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January 10, 1999 | ANN CHRISTOPH, Ann Christoph is a former mayor of Laguna Beach and was a member of the City Council from 1990 to 1994
The compassionate coverage of our downtown fire last November contrasted strikingly with the reporting of the fire disaster that hit our community more than five years earlier. After the 1993 fire, we were saddened by the losses our friends and neighbors had suffered. We were doing our best to help the fire survivors get back into their homes. At the same time, we were being told it was all our fault.
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June 7, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As school officials in Laguna Beach basked in the glow of their $39-million school bond victory in Tuesday's special election, school district officials in Huntington Beach were left pondering the failure of their $25-million bond measure and considering what their next steps will be to fund the repair and upgrading of the city's aging schools. The Laguna Beach Unified School District's bond proposal earned 80.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1993 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First came the firestorm. Then the mudslides. And now, the devastation on the blackened hillsides has set the stage for what observers say will be the bloodiest battle in 20 years as a diverse group of interests tries to take control of local politics. Although city elections are still a year away, the fire has many people in this art colony itching for a fight to oust the pro-environmentalist City Council majority they blame for having left the city unprepared for disaster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1999 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending one of the most contentious political battles of the decade in Laguna Beach, the city's voters Tuesday gave a hearty endorsement to a controversial plan for a hotel and 31 homes at Treasure Island, the former site of a mobile-home park on prime beachfront property. "I'm elated," said Mayor Steve Dicterow who, along with a majority of the City Council, had earlier approved the development and vocally supported it. "This is a victory for the city of Laguna Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 7, 2001 | DENNIS McLELLAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
As school officials in Laguna Beach basked in the glow of their $39-million school bond victory in Tuesday's special election, school district officials in Huntington Beach were left pondering the failure of their $25-million bond measure and considering what their next steps will be to fund the repair and upgrading of the city's aging schools. The Laguna Beach Unified School District's bond proposal earned 80.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1985 | Robert Schwartz \f7
Martha Collison, a Realtor and 17-year city resident, was elected mayor by a unanimous vote of the City Council on Tuesday night. Collison, 51, a vice president of a Laguna Beach real estate firm, was elected to the council in April, 1984, and was the only one of five council members who had not yet served a term as mayor. The yearlong terms are usually rotated among council members.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
Councilman Robert F. Gentry, who was selected by colleagues last week to serve as mayor for the third time since he was elected in 1982, said one of his top goals will be to pass a new city law that gives legal recognition to unmarried "domestic partners" in "long-term, committed relationships." The new mayor's idea is intended to help homosexual couples, but Gentry said it could also benefit senior citizens who are "locked out of marriage because of Social Security benefits."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1999 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending one of the most contentious political battles of the decade in Laguna Beach, the city's voters Tuesday gave a hearty endorsement to a controversial plan for a hotel and 31 homes at Treasure Island, the former site of a mobile-home park on prime beachfront property. "I'm elated," said Mayor Steve Dicterow who, along with a majority of the City Council, had earlier approved the development and vocally supported it. "This is a victory for the city of Laguna Beach.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1987 | BILL BILLITER and AMY MEDNICK, Times Staff Writers
Sadie Reid-Benham, the only black elected official in Orange County, lost her bid for reelection Tuesday to the Santa Ana Unified School District Board of Education. She and another Santa Ana Unified incumbent, James Ward, went down to defeat amid a teachers union effort to oust them. In Saddleback Valley Unified School District, incumbents Louise Adler and Raghu Mathur were in a close race for reelection. Another incumbent, R. Kent Hann, appeared to have been reelected.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 10, 1999 | ANN CHRISTOPH, Ann Christoph is a former mayor of Laguna Beach and was a member of the City Council from 1990 to 1994
The compassionate coverage of our downtown fire last November contrasted strikingly with the reporting of the fire disaster that hit our community more than five years earlier. After the 1993 fire, we were saddened by the losses our friends and neighbors had suffered. We were doing our best to help the fire survivors get back into their homes. At the same time, we were being told it was all our fault.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 28, 1993 | LEN HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
First came the firestorm. Then the mudslides. And now, the devastation on the blackened hillsides has set the stage for what observers say will be the bloodiest battle in 20 years as a diverse group of interests tries to take control of local politics. Although city elections are still a year away, the fire has many people in this art colony itching for a fight to oust the pro-environmentalist City Council majority they blame for having left the city unprepared for disaster.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1991 | LESLIE EARNEST
Councilman Robert F. Gentry, who was selected by colleagues last week to serve as mayor for the third time since he was elected in 1982, said one of his top goals will be to pass a new city law that gives legal recognition to unmarried "domestic partners" in "long-term, committed relationships." The new mayor's idea is intended to help homosexual couples, but Gentry said it could also benefit senior citizens who are "locked out of marriage because of Social Security benefits."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 20, 1985 | Robert Schwartz \f7
Martha Collison, a Realtor and 17-year city resident, was elected mayor by a unanimous vote of the City Council on Tuesday night. Collison, 51, a vice president of a Laguna Beach real estate firm, was elected to the council in April, 1984, and was the only one of five council members who had not yet served a term as mayor. The yearlong terms are usually rotated among council members.
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