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  • Council rejects Emerald Bay traffic light

    Emerald Bay residents opposed to the installation of a traffic signal at the main entrance of the gated community went home happy Tuesday night. The City Council declined to support the installation of the signal that would make it easier for drivers...
  • Party for council candidates

    Local Republicans and the Laguna Beach Taxpayers Assn. hosted a party Wednesday at the Marine Room Tavern for candidates of their persuasion. Shari L. Freidenrich and City Council incumbent candidates Kelly Boyd and Elizabeth Pearson, as well as...
  • Our Laguna: Parking lot, playhouse are celebrated

    The refurbished Callboard in the Peppertree Parking Lot was dedicated last week as a kickoff for the yearlong celebration of the 90th anniversary season of the Laguna Playhouse. A large crowd of enthusiastic arts supporters gathered for the ceremony...
  • Mansoor gains endorsements for his reelection

    Assemblyman and former Costa Mesa mayor Allan Mansoor gained more endorsements Thursday in his bid for reelection to the 74th Assembly District. The Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Assn. Political Action Committee, Lincoln Club of Orange County and California...
  • Bates talks on county actions

    The jury is still out on the impact of the state decision to dump certain criminals into the county's lap, according to Orange County Fifth District Supervisor Pat Bates. About 3,500 nominally nonviolent felons will be transferred to the county's...
  • Bates: State could release criminals in O.C.

    The jury is still out on the impact of the state's decision to dump certain criminals into the county's lap, according to Orange County 5th District Supervisor Pat Bates. About 3,500 nominally nonviolent felons will be transferred to the county's...
  • Mailbag: Our taxes, fees go to important causes

    (Re. Dave Connell's letter "Mailbag: Pay attention to property tax bill," Oct. 21): I know your political party affiliation expects you to make such comments, but do they explain to you how our taxes/fees pay for more than salaries and pensions? I agree...
  • Slimy political tricks, truly charitable treats

    Slimy political tricks, truly charitable treats
    Time for another round of hugs and slugs — this time in the spirit of Halloween, spotlighting some of the worst tricks and best treats of the past week. We start with a super-sized hug for the folks at Shepherd's Hope — one of Central...
  • Check out election results from Central Florida races

    Check out election results from Central Florida races
    Below are available election results from 22 races from four counties holding municipal elections around Central Florida -- Lake, Osceola, Seminole and Volusia from Nov. 8, 2011. Results may not be complete. Lake County elections include races in...
  • A day to honor veterans — and shun silly politics

    A day to honor veterans — and shun silly politics
    We have the normal amount of political tomfoolery to highlight in today's Friday Files. But since it's Veteran's Day, throughout the column, I'll also be offering seven meaningful ways to commemorate the day. Veterans idea No. 1. Do something to help the...
  • City Council Meeting Wrap-Up

    The following is from the City Council meeting of Jan. 10. * EXTRAORDINARY BUSINESS •Orange County Human Relations Commission representative Bill Wood presented the City Council with a certificate of appreciation for its support of the...
  • 'Spirit' awards presented at chamber event

    'Spirit' awards presented at chamber event
    The Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce may be 95 years old, but officials are celebrating its anniversary as a rebirth. A new board was officially installed Jan. 27, but the group had already been at work to revitalize the chamber. "At our board retreat,...