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‘Something’s Gotta Give’

‘Something’s Gotta Give’

Editor, I took special notice of your front-page lead photograph of Aug. 22, framing four road bicycles (“roadies”) bound southwest on the Laguna Canyon Road. What needed to be photographed was one of the many weekender, outlaw, wolf-pack, roadie pelotons (groups) of 25, 50, 75 or 100 who come blasting through our town at full throttle. They […]

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Ideas to Remake a Bike-Safe Highway

Ideas to Remake a Bike-Safe Highway

  Editor, I assure you my view will not be popular but it is realistic and will save lives. It’s not politically correct to think what I write below in Laguna. I have biked Coast Highway through Laguna for 30 years. The only way to make the highway safe for bicyclists is widening the highway or making it one lane […]

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 Carve Out a Space for Life

Carve Out a Space for Life

Editor, We’ve got a long way to go. Drive through east side Costa Mesa or downtown Long Beach and there are dedicated and even buffered biking zones.  Here we must jostle along parked cars on Coast Highway while tremendous metal beasts going 40-50 mph bear down upon us. Dropping the deplorable designation as one of the […]

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Citizen Submits Query to Candidates

Citizen Submits Query to Candidates

Editor: The candidate forum scheduled for Aug. 25 invites guests from the audience to ask questions of the candidates for City Council. The moderator of this forum will accept only written questions for our candidates so I have submitted my questions herewith. Will each candidate post their written position paper prior to the election citing […]

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Bare Area Lacks Flood Control Measures

Bare Area Lacks Flood Control Measures

Editor, According to the article (“El Nino Forecasts Propel Storm Readiness,” Aug. 15) the city of Laguna Beach is taking measures for potentially heavy rainfall this winter and therefore averting the danger of local flash floods. “Winter storm preparations are well underway throughout town” However, around the Laguna Beach High School athletic field, bordered by […]

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Who Changed the Parking-Sticker Grace Period?

Who Changed the Parking-Sticker Grace Period?

Editor, Okay, who ordered the targeting of Laguna Beach residents’ parking stickers? For as long as the parking sticker has been available, the grace period to renew has been the month following the expiration, right? Well, I got a ticket for expired meter on Monday, Aug. 26. I went to the Police Department and asked, […]

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Laguna Dance Festival Performances:  Free Performances:  Thursday, Sept. 4, First Thursday Art Walk, 6:30-8 p.m. Dawson Cole Fine Art, 326 Glenneyre St., 6:30 p.m.; GG’s Bistro & Avran Art & Design, 540 S. Coast Hwy, 7:15 p.m.; One Laguna, 225 Forest Ave., 7:45 p.m.   Ticketed performances, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. $30 students, $60 general. 949-497-2787. Sunday matinee, 2 p.m. Free pre-show talk for ticket holders an hour preceding each show.  Thursday, Sept. 11. Ballet Memphis. Friday, Sept. 12. Body Traffic. Saturday, Sept. 13. Gala with the stars: Complexions, Gonzalo Garcia, Misty Copeland, Lorena Fejoo & Vitor Luiz, “Ekphrasis.” Post performance reception, $125.  Sunday, Sept. 14. Gala stars reprise their performance.  All Master Classes, 10 a.m.-noon. Dancer $25/Observer $15, Laguna Beach High School dance studio, 625 Park Ave. 949-715-5578 Saturday, Sept. 6. Saleemah E. Knight. Saturday, Sept. 13. Gonzalo Garcia. Sunday, Sept. 14. Desmond Richardson.  Tickets: www.lagunadancefestival.org or Laguna Playhouse box office, 949-497-2787. Laguna Dance Festival office:  949-715-5578.

