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Bike Fatalities Marginalized Compared to Cop’s Death

Bike Fatalities Marginalized Compared to Cop’s Death

Editor, It has been three months since John Colvin’s fatal-hit-and-run in Emerald Bay. In an email from his wife Joan, I’ve learned she still has no accident report from the LBPD. Following three separate motorcades, last month the LBPD reminded us again of our dedication to the sculpture memorial “Eternal Legacy” for fallen motor officer […]

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Kudos for Emergency Preparedness 101

Kudos for Emergency Preparedness 101

Editor, Wednesday, Sept. 17, Emergency Services Communications Officer, Jordan Villwock, LBPD, and Community Services Officer, Nikie Hernandez, LBPD, presented practical, helpful and timely information on crime data and prevention in Laguna Beach, NextDoor.com, emergency supply lists and strategies in addition to city sponsored disaster trainings for volunteers and community members. Attendees learned more about Alert […]

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Drivers: Stop the Reckless Speeding

Drivers: Stop the Reckless Speeding

Editor, We need a new police chief who will enforce speed limits not only on Coast Highway and Laguna Canyon Road but on residential streets, too. Let the chips fall where they may. I live near Wesley Drive and while you are reading this letter, drivers are going through the intersection of Coast Highway and […]

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Police Chief Resignation Presents Opportunity

Police Chief Resignation Presents Opportunity

Editor, The front page story about Chief Workman’s departure was yet another surprise for the public from City Hall. We recently wrote to the city manager after hearing rumors he would retire, and suggested it would be important for the city to host an in-depth workshop to hear from the public about police-community relations issues […]

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Flaws Emerge in Awarding Public Art

Flaws Emerge in Awarding Public Art

Editor, (This letter was sent to the Arts Commissioner and the city’s cultural arts manager, Sian Poeschl.) The art in public places program could use some help in regards to the selection process. Let’s start with stipends. The latest competition was for the LBPD memorial project. Each artist received a $300 stipend for about three […]

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LBPD Rocks at Putting Out Fires

LBPD Rocks at Putting Out Fires

Editor, Today, Super Bowl Sunday, on my daily dawn Victoria Beach run, I observed the remnants of an open fire from the night before between the public stairs and Dumond Drive. I saw a middle-aged man starting another one several feet from the first one. I tried to convince him to put it out and […]

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Heartened by Focus on Traffic Safety

Heartened by Focus on Traffic Safety

Editor, I was glad to read in the last issue that the LBPD recently received a state grant for preventing traffic deaths and injuries (“LBPD Awarded Grant,” Nov. 23 edition).  I found it a bit ironic that the photo illustrating the article is of a collision at the Emerald Bay entrance in North Laguna, since […]

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Why Don’t Police Enforce Speed Limits on Coast Highway?

Why Don’t Police Enforce Speed Limits on Coast Highway?

Editor,   Laguna Beach Council person Elizabeth Pearson’s description of hundreds of emails she received, some threatening, in regard to a possible Emerald Bay entrance signal, was shocking. She said that she has never received so many radical messages in her 17 years of public service. Whatever happens in relation to the signal, one fact remains […]

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Kudos to Take-Charge Cops

Kudos to Take-Charge Cops

Editor,   Last night while walking on Forest Avenue after dinner my wife and I (along with several others) witnessed a loud verbal shouting match involving three grown men turn into a huge fistfight on the sidewalk. I dialed 911 and  explained what was occurring and the operator put out a call to the LBPD. […]

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Crash Leads to School Lockdown

Crash Leads to School Lockdown

Anneleisse School in Laguna Canyon briefly locked down its campus and kept children indoors Monday, June 12, at the request of police, who were searching the immediate area for suspects who had fled the scene of a solo traffic accident nearby, police said. Within a quarter mile of the El Toro Road and Laguna Canyon […]

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Sharing the Road

Sharing the Road

Editor, I travel all the streets in Laguna Beach by bicycle. To a great extent, I’m car-free in Laguna. Commuting by bicycle has huge advantages for Laguna residents. It is quiet, great for fitness, allows one to meet the neighbors, contributes nothing to traffic congestion, requires no parking space, and helps restore the sense of […]

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Questioning Photo of Rookies

Questioning Photo of Rookies

Editor, Your Oct. 1 article on the rookies (“Rookies Added to the Laguna’s Force,” Oct. 1) was good, but the photos were bad. If we lived in Iraq, I would want to know they were ready to attack, but being in Laguna, it would have been better to show them talking to residents, or talking […]