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Tag: "Toni Iseman"

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The Town Needs the Next Generation of Stewards

The Town Needs the Next Generation of Stewards

Editor, Toni Iseman recently demanded intensification of enforcement under new parking restrictions for construction workers, ostensibly to protect parking and road use rights of neighbors living near building or remodeling project sites. Yet, a week later Iseman held a gala fundraiser in a residential neighborhood that left driveways blocked and roadways congested by luxury cars […]

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Anti-Smoking Efforts Provide Some Assurance

Anti-Smoking Efforts Provide Some Assurance

Editor: As we enter an even dryer than normal fall and winter, I would like to extend a huge thank you to all those who pressed for increased fines for smoking near Alta Laguna Park, and the surrounding open space. At the top of the list of those to thank is councilperson Toni Iseman, for […]

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Realtors Block Sale-Triggered Sewer Inspections

Realtors Block Sale-Triggered Sewer Inspections

Considering options to reduce sewage spills, the City Council rejected a controversial proposal to require home sellers to inspect their own sewer connections with video cameras, a measure opposed by realtors. Instead, they asked city staff to draw up an alternate proposal that might require all property owners to examine their sewer lines with video […]

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 Transition Laguna Invites Iseman to a Potluck

Transition Laguna Invites Iseman to a Potluck

Councilmember Toni Iseman will speak at Transition Laguna’s 6:30 p.m. potluck meeting Tuesday, Jan. 14, at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann’s Dr. Iseman, who has served 14 years on the council and three terms as mayor, presently serves on the council’s finance and executive committee. A question and answer session will follow

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Incumbents Prevail on Arts, Planning Boards

Incumbents Prevail on Arts, Planning Boards

Incumbents for four spots on the Arts Commission and two spots on the Planning Commission whose terms expired were re-appointed by the City Council last week. In a surprise turn, the council voted in six members for the Arts Commission, expanding its roster to nine members with the addition of two newcomers, David Emmes, the […]

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Can Big Buses Enter?

Can Big Buses Enter?

Editor,   Re: moving the bus terminal to village entrance. Elizabeth Pearson sent an email saying the bus terminal will stay where it’s at and will not be relocated to village entrance. Toni Iseman sent an email saying she is no longer in favor of moving it because big buses cannot make the turns it […]

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Cops Submit to Dunking for Good

Cops Submit to Dunking for Good

Laguna Beach Police Employees Association will hold its second annual “dunk-a-cop” fundraiser on the Main Beach cobblestones from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 7. President Larry Bammer is hoping to double proceeds compared to his first try. All proceeds from the event will go to the Laguna Beach Boys & Girls Club. Last […]

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Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Home Store Hosts Design Star Laguna Beach home décor boutique Stephen Frank Garden & Home will host a meet and greet with home décor designer Julia Knight on Saturday Aug. 6, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The in-store event is open to the public and will feature champagne and hors d’oeuvres.   Guests will […]

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New Hotspots Burnish Laguna’s Dining Reputation

New Hotspots Burnish Laguna’s Dining Reputation

When it comes to dining, the odds are improving that your preferences in food or ambiance can be found on a Laguna Beach street corner thanks to the latest batch of newcomers to open their doors. “Laguna has a lot of destination restaurants, so we’re very lucky,” said Mayor Toni Iseman, who last week was […]

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Green Light

Green Light

Putting in a Plug for Laguna Beach By Tom Osborne I attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the completion of our city’s first two electric car plug-in stations last week.  I learned that Laguna Beach is the second city in Orange County (Anaheim being the first) to take such a step.  Kudos to our city for […]

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High-Paying City Jobs Under Scrutiny

High-Paying City Jobs Under Scrutiny

In a report by the Orange County Grand Jury examining public-employee compensation by the county’s 34 cities, Laguna Beach and Newport Beach were singled out for an outsized number of employees reaping $100,000 plus salaries compared to its population. In addition, Laguna, along with most cities in the county, received poor marks from the jury […]

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Noisy Motorcycles

Noisy Motorcycles

Editor, I have nothing against motorcyclists, and some of their machines are beautiful, chromed and shinny, high revving, and high powered.  Why is it that there are some who are insistent upon making their ‘bikes” so extremely noisy ? It must be a “Hey Marcel, watch this” factor at work.   The excessive noise emanating […]

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Senior Helpers

Senior Helpers

To help observe Meals-on-Wheels’ national awareness campaign, Laguna Beach’s Mayor Toni Iseman helped make home-deliveries from Mission Hospital Laguna Beach on last week.   Joining her and other volunteers on the delivery route was Michael Beck, the hospital’s vice president of operations. About 120 meals are prepared daily for 42 local residents, according to Jhovanna […]

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Experts Named to Tame Laguna's Flooding

Experts Named to Tame Laguna’s Flooding

With $12 million in damages to 184 homes, businesses and structures in Laguna’s canyons and downtown as a result of the 100-year flood event on Dec. 22, the City Council this past Tuesday selected a flood-prevention task force from a well-credentialed pool of applicants.   Before the selection process began, Mayor Toni Iseman requested that […]