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Candidate Distances Himself From Village Laguna’s Endorsement

Candidate Distances Himself From Village Laguna’s Endorsement

Editor, Recently, yard signs have appeared throughout the city pairing my name with the name of another candidate. These signs make it seem as though we are running as a team. They are inaccurate and misleading. Placement of these signs was neither authorized nor encouraged by me or my campaign.   They are not consistent with […]

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Agree to Disagree Without Invective, Please

Agree to Disagree Without Invective, Please

Editor, It’s a wonderful life, a cliché that most of us who live in Laguna Beach happily subscribe to. It’s on the new Village Laguna sign endorsing its favored city council candidates. I’ve heard questionable motives/actions attributed to Village Laguna that amaze me. I’m now on my second term as a Village Laguna board member, […]

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Term Limits May Stop Cronyism

Term Limits May Stop Cronyism

Editor: As is now the norm across the country and maybe the world, those aspiring to get into politics and those who want to stay in politics, all stops are pulled and political battles escalates. Our small town is no different it seems. I would like to suggest to the City Council and residents of […]

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Charm Tour de Force

Charm Tour de Force

Opposites attract, right? It certainly explains why my wife and I get along. She exudes charm, optimism, intelligence, empathy and goodwill to all creatures large and small. Enough said about her. Let’s talk about me. Without me she wouldn’t look so good. Remember behind every great woman is an inconsequential husband she drags along. I’m […]

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Castle Gate Opens for Charm Tour

Castle Gate Opens for Charm Tour

By Donna Furey | LB Indy A special treat awaits patrons of Village Laguna’s annual Charm House tour; a chance to see inside the historic Pyne Castle in North Laguna. The huge mansion has always drawn attention and speculation, but has never previously opened for a public tour as it will on May 18. Built […]

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Raising Questions About Village Laguna’s Status

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 committee (also an IRS recognized non-profit with a different […]

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Supports Housing for Homeless

Supports Housing for Homeless

Editor, We support Friendship Shelter’s proposal for permanent supportive housing for Laguna’s homeless. The City Council did a good thing five years ago in setting up the alternative sleeping location. For a number of those who were homeless at that time, just having a place to sleep undisturbed and to clean up helped them to […]

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Foliage as Invasive as Cancer

Foliage as Invasive as Cancer

Editor, Cancer is an interesting disease; you cannot just trim it away and hope for the best. It requires a doctor with expertise. I say this as I perceive the new version of a proposed ordinance is like a map for not dealing with a cancer in this city. Vegetation that is going viral is putting […]

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GOP Looks Ahead to Next Election

GOP Looks Ahead to Next Election

Laguna Beach Republicans meet at 9 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 25, at La Sirena Grill, 30862 S. Coast Highway, and will consider an agenda focused on upcoming elections. The agenda includes consideration of charter and by-laws, precinct captains, candidate filing deadlines, and development of a platform on issues. Great Decisions Group Examines Global Topics Great Decisions, a […]

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Calling Out Proponents of View Protection

Calling Out Proponents of View Protection

Editor, In a previous letter to the editor, I correctly predicted the tactics that would be used by Village Laguna and their followers – intimidating people directly or indirectly, doomsday words like there will be no trees in Laguna (“Council Disregards its Pledge,” Letters, Nov. 29.), accusing City Council members of sleight of hand (most of […]

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Village Laguna Honors Rollinger, Henderson

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 priest in England. Here, he established […]

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South Laguna Shows its Charms on Home Tour

South Laguna Shows its Charms on Home Tour

This year’s Charm House Tour, Village Laguna’s annual celebration of Laguna Beach’s original homes, will take place on Sunday, May 19. The tour will begin in the front parking lot of Mission Hospital Laguna, 31872 S. Coast Highway, from noon until 5 p.m. Parking is free on the fourth floor roof of the Mission Hospital […]

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Defending the Position of Taxpayers Group

Defending the Position of Taxpayers Group

Editor: Paul Freeman, lobbyist for Village Laguna on Measure CC, has joined Johanna Felder and even Laguna Greenbelt Inc. in accusing Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association (LBTA) of opposing Measure CC because we are stingy, dishonest and lack vision. Was it something we said? LBTA support was indispensable to voter approval of the last public school bond […]

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Lessons Offered in Fire Protection

Lessons Offered in Fire Protection

Celia Kutcher of the California Native Plants Society will explain recommended approaches to fire prevention and fuel modification in native habitat areas to member of Village Laguna at 7 p.m. Monday, June 25. The public is welcome and there is no charge. The meeting takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Drive.

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She Objects to a Characterization

She Objects to a Characterization

Editor, While vacationing in France I thought I’d take a look at the local papers and I came across John Kreber’s June 1 commentary about Village Laguna.   It’s so perplexing that someone could write about an organization they evidently know nothing about, present fiction as fact about the organization, and then mention ethics. A definition […]