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Recipient Still Aglow Over Award

This letter was addressed to the Arts Alliance. Thank you so much for the wonderful award you gave me on April 12! No award could have meant more to me than “Lifelong Achievement in the Arts” because it included my whole life. And my whole life has been dedicated to...

Is The Greeter a Distraction to Drivers?

Editor, I am amazed that Michael the greeter at Brooks Street has not yet caused a serious accident. His spinning, waving and shouting is a tremendous distraction to Coast Highway drivers approaching a pedestrian crosswalk from both directions as well as turning left into Jack in...

Forest Avenue Closure Will Add to Congestion

Editor, I concur with Michael McFadden, owner of Rock Martin Custom Jewelry, on the issue of closing Forest Avenue (Letters, May 15 edition). The idea is ludicrous from the standpoint of traffic movement.  On any sunny weekend, traffic trying to move from Glenneyre through Forest...

Even Out of Town, Students Exceed Expectations

Editor, I met 20 young people from Laguna Beach last week in New York City. They were wearing the diplomatic hats of Turkey and Madagascar while attending the UNA-USA Model UN Conference in midtown Manhattan. Topics ranged from human rights issues in the Mideast to the...

Corrections:

The Laguna Art Museum’s collection includes four paintings by William Wendt, not two as reported in an article in the May 15 edition.   A brief in the May 15 edition incorrectly reported when Emergency Disaster Preparedness Committee are due. They must be filed by Tuesday,...
Posted On 21 May 2015

Jeweler Opposes Forest Avenue Closure

Editor, I own Rock Martin Custom Jewelry on Forest Avenue.  There has been a lot of chatter going around about closing the west end of Forest Avenue and making it into a promenade type of setting. (“City Experiments With Downtown Street Closures,” May 8 edition.) We have been...

Still Time to Preserve the Canyon

Editor, Regarding the proposed artist live/work project: Entrusted with an invaluable commodity, our open green space, three council members voted to put a large, three-story apartment in one of the barely developed portions of our canyon. Big mistake. Ever hear of the domino...

Consider the Benefits of Biking

Editor, May is bike month. Are you bracing yourselves for traffic frustration, delays and auto congestion soon to arrive in our town? Have you considered better alternatives to the automobile for making short trips around Laguna like the municipal bus, the trolley or Uber?...

Is a Skate Park a Priority?

Editor, Can it be that Councilman Steve Dicterow truly believes that the main priority for our village is to build a skate park? Can it be that many citizens believe it is the public’s responsibility to build structures to provide activities for some, but not all, young...

Stop Sign Removal Should be Reconsidered

Editor: Bravo to Kyle Schroeder for his letter regarding the city’s decision to eliminate stop signs on Monterey Drive. I agree that it is one of the worst mistakes our council has ever made. I live in North Laguna and walk Monterey to Linden daily, using the bike lane. I have...

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...

Many Hands Contributed to Land Deal

Editor, On behalf of Laguna Canyon Foundation, I’d like to express our gratitude to the many individuals and organizations who contributed to the recent preservation of the 150-acre Aliso Canyon property. The property’s significant biological resources and soaring coastal and...

Exhibitor Offers Kudos to Indy Reporter

Editor, Thank you for the great article in the Indy, “Art Tour Offers Intimate Glimpse into Artists’ World,” April 24.  Daniella Walsh wrote a wonderful story and we all appreciate the obvious time and effort she focused on the event. The weekend feels like a success. We have not...

School Board Should Lead Not Follow

Editor, Once again our school board is hiding behind the beleaguered superintendent to defend its abysmal record of failed public school governance. The superintendent’s “Don’t worry, be happy” message from the school district website was featured as a...

Citizens Speak Truth to Power

Editor, Over the last few weeks, I have seen an increase in honest letters regarding various members of Laguna Beach’s City Council. I want to compliment these brave citizens for stating what many others have known for years regarding our leaders saying one thing and then...