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Local Author Publishes Third Book

“The Hidden Lives of Librarians,” a novel by local author and community activist Bette Anderson, has recently been published by Publish Americas.  The story reveals the behind-the-scenes lives of five librarians and the culture of a large Eastern school district. “I wrote the...

Listening to Constituents

Editor: At this point it’s apparent that many Lagunans are opposed to and or have serious reservations regarding our City Council’s village entrance plan. Their concerns relate not only to money (shouldn’t $65 million buy more than 200 parking places and a small park? Will the...

Whom Do They Represent?

Editor, As reported in your newspaper, the Laguna Beach City Council recently voted for a new “Village Entrance” plan that will add a park and 200 parking places at a cost of $30-50 million (probably closer to the latter).  Déjà vu.  Didn’t we form a committee to create a plan...

Experience Counts

Editor, The election season is almost over and we can soon breathe a sigh of relief. It’s been a long, contentious struggle at all levels—national, state and local. Some decisions, such as how to vote on state initiatives, may have been difficult, but the one closest to home,...

In Defense of Plastic Bags

Editor,     I read in your last issue that there is a new effort in Laguna to ban (or charge for) plastic grocery bags (“Ruling Revives Call for Banning Bags,” July 29). Earlier I was supportive, believing that they harm the environment, but I’ve since learned they’re recyclable....

Land Buy Irks Residents

Editor:       As one of many long-time supporters of our Laguna hospital and its excellent doctors, I am concerned about the stealthy acquisition of the adjacent Domanskis parcel, undercutting what Lagunans believed to be a successful bid to preserve the land as open spa...