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Christy’s Predicament Points to a Larger Issue

Editor: Only the cold hearted could read Mark Christy’s plan for his special property without feeling extra sympathy for him. (“Laying Out Ranch Plans,” July 17, 2014). What is most striking, beyond his unquestionable sincerity and optimism, is the tangled web of boards and...

If You Build It, Will They Come?

Editor, Marilyn Evans’ letter to the editor (“Project Enables Uncivil Behavior,” July 4, 2012) is right on target. In that letter, she tied growing uncivil homeless behavior to the slow degradation of our most beautiful community. The city should take seriously...

Living in the Spirit of Thanksgiving

  Can gratitude foster happiness? Yes, but how? Gratitude forces the spotlight on something – anything – that is positive. An imbalanced focus on the burdens of life, work, family, school, finances or the upcoming holidays can produce fretting, dissatisfaction and brooding....

Upholding Individual Liberty

Editor,                   The Orange County Superior Court’s order tossing the Laguna Terrace controversy to the California Coastal Commission should not escape close scrutiny (“Laguna Terrace Subdivision Thwarted,” July 15).    Free people have a fundamental right to own and...