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Tag: "Allan Simon"

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Dreaming of Roads, Cars, Bridges an’ Things

Dreaming of Roads, Cars, Bridges an’ Things

Editor, Let’s start with the premise that we want to keep the Canyon Road as a rural road and the neighborhood as a rural enclave. On that premise, we would envision the road as a meandering, bucolic transit through wildflowers, pedestrian paths with benches, a stream running through it, and with bicycles and trolleys on […]

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First Things First

First Things First

Editor, Now that the town has settled down after the great debate about the village entrance, there is a sense of cooperation in the air. Everyone has an idea about changes we should make (or shouldn’t make). We need to coalesce about one or two fundamental and important ideas that take precedence over other issues, […]

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The War Is (Could Be) Over

The War Is (Could Be) Over

Council members: Just decide, “no funds will be authorized, appropriated, or expended before Jan. 1, 2015.” The Village Entrance War will be over for now! The troops can return home. Three seats on the Council will be decided in November, 2014. Those who want the people to vote on the village entrance project can see […]

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An Open Letter to Elizabeth

An Open Letter to Elizabeth

Editor, A few weeks ago, I wrote a column “Speaker’s Corner,”  entitled  “Will Council Lead?” (Aug. 29) The headline of this letter is “An Open Letter to Elizabeth.” There are certain people in Laguna Beach with iconic status such that one name is sufficient to fully identify them: Kelly, Toni, Elizabeth. They have earned iconic […]

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Ballot Measure on Village Entrance Advances

Ballot Measure on Village Entrance Advances

“I’m pleasantly surprised we will be moving forward with the initiative,” said local resident Paul Merritt, describing the outcome of a discussion this week with the city attorney. Once City Attorney Phil Kohn settles on the language, the intended ballot measure over the downtown parking garage and park must be published and signatures collected from […]

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Speaker's Corner:  Will Council Lead?

Speaker’s Corner: Will Council Lead?

We named this guest column – “Speaker’s Corner” – in homage to the renowned debating location of the same name in London. To speak on any subject, one took his soap box to the location in the park, stood, opined , answered questions, and sat down. In Laguna, there are subjects that are debated with […]