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Deception by Omission

Editor: As you know, local resident and active community volunteer Gene Felder purchases a weekly advertisement space in your newspaper, in which he regularly communicates his (right-slanted) political views. In this past week’s paper, Mr. Felder published a two-sentence excerpt...

Warm Water Rising

Editor,   Recent reporting and comments about global warming do not include information on the increase in the ocean’s sea-level, or what properties in Laguna Beach have been threatened or damaged by the rising sea-level.   In February 2007, the City Council adopted...

Wanted for Posterity: Views Erased by Time

 History hunters need now and then photo locations   Arcadia Publishing developed a nitch exploiting local history with its “Images of America” paperbacks about local towns, including 2009’s edition about Laguna Beach. Author Claire Vogel relied heavily on the Laguna Beach...

What’s Your Nonprofit Status?

A free workshop for local nonprofits on “Tricky Tax Issues & Savvy Solutions,” sponsored by the Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the Laguna Beach Seniors, to be held this Monday, July 18, couldn’t be more timely. Last month the Internal Revenue Service issued a...

Today’s Activists Follow the Footsteps of Freeway Opponents

Editor, Laguna Canyon Conservancy founder and former mayor of Laguna Beach Lida Lenny was fond of quoting the anthropologist Margret Mead. “A small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Thank God for the activists. I...

Local Knowledge

Without a Lawyer? Legal Center Offers Help   The county’s fourth Self-Help Center opened last week at the Harbor Justice Center, 23141 Moulton Parkway, in Laguna Hills, promising better access to the judicial process for self-represented litigants.  The new second-floor center is...

Dogs, Too, Are Invasive in the Wildlands

Editor, Who could object to a dog being able to frolic and be carefree roaming in the natural open space? A dog off its leash chasing birds and critters. The dog is having a ball, and likely its owner has a big smile, and is blissful and happy. So, who could object? Well, me. I...

A Festival History Lesson

Editor, Regarding the Friday, Nov. 19, article, “FOA Facelift in the Works” by Rita Robinson in the Laguna Beach Independent, I hope new signage will include “Irvine Bowl Park.” The Festival of the Arts ground uses the City of Laguna Beach’s Irvine Bowl Park, and the park should...

In response to “Anita Mangels” article

Dear Editor, I thought the Laguna Beach Independent October 29, 2010 article “Arts’ Advocate Pushes Oil Agenda” criticisizing Anita Mangels regrettable. Whenever I see Anita on TV or hear her on the radio, I always respond in the same way “Boy, is she...