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Hall Expresses Gratitude to Supporters

Editor, The election of 2014 is over and boy oh boy what a ride it was! I am very proud to have come in as runner up. Compared to the war chests of other candidates and their spending, my team and I worked really hard and ran a smart campaign with not a lot of money. We walked...

Arts Funding Lacked Unanimous Support

Editor, Sam Goldstein, Karyn Phillippsen and Paul Freeman brought the BID–Business Improvement District–to the Council. The local hotels and motels had agreed to increase their bed tax by two cents. One cent would go to the Visitor’s Bureau (now Visit Laguna) and one...

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...

Gates, Ekstrom Receive Art Stars Awards

  Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts recognized its stars and paid tribute to renowned Pacific Symphony Music Director Carl St.Clair at the eighth annual Art Star Awards on Sunday. About 260 attended the event at Seven Degrees, which included a red carpet reception set to...

Rub Shoulders With Parade Honorees

The public is invited to meet this year’s Patriots Day Parade honorees at the Honorees Fundraiser Brunch on Sunday, Feb. 2 at Tivoli Terrace, 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. The cost is $30 per person; for information or reservations, contact Sandi Werthe at [email protected] or (949)...

Personnel File 3/8/13

Festival Appoints a New Board Member The Festival of Arts appointed Laguna Beach resident Tammie Arnold to its board, filling a position left open by Steve Dicterow, who resigned after his election to the Laguna Beach City Council in November. She will be completing the remaining...