Oct. 27: Lagunans Janice Johnson, Eleanor Finney, Barbara Hamkalo and the Rev. Virginia Wheeler were honored for their achievements by the local branch of the American Association of University Women.
A person claiming the pen-name of "George L. Dodgson" told the Coastline Pilot he/she was "embarrassed" and "ashamed" to have written a phoney letter to the editor.
Nov. 3: Joseph Caputo offered a $5,000 reward for any information leading to arrest and conviction of the driver of vehicle that struck and killed his 17-year-old son, Max, and left the scene. The reward was later increased to more than $20,000.
Nov. 10: The dedication of the James and Rosemary Nix Nature in Laguna Coast Wilderness Park included recognition of individual and group efforts that brought the project to fruition.
Nov. 17: War veterans and veterans of The Walk to save Laguna Canyon from development celebrated their mutual admiration and anniversaries with war stories and a Memorial Day stroll up Laguna Canyon Road. The event was organized by local gallerist Charles Michael Murray.
Dec. 1: Landmine survivor Ken Rutherford made an appearance at Mozambique restaurant, whose owner, Tony Shill, is concerned about thousands of landmines still buried in the country for which the establishment is named.
Visitors and Conference Bureau director Judy Biljani introduced the first-ever free Holiday Shopper Shuttle in Laguna.
Dec. 8: Toni Iseman was elected Mayor for 2007 after she and the other winning council candidates, Pearson-Schneider and Kelly Boyd, were sworn into office by City Clerk Martha Anderson. Councilwoman Jane Egly was voted mayor pro tem. Outgoing Mayor Dicterow retired after 12 years on the council.
Dawson Cole Gallery owner Richard MacDonald, Jr. pressed his case for a permit to hold events at a parking lot-sculpture garden.
Dec. 15: Improvements to the facilities for ailing or injured seals or sea lions were underway at the Pacific Marine Mammal Center.
A proposal for preferential parking in midtown Laguna is part of recommendations to be voted on by the Parking/Traffic/Circulation committee, member Dennis Myers reported.
Dec. 22: State Sen. Tom Harman expressed support for the Day Labor Center, as long as illegal immigrants are not given job services there.
Laguna Beach attorney Howard Hills was indicted in Guam on charges of conspiracy for unlawful influence for accepting $9,000 checks that Hills allegedly passed on to lobbyist Jack Abramoff after being informed the series of payments were to avoid established procedures.