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By Barbara Diamond | September 25, 2009
A majority of the property owners included in a proposed underground assessment district voted it down, perhaps sounding the death knell for future projects. Canyon Acres property owners opposed the formation of AD 08-1 by a 59.8% to 40.2% vote, including the city?s four votes in favor of the project, as approved by the council. The vote by the property owners in Summit Drive/Van Dyke portion of the district was closer: 50.5% opposed, 49.5% in favor. The vote was taken and the results announced at the Sept.
NEWS
By Gustavo Grad | October 21, 2010
Two weeks to go into to the election, on a rainy Sunday morning, I walked with a cup of coffee to a chair next to the window trying to make up my mind on three initiatives on the Nov. 2 ballot. I grabbed the travel section of the LA Times, when the "Crazy Beautiful" title and the pictures from Yosemite National Park caught my attention. "Before you begin, let me warn you about something, I am not objective about Yosemite. I can't be, my view has been shaped by more than 50 years of visits," Mark Boster wrote.
NEWS
February 8, 2007
City officials — and voters — were apparently unaware that a half-cent sales tax increase for special purposes in Laguna Beach would also be applied outside the city. The Measure A tax was approved by a solid margin of 56% of voters last year following the devastating impact of the Bluebird Canyon landslide on city finances. The tax proceeds were designed to offset losses from emergency expenditures resulting from the landslide, to the tune of some $10 million at last count.
NEWS
March 26, 2004
In the past, we have advocated neighbors working issues out with neighbors when it comes to obstructing or maintaining the views homeowners cherish. We still believe this is the way to go. We still believe this is the best way to maintain the type of community we want in Laguna. It also shouldn't be such an impossible task, considering those involved are typically adult and generally respectable people. Unfortunately, there are those times when the battle becomes the focus and the heels dig in. There are guidelines in place based on negotiations to assist in those situations.
NEWS
By Alicia Robinson | November 2, 2006
It will be ballot box déjà vu on Nov. 7 for voters in the 48th Congressional District who will see the same list of candidates they voted on a little less than a year ago. But this time, incumbent Republican Rep. John Campbell has a record, and he and his Democratic opponent have been bringing it up in their campaigns. Campbell faces Democrat Steve Young and Libertarian Bruce Cohen — both of whom lost to him in a December special election for the 48th District seat, which represents Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Irvine and all or part of nine other Orange County cities.
NEWS
September 22, 2011
It's hard to believe there was a time when gay men and women were not allowed to disclose their sexuality while serving in the military. That time was last week. Here in the land of free expression, those who put on a uniform were not even allowed to utter the words, "I'm gay" without fear of a dishonorable discharge. That practice should offend anyone who is even remotely patriotic. We're glad Congress and President Obama finally put "don't ask, don't tell" to rest Tuesday.
NEWS
November 4, 2010
It's a big week of change in Laguna Beach, but ironically, not because of the elections. All three incumbents, Kelly Body, Toni Iseman and Elizabeth Pearson, sailed to victory as the lone challenger, Emanuel Patrascu, failed to convince voters that the "change" mantra sweeping the country was needed in Laguna. Congratulations to the re-elected councilmembers who can pick up where they left off on many issues of importance in the city, including marine protection, skateboarding, the village entrance, and the vital issue of helping businesses weather the seemingly endless economic mailaise.
LOCAL
By Cindy Frazier | December 11, 2009
The fight to repeal Proposition 8 — which overturned same-sex marriage rights in California in November 2008 — isn’t a matter of if, it’s a matter of when. But exactly when to place another ballot measure before voters has become almost as much of a hot potato as the question itself. The argument rages on among GLBT leaders who passionately agree that Proposition 8 must be overturned at the ballot box. Should it coincide with the November 2010 gubernatorial election, or go to the polls with the 2012 presidential contest?
FEATURES
April 30, 2010
EDITOR?S NOTE: This is a partial list of places to worship in Laguna Beach. If you would like to list yours, e-mail coastlinepilot@latimes.com. Include the name of the place of worship, the address, phone number, service times, and worship leader. CALVARY CHAPEL SEASIDE 1278 Glenneyre St., No. 113 (949) 200-7388 www.calvaryseaside.org Sunday morning worship service is at 10 a.m. and Wednesday evening Bible study and worship is 7 p.m. Women?
NEWS
February 25, 2005
EXTRAORDINARY BUSINESS Laguna Beach raised more than $250,000 in the 2004 Relay for Life fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society -- the third most in its population category. Chairs Michelle Struss and Penny Svenson, who will chair the event again this year, presented Laguna Beach with an award for its outstanding contribution. , Last year the City Hall Team raised $4,000. The council agreed to a request $1,040 for bus service from off-site parking for the Sept.
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By Barbara Diamond | September 25, 2009
A majority of the property owners included in a proposed underground assessment district voted it down, perhaps sounding the death knell for future projects. Canyon Acres property owners opposed the formation of AD 08-1 by a 59.8% to 40.2% vote, including the city?s four votes in favor of the project, as approved by the council. The vote by the property owners in Summit Drive/Van Dyke portion of the district was closer: 50.5% opposed, 49.5% in favor. The vote was taken and the results announced at the Sept.
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