before the election. The Indy will publish other video interviews with candidates in subsequent weeks.  

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School Board Candidates Submit to Quizzing

School Board Candidates Submit to Quizzing

Candidates for Laguna Beach’s school board will present their views and answer questions at a 7 p.m. forum on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Top of the World School. Arrive by 6:45 to submit questions to the candidates, who are incumbents Bill Landiedel and Jan Vickers and challengers Dee Perry and Tammy Keces. Representatives of the […]

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Welcoming Voices in School Leadership

Welcoming Voices in School Leadership

Editor, As a parent of students within the Laguna Beach school district, I found it troubling that the current incumbent school board members would be surprised by two challengers entering the race (“Surprise Challengers Enter School Race,” Sept. 14 edition). Jan Vickers notes that the public doesn’t attend their meetings. Maybe she is not aware […]

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Forums Put Candidates on the Run ‘til November

Forums Put Candidates on the Run ‘til November

The political campaign season is upon Laguna Beach. A veritable slew of forums, candidate discussions, and events are scheduled over the next eight weeks. The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts holds a forum for city council candidates this Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Laguna Playhouse in the Moulton Theater. The public is […]

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Police Employees Endorse Rollinger, Whalen for Council

Police Employees Endorse Rollinger, Whalen for Council

Candidate Robert Whalen and incumbent Verna Rollinger received the endorsement of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Association in the November race for election to Laguna Beach’s City Council, President Larry Bammer said Monday. “It was a difficult decision. Both Mayor Jane Egly and former council member Steve Dicterow also have impressive credentials and substantial track […]

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Whalen Begins Bid for Council

Whalen Begins Bid for Council

Attorney Bob Whalen, a planning commissioner and former school board member, begins his campaign for City Council with a $99 per person sunset reception Thursday, June 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rooftop Lounge of La Casa Del Camino Hotel, 1289 S. Coast Highway. Those wishing to attend may RSVP online at http://www.bobwhalenforcouncil.com/rsvp/ […]

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A New Tool Considered to Curb Underage Drinking

A New Tool Considered to Curb Underage Drinking

An ordinance that would prohibit hosts from serving minors alcoholic drinks or controlled substances in private homes and impose penalties on violators will be considered by Laguna Beach’s City Council on Tuesday, May 1. This week, the school board unanimously voted its support for the proposal. The measure aims to dissuade parents from allowing underage […]

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Support for School Leaders

Support for School Leaders

Editor: I am disappointed that Mr. Vanderveen would critique a meeting that he has not even attended (Local Currents, “Tennis Courts and House Parties,” Feb. 3). I don’t believe his summary of the meeting to be factual. It comes secondhand to him. I am sure there are many facets to the meeting that were not […]

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School Board Approves Final Budget

School Board Approves Final Budget

First-year Supt. Sherine Smith’s four-year contract was extended 12 months by the school board last week, which also adopted a $40.9 million budget and bid farewell to high school principal Don Austin. The board unanimously approved the final 2011-12 budget, which accommodates an estimated $1.3 million drop in state revenue with spending cuts in several […]

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School Board Swiftly Names Replacement Principals

School Board Swiftly Names Replacement Principals

In a surprise development, Laguna Beach High School and Thurston Middle School will both undergo a change in leadership beginning next year as a result of a decision announced Thursday by high school Principal Don Austin to depart at year’s end. In a meeting convened late Thursday, the school board approved the appointment of middle […]

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Football Mom Continues to Question Field Safety

Football Mom Continues to Question Field Safety

Laguna’s school board on Tuesday denied a claim sought by parent Denise De La Torre, whose son, Ricki, was injured playing football last October. Since the denial of the claim was a scheduled agenda item, De La Torre took the opportunity to air her concerns about district protocols for treating injured athletes and disinfecting the […]

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Public Access to School Track Improved by An Hour

Public Access to School Track Improved by An Hour

After a dozen local track users expressed their dismay earlier this month about new restrictions over field use, the school board voted unanimously Tuesday to slightly modify its policy.   With their vote, they rescinded restrictions that barred the public from the track for 30 minutes before or after school, but left in place rules […]