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February 20, 2000 | BONNIE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like squabbling children worn out by their own stubbornness, the city of Laguna Beach and the Festival of Arts have taken a timeout. The spat that started it all--over whether the popular summertime art venue is paying too much in rent--is no longer the real issue.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 20, 2000 | BONNIE HARRIS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Like squabbling children worn out by their own stubbornness, the city of Laguna Beach and the Festival of Arts have taken a timeout. The spat that started it all--over whether the popular summertime art venue is paying too much in rent--is no longer the real issue.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1999
After several years of wrangling among the property owner, the city and its residents, plans to redevelop the Treasure Island mobile home park into a luxury resort have hit another delay: Opponents have gathered enough signatures on a petition to force a public vote. The Laguna Beach City Council, which backs the high-priced hotel proposal, agreed Tuesday to set April 27 as the date for the referendum.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 21, 1999
After several years of wrangling among the property owner, the city and its residents, plans to redevelop the Treasure Island mobile home park into a luxury resort have hit another delay: Opponents have gathered enough signatures on a petition to force a public vote. The Laguna Beach City Council, which backs the high-priced hotel proposal, agreed Tuesday to set April 27 as the date for the referendum.
NEWS
August 11, 1994
Robert F. Gentry has served on the Laguna Beach City Council since 1982. In 1983, he announced that he is gay. Gentry, 55, has been a strong advocate of environmental protection, neighborhood preservation and gay rights. He led the city's effort to pass a domestic partnership ordinance granting gay and lesbian couples some of the same rights enjoyed by husbands and wives and a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. He is associate dean of students at UC Irvine.
NEWS
August 11, 1994 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two political allies who helped define Laguna Beach as an island of liberalism in conservative Orange County since the 1980s have announced they will not seek reelection to the City Council in November. Robert F. Gentry, the first openly gay elected official in Orange County, and Lida Lenney, an outspoken environmental activist who served as mayor during the devastating fire in October, said they are bowing out for personal reasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS
An unfinished drama is being staged in the city of Laguna Beach these days. The plot may seem pretty boring--something about the fate of a sculpture proposed for the front of City Hall. But this is really a human comedy about clashing visions, lack of power in key positions and the folly of inexperience. Admission is free, and the show seems likely to continue for at least another month.
NEWS
August 11, 1994
Robert F. Gentry has served on the Laguna Beach City Council since 1982. In 1983, he announced that he is gay. Gentry, 55, has been a strong advocate of environmental protection, neighborhood preservation and gay rights. He led the city's effort to pass a domestic partnership ordinance granting gay and lesbian couples some of the same rights enjoyed by husbands and wives and a law prohibiting discrimination based on sexual orientation. He is associate dean of students at UC Irvine.
NEWS
August 11, 1994 | LESLIE EARNEST, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Two political allies who helped define Laguna Beach as an island of liberalism in conservative Orange County since the 1980s have announced they will not seek reelection to the City Council in November. Robert F. Gentry, the first openly gay elected official in Orange County, and Lida Lenney, an outspoken environmental activist who served as mayor during the devastating fire in October, said they are bowing out for personal reasons.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 1991 | CATHY CURTIS
An unfinished drama is being staged in the city of Laguna Beach these days. The plot may seem pretty boring--something about the fate of a sculpture proposed for the front of City Hall. But this is really a human comedy about clashing visions, lack of power in key positions and the folly of inexperience. Admission is free, and the show seems likely to continue for at least another month.
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