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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...

The Slant

New Neighbor Takes Advantage Don’t you hate when an out of towner comes to our small town and tries to reach into your pocket because you live in the 92651. You can live with it when it’s an expensive restaurant or another store because you can decide you don’t need those things....

Shore Scene

Feathered Friend, a Year-Round Resident In the late nineteenth century, snowy egrets (Egretta thula) were hunted almost to extinction for their showy breeding plumes (aigrettes), which were used in the millinery (hat) trade. This was curtailed in North America after 1910 with the...

Pet Peeves

Window Treatments I have a confession to make. I’m a busybody. Nobody likes busybodies. My shrink diagnosed me as a busybody in our first hourly session. Made me mad. So in our second session, I retaliated by pointing out the doctor’s own mental health issues and the reason why I...

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.

Guest Column

Laguna Needs a Skatepark By Michele Hall “The process of getting a skatepark teaches kids in the community valuable lessons about perseverance and that working with their city leaders can be a positive experience.” – Tony Hawke The idea of building a skatepark in Laguna Beach is...