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By Linda Brown | August 18, 2006
In 1994, Laguna Beach adopted a campaign ordinance proposed by the League of Women Voters, Common Cause, and Shirley Grindle of Time is Now — Clean Up Politics, known as TINCUP, an organization dedicated to campaign finance reform of state, county and local elections. This ordinance placed a limitation on campaign contributions for the offices of City Council, City Clerk and City Treasurer. The campaign contribution limit for the current election cycle is $330. Since the League of Women Voters was one of the primary advocates for this ordinance, we feel a particular responsibility to see that compliance with this ordinance and other required campaign disclosure regulations is uniform.
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By: | September 9, 2005
Send AROUND TOWN items to the Coastline Pilot, P.O. Box 248, Laguna Beach, CA 92652; fax to (949) 494-8979; call (949) 494-4321 or e-mail o7coastlinepilot@latimes.com. f7Submissions must be received two weeks before publication. SATURDAY LEAGUE OF WOMEN VOTERS The Laguna Beach unit of the Orange County League of Women Voters holds its first meeting of the new season at 9:15 a.m. at South County Meeting Room, 540 So. Coast Hwy, Suite 202. Non-members invited.
NEWS
By By Jean Raun and Linda Brown | November 4, 2005
The Laguna Beach Unit of the League of Women Voters of Orange Coast supports Measure A -- the special election measure which would temporarily raise the sales tax in Laguna Beach in order to help offset budget cuts in the city's general fund resulting from the landslide. The City of Laguna Beach has an obligation to restore proper access to Bluebird Canyon and to make necessary repairs so that rains, winds and potential fires will not create further disasters for the people who live adjacent to the slide area and in the canyon beyond.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | May 5, 2006
As of Jan. 1, the individual limit for donations to city candidates was raised to $330, a $20 increase. A city ordinance provides for adjustments to the limit on even-numbered years. Changes reflect the consumer price index. The adjustment provision was adopted after Mayor Pro Tem Steven Dicterow aborted his 2003 proposal to increase the city's donation limit to anywhere from $750 to $1,500. Public opinion prompted him to reconsider his proposal, which had been opposed by Councilwoman Toni Iseman and the Laguna Beach unit of the League of Women Voters of California.
NEWS
September 20, 2002
Barbara Diamond The City Council won't vote until Oct. 15 on a proposal to repeal a $250 city limit on contributions to independent expenditure committees during an election cycle. Council members voted 3 to 2 to delay the vote and to continue other agenda items in the interests of shortening a meeting Tuesday that boded to last well beyond midnight. Council members Cheryl Kinsman and Steven Dicterow, who is running for re-election, opposed the delay.
NEWS
By: Darleene Barrientos | September 7, 2005
Elections are plagued with questions of fairness and efficiency. Many asked during Glendale's City Council election, in which 19 candidates vied for seats, if a primary wasn't in order. In Burbank, where they now have an all mail-in election, some question if democracy is being stifled. The League of Women Voters Glendale/Burbank will ask those and other probing questions in its year-long survey examining how city officials are elected in the two neighboring cities.
NEWS
By Jean Raun | July 9, 2010
When news broke that ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] was targeting workers in our Laguna establishments, people riding on our buses, and cars carrying those who could be profiled as possible undocumented individuals, many of us were greatly saddened at the hurt this was causing our fellow human beings. We have expressed this by protests at the bus station to let the authorities know we want the racial profiling to stop. Those protesting include members of the Interfaith Coalition of Laguna, Cross Cultural Council, the League of Women Voters, and members of other groups and individuals who care about human rights and civil rights.
NEWS
February 19, 2010
Beach clean-up at Mozambique HelpBlueWater.com volunteers will gather at Mozambique?s lower parking lot from noon to 1 p.m. for a weekly beautification effort, beginning Sunday. Free parking is available. To reward volunteers after the cleanup, Mozambique will provide a half-off lunch menu. Mozambique is at 1740 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, contact Rick Conkey (949) 573-8624, or e-mail rick conkey@gmail.com, or visit www.HelpBlueWater.com. City committees in need of applicants The Laguna Beach City Council is accepting applications for three two-year terms on the Recreation Committee and four two-year terms on the Parking, Traffic & Circulation Committee.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | March 17, 2011
The program for the American Assn. of University Women Literary Luncheon on Saturday at the Surf & Sand Resort will include information on women's suffrage. Money raised at the luncheon will help fund AAUW programs that help advance equality for women and girls in school and in the workplace. Funding includes sending two Thurston Middle School students to science camps annually, as well as presenting scholarships to graduating Laguna Beach High School girls and women returning to higher education.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | May 10, 2012
The life of Ed Drollinger will be celebrated June 16 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. Drollinger died April 20. He was 86. Until he was hospitalized after a fall, Drollinger was a man about town, with an unfailing smile despite a limp and some memory issues. Drollinger picked debris around the library, attended public meetings, and his was the voice that reminded Laguna Canyon Conservancy members of upcoming meetings. He volunteered on the Beautification Council and at the Susi Q, the Veterans Memorial Building and the Laguna Beach Democratic Club.