Laguna Dance Festival Performances: Free Performances: Thursday, Sept. 4, First Thursday Art Walk, 6:30-8 p.m. Dawson Cole Fine Art, 326 Glenneyre St., 6:30 p.m.; GG’s Bistro & Avran Art & Design, 540 S. Coast Hwy, 7:15 p.m.; One Laguna, 225 Forest Ave., 7:45 p.m. Ticketed performances, 7:30 p.m., Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Rd. $30 students, $60 general. 949-497-2787. Sunday matinee, 2 p.m. Free pre-show talk for ticket holders an hour preceding each show. Thursday, Sept. 11. Ballet Memphis. Friday, Sept. 12. Body Traffic. Saturday, Sept. 13. Gala with the stars: Complexions, Gonzalo Garcia, Misty Copeland, Lorena Fejoo & Vitor Luiz, “Ekphrasis.” Post performance reception, $125. Sunday, Sept. 14. Gala stars reprise their performance. All Master Classes, 10 a.m.-noon. Dancer $25/Observer $15, Laguna Beach High School dance studio, 625 Park Ave. 949-715-5578 Saturday, Sept. 6. Saleemah E. Knight. Saturday, Sept. 13. Gonzalo Garcia. Sunday, Sept. 14. Desmond Richardson. Tickets: www.lagunadancefestival.org or Laguna Playhouse box office, 949-497-2787. Laguna Dance Festival office: 949-715-5578.

Editor, First – thank you Randy Lewis for bringing attention to another Mozambique planned expansion (“Enough is Never Enough for Mozambique,” Letters, April 22). I could not be more frustrated with our city council members for the burden they have placed on our neighborhood by continuing to feed the Mozambique monster.  None of our council […]

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Correction:

Correction:

The article “Madison Leads in Campaign Donations” in the Aug. 15 edition noted that Mayor Elizabeth Pearson made a campaign contribution to Jon Madison, based on the candidates’ financial disclosures for the period ending June 30. The disclosed documents omitted to indicate that Pearson also made a donation to the campaign of incumbent Council member […]

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Culverhouse is a Huge Loss

Culverhouse is a Huge Loss

Editor, Just wishing Culverhouse well is not enough. Our School Board’s statements on the departure of the LBHS Principal fail to give expression to the significance of this unexpected change, and the loss it portends for what little continuity and stability there has been in stewardship of our public schools. A more honest acknowledgment that […]

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Enough is Never Enough for Mozambique

Enough is Never Enough for Mozambique

Editor, Apparently, enough is never enough for Mozambique. As a 25-year Woods Cove resident, area residents and I have witnessed firsthand the brazen and unrelentless fashion in which Mozambique restaurant has pushed its agenda into the city. Self-described as a “family steakhouse with jazz music” when it opened almost a decade ago, Mozambique continues to […]

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Views on Transportation Workshop

Views on Transportation Workshop

Editor, Good luck to those who plan to attend the next transportation workshop next week. I will not be among them. I attended last time, along with several others who hoped that ideas from all residents would be welcome. But those of us who wanted to focus on resident concerns were by and large ignored […]

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Realtors Support Ranch Restoration

Realtors Support Ranch Restoration

Editor, The Ranch at Laguna Beach, formerly Aliso Creek Inn, is in the midst of an environmentally sensitive restoration project that was appealed to the California Coastal Commission. Resolution of this type of appeal can take months or years. It could force unwarranted long-term delays or literally stop the sale, renovation or construction of any […]

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A Rude Awakening

A Rude Awakening

Editor, Our family has had our family home in Laguna Beach since 1956 and in the canyon area for the past 44 years. On June 5, we were awakened at 3:30 a.m. in the morning by thunderous pounding and knocking. We first thought earthquake, until we heard cussing and screaming. My son answered the door […]

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Show Courtesy to Neighbors and Vendors

Show Courtesy to Neighbors and Vendors

Editor: The recent large crane accident gave me something to think about. What is the responsibility of the homeowner in terms of preventing or mitigating such happenings?  Nobody was prepared, nobody was aware and many people seriously inconvenienced for 30 hours either in their home or they were not able to get into their homes. The […]