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December 21, 1993
R. Craig Scott is the city's new mayor. In an election by City Council members last week, Scott was chosen unanimously to serve in the top post. Scott, 40, previously served as mayor pro tem for the 2-year-old city. He succeeds L. Allan Songstad Jr. In the last year, Scott was instrumental in the passage of Laguna Hills' strict anti-smoking ordinance that went into effect in September. Scott, father of eight children, is a labor lawyer who runs his own firm. In another vote, Councilman Randal J.
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August 31, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
When a pair of graduate students from little-known Brandman University dug out the salaries of top administrators at all 34 cities in Orange County and made them public, they were showered with praise. Cindy Smith and Janet Voshall testified before the state Legislature, were honored by the county board of supervisors and rode limousines to TV news shows. "I gave them an award because what they did was ethical, valid and honest," Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson said. "Anybody that would question whether that was a righteous thing to do, that would immediately put up a red flag that I should be worried about them.
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October 22, 1994 | LYNN FRANEY, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Shaking up government may be the buzzword in politics this electoral season, but it is very rarely mentioned in connection with the City Council race here. So far, no hot-button issues have emerged, with all but one of the candidates for the three open seats saying they want to maintain the city as it is--generally devoid of crime, graffiti and budget problems since its 1991 incorporation. Six candidates, including Mayor R. Craig Scott and Councilman Randal J. Bressette, are vying for the seats.
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June 12, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walk through the front gate of Nicholas Amodio's Laguna Hills home and one is likely to be greeted by Bonnie, a 400-pound American alligator. Stroll deeper into the yard, under a canopy of eucalyptus trees, and chances are that Clyde, Amodio's other 400-pound gator, will be there dozing.
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November 23, 1999 | Dana Bushee, (949) 574-4207
The fate of Aliso Viejo's incorporation could rest in the hands of the Laguna Hills City Council tonight as it votes on a controversial 340-acre annexation proposal. City officials are recommending that the council move forward and annex two parcels in Aliso Viejo, which includes two residential areas, a park and commercial district. Both areas are defined within Aliso Viejo's proposed cityhood application, which was filed in September. The council will meet at 7 p.m.
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June 18, 1989
On June 6 I was elected to the Laguna Hills City Council. But I can't serve. In the same election, the Laguna Hills cityhood proposal was narrowly defeated. There is no city for the city council to govern. This is not the first time that I have had the dubious distinction of being elected to a non-existent city council. In November, 1988, I ran as a council candidate opposed to the different, and much larger, proposed incorporation of a Saddleback Valley city. Ironically, I was elected to the council of the Saddleback city, which I helped to defeat.
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August 16, 1992
How interesting and sad to see it finally in dollars and cents. The Laguna Hills City Council spends $4,000 of taxpayer money in a trivial feud over a street-name change ("Oso Parkway Stretch Gets Its Name Back," July 28). Need anyone remind them that babies here die every day because there are no funds for adequate prenatal care for poor families? And that trauma centers have closed and the strain felt by all as a result? It is this kind of irresponsible fat-cat spending by Republicans in all offices (even so-called nonpartisan offices)
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March 16, 1995 | FRANK MESSINA, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the middle of Clarington Park is a bent sycamore the kids think of as the Tree of Life. On April 5 last year, popular Laguna Hills High School sophomore Brian Voight carved his initials into the rough bark, adding the phrase "+ LIFE." An hour later, he was dead. Before the eyes of horrified classmates following closely behind, Voight lost control of his 1985 Mustang along Aliso Creek Road and veered into the path of an oncoming car, killing himself and two other youths riding with him.
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June 12, 2001 | TINA BORGATTA, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Walk through the front gate of Nicholas Amodio's Laguna Hills home and one is likely to be greeted by Bonnie, a 400-pound American alligator. Stroll deeper into the yard, under a canopy of eucalyptus trees, and chances are that Clyde, Amodio's other 400-pound gator, will be there dozing.
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August 31, 2013 | By Jeff Gottlieb
When a pair of graduate students from little-known Brandman University dug out the salaries of top administrators at all 34 cities in Orange County and made them public, they were showered with praise. Cindy Smith and Janet Voshall testified before the state Legislature, were honored by the county board of supervisors and rode limousines to TV news shows. "I gave them an award because what they did was ethical, valid and honest," Orange County Supervisor Shawn Nelson said. "Anybody that would question whether that was a righteous thing to do, that would immediately put up a red flag that I should be worried about them.
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May 23, 2000 | Renee Moilanen, (949) 574-4208
The City Council will consider updating its law on adult entertainment establishments within city limits to make it comply with current court findings. The council probably will approve changes to the law that restricts where and how such businesses can operate in the city. Recent court cases should be considered to make the law as current as possible, said city officials.
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July 22, 1998 | CHRIS CEBALLOS
Cul-de-sac basketball remains a crime. The City Council has rejected the city engineer's plan to deal with portable basketball backboards left unattended on public streets and sidewalks. Basketball setups have grown in popularity as homeowner associations have banned backboards from garages and driveways. City Engineer Ken Rosenfield proposed a plan to "govern allowable uses of portable sports apparatus in the public right-of-way and to address related complaints." Councilman L.
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January 14, 1997 | LORI HAYCOX
The City Council today will consider spending $11,000 to form a nonprofit group that would raise funds to renovate Heritage Park Aquatics Complex. Results of a recent engineering study show mechanical parts and piping are likely to fail and that the 18-year-old aquatics complex needs to be renovated, said Deanna Manning, the city's community services director. The city, however, does not have money to fund such a project.
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November 12, 1996 | FRANK MESSINA
After running into a roadblock in their last attempt to expand a gas station on Cabot Road, Unocal representatives tonight will again ask the city for permission to add a convenience store and carwash. The gas company's proposal includes a driveway that council members criticized on Sept. 24 as being too close to the intersection of Cabot and La Paz roads. "It's one of our busiest intersections," Councilwoman Cindy Greengold said. "I'm very concerned about people negotiating that turn."
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