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Christy’s Predicament Points to a Larger Issue

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 commissions that have a say in the way he sees fit […]

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If You Build It, Will They Come?

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 her eloquent plea to reconsider the plan to build housing for 40 homeless. Simply stated, […]

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Living in the Spirit of Thanksgiving

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.   By contrast, when we recognize one simple pleasure in our day, reflect […]

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Upholding Individual Liberty

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 enjoy private property without interference. Indeed, this basic individual right supports all other political and […]