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Civility on the Streets, Please

Editor, I am a 30-year Laguna Beach resident and would like to add to Leslie Cunningham’s (“Good Driving Reminers Needed,” Letters, June 19) from last week. I am in complete agreement with her assessment. The street I live on is like playing “driving pinball”...

Save the Date: Protest Nuclear Fuel Storage at San O

Editor, Only Pope Francis seems to be speaking out against the deadly dangers of nuclear energy and the nuclear industry. The tower of Babel is a powerful image of human self-destruction under the desire for power. The public must show up and demand that the Department of Energy...

About-Face on Street Closures Due to Lack of ‘Buy-in’

Editor, Making the reasonable argument that laden with packages and waiting on the street she would not take the trolley, Martha Lydick explains why loss of parking on Forest Avenue would force her to shop and/or dine in Fashion Island.  And Laguna merchants themselves have...

Street Closure, a Tax Payer Boondoggle

Editor, Closing Forest and Ocean Avenues to generate business and increase pedestrian use and enjoyment of these two streets was a hot topic. I was shocked at the idea to relocate farmer’s market to Ocean Avenue. The current location is ideal for families (children can wander...

View Rules Favor the Vegetation Violator

Editor, We are so fortunate to have view enforcement in Laguna Beach. The only problem is that we are not sure as to which side is being protected. Recently I contacted the city for some assistance as there is an undeveloped property within 250 feet from our home that has a tree...

Homesteaders Lacked Appreciation for Native Plants

Editor, I never tire of the panoramic vistas of the ocean and the open space behind in and around Laguna – the original scrub vegetation (all of which is captured on many early landscapes in museums).  That all changed when early settlers were told to plant 40 trees if they...

Columnist Responds to Reader’s Objections

Editor, I read Mr. Tyler response to my tongue-in-cheek column about Cuba.   To be specific, I knew and know about Cuba’s reputation.  The CIA’s website says this specifically:  trafficking in persons: current situation: Cuba is a source country for adults and...
Posted On 26 Jun 2015

Challenging Road Design’s Focus on Speed Rather Than People

Editor, In a report to the Laguna Canyon Task Force the recommended action to improve the Laguna Canyon corridor is to move more traffic faster as illustrated by five roadway design alternatives A-E. The consultant justifies these alternatives by the traffic analysis on page 24...

Guns 362, Innocents 0

Editor, Between 1984 to the present (June 17, 2015), 362 innocents have been killed in mass shooting rampages in the United States. Incongruously, now that guns can be carried just about everywhere (malls, churches, theaters, government buildings, universities, et. al.), the NRA...

Tree Beauty Interferes With Beauty of Another Sort

Editor, Thank you for writing your sentiments (in the June 5 edition) regarding the beautiful trees by the high school, along St. Ann’s Drive. We have lived in Laguna for over 30 years and I want to say that I agree with everything you wrote. So many people I know are saddened...

Good-Driving Reminders Needed

Editor, I know I’m not the only one who thinks driving in Laguna has become increasingly akin to maneuvering through a challenging obstacle course. Or worse. Think roulette. Green you win … red, well we know what happens when you lose. I am a hyper-vigilant driver, but I can’t...

The Legal System’s Revolving Door

Editor, Well . . . with seven DUI convictions, it is perfectly understandable why he would flee. (“Multiple Offender Re-arrested,” Streetbeat, June 12.) The problem is that, at least with some medium-smart lawyer (90th percentile), he will soon be out on the street driving with...

Perturbed by Columnist’s View of Cuba

Editor, Why does the Indy subject the children and other citizens of our community to the musings of an Indy columnist perving in Cuba? The glorification and promotion of sex tourism and prostitution in the June 12 column “Surprises Behind Cuba’s Socialist Curtain” is way too...

Forest Closure Endangers Shops

Editor, Our City Councils in the past encouraged us to shop in Laguna Beach so why are they trying to make it impossible to shop here? I do the majority of my shopping in Laguna Beach.  Forest Avenue is a shopping mecca.  I buy my clothes at Duet, Louises, Just Looking,...

Crowds Outstrip Outdoor Venue’s Capacity

Editor, Last night’s capacity audience for Laguna Beach Live!’s bluegrass event at the Ranch had all the signs that Laguna is becoming a bluegrass town. The award winning Lonesome River band entertained an enthusiastic crowd. Many remarked that this was their first bluegrass...