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Archive for October, 2010

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A School of Support Packs Hearing

A School of Support Packs Hearing

Marine conservation proponents from Laguna Beach joined a sometimes raucous crowd to testify before a state commission in San Diego this past Wednesday considering whether to enact a marine reserve across most of Laguna’s coast. About 800 people packed a conference room to capacity, leaving another 100 stranded outside, to plead their case to the […]

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No New Faces for Design Review

No New Faces for Design Review

Three seated Design Review Board members were re-appointed to the board and one incumbent let go in paper balloting by the City Council on Tuesday.   Retired realtor Ilse Lenschow, residential design engineer Ken Sadler and former Newport Beach city attorney Robin Zur Schmiede will continue as members of the panel, which reviews building plans […]

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Laguna Generosity Rules!

Laguna Generosity Rules!

Editor, Thank you Laguna Beach for once again rising to the occasion. We witnessed first hand the generous spirit of our town on Sunday, Sept. 12, as we hosted a benefit concert and silent auction at our home to raise funds for Materials Management Relief Corps (MMRC). Our daughter Erika spent three months as a […]

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Plenty of Christian Hypocrisy to Skewer

Plenty of Christian Hypocrisy to Skewer

Editor,   Hey! Ben Earl, thanks for sharing (“Koran’s Exempt from Desecration?” Letters, Oct. 15).  Contrary to the last sentence of your emotional tirade, “Oh well, I guess only the Koran gets special treatment,” on the contrary, it’s been the Christian Bible that has for too long received special treatment. I did not desecrate the […]

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Homework on Skateboard and Complete Streets

Homework on Skateboard and Complete Streets

Editor,   Please google and read The Complete Streets Act for California and see how skateboarding may or may not be included as a part of this bill.   Not sure how skateboarding will save on fuel consumption and carbon footprint.  According to Councilperson Egly this bill does allow for skateboarding.   Read this bill […]

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Democracy with Dispatch

Democracy with Dispatch

Editor,   Just wanted to let you know that the City Council and City Manager responded very quickly to my letter about responsibility for property issues (“Who’s Responsible for Deadbeat Property Owners?” Letters, Oct. 15.) The code enforcement officer went to the property immediately and has filed a code violation against the owner.  I greatly […]

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Loosening the Leash

Loosening the Leash

[This letter was also sent to the Laguna Beach City Council members on Oct. 13] Editor, I am a second generation, born and raised Laguna resident, and this is the first time I have written a letter to the council. I am writing to request that the city revise the summer dog restrictions along our […]

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Thanks, Ruth!

Thanks, Ruth!

Editor, We of the Saddleback Master Chorale would sincerely like to thank Ruth Yunker, who attended our concert at St. Catherine’s school chapel last August, for writing such a wonderful column about us in the Laguna Beach Indy (Sept. 3, “End of Summer Music”). Jim Proett, Saddleback Master Chorale

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Be Proud of Our Downhill Skateboarders

Be Proud of Our Downhill Skateboarders

Editor, I hope my fellow Lagunans share my pride in our local downhill skateboarders’ achievements at the recent IGSA National Championship held in San Dimas (“Local Teens Sweep Gravity Game,” Sports, Oct. 15). I have watched our local downhill skateboarding controversy with some interest over the last few months and was proud of my grandson […]

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A Prescient Theme

A Prescient Theme

Editor,   It is interesting that the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association has taken note that many of our troops are beginning to return from the two longest conflicts in our nation’s history when it announced its 2011 parade theme, “Welcome Home.”  This is as it should be.   As a retired Marine, I […]

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Tall Tree Solution

Tall Tree Solution

Editor,     About the upcoming city council elections… the candidate who comes up with a solution for the overgrown trees, will have my vote.   Tall trees have taken over our ocean views and devalued our property, for which we paid a premium.   A win-win solution to contemplate might be an ordinance for […]

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A Prescient Theme

A Prescient Theme

Editor,   It is interesting that the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association has taken note that many of our troops are beginning to return from the two longest conflicts in our nation’s history when it announced its 2011 parade theme, “Welcome Home.”  This is as it should be.   As a retired Marine, I […]

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Tall Tree Solution

Tall Tree Solution

Editor, About the upcoming city council elections… the candidate who comes up with a solution for the overgrown trees, will have my vote. Tall trees have taken over our ocean views and devalued our property, for which we paid a premium. A win-win solution to contemplate might be an ordinance for homeowners, an ordinance to […]

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Be Proud of Our Downhill Skateboarders

Be Proud of Our Downhill Skateboarders

Editor, I hope my fellow Lagunans share my pride in our local downhill skateboarders’ achievements at the recent IGSA National Championship held in San Dimas (“Local Teens Sweep Gravity Game,” Sports, Oct. 15). I have watched our local downhill skateboarding controversy with some interest over the last few months and was proud of my grandson […]

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Thanks, Ruth!

Thanks, Ruth!

Editor, We of the Saddleback Master Chorale would sincerely like to thank Ruth Yunker, who attended our concert at St. Catherine’s school chapel last August, for writing such a wonderful column about us in the Laguna Beach Indy (Sept. 3, “End of Summer Music”). Jim Proett, Saddleback Master Chorale