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Development Should Halt Due to Drought

Development Should Halt Due to Drought

Editor, California’s top water experts say that we are in the third year of drought that may very well become the worst drought in 500 years. That’s right 500 years. We are going face mandatory water rationing very soon. Our state’s reservoirs are already nearly empty, or at least dry to critically dangerous levels. There is […]

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Calling Out Proponents of View Protection

Calling Out Proponents of View Protection

Editor, In a previous letter to the editor, I correctly predicted the tactics that would be used by Village Laguna and their followers – intimidating people directly or indirectly, doomsday words like there will be no trees in Laguna (“Council Disregards its Pledge,” Letters, Nov. 29.), accusing City Council members of sleight of hand (most of […]

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Ongoing Battle for Canyon Character

Ongoing Battle for Canyon Character

Editor, Twenty-four years ago a letter ran in the LA Times protesting an ad the Irvine Company ran promoting The Laguna Laurel housing development. Ironically, the battle to save the Canyon continues today! So, Mr. Longi, please don’t tell me how long you’ve been working to create your new development because we’ve been working longer […]

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Pursuing Other Measures

Pursuing Other Measures

Editor, Downtown congestion! A constant theme of recent letters to local newspapers. And it’s true! It can take more than 20 minutes to drive from the top of the Third Street hill to Broadway Street. It should be clear to all (and that means you, too, City Council) that we need fewer cars in town. […]

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Looking for More Parking

Looking for More Parking

Editor: I am concerned about the lack of parking in the city of Laguna Beach. Given that the Irvine Company just opened 1,700 apartments and the Five Points developer is selling 5,000 more homes off of Laguna Canyon Road, where will all these cars park? It may be necessary to build a tastefully scaled parking lot […]

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Revisionist History

Revisionist History

Editor, Imagine my surprise riding to the Nix Nature Center when I came upon Laguna Coast Wilderness Parks new brochure/map. According to OC Parks history, LCWP was only established through the goodwill of the Irvine Company. There is no mention of Laguna Greenbelt/Canyon Conservancy, no mention of the march, no mention of Mr. Dilley and […]

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Village Matters: Not only good, but exceptional

Village Matters: Not only good, but exceptional

Saving open space in Laguna with Measure CC is not only a good idea, it shows exceptional leadership, not only here in town, but statewide. “Why don’t people get involved? There is so much they can do if they would only take some initiative!”  This is the refrain I heard in landscape architecture graduate school […]

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Speakers’ Corner: Measure Lacks Transparency

Speakers’ Corner: Measure Lacks Transparency

By JJ Gasparotti I’m saying “No, no” to CC.  This item on our Laguna Beach ballot is a bad idea being supported by faulty logic and half-truths. The biggest assertion in support of this measure to buy unbuildable lots in Laguna is that it will be just like the Laguna Canyon purchase. This could not […]

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Village Matter: On the Edge

Village Matter: On the Edge

“I’m on the edge, the edge, the edge…of glory,” Bronwyn shouted as we rumbled through southern California looking for the best landscaping and maintenance projects of the year.  This was the second of three days, each day started at 6 a.m., and our assignment as landscape judges was to see and evaluate more than 80 […]

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Honoring Dilley’s Followers

Honoring Dilley’s Followers

Editor,   This Saturday, Oct. 8, Village Laguna will honor this year’s Villagers of the Year at a party. Partying is what Village Laguna does best. The party takes place at the home of Cindy and Mark Evans, 435 Hilledge from 3 to 6:30 pm.  There will be a lavish dinner, with wines and soft […]

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Preservation Advocates Wrap Up Their Work

Preservation Advocates Wrap Up Their Work

Friends of the Newport Coast, established 35 years ago to preserve open space on nearly 10,000 acres of the Irvine Ranch that bordered the sea, recently voted to dissolve itself. “It is not often that a non-profit organization has completed its mission and is able to step into the history books,” said the Friends’ founding […]