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Wishing for a Third Vote

Editor, I only have two votes for three excellent candidates, Jane, Verna, and Bob Whalen. I became aware of Bob at the candidate’s forum for the arts. The village entrance project was discounted by Steve Dicterow as probably not doable. Bob responded with his history of...

Dicterow Wins Her Support

Editor, When you first meet someone it takes mere seconds for your first impression responses to kick in, and in the case of meeting Steve Dicterow, I knew immediately that I really liked the guy. I had just recently moved to Laguna Beach, and I was taking photos at an event....

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,...

Son of Susi Q: Cavorting Season

by Chris Quilter   I’ve been under the weather lately and it’s made me cranky — or as my friends would put it, crankier. Last week, I ended a two-week course of a cancer-eating face cream whose active ingredient has to be napalm. (I lasted 12 days.) This week, my...

Hyperbole Perhaps?

Editor: Steve Dicterow must be superman. At least that is what he himself seems to think. At his 9/11 tribute, which he seems to have turned into a campaign event and a celebration of himself, he takes single-handed credit for saving Laguna Beach last time he was in office....

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...

Dicterow Hosts Sept 11 Event

Laguna Beach City Council candidate Steve Dicterow invites the public to join him for a Sept. 11 tribute on Tuesday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Mozambique restaurant, 1740 S. Coast Highway. Complimentary drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served.  

Celebrating Paradise Regained

Photo by Donna Gee More than 600 people — including gold medalist Annika Dries and council candidate Steve Dicterow, center — stopped by for a pancake breakfast served up by police and firefighters on Labor Day in Heisler Park, marking the end of  the summer season...

GOP HQ Supports Dicterow

Editor, As president of the Laguna Beach Republicans, I feel it is my duty to respond to “A Surprise Among His Supporters,” Aug. 10. Laguna Beach Republicans support all candidates who are registered Republican voters. We do not discriminate regarding race, gender or what...

Correction

Correction: Due to incorrectly understood information,  candidate Steve Dicterow’s age was listed incorrectly in “Anticipating Upcoming Elections,” in the July 20 edition. His correct age is 57. The Indy apologizes for the error.

Laguna Beach Legal Hosts Dicterow Fundraiser

  Laguna Beach Legal held a fundraiser for Steve Dicterow for City Council last month. Dicterow previously served 12 years on the City Council, including three years as mayor. The event took place in the home of Paula Lingelbach, a longtime friend of  Ellie Tipton Ortiz,...

Association With Rohrabacher Doesn’t Gain His Vote

Editor, In a few months Mitt Romney will buy the White House with millions from many unnamed donors and corporations. I was surprised and sad to hear Dana Rohrabacher will be representing Laguna Beach in the newly created 48th District and that he attended Laguna Beach city...

Community Datebook

Dicterow Starts Campaigning for Office   Steve Dicterow will officially start his campaign for Laguna Beach’s city council on April 15 at 3 p.m., at Seven Degrees, 891 Laguna Canyon Rd.   RSVP to Steve at [email protected] or 949-500-1132.   City Rolls Out a...

Local Candidates Start Campaigning Early

More than a year before the terms of two Laguna Beach City Council positions expire, the wheels of political campaigns are already in motion, with incumbent Verna Rolling holding a recent fundraiser. And last week, former council member and mayor Steve Dicterow tossed his hat in...

Open Space, Worth the Investment

Editor: Re: “Thumbs Up for Space” May 27 edition. Kudos to Steve Dicterow for writing such an eloquent, well-written, and persuasive article about the open space initiative. I can’t think of anything he left out. The only thing I might add is to put into perspective how little it...