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Development Challenges New View Rules

Editor, Now that the dust has settled, is there a take away from Toni’s, Rob’s and Kelly’s election? Certainly voters who resonated to the “Don’t Pave Paradise” theme gravitated toward Toni and Rob, who have steadfastly opposed overreach by developers. Kelly’s re-election can be...

Advanced Math Ditched by School Board

Editor, A power point presentation, titled LBUSD/Thurston Common Core Math Transition, is posted on the LBUSD website.  This was presented to the board by a Thurston teacher on July 9, 2013.  Ms. Brown, Ms. Vickers and Mr. Landsiedel were on the board when the presentation was...

Haggen Vows to Exceed Expectations

(This letter was addressed to columnist Roderick Reed.) I know we exchanged messages a couple weeks back and had attempted to connect with you prior to your recent post in The Indy, New Neighbor Takes Advantage, April 17.  I wanted to circle back to let you know that, like you,...

Open Letter to Council Member Kelly Boyd

Editor, Item 14 of the Tuesday, April 14, City Council meeting was to award contracts totaling $670,000 to design the village entrance. About 20 people in the audience were there to oppose the process and expenditure. They asked for the city to hold a workshop with the public to...

Guidance Offers Tips for Neighborhood Safety

Editor, Be a good neighbor!  Take a good look at your yard. Do you see dead wood, an abundance of brown leaves on your trees or bushes and the ground? Time to cut back on plants that are sick or dying. Fire season is upon us early and according to experts it will be with a...

Indy Fan Shows Her Appreciation

Editor, Just a note to say thank you for the great work you guys do over there at the Indy every week.  So much going on in our town these days and there has been some really interesting reporting that helps us keep up to speed on our local issues. Just letting you know we...

Zur Schmiede Backtracks on Campaign Pledge

Editor, I read in your go-to local newspaper last week an article regarding our newest city councilman, Rob Zuhr Schmiede, and the village entrance. (“Entry Moves Ahead Despite Controversy,” News, April 17). I am very confused as to who Rob thinks he is, which is not who he...

A Proponent of Jim Dilley Day in Laguna

Editor, Our family moved to Three Arch Bay in 1970, my husband and I with our four young children. Down the street lived Jim and Jeanette Dilley and their collie dog, Patrick. Our new neighbors at this time owned their outstanding bookstore across Coast Highway from the Hotel...

Ladies Recapture an Annual Rite

The Laguna Ladies arrived this week to celebrate their 25th annual reunion. None have ever lived in Laguna Beach, but they consider the town as the glue that brings them together annually. The girls first met some 40 years ago and formed lasting relationships. Over the years,...

Who Is Next?

Editor, We love drums and music! The high and mighty Laguna Beach city government has apparently ended the monthly full moon drum circle at Aliso Beach, although that is the perfect place for it with legal fire rings, a tunnel to more parking east of Coast Highway and no drumming...

Pool Owners Should Take Measures to Curb Water Usage

Editor, Re: Rosemary Boyd’s letter (in the April 10 edition of the Coastline Pilot) suggesting a pool and spa moratorium, at least during the drought. I don’t see any reason that the city could not mandate pool and spa covers for all existing pools and spas. Yes, it could be...

Heartbroken Over Bad Manners

Editor, Not a bad day; not a good day. Just a normal Sunday morning walk along the city owned parking area between The Art A Fair and the corner of Laguna Canyon Road and Forest Avenue with my Irish terrier Molly. There was more trash, but I couldn’t reach it or i...

Unified Council Can Tackle a Sustainable Water Supply

Editor, Is this is the leadership team we’ve been waiting for? Kudos Governor Brown for making everyone aware that California is in a deep drought with no end in sight. NASA also released a recent paper stating that California only has one year of water left. Since Laguna...

Try Curbing Water Use by Halting Development

Editor, It seems everyone is talking about how we can conserve water now that Gov. Brown announced a mandatory 25% reduction on urban water use. The four-year drought also has the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to probably impose restrictions of their own....

Kudos for Approving Blue Water Festival

Editor, Thank you to the Sawdust Festival’s board of directors and the city of Laguna Beach Planning Commission for continuing to host the Blue Water Music Festival on the festival grounds. This blend that showcases Laguna’s spectacular natural setting and quality...