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By Joanna Clay | October 23, 2012
Attendees may have been puzzled as to why Friday's congressional candidates' forum, hosted by the League of Women's Voters in Laguna Beach, wasn't attended by both candidates. The missing candidate, incumbent Dana Rohrabacher (R-Costa Mesa), asserts he never told organizers he was going. While Rohrabacher, a candidate for the newly redrawn 48th District that spans Laguna, Huntington Beach, Newport Beach and Costa Mesa, did not attend, Democratic challenger Ron Varasteh was there.
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By Barbara Diamond | September 27, 2012
More and more folks are voting via mail-in ballots, touted as a convenience for busy citizens. Oct. 30 is the deadline to apply for mail-in ballots. Applications for the mail-in ballots are available in the city clerk's office in City Hall or the Orange County Registrar of Voters Office in Santa Ana. The ballots will start showing up in voters' mailboxes after Oct. 9. "There is no need to mail in the ballot until you take the time to learn about candidates and initiatives," said Jean Raun, long-time member of the Laguna Beach chapter of the League of Women Voters.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | May 10, 2012
The life of Ed Drollinger will be celebrated June 16 at the Neighborhood Congregational Church, 340 St. Ann's Drive. Drollinger died April 20. He was 86. Until he was hospitalized after a fall, Drollinger was a man about town, with an unfailing smile despite a limp and some memory issues. Drollinger picked debris around the library, attended public meetings, and his was the voice that reminded Laguna Canyon Conservancy members of upcoming meetings. He volunteered on the Beautification Council and at the Susi Q, the Veterans Memorial Building and the Laguna Beach Democratic Club.
NEWS
August 9, 2011
Helen Grove Meyer 8/24/1918-7/22/2011 Helen was one of two children of Frank, and Caroline Grove. She was born on August 24, 1918 in New Haven, Connecticut. Frank was a Tool and Die maker for the Lionel Company, so you know what came home at Christmas. Caroline was a devoted mother, who belonged to the Women's Christian Temperance Union (WCTU), and a staunch supporter of the women's suffrage movement. Helen, and her sister Elinor grew up in New Haven, Conn., and attended local schools.
NEWS
By Barbara Diamond | March 17, 2011
The program for the American Assn. of University Women Literary Luncheon on Saturday at the Surf & Sand Resort will include information on women's suffrage. Money raised at the luncheon will help fund AAUW programs that help advance equality for women and girls in school and in the workplace. Funding includes sending two Thurston Middle School students to science camps annually, as well as presenting scholarships to graduating Laguna Beach High School girls and women returning to higher education.
NEWS
October 21, 2010
Gertrude "Kit" Drollinger, who spent her life working to better the lives of others, died Oct. 9, two days shy of her 84th birthday. "Our community has been enriched by the active participation of Kit Drollinger over the last third of a century," said Jean Raun, a friend and fellow member of the League of Women Voters. "Kit held deep convictions about civil liberties, equal rights, protection of the environment and social justice. She spent her life acting on those convictions.
NEWS
By Jean Raun | July 9, 2010
When news broke that ICE [Immigration and Customs Enforcement] was targeting workers in our Laguna establishments, people riding on our buses, and cars carrying those who could be profiled as possible undocumented individuals, many of us were greatly saddened at the hurt this was causing our fellow human beings. We have expressed this by protests at the bus station to let the authorities know we want the racial profiling to stop. Those protesting include members of the Interfaith Coalition of Laguna, Cross Cultural Council, the League of Women Voters, and members of other groups and individuals who care about human rights and civil rights.
NEWS
February 19, 2010
Beach clean-up at Mozambique HelpBlueWater.com volunteers will gather at Mozambique?s lower parking lot from noon to 1 p.m. for a weekly beautification effort, beginning Sunday. Free parking is available. To reward volunteers after the cleanup, Mozambique will provide a half-off lunch menu. Mozambique is at 1740 S. Coast Hwy. For more information, contact Rick Conkey (949) 573-8624, or e-mail rick conkey@gmail.com, or visit www.HelpBlueWater.com. City committees in need of applicants The Laguna Beach City Council is accepting applications for three two-year terms on the Recreation Committee and four two-year terms on the Parking, Traffic & Circulation Committee.
NEWS
November 2, 2006
Firefighters' mailer gave wrong I am writing in response to the mailer produced by the Laguna Beach Firefighters Public Awareness Group, which, without my permission, included a photograph of me with one of the candidates. To the many who have contacted me, and I am sure to others, this flier implied that I am a supporter of Kelly Boyd. While I am no longer an official spokesperson for the League of Women Voters, I was known as "Ms. League" in this community for a number of years until our very able Linda Brown assumed that role.
NEWS
By Linda Brown | August 18, 2006
In 1994, Laguna Beach adopted a campaign ordinance proposed by the League of Women Voters, Common Cause, and Shirley Grindle of Time is Now — Clean Up Politics, known as TINCUP, an organization dedicated to campaign finance reform of state, county and local elections. This ordinance placed a limitation on campaign contributions for the offices of City Council, City Clerk and City Treasurer. The campaign contribution limit for the current election cycle is $330. Since the League of Women Voters was one of the primary advocates for this ordinance, we feel a particular responsibility to see that compliance with this ordinance and other required campaign disclosure regulations is uniform.
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