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Two Laguna Teams Still Pursue Playoff Glory

Girls Water Polo Seeks Third Title Aria Fisher scored four goals and dished out three assists to lead Laguna to a 14-4 victory over Dos Pueblos this past Wednesday, Feb. 22, in Irvine and will meet San Marcos of Santa Barbara on Saturday, Feb. 25, for the title. Also contributing...

Residents Resist Parking Restrictions

Currently charged with a plan to improve accessibility to 16 Laguna Beach neighborhoods, the Emergency and Disaster Preparedness Committee (EDPC) is gathering input on how to improve emergency access while not completely eliminating residential street parking in those...

Broker Tries to Unseat Rohrabacher

Democrat Boyd Lachlan Roberts filed with the Federal Election Commission to establish a campaign committee to challenge Rohrabacher. The Republican from Huntington Beach won re-election with 57 percent of the vote last November.




Half-Day Kindergarten Era to End

Laguna Beach public elementary schools will offer full-day kindergarten for the first time beginning next fall. The change will add about three more hours on average to a typical kindergarten student’s school day.

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Racism in Paradise

Editor, I am writing in response to the letter published by the Laguna Beach Independent on Feb. 10, written by the parents of some of the kids responsible for the recent racist attack on Vasco. By now, most folks know about the incident. I want...

Apology Falls Short

Editor: Regarding the parents’ letter to the community about their sons’ racist actions, I think they need to learn the definition of apology before trying to make one. An apology is an expression of remorse and regret, not an opportunity to...

What Would Dr. C Do?

Failure of local leaders to manage meaningful civic response to race and violence related social issues on and off our high school campus left community narrative to media. School and city officials cited privacy rights, but anti-social behavior...

Rohrabacher’s Positions Ignore Many of His Constituents

Local Republican leader Michele Monda asserts that Dana Rohrabacher is doing his job. He is not. Even after taxpayers have–for decades–footed the bill for his salary, Rohrabacher does not understand that those in CA-48 who do not support his agenda are still his constituents. He...

Loss of Parking in One Neighborhood Will Impact Others

Editor, In response to the letter writers who are concerned about losing parking in their neighborhoods due to the EDPC (“You Can’t Park There”, Letters, Feb. 10 edition), let us say, you have good reason to be concerned. In 2012, one of our neighbors who live on Bluebird Canyon complained to...

Emergency Access We Can Live With

Editor, There is no “City program in the process of being finalized and implemented” to create “immediate and dire” parking restrictions in residential neighborhoods as described in a recent letter. The Emergency/Disaster Preparedness Committee (EDPC) on which I serve is considering ways to...

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Participant Disputes Columnist’s Description

Editor, This is in regards to the guest column by Jennifer Zeiter titled “Lesson in Intolerance.” Her description the events of that day is a gross mischaracterization. I was out on the sidewalk...

Digging In Against Entrance Makeover

Editor, I am so glad the assistant manager at Verizon is “getting his way”. $7.1 million of my tax dollars are going to be spent on a new village entrance which many, if not most,...

Village Matters

Time to Repurpose a Landmark In the summer of 2009 my brothers and I, spouses and kids went back to our Wisconsin hometown for our mother’s graveside service. It was a trip of memories, not only...