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Democracy’s Most Valuable Real Estate: the Voting Booth

Democracy’s Most Valuable Real Estate: the Voting Booth

Editor: As election day nears, I am pinching myself yet again.  While our process of electing leaders is far from perfect, it is way ahead of what’s in second place. Voting is, at its core, the acting out of one of America’s deepest ideals. No one said it better than Harry Truman, “The most valuable real estate […]

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Madison May Share Wieder’s Fate

Madison May Share Wieder’s Fate

Editor, Back in 1978, the Laguna Beach Citizens Alliance asked me to interview all the candidates running for city council. Kelly Boyd was among those who appeared on the local cable TV program. Today, we are in the throws of another city council race. This one seems to have veered off course, what with the stories about […]

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Ready for Summer’s Upbeat

Ready for Summer’s Upbeat

Editor: Is it me or a sign of the times?  Between the state’s drought, a massive fruit recall and all the Ebola virus stories, I’m ready to lock myself indoors for the next six months. California is 100 percent in drought.  The broken water main that flooded UCLA last week with 20 million gallons of […]

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Recalling Sept. 11

Recalling Sept. 11

Editor:   I remember the phone ringing just after 7 a.m.  It was a friend telling me to turn on the TV.  My wife, our 9-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter couldn’t believe I was watching television at that hour.  Once it became clear what was happening, all semblance of a routine school day vanished.   […]