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 Community Datebook

Community Datebook

Fundraiser Adds Art Among the Entrees The Sawdust Art Festival’s Art of Dining fundraiser Sunday, March 9, from 4-7 p.m. at the Sawdust grounds, serves up the artistic side of Visit Laguna Beach’s annual culinary event, Celebrate Good Taste. Chef Ryan Adams of 370 Common will prepare a three-course meal with wine and beer pairings. […]

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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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Familiar Face Leads Local GOP

Familiar Face Leads Local GOP

About 50 members of the Laguna Beach Republicans elected longtime resident Howard Hills as its incoming president at a meeting on Saturday, Dec. 14. Wasting no time, Hills and the local GOP group jumped into a political battle at the county Board of Supervisors this past week, contributing to the defeat of a proposal for […]

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Where’s Mitt? Not at Laguna’s GOP HQ

Where’s Mitt? Not at Laguna’s GOP HQ

A life-size cutout of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney was reported stolen Thursday from 1464 S. Coast Highway, site of the Laguna Beach Republican headquarters, police said. The cutout is described as a 6’2” replica cutout of a smiling Romney in a suit, Capt. Jason Kravetz said. No one answered phones at the GOP office. […]

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Waving the Flag in Tampa

Waving the Flag in Tampa

Frank Ricchiazzi, a Laguna Beach resident and member of California’s GOP delegation, was interviewed by CNN on Tuesday prior to the roll call vote at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla. The interview with the founder of the Log Cabin Republicans, which support equality for gays and lesbians, focused on GOP policy issues important […]

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In Rebuttal to Michael Ray's Column

In Rebuttal to Michael Ray’s Column

  Editor, I was appalled when I read Michael Ray’s column of Jan. 20. The Indy requests that letters to the editor be about local issues, yet you printed a column that quotes an unnamed “younger guy” spewing racial epithets as if they were representative of Orange County Republicans. It is obvious to me that Mr. […]

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Is $2 gas possible?

Is $2 gas possible?

Editor:   The first time I wrote about the price of gas at the pump, George W. Bush and Al Gore were campaigning for the White House.  Back in 2000, I wondered if Gore might pick then-Energy Sec. Bill Richardson to be his running mate.   “Bill Richardson or Andrew Cuomo look good on paper, […]

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Gay Candidate Bids for the Presidency

Gay Candidate Bids for the Presidency

Longtime GOP strategist and Laguna Beach gay activist Fred Karger made it official today, filing paperwork at the Federal Election Commission in Washington, D.C., becoming the first openly gay candidate to run for president in history, his campaign spokeswoman announced. Karger, 61, is also the first candidate to seek the Republican nomination for the nation’s […]

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Turning Out the Vote

Turning Out the Vote

Editor,   The 2010 election isn’t about Obama or Bush. It’s about fear. It’s about a nation fearful that its grip upon world domination has slipped. It has. The world is flat. It’s hard to imagine a future in which China continues making better goods more profitably than we do, that India can offer cheaper […]