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No-confidence Vote in the Status Quo

No-confidence Vote in the Status Quo

Editor, My family and I recently chose to move from a small town to Laguna Beach because of its progressive ideology and idealistic weather. The schools here are also an important factor to us and I have been following the school board election with interest. The current school board members running for re-election in Laguna […]

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A Call for Change

A Call for Change

Editor, I have not paid as much attention to local politics as I should have until recently when I became familiar with the proposed Social Host Ordinance. Whatever your opinion on whether a “SHO” is right for our community, we should all be greatly concerned about the process in which it has been brought to […]

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Small Town Memories

Small Town Memories

By Natalie Hills   I watched the City Council candidates on TV. Mr. Whalen talked about how hard it is to raise kids in Laguna, keep them positively engaged at school, because of the party scene. To show how much he cares about teen drinking, Whalen supports the proposed Social Host Ordinance (SHO), which the police […]

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School Board Candidates Reviewed

School Board Candidates Reviewed

Editor, As a relatively new resident to Laguna Beach, I was curious to hear the School Board Forum held Thursday night at Top of the World Elementary School. There were the two current incumbent school board members and the two new candidates for School Board on the panel. I was especially interested to hear from […]

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Showdown Coming for SHO

Showdown Coming for SHO

Editor, Re: “Where’s the Fire?” Local Currents, Oct. 12 letters. This once again is David Vanderveen at his best, nailing truth about the proposed Social Host Ordinance (SHO) to a post in the public commons. I agree with David 100% and urge everyone to sign the petition asking all City Council and school board candidates […]

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Tardy Policy Gets High Marks

Tardy Policy Gets High Marks

The high school’s new tardy policy is proving successful as the number of late students has dwindled to almost none, faculty representative Linda Barker reported to the school board. Previously, tardy students simply showed up late to class and it was up to the teacher to report the behavior. Now, any student who is not […]

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Camp Mixes Learning With Outdoor Expeditions

Camp Mixes Learning With Outdoor Expeditions

Reading their beautifully composed essays to the school board, science camp participants Will Clark, Cromwell Anaya and Francis Pillsbury each described different aspects of their Catalina Island experience, such as learning about marine birds before kayaking out to see them, snorkeling to view the fish they read about, hiking and identifying plant life, recording everything […]

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Political Lowdown

Political Lowdown

Friday, Oct. 12:  City Council Candidates Forum, 7 p.m., Council Chambers, 505 Forest Ave.; sponsored by AAUW, Woman’s Club and League of Women Voters. Friday, Oct. 19: 48th Congressional Candidates Forum, 7 p.m., Council Chambers, also organized by the League. Tuesday, Oct. 23: City Council Candidates Forum, 7:30 p.m., sponsored by Top of the World […]

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Local Currents: Where’s the Fire?

Local Currents: Where’s the Fire?

“I support the pro-active support programs, education and activities dealing with teenage drinking and drug abuse but oppose the social host ordinance.” –Steve Dicterow, former Laguna Beach mayor and city council candidate. It’s been a bit wild to watch the railroading of the local social host ordinance (SHO). No matter how much good-intention and perfume […]

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School Board Candidates Out for Votes

School Board Candidates Out for Votes

Candidates for school board share their viewpoints at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 11, at Top of the World school, the only scheduled forum before the election. The Indy will publish other video interviews with candidates in subsequent weeks.  

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School Board Candidates Submit to Quizzing

School Board Candidates Submit to Quizzing

Candidates for Laguna Beach’s school board will present their views and answer questions at a 7 p.m. forum on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Top of the World School. Arrive by 6:45 to submit questions to the candidates, who are incumbents Bill Landiedel and Jan Vickers and challengers Dee Perry and Tammy Keces. Representatives of the […]

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Welcoming Voices in School Leadership

Welcoming Voices in School Leadership

Editor, As a parent of students within the Laguna Beach school district, I found it troubling that the current incumbent school board members would be surprised by two challengers entering the race (“Surprise Challengers Enter School Race,” Sept. 14 edition). Jan Vickers notes that the public doesn’t attend their meetings. Maybe she is not aware […]

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Forums Put Candidates on the Run ‘til November

Forums Put Candidates on the Run ‘til November

The political campaign season is upon Laguna Beach. A veritable slew of forums, candidate discussions, and events are scheduled over the next eight weeks. The Laguna Beach Alliance for the Arts holds a forum for city council candidates this Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at the Laguna Playhouse in the Moulton Theater. The public is […]

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Police Employees Endorse Rollinger, Whalen for Council

Police Employees Endorse Rollinger, Whalen for Council

Candidate Robert Whalen and incumbent Verna Rollinger received the endorsement of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Association in the November race for election to Laguna Beach’s City Council, President Larry Bammer said Monday. “It was a difficult decision. Both Mayor Jane Egly and former council member Steve Dicterow also have impressive credentials and substantial track […]

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Whalen Begins Bid for Council

Whalen Begins Bid for Council

Attorney Bob Whalen, a planning commissioner and former school board member, begins his campaign for City Council with a $99 per person sunset reception Thursday, June 14, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the Rooftop Lounge of La Casa Del Camino Hotel, 1289 S. Coast Highway. Those wishing to attend may RSVP online at http://www.bobwhalenforcouncil.com/rsvp/ […]