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Letters Fail to Illuminate

Editor, I think it is time for the local newspapers to stop publishing candidate-related political letters during election campaigns, with a possible exception for letters about truly newsworthy topics, subject to the same criteria editors use for news articles. Candidate letters...

Sizing Up the Architectural Museum

Editor, This is an open letter, or more of a note, to the Design Review Board, and the city in general. As many of my friends and acquaintances know, my legal practice is restricted to Laguna Beach and I make my living mostly in connection with Design Review projects.  As a...

Misdirected Criticism?

Editor, Local resident and attorney-about-town Gene Gratz took me to task in last week’s paper (“No Place for Partisanship,” Letters, Aug. 24) for using what he described as the “crude political tool” of “guilt by association” when I criticized Dicterow for aligning himself with...

Insightful Political Critique

Editor,   About Roger Carter’s incisive commentary about Councilmember Kelly Boyd’s vote on the “stop work” order on the Halliburton House (“Bizarre Decisions by City Council,” Letters, April 27), the last time I heard so insightful and telling a political critique, the...

Laguna Firefighters Douse Blaze They Also Discover

In Laguna Beach, as elsewhere, firefighters are expected to arrive promptly and work efficiently smothering fire. On Friday, Deputy Fire Chief Jeff LaTendresse took the department’s service up a level, reporting a 7:30 a.m. blaze that caused $100,000 in damage to a Thalia Street...