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‘Quiet Zone’ Ruling Sets a Precedent

‘Quiet Zone’ Ruling Sets a Precedent

Editor, You would think that insuring the quality, safety, and tranquility of our neighborhoods would be one of the most important duties of a City Council member.  Somehow, for reasons not clear to me, Mayor Iseman, Councilwoman Pearson and Councilman Boyd believe that the late night operation of a live entertainment concert venue is more […]

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Mayor Feted With Dots and Jests

Mayor Feted With Dots and Jests

Members of the Woman’s Club honored Elizabeth Pearson’s year-long service as mayor with polka dot and pastel decorations, award plaques and personal tributes. Over lunch last Friday, friends and colleagues offered up a full menu of mostly humorous reminiscences about Pearson, who presided over 62 events last year during her third stint as the appointed […]

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Dissatisfaction Among the Populace

Dissatisfaction Among the Populace

Editor, It’s totally amazing how many people have told me they are  “bullet” voting and plan to vote for only one Laguna Beach City Council  candidate, although you are supposed to vote for three. People feel like we are stuck with this council forever and are tired of the police department, meter maids, ridiculous city department […]

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Fishing Interests Vow to Oppose a Larger Marine Reserve

Fishing Interests Vow to Oppose a Larger Marine Reserve

A state-appointed panel favors a plan that would expand Laguna Beach’s existing marine reserve at Heisler Park to encompass 5.6 miles of the town’s shoreline and result in a ban on recreational and commercial fishing within the reserve for several years. Fishing interests who oppose the plan, including Laguna Beach’s mayor, said following the vote […]

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Marine Protection Decision Lures a Capacity Crowd

Marine Protection Decision Lures a Capacity Crowd

Amid a standing room only crowd a committee appointed by the state Fish and Game Department was set to vote this past Thursday on a plan for marine protection along southern California’s coast, nearly bringing to a close a lengthy public review process and establishing stricter regulations that will effect marine ecosystems, fishermen, tourists, and […]

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A Final Cast for Marine Protection Plans

A Final Cast for Marine Protection Plans

Controversial plans for creating new marine protected areas along the Southern California coast are nearing a conclusion, and will impact Laguna Beach residents, tourists, fishermen and other ocean-users by the end of the year. One of the three final proposals making its way towards state regulators includes designating Laguna Beach’s entire coastline a marine reserve, […]

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Leaders Endorse Citywide Fishing Ban

Leaders Endorse Citywide Fishing Ban

Laguna Beach’s City Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to request that the California Department of Fish and Game give Laguna the highest possible level of marine protection, barring fishing of any kind in Laguna’s coastal waters by declaring the city’s entire seven-mile coastline a State Marine Reserve. Council member Toni Iseman, who initiated the measure, said, […]