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Should All Pay the Price for a Private School’s Needs?

Editor,   The installation of a new red light at the pedestrian crossing at LCAD has created unbelievably bad traffic congestion in the canyon, not only at peak hours but also at non-peak hours, effectively rendering the canyon impractical as a route to get in and out of...

All Users of the Road Must Be Part of the Solution

Editor,   This letter is in response to the Nov. 7 article, “Grant Aims to Change Behavior Behind the Wheel,” about the use of the grant money received from the state Office of Traffic Safety. For all the reasons cited in the article, we cannot fail to take action in...

Hall Expresses Gratitude to Supporters

Editor, The election of 2014 is over and boy oh boy what a ride it was! I am very proud to have come in as runner up. Compared to the war chests of other candidates and their spending, my team and I worked really hard and ran a smart campaign with not a lot of money. We walked...

Writer Questions Source of Climate Change Skeptic

Editor, This is in response to Stephen Tygh’s letter entitled “Global Warming Skeptics Find Common Ground” Thank you, Mr. Tygh, for providing additional information on your position. I apologize for categorizing you as a right-winger in denial of global warming. It’s just that...

Village Matters

My brother Bill sends me inspirational notes along with his frequent reports about the progress of his wife Val’s cancer treatments. This one struck home. “Therefore we do not lose heart, but though our outer man is decaying, yet our inner man is being renewed day by day.” 2...

Landscapes Reflect a Modern Esthetic in ‘Tidal Zone’

  Laguna Canyon Studios brings a contemporary take on the geological formations along the California coastline in “The Tidal Zone,” 50 new paintings by Fred Hope. He hosts a reception for the new exhibition from 4-8 p.m. in Studio F, 3251 Laguna Canyon Road on Saturday, Nov....

High School Sports Update

Girls’ Season Ends in Disappointment By Frank Aronoff | LB Indy Girls Volleyball (17-12, 10-0) For the second year in a row and the fourth time in 41 playoff appearances, Laguna Beach took an early exit losing to unranked Esperanza in five sets, 26-28, 24-26, 25-12, 25-16, 13-15...

Unlucky Blow to Historical Society

A shopper parking a car unintentionally hit the accelerator and drove into a corner of the porch of the Historical Society about 4:17 p.m. last Thursday, Nov. 13. The motorist was uninjured and visitors to the Murphy-Smith bungalow on Ocean Avenue were detoured to a side...

Thanksgiving with Sapphire

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The Seat Was His to Lose

Editor, Jon Madison’s defeat in the City Council election was well earned and well deserved. Given his popularity and name recognition, a City Council seat was his to lose and he succeeded in doing so. I, as many others, supported him before it was revealed that he never...

Sore Winners and Sour Grapes

Editor, What does it mean when the winner of an election is bitter and resentful, while a candidate who lost is grateful and optimistic? How come spirits were higher at election night gatherings where candidates who lost felt good about the campaign, and toasted with candidates...

Outcome Reflects Candidates Who Look Out for Residents

Editor, Last week’s Indy stated that our election for City Council was “Voters Choose Familiar Names.” While certainly Toni Iseman and Kelly Boyd are familiar names, Rob Zur Schmiede did not start out that way. All three winners ran on their experience, knowledge and...

Main Beach Becomes a Canvas for an Unusual Wave

By Daniella Walsh | LB Indy In the waning light of dusk, a tribe of 180 volunteers walked from Heisler Park to the sand of Main Beach last Saturday. Dressed in white, they were women and men, tall and short, fair and dark, all with facial expressions suggesting a meditative...

Musings on the Coast

From the Rearview Mirror The off-year elections are finally over, thankfully. It made me distinctly nauseated. Before we leave, however, let me provide a little analysis. First, Laguna Beach Thank you Laguna Beach for being rational.   The winners were Toni Iseman, Kelly Boyd and...
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

Adding Recycled Water to Canyon Improvements

Editor, Laguna Beach remains the only South County city without a comprehensive, sustainable recycled water program. We need to protect our great park, the Laguna Greenbelt, with adequate routine irrigation and fire suppression systems. Undergrounding utilities in Laguna Canyon...