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Unnecessary Complexity Over View Rules Silliness

Editor, Laguna’s famous and unique view sheds of the ocean, islands, hills, and valleys is one of the many things that makes living in Laguna a pleasure and adds dramatically to the value of homes and neighborhoods. Sadly, for a very long time these precious public and private...

Giving Voice to Loss

Loss has been on the front-burner bombarding many of my clients lately. These losses include not only relationship endings and departures of loved ones but also losses of romantic dreams, impossible expectations, illusions of safety and the loss of a younger self that thought it...

Measure CC: Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Editor, Caveat emptor: The devil’s in the details! It is an expensive campaign featuring full color mailers, a professional web site with videos and an array of endorsements. Central moderators for this circus atmosphere are CC’s spokesmen: a real estate developer and an ex-City...

Measure CC Proponent Speaks Out

Editor: Reasonable people can debate the merits of Measure CC, the open space initiative. But the LB Taxpayers Association has resorted to purposefully distorting what this initiative is, and what it would mean. There is no new committee that would decide what parcels to buy, as...

Column’s Topic is Irresponsible

Editor, I can’t believe you printed that nonsense article by Michael Ray (Musings on the Coast, “Code Words,” Jan. 27); it was a socially irresponsible thing to do…and goes beyond giving equal time to any political party. Look for a rebuttal; it is offensive that the...

Other Alternatives Than a Skating Ban

Editor,   I am 20 years old, a current student at Orange Coast College, and live a short ways up Temple Hills Drive on Cerritos Drive. Hopping on my skateboard and cruising down the hill is my way of trying to do something positive for the environment, saving money, and...

More Nonsense From Eco Extremists

Editor, Once again I see a long propaganda piece in the Independent’s Letter section trying to justify the unneeded and costly Marine Life Protection Act (“Public Gains From Support for Marine Hearings,” Feb. 18). The whole MLPA fiasco is nothing but more environmental extremism...