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Dissent Over Stop Sign Removal

Editor, I regret my vote for our Mayor Bob Whalen. I live in North Laguna, just like him. On April 22, my neighborhood received notice that the city council wanted to remove all the stop signs on the half-mile stretch of Monterey between Linden and High Streets. The meeting was...

Praise for Police Chief Hire

This letter was addressed to City Manager John Pieteg. Thank you for your hiring of Laura Farinella as our new chief of police. I attended the recent meet and greet for Chief Farinella at the Woman’s Club. Chief Farinella was intelligent, engaging, articulate, and...

Detouring to the Road Less Traveled

Editor, My grandsons Sam and Peter were visiting from San Jose last weekend. One of our excursions was to the gelato stand downtown. We took the golf cart north on the highway there and south on Glenneyre Street on the way back. When we got to Mountain Road, I went to turn up the...

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...