TimesOC: Toni Iseman, on Laguna’s City Council nearly two decades, hits a milestone

** http://www.latimes.com/ ———————————————————— ** http://www.latimes.com/local/orangecounty/ ———————————————————— Send to a Friend (mailto:?subject=TimesOC: Toni Iseman, on Laguna’s City Council nearly two decades, hits a milestone&body=http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f089ecc9238c5ee13b8e5f471&id=3496e44dc8&e=2522ea46b6) | View in browser (http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=f089ecc9238c5ee13b8e5f471&id=3496e44dc8&e=2522ea46b6) Good morning. It’s Monday, Jan. 23. Here’s what’s been happening in O.C.: ** TOP STORY ———————————————————— Toni Iseman, pictured in 2014, is serving her fifth consecutive term on the Laguna Beach City Council. (File photo) Toni Iseman, on Laguna’s City Council nearly two decades, hits a milestone Toni Iseman said she did not expect to serve five consecutive terms on the Laguna Beach City Council when voters elected her in 1998. The love of Laguna Beach, though, kept Iseman coming back. And, she said, she would not change a thing. “It takes its toll, but it’s worth it because Laguna is so special," Iseman said, alluding to the hours of preparation before meetings and the occasional ridicule that comes with being an elected official. Iseman, 71, began her 19th year — and her fourth mayoral term — on Dec. 13. Daily Pilot (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-0119-lb-iseman-20170119-story.html) ** AROUND THE COUNTY ———————————————————— H.B. honors towman who goes beyond the call of duty John Boucher has saved a police officer’s life and rescued dozens of people whose cars had broken down, all in the name of towing. Boucher, the general manager of the Huntington Beach car towing company Mandic Motors, was honored by the City Council for his professionalism. During the council meeting, he was presented with a commendation signed by Mayor Barbara Delgleize. Daily Pilot (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-towman-award-20170119-story.html) Costa Mesa to fund environmental studies for proposed bike trail into Talbert Regional Park A proposal for a bike trail that would wind partly through Talbert Regional Park moved forward this week when the Costa Mesa City Council unanimously approved spending $155,977 on related environmental services. As envisioned, the planned 1.3-mile path would run through the park between West 19th Street and the Greenville-Banning Channel Trail along the Santa Ana River, then outside the park along West 19th to Placentia Avenue. Daily Pilot (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-talbert-trail-20170119-story.html) Balboa Village gets a new arch to promote ‘Home of the Fun Zone’ Crews installed a new archway this week for Newport Beach’s Balboa Village that boosters hope will help revitalize the historic but aging Balboa Peninsula area. The steel archway, supported by concrete pedestals on both sides, spans East Balboa Boulevard where it meets Adams Street. The arch displays the words “Balboa Village" in large letters, along with a circular logo containing a Ferris wheel, the Balboa Pavilion and the words “Home of the Fun Zone." It will be lighted at night. Daily Pilot (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-balboa-village-archway-20170119-story.html) ADVERTISEMENT blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=194251&sz=300×250&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8 blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=49864&sz=116×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8 blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=96523&sz=69×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8 ** PUBLIC SAFETY ———————————————————— Ex-H.B. police detective charged with stealing from officers’ donation fund A former Huntington Beach police detective is accused of stealing money from fellow officers who were pooling the funds to buy a gift for a retiring colleague. The Orange County district attorney’s office filed a charge of misdemeanor petty theft against Mario Ricci, 48, of Los Angeles, according to a news release. Daily Pilot (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/news/tn-dpt-me-detective-charged-20170119-story.html) ** BUSINESS ———————————————————— NAMM Show spotlights the world of music First-time attendees are often in a state of awe as they walk around the NAMM Show, the enormous annual trade show staged by the Carlsbad-based National Assn. of Music Merchants at the Anaheim Convention Center. But awe is also common for veterans of the show. Its 116th edition, which ran Thursday through Sunday, was expected to draw a record 102,000 NAMM members from more than 125 countries and regions around the world. Los Angeles Times (http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-namm-show-20170119-story.html) ADVERTISEMENT blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=211270&sz=300×250&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8 blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=49864&sz=116×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8 blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8″ >http://li.latimes.com/click?s=96523&sz=69×15&li=c8045eb944&e=blog0033.aree567@mail.ulasu.com&p=3496e44dc8 ** SPORTS ———————————————————— Newport Harbor takes District Championships for second straight year A busy slate of wrestling was headlined by the Five Counties Tournament recently. Fountain Valley High’s Karson Ayres (145s) and Merrick O’Donnell (182s) made the host school proud, placing fourth and fifth, respectively. Elsewhere, local schools were carrying out a rather intimate ritual of their own at Estancia High. For the second year in a row, the District Championships went to Newport Harbor. Daily Pilot (http://www.latimes.com/socal/daily-pilot/sports/tn-dpt-sp-turner-high-school-notebook-20170119-story.html) ** SOCIETY ———————————————————— The Crowd: Gala helps fund the needs of Jewish seniors in O.C. In the Jewish community of Orange County is a residence for seniors called Heritage Pointe. It cares for some 225 people, offering comprehensive life-enriching services beyond shelter and sustenance. Social, cultural, religious and educational activities as well as all forms of healthcare options are made available to residents, underwritten by private donations of more than $1.5 million annually. Recently, organizers produced the 27th annual Heritage Pointe gala at Newport’s Island Hotel, attracting 400 donors opening their hearts and wallets to fund the needs of Jewish seniors in the O.C. 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