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Speaker’s Corner: The Fear of New Ideas

By Larry Nokes Great thanks to Allan Simon for putting a fine point on a current topic of great debate: the village entrance (“Will Council Lead?” Letters, Aug. 30). As Mr. Simon notes: “the city council voted 3-2 to approve taking the next step in the development of the Village...

Lawyer on Familiar Turf Helps Resolves View Disputes

Where others see irreconcilable differences, Laguna Beach resident and attorney Larry Nokes sees an opportunity to reconcile. Nokes defies the portrayals of litigators in courtroom dramas as either out for blood or hackneyed automatons, and strives to achieve the best outcome for...

Views Clouded by Subjectivity

Consider a Top of the World property owner, his home studded by three large pine trees for decades, urged Larry Nokes, chair of Laguna Beach’s view equity committee. The homeowner fears if a view ordinance is enacted, the neighbor behind him will push for their removal....

Advice Offered to Flood Victims

Local flood victims are invited to meet Tuesday, Jan. 25, with several local professionals who will offer tips and assistance at the Susi Q Senior Center. Insurance broker John Campbell Insurance will offer tips on discussing claims with insurers; Wells Fargo banker Chad Hinton...