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No Reason to Match Every Other Town’s Amenities

Editor, Why do we need a skate park in the city limits? Laguna Beach is a small community and we don’t have the room like other communities to have all that we want. We need to look outside the city limits to go to skate parks and the like. I was born and raised here in Laguna...

Localism Is No Excuse for Rudeness

Editor, I feel I must refute the letter written to the LBI by Art Kostka (“Local Culture Lost on Ranch Opponent,” March 27, Letters). I am very happy that at age 80 Mr. Kostka has found joy in golfing and has come to the defense of the Ranch golf course. I am 77 so I can...

Drop This Ridiculous Lawsuit

Editor, Mark Fudge needs to be stopped in his tracks. He has gone too far. He is wasting city funds and making a joke of the system. I have lived in Laguna for over 30 years and am an active supporter of all aspects of the environment and am very familiar with The Ranch...

Show Courtesy, Please, Behind the Wheel

Editor, After reading the local paper about how to ease congestion I would like to offer up a solution. Stay home. I have been hauling dirt in this town for 10 years and a resident for 20. Never in my 35 years of driving have I seen any worse than the people of this town. I...

New People Lead at City Hall

Editor, Our new mayor, Bob Whalen and new police chief, Laura Farinella, bring enthusiasm to Laguna Beach city government. Friday, March 27, at the Susi Q and Community Center saw two receptions, back to back. At 3 p.m., in the Community Room, Laura Farinella was sworn in and her...

Consider Opening Heart and Home

  Editor, Dear people of Laguna Beach. Are you interested in the French or Spanish culture? You can become a short-term host family from July 6-26 or July 31 to Aug. 20. This is a fun opportunity to experience another culture. The French and Spanish participants are eager to...

The Slant

New Neighbor Takes Advantage Don’t you hate when an out of towner comes to our small town and tries to reach into your pocket because you live in the 92651. You can live with it when it’s an expensive restaurant or another store because you can decide you don’t need those things....

Shore Scene

Feathered Friend, a Year-Round Resident In the late nineteenth century, snowy egrets (Egretta thula) were hunted almost to extinction for their showy breeding plumes (aigrettes), which were used in the millinery (hat) trade. This was curtailed in North America after 1910 with the...

Pet Peeves

Window Treatments I have a confession to make. I’m a busybody. Nobody likes busybodies. My shrink diagnosed me as a busybody in our first hourly session. Made me mad. So in our second session, I retaliated by pointing out the doctor’s own mental health issues and the reason why I...

LBHS Surf Team Wins All Divisions

Laguna Beach High School was the big standout in the Scholastic Surf Series fifth and final event of the season, held Saturday, March 21, at the Huntington Beach Pier. Students took wins in each division and almost every spot in the various division finals. The competition...

Local Culture Lost on Ranch Opponent

Editor, I moved to Laguna Beach in 1978 and I love this town. I am 80 years old. A little over a year ago I started golfing at the Ranch golf course with a bunch of locals. It has rejuvenated me. We have lunch and then golf. I got to know all of the staff, Sergio, Jane, Maria,...

Math Article Receives Kudos

Editor, I wanted to thank you for your comprehensive and fair article on the school district common core math pathways “Math Classes Set to Change,” March 13 edition. Great job!   Dee Perry, Laguna Beach The author is a school board member.

Guest Column

Laguna Needs a Skatepark By Michele Hall “The process of getting a skatepark teaches kids in the community valuable lessons about perseverance and that working with their city leaders can be a positive experience.” – Tony Hawke The idea of building a skatepark in Laguna Beach is...

John S. Hedges 1926-2015

  By Jack Casey, Special to the Independent John Hedges, my dear friend from Laguna Beach, left us Saturday, March 14. Although I live across the country in upstate New York, our families have shared much over the past 40 years. His beloved Barbara asked if I would write...

John Horvath

Our beloved son, John Miklos Horvath, who was born April 26, 1969, passed away on March 9, 2015. He leaves behind a son, a sister and her family, and his mother Elizabeth Horvath, a registered nurse. We will never forget him and we will always love him for eternity