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Testimonial Describes Iseman’s Actions

Editor, So impressed!  I am a longtime resident of Laguna Beach and just wanted to mention how impressed I was with Toni Iseman’s ability to tune in to a crucial issue I recently had relating to our home in Laguna Beach! She immediately responded to my cry to be heard...

Corrections:

A letter to the editor from Roger Butow in the Sept. 19 edition included an inappropriate comment about the religion of Council member Toni Iseman. The Indy regrets publishing the statement and apologizes to Iseman.   An article about Carol Normandin’s campaign in the Sept....
Posted On 26 Sep 2014

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...