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Tag: "Martha Lydick"

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Letters Fail to Illuminate

Letters Fail to Illuminate

Editor, I think it is time for the local newspapers to stop publishing candidate-related political letters during election campaigns, with a possible exception for letters about truly newsworthy topics, subject to the same criteria editors use for news articles. Candidate letters add nothing to either the debate or voters’ actual knowledge of the candidate. The […]

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Hall Represents Fresh Ideas

Hall Represents Fresh Ideas

Editor, Michele Hall and I go way back, at least 20 years.  She is a hard worker, does her homework and is not afraid to take a stand when making hard decisions. Michele and I stood side by side in our successful defeat of the parcel tax like we did years ago when we worked […]

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School District Reneges on its Pledge

School District Reneges on its Pledge

Editor, Our school board is at it again, revising history and ignoring commitments made to the community. I sat on the “oversight committee” during the taxpayer subsidized rebuilding of the high school, when they promised that residents could use the track for walking and jogging and the Artists’ Theatre would be shared with the community. Now […]

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Library Scores a Power Boost

Library Scores a Power Boost

Editor, I was at the library and saw many happy patrons working away on the computers so after reading Carter’s letter (“Lamenting an Impossible System,” Letters, June 14), I checked with our librarian and all our computers have been working just fine. I do have good news for our nice patrons. The county has hooked up […]

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Responding to Constant Complaints

Responding to Constant Complaints

Editor: Answer to Roger Carter’s letter re: library Mr. Carter must not read the papers or he would know that the county is nearly broke. Yet, our library has 18 computers for public use bought by the Friends of the Laguna Beach Library, which also refurbished our library in and out. Since Carter cannot wait until […]

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Speakers Corner: Measure CC Untrue to Greenbelt’s legacy

Speakers Corner: Measure CC Untrue to Greenbelt’s legacy

By Martha Lydick   Laguna Beach Greenbelt Inc. and other supporters of Measure CC expect voters to accept a biased, self-serving interpretation of the ballot they wrote, using pretty pictures of uninhabited canyon scenes to say “trust us” to manage public use of “open space” in residential neighborhoods. Instead of accepting anyone’s interpretation of Measure […]

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Taypayers’ Refute Measure CC Proponents

Taypayers’ Refute Measure CC Proponents

Editor, The Laguna Beach Taxpayers Association (TA) takes issue with the Oct. 9 letter from Johanna Felder on TA opposition to a new property increase to buy unused parcels of “open space.” Felder misinforms readers that the TA opposed the Bluebird Canyon slide restoration project. To the contrary, TA supported that tax and helped pass it, […]

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Garden Appeal, an Attempted High-jacking

Garden Appeal, an Attempted High-jacking

Editor, After watching last week’s City Council meeting and reading Rita Robinson’s column (“City Asked to Put Green in Garden,” Sept. 21 edition) I had to write this letter. Members from the South Laguna Community Garden with help from Councilwomen Iseman and Rollinger tried to highjack $251,000 from our city coffers.  They want a $1 […]

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Kudos to Elizabeth Pearson

Kudos to Elizabeth Pearson

Editor,   Kudos to Elizabeth Pearson for standing up to bullies like Richard Picheney and his ilk who have cost the city hundreds of thousands of dollars that could have been used for important projects like the sewer system instead of old shacks that were nothing but termite fodder.   Martha Lydick, Laguna Beach

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Petitions Lack of Transparency Raises Skepticism

Petitions Lack of Transparency Raises Skepticism

 Editor,    The secrecy surrounding the parcel tax is very suspicious.  When petition pushers refused to tell possible petition signers what they were signing but instead told them to just sign and read about it when is appeared on the ballot is wrong.   And, when Mayor Iseman refused to listen to the Laguna Beach […]