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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...