Political Briefs


Arthurs Raise Funds for Hall

Lisa and Gary Arthur are hosting a fundraiser for City Council candidate Michele Oliver Hall at their home, 773 St. Ann’s Dr., Saturday, Oct. 5, from 4 to 6 p.m.

Children are welcome at the fundraiser where a $99 per person donation is suggested.


Firefighters, Police Endorse Zur Schmiede

Rob Zur Schmiede
Rob Zur Schmiede

The city’s firefighters and the Police Employee Association have both endorsed Rob Zur Schmiede in his campaign for the Laguna Beach City Council.

“Politicians always talk about ‘public safety’ around election time, but Rob has shown a sincere commitment to supporting the public safety workers who put themselves on the line every day to keep our community safe,” Andrew Hill, of the Laguna Beach Firefighters, said in a statement, noting that Zur Schmiede joined a fire crew for a shift to better understand operations.

Zur Schmiede is the only candidate to also have completed the police department’s 13-week Citizens Academy, said Larry Bammer, president of the police group.

“I have pledged to do everything I can to provide our firefighters, police officers and lifeguards with the support and resources they need to keep us safe and to go home unharmed after every shift. That has been a cornerstone of my campaign and I will have no higher priority on Council,” Zur Schmiede said.




Council Candidates Quizzed, This Time by Canyon Residents

The newly organized canyon resident umbrella group CANDO hosts a 6 p.m. forum for the seven council candidates Thursday, Oct. 9, at the Boys and Girls Club.

Democrats Examine Women in Politics

Claudia Perez, external affairs manager of Planned Parenthood, discusses women in the political process Wednesday, Oct. 8, at a meeting of the Laguna Beach Democratic Club.

The 7 p.m. meeting takes place at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 429 Cypress Dr.



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