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A Vote of Insight and Courage

Editor, Come November, Laguna voters will select three members for the City Council.  One of these three must be Toni Iseman. During her tenure on the Council, Toni has worked tirelessly for Laguna in ways most citizens will never know.  But one crusade she was forced to wage...

Passionate Pleas Preserve Historic Building

By Jennifer Erickson | LB Indy Residents overwhelmingly supported the preservation of Laguna’s historic sewer digester building last week during a workshop on the proposed village entrance at the corner of Forest Avenue and Laguna Canyon Road. The City Council wanted public...

Parking Garage as Antiquated as the Horseless Carriage

Editor, Self-driving cars are coming. Consider: August 2012 - Google announces completing over 300,000 accident-free autonomous-driving miles. September 2012 - California becomes the third state to legalize street testing of self-driven cars. August 2013 - General Motors...

Questions Arise Over Labor, Entrance Costs

A demand by administrators of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (Calpers) to raise retirement contributions from employers as much as 50 percent over the next seven years has already been factored into city budget planning and labor negotiations, according...

A Looming Financial Crisis

Editor, Although the economic downturn hurt our city as it did all government agencies, Laguna’s current financial situation has stabilized.  Per the latest budget, we have about $22 million in the bank (albeit mostly earmarked for contingencies, maintenance, and specific...