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Eight Affordable Units Isn’t Worth the Loss of Character

Editor, This letter addresses the artist live-work project proposed in Laguna Canyon that will be coming before the City Council soon. I have asked each Council member to consider having the developer scale back the project to the 12-unit concept that was originally proposed to...

Is Parking Garage a Precursor to More Downtown Development?

Editor, Thanks to recent articles and commentaries in our local papers we all now know the California Coastal Commission does not require one for one replacement of lost parking spaces. The Coastal Commission instead provides several options to the city that promote alternative...

Why Not a Vote?

Editor, I’ve been reading the letters-to-the-editor some for and many against the village entrance project.  I’m wondering who the project will really benefit most? Surely not the residents. By choosing to finance the majority of the cost of the $55 million plus interest with a...

Holding LB Taxpayers’ Up to Scrutiny

Editor, The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association sent out a citywide letter last week about ballot Measure CC, the Open Space Initiative, which is on the November ballot.  The Taxpayers Association apparently think that a $10 a month parcel tax which would raise $20 million over...

She Objects to a Characterization

Editor, While vacationing in France I thought I’d take a look at the local papers and I came across John Kreber’s June 1 commentary about Village Laguna.   It’s so perplexing that someone could write about an organization they evidently know nothing about, present fiction as fact...

Talking Points

Learning the Art of Empathy The Laguna Beach Branch of the AAUW invites the public to a free presentation on mindful communication by Karen O’Connell from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 20, at the Boys and Girls Club, 1085 Laguna Canyon Road. A counselor and member of the...

Facts vs. Scapegoats

Editor, I agree with Ganka Brown and her call to limit campaign spending for city council elections. How about an ordinance?   Oh yeah, we already have one. In fact, Village Laguna championed one several years ago and the City Council passed a $30,000 spending limit and because...