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The Travails of a Dog Owner

Editor, I work in Laguna Beach and my mother is from Laguna. My grandparents still live there and I spend 75 percent of my time in your beautiful town. I work at Valinda’s Art for the Soul. I love reading about the goings on of Laguna Beach in your paper. At the moment my...

Musings on the Coast

The Front Porch: NannyVille Laguna Beach is paradise and we want to keep it that way. To do so, over the years we created a series of laws, commissions and public bodies, each with admirable intentions. Sadly but predictably, most followed the usual Darwinian imperative and...
Posted On 12 Mar 2015

Taking Stock

March Market Madness  Volatility is back. Actually, it’s never gone away; just hiding when stocks put together a string of up days before reversing. J.P. Morgan, who dominated American finance during his time, said, when asked what the stock market will do, “It will fluctuate.”...

Parent Refutes Superintendent’s Message

Editor, This week Superintendent Smith sent a Call Out to all Laguna Beach parents, which does nothing to address the concerns presented in the Feb. 27 Indy article titled “Parents Protest Dumbed Down Math”. This last minute district attempt to communicate with parents the plan...

Welcome to the Wildlands of Laguna Beach

Editor, We are canyon people. Laguna is a town of canyons. Luckily I’ve lived in four of our many canyons – Diamond, Laguna, Bluebird and Hobo. My canyon experiences have taught me that raccoons rule, especially in Hobo (behind Ruby’s in mobile home park) and...

Live Like Lu

Editor, On Monday, March 2nd around 4:30 p.m., it was time for my little dog, Lulu, and I to head down Thalia Street for an end of the day beach walk. Lulu knew that when the shadows grew longer and the light more golden, walk time was near. Rousing from slumber, shaking an old...

Village Matters

Loving it Gently “Visitors to our hotel want to experience Laguna Beach in the same ways residents do; they want to feel they are living here, too, that it’s their home town, if only for a few days.” At a recent community meeting Council member Rob Zur Schmiede quoted the manager...

Correction:

The article “Author Unearths a Little-Known Family Treasure” in the Feb. 27 edition, imprecisely described Katie Lang’s discovery about her father, which was that he was Jewish. It also did not fully describe how he was able to immigrate; he had relatives who vouched to support...

Pet Peeves

Dumbed Down I read in the Indy that many parents are upset about upcoming curriculum changes. They say these changes will dumb down middle school math. Geometry is being eliminated as a separate subject. Oh the horror. Middle school kids are devastated. I can tell because the...

Taking Stock

Highs, Dips And Pullbacks The stock market is doing the hokey pokey. First they put a record high in and then they take a record high out. No need, however, for investors to “shake it all about” as market conditions for growth-stock pickers remain quite positive. The S&P 500...

Correction

In the article titles Author’s Research Unearths a Family Treasure , Feb. 27., the author learns, at age 17,that her Jewish heritage had been kept secret not her family’s German lineage. Further, his relatives did not pay for his ticket to American when he was 19, but instead...

Safety Should Be a Top Priority

Editor, For more than eight years since the baseball field was reoriented (moving home plate from the southwest corner to the northwest corner), the residents of St. Ann’s Drive and Wilson Street have been continually bombarded by baseballs: not a dozen, but hundreds and...

Let’s All Pay Attention Out There

Editor, I would like to send my apologies to the woman and her dog, that I did not see, crossing Mermaid Street along Glenneyre, that I almost hit. I’m sorry I didn’t see you. I feel really bad about it, but I really didn’t see you. This situation is serious in Laguna Beach....

Improve Street Safety With Lighting

Editor, Why is Glenneyre deserted after dusk? It seems people do not use that street because it is dark and prefer the Coast Highway or other streets. I have heard that this street has the most pedestrian accidents in town. Recently while driving on Glenneyre and crossing Park...

Deploy Technology to Learn Traffic’s Origin

Editor, According to City Manager John Peitig, “it’s going to get worse.” The Laguna Canyon Road Task Force was assembled to identify the best options and reach consensus on how to calm traffic, balancing citizens’ desires to maintain the canyon’s...