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December 22, 2011
The city of Laguna Niguel has appointed a new finance director and city treasurer. Stephen Erlandson, accounting and licensing manager for Redondo Beach for the last five years, will now have the task of overseeing Laguna Niguel's $41-million budget and a department budget of $931,000. Erlandson has more than 10 years experience and a bachelor's degree and master's degree in business administration and accounting from Cal State Fullerton. Cheryl Das previously held the position, but left the city in June to work for the city of Mission Viejo as director of administrative services.
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NEWS
December 14, 2011
After Sparky and the cheerleaders, the most energetic person preceding the football players on the field at Arizona State University each fall weekend is usually Greg Rudolph, a sophomore from Laguna Niguel. Rudolph bursts onto the field in his black uniform as a drum major leading the 400-member Sun Devil Marching Band, a position he auditioned for last spring, according to a news release. While showmanship and musical ability are part of his job, Rudolph's biggest role is that of a leader and a motivator for a huge group of diverse students.
NEWS
December 12, 2011
Spike's Fish House, a "fast-casual" eatery, has opened in Laguna Niguel. The restaurant, at 27020 Alicia Parkway No. D, serves a variety of fresh fish, beer and wine, according to a news release. Also, Spike's puts its fish on display and customers can see their meal being grilled from the open display kitchen. Some of Spike's popular fish choices include wild salmon, snapper, yellowtail, swordfish and mahi-mahi. "Spike's is a very simple concept: a great selection of fish that's simply grilled for every order.
NEWS
December 8, 2011
LAGUNA NIGUEL — Orange County Sheriff's investigators have detained a man seen near the spot where a man's dead body was found inside a pickup truck parked in a Laguna Niguel neighborhood. Deputies responded to a report of the man found dead in the vehicle about 1:40 p.m. Monday in the 27000 block of Avenida Armijo. They found the man inside a white Dodge Ram pickup. Residents of the neighborhood said the 35-year-old man lived in a home across the street from the spot he was found dead.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | December 8, 2011
A pedestrian bridge, state-of-the-art buildings and improved walkways could all be on the horizon for Laguna Niguel's Crown Valley Community Park. The City Council discussed at its Tuesday meeting those features and more with consultants for the park's master plan. The project is led by Deputy City Manager Pam Lawrence. No aspects of the plan are set in stone, City Manager Tim Casey said. The master plan process is just beginning, and the city hopes to engage the community for input on renovations for the 30-year-old, 36-acre park, he said.
NEWS
November 17, 2011
The Laguna Niguel City Council nominated the future mayor and mayor pro tem at Tuesday's meeting. Mayor Gary Capata, with Councilman Joe Brown seconding, nominated Mayor Pro Tem Paul Glaab for mayor. Glaab nominated Brown as mayor pro tem, which Brown also seconded. All were in favor of both nominations. Glaab and Brown won't assume their positions until the Dec. 6 council meeting.   - Joanna Clay   Twitter: @joannaclay
NEWS
November 3, 2011
The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel is no Grinch. The hotel will be collecting canned food, toys, books and stuffed animals to donate to local charities throughout the holiday season, according to a news release. Guests who donate will receive a card that gives them 15% off in the hotel's restaurants and shops, plus a free day of valet parking. The resort will collect canned goods and non-perishable food items at the Thanks-for-Giving Buffet on Nov. 24 and the Christmas Day Buffet on Dec. 25. All items will be donated to the Orange County Rescue Mission.
NEWS
November 3, 2011
The following is from Tuesday's Laguna Niguel City Council meeting. * Resident survey approved The City Council discussed the Resident Satisfaction Survey, which is set to begin in the next couple weeks and will be conducted by True North Research Inc., City Manager Tim Casey said. The council agreed to not include questions regarding about the new City Hall building because they believe the responses would not be useful. The city has conducted the survey every two years since 2005.
NEWS
By Alisha Gomez, Special to the Coastline Pilot | October 27, 2011
The man behind Laguna Niguel-based Iconosys Inc. is a big proponent of safety. So much so that when Chief Executive Wayne Irving II's daughter turned 15 a few years ago and asked about a driver's permit, Irving freaked out at the idea of his daughter texting and driving. "I called my buddy, a technology guy, and I said, 'Can we build an app that auto answers the phone while somebody's driving?'" he said. "... And he was like, 'Yeah, we could do that.'" The two started poking around to see if such an app already existed; they found nothing.
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