Election 2012: City Council fundraisers in full swing

June 07, 2012

A slew of fundraisers for City Council candidates will take place within just days of each other.

First up, Planning Commissioner Bob Whalen is hosting a sunset reception from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 14 at the Rooftop Lounge of La Casa Del Camino Hotel, 1289 S. Coast Hwy.

"Bob will be a strong, independent new voice on our council and his campaign has gathered tremendous public support throughout all parts of our community," Planning Commissioner and Whalen Campaign Coordinator Anne Johnson said in a statement.


A minimum donation of $99 is required. Supporters who have already donated the $360 maximum per person are welcome to attend as guests of the campaign.

Guests should RSVP online at

The next evening, an event for candidate Steve Dicterow will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the home of Paula Lingelbach.

Dicterow was previously a city councilman for 12 years and served as mayor for three terms.

Laguna Beach Legal has endorsed Dicterow and is organizing the June 15 event. Minimum donations of $50 per person are requested.

Appetizers and champagne from French 75 will be served.

To RSVP and for more information, call Laguna Beach Legal at (949) 497-9800.

Finally, Mayor Pro Tem Verna Rollinger will have a fundraiser from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. June 16 at the home of Debbie Lewis, 2192 Ocean Way.

The event will include hors d'oeuvres, a light supper, wine and a silent auction. Tickets are $85 per person.

In her invitation, Rollinger requests that Laguna Beach residents email her with what they like best about Laguna — and what needs improvement. Send responses to by June 14.

To RSVP to the fundraiser, call (949) 494-9878 or visit

— Kelly Parker

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