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Will Double Standard Politics Pay Off?

Editor, So Jon Madison catches hell for embellishing his past, and Michele Hall is accused of being “dishonest” for saying she is a “community volunteer.” But Rob Zur Schmiede claims on a fake Republican mailer he’s a “Proven business leader” who will “protect...

Politics Dominates ‘Perspectives’ Radio Show

Robert M. Zur Schmiede, a candidate for the Laguna Beach City Council, sits in as the featured guest on “Perspectives,” the 11 a.m. webcast of KX.One.Laguna.com. Host Ari Grayson’s guest in the show’s second hour is Linda Dorr, local coordinator for Laguna Patriots, a local Tea...

Election 2014

Council Race Fundraising Kicks Off City Council candidate Robert M. Zur Schmiede’s campaign kicks off with a reception and fundraiser on Sunday, March 16, from 3:30-5:30 p.m. at Aliso Creek Inn, 31106 Coast Highway. The reception, hosted by supporters Mark Christy and Betsy...

Correction:

The article “First Candidate to Bid for Laguna’s City Council” in the Jan. 24 edition incorrectly described candidate Robert Zur Schmiede’s wife, Robin. She worked as Newport’s city attorney and her term on the Design Review Board ends in January 2015.

Candidate Bids for Laguna’s City Council

Robert Zur Schmiede, a 12-year appointee to the city’s Planning Commission, is the first to declare his intention to seek election in November to Laguna Beach’s City Council, filing a campaign committee statement last Friday, Jan. 17. The terms of the Council’s three...

Dialing in an Unfocused Big Picture

If you have a hard time keeping up with the various plans, reports and studies that the city has initiated in recent months, get in line. City officials got there first. Getting a sense for which plans govern which aspects of development is already no walk in the park. But...