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Raising Questions About Village Laguna’s Status

Editor, Recently I noticed a banner across Forest Avenue advertising the Charm House Tour – a traditional fundraiser for Village Laguna. How did this happen as a few years ago Village Laguna transitioned from a 501(c)3 which is an IRS recognized non-profit to a political action...

Agenda Lacks Breadth of its Predecessors

Editor, For decades, the city clerk has prepared a tentative agenda for upcoming City Council meetings, listing the items that are tentatively scheduled for council meetings for three or four months in the future. Until recently, the tentative agenda was attached as the last page...

Village Laguna Honors Rollinger, Henderson

  Village Laguna will honor the Rev. Colin Henderson and former council member Verna Rollinger at its Villagers of the Year celebration on Saturday, Oct. 5 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the garden of Bill and Lynda Sharp. Henderson, a resident since ’85, previously served as an Anglican...

Burnt Up Over Bright Bulb

Editor: Don’t know what the success rate of those who try to use the lighting ordinance to minimize bright lights from outdoor lighting. But here is my story: The lights from the front of my neighbor’s home shines into my bedroom and main living area. No need to turn on the...

Rollinger and Whalen Both Buy Onto GOP Mailers

Editor, This is a follow-up to Peter Navarro’s letter in the local newspapers last week (“Whalen’s Engineering Bids for GOP Voters,” Letters, Oct. 18) condemning as unethical the practice of candidate of one party – in this case Democrats — buying endorsements in “slate...

A Candidate in the Trenches

Editor: Prior to this election, I have been removed from active participation in local elections—other than studying the issues and candidates and casting my ballot.   However, I have been watching this local election very closely.  I am voting for Verna Rollinger because she has...

High Praise for Rollinger

Editor: I know why I am voting for Verna Rollinger. I trust her. She is quiet mannered and does not spend her energy calling attention to herself. Instead, she works very hard to enhance what is special about Laguna Beach – a vibrant business community, clean beaches and pristine...

Rollinger’s Praises

Editor, Flooding in the canyon and the downtown business district has
devastated property and businesses and even cost lives. I own a house in Laguna Canyon, behind the animal hospital and was concerned about the flooding issues, so I contacted Verna Rollinger for help. Verna...

Rollinger Gets Her Vote

Editor, We will elect two city council members in November.  Verna Rollinger alone will get my vote because of all of the candidates Laguna Beach needs her steady, intelligent research and voice on the serious issues that face our city. She holds the values we have all cared...

Democrats’ Club Disappoints

Editor: I am stunned to find out that the LB Democratic Club is only endorsing Verna Rollinger for City Council. What happened to being inclusive? When did a purity litmus test rule our party? And sadly, how does one group rule the Democratic Club in Laguna Beach? This Laguna...

Police Employees Endorse Rollinger, Whalen for Council

Candidate Robert Whalen and incumbent Verna Rollinger received the endorsement of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Association in the November race for election to Laguna Beach’s City Council, President Larry Bammer said Monday. “It was a difficult decision. Both Mayor Jane Egly...

A Failure to Act on Their Own Conclusion

Editor, Not many people attended the last City Council meeting, so few could bear witness to what I heard. One of the issues before the council was the ongoing dilemma of whether or not Skyline Drive should be banned from skateboarders. We skateboard supporters had been given 60...

Rollinger Plans Ahead, Seeks Re-election in 2012

City Council member Verna Rollinger plans to seek reelection in 2012, she announced last week, and set her first campaign fundraiser for Sunday, Sept. 25, in a private home. Seats occupied by Jane Egly as well as Rollinger are up in next year’s election. As a member of the...

City to Install Flood Alarm System

The City Council approved the installation of a $38,000 flood warning system on Tuesday, eight months after a record-breaking rainstorm and deluged Laguna Canyon and flooded downtown shops, taking out houses and businesses and shattering feelings of security. The 100-year-storm...

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...
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