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Questioning Proposed View Rules

About 150 angry, well-organized people have continued a writing campaign to go after the airspace of their neighbors. They make it look like the new view ordinance law is too lenient. A clever approach. They have attended each meeting while only a few stalwart people who love...

Speaker’s Corner: Kismet to Catalina

Dolphins leap in the distance behind us as the mainland recedes. There is no wind today. We have been motoring the 36-foot trimaran in gray skies with a glassy, still ocean as far as the eye can see.  Kismet sways in the calm sea as the island appears, no longer shadows in...

Incensed Over Tree Ordinance, Cutting

Editor, Not a return to the old village; not common sense; not economically responsible. This city council continues to march to its own drum, not its promises, building an ill-conceived cement entrance to Laguna and destroying all of our old growth trees. The new view ordinance...

Riding Back in Time and Finding Hope

By Marni Magda   We moved to California after my father was killed in action in Korea in 1951. From then until 1963 Christmas vacation was a 2,200-mile drive across the United States to Louisville, Ky., to share the holidays with my grandparents. I could almost sme...

Rollinger Gets Her Vote

Editor, We will elect two city council members in November.  Verna Rollinger alone will get my vote because of all of the candidates Laguna Beach needs her steady, intelligent research and voice on the serious issues that face our city. She holds the values we have all cared...

Seeing Red Over a Signal

Editor, Emerald Bay’s leadership has railroaded their community, Caltrans and now Laguna Beach’s City Council into accepting a traffic light and a grandiose entrance to Emerald Bay.  They have already spent over $1 million to buy this traffic light that they will pay for because...

Nuclear Roulette

Editor, Thank you Tom Osborne for asking us, “Is Nuclear Safety an Oxymoron?” (Fe. 17 edition). We are very fortunate to have our Laguna Beach City Council voting to send a letter to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission asking that Edison remove the growing pools of radioactive...

Reliving a Blue Moment

Editor, “Even Pilots Covet a ‘Blues’ Thrill Ride” (Oct. 21 edition) brought a smile of pride for me. Johnny Magda, my father, was leader of the Blue Angels in 1950, the fourth man to lead them since their creation in 1946.  This year’s leader, Captain Greg...