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Parks Need to Step Up Protection

Editor, After reading two articles in The Indy about the growing popularity of mountain biking and pedestrian usage in the Laguna Beach wilderness, I feel that it is important that we do much more to manage and preserve this precious, “hard won” natural green belt from overuse...

Visitors vs. Water in Laguna

Editor, Here in Laguna, two critical needs are about to collide. I’m not talking trolley fenders and skateboarders. No, the collision you are about to witness is between the city’s need to attract visitors vs. its need to conserve water. For a glimpse of possible...

Reader Questions Renting Use of Pool, Track

Editor, The City Council and school board need to hold an emergency joint meeting over increasing congestion and inappropriate use at the community pool and high school track. The pool is being inundated by non-residents who fill up both the lanes at the pool and the scarce...

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...

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.

Disregard by Cyclists Stokes Animosity

Editor, Notice the number of mountain bikers that missed or disregarded the “no bikes beyond this point” sign (attached), up on the Carolyn Wood Knoll (also an esteemed member of TOWNA). Social media has dramatically increased the number of bikers using the trails,...

Perhaps a Ghostly Intervention is Necessary

Editor, We are reasonable people. How ironic it is that Mark Fudge, the man who bought Richard Halliburton’s 1930’s reinforced concrete modern house high on a 400-foot hill in South Laguna, is so-unreasonable. The so-called hotel rooms at The Ranch, formerly known as...

Vote Reflects Lowered Expectations for Math

Editor, The Laguna Beach USD Board of Education approved the math pathways after a long meeting of public comment by parents ending in a 4-1 vote. The decision gives students from most other Orange County districts an advantage when applying for colleges and universities. Those...

Historic Homes Give Laguna Character

Editor, The leaders of Laguna Beach saw the tsunami of big money coming toward Laguna.  To protect some small part of our heritage they put in place a list of properties worth saving. Laguna needs a strong heritage committee, otherwise Laguna would lose its charm. Yes, fix them...