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Weed Abatement of a Different Kind

Editor, The Laguna Beach Police have formed a special unit to tackle unlicensed pot usage. The new unit is code named The Weed Whackers. Their most potent weapon against weed appears to be rubber bullets full of RoundUp weed killer. So many people have been smoking pot at Main...

Claim Contesting Shelter Restrictions Advances

U.S. District Court Judge David O. Carter last week dismissed all claims but one in a lawsuit filed last March by Leonard Porto, alleging civil rights violations and challenging the legality of Laguna Beach’s treatment of the homeless on multiple fronts. Laguna’s City Attorney...

City Seeks to Dismiss Suit Over Homeless

Attorneys for the city of Laguna Beach rejected discrimination allegations against homeless individuals outlined in a federal lawsuit filed by Leonard Porto, a local homeless man and self-taught law student filing on his own behalf. In a filing on May 1, City Attorney Phil Kohn...

Dive Instructor Ignored Warning

Editor,   The multi diver rescue mentioned in your April 13 article “Instinct Saves a Life” shows the value and courage of people like Mr. McErlane and our lifeguards.   I personally met the bald and bearded dive instructor standing to the right of center in the...

Correction:

In the article, “Homeless Man Sues City for Discrimination,” March 30 edition, some facts about Leonard Porto were described imprecisely. He is a self-taught student of law, not a self-taught lawyer. He personally has not been cited for sleeping in public and he has slept in his...