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Apply ‘Green’ Ideals to Canyon Traffic

Apply ‘Green’ Ideals to Canyon Traffic

  Editor, Relating to your article on Laguna Beach working and striving toward climate protection and conservation, I am amazed that the City does not resolve and correct the greatest negative pollution creator in this area, which overwhelms all/any other in comparison. Every time I drive through Laguna Canyon I am most thankful to those […]

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Guest Column

Guest Column

Let’s Make Progress By Michael Beanan Every day each of us contributes to a sewage system serving 232,000 residents from Emerald Bay and Laguna Beach to the Dana Point Headlands plus another half dozen inland cities. Annually, 3.9 million visitors add their contributions. The Aliso Ocean Outfall, operating since Oct. 1 on an expired permit, discharges […]

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A Vision for a Shared Road

A Vision for a Shared Road

Editor, Regarding Sandi Cain’s complaint (“Stepping on the Soapbox for Sidewalks,” Sept. 30) that a few zealots have been writing too many letters advocating more biking in town, I tip my hat to Les McCloskey, Charles Alban, Justin Gersh, Michael Hoag and Chris Prelitz for their tireless efforts to reduce traffic and pollution while increasing […]

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Taxes Underwrite Water Clean Up

Taxes Underwrite Water Clean Up

The Orange County Transit Authority recently received a $200,000 award to minimize transportation-generated pollution for projects in Laguna Beach.   The city is matching those funds with more than $360,000 of its own.   The funds are derived from the Measure M2 environmental program, 2 percent of the half-cent sales tax approved in 2006 that […]

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A Call for Another Ban

A Call for Another Ban

Editor,   Banning must be fun since we seem to want to ban so much. Some bans are needed and others may be just “nanny state” irritants or losses to freedom. To mention a few we have banned: animals off leash, most downhill skateboarding, smoking on the beach, smoking on some public streets, and late night/over […]

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Taxes Underwrite Water Clean Up

Taxes Underwrite Water Clean Up

Taxes Underwrite Water Clean Up   The Orange County Transit Authority recently received a $200,000 award to minimize transportation-generated pollution for projects in Laguna Beach.   The city is matching those funds with more than $360,000 of its own.   The funds are derived from the Measure M2 environmental program, 2 percent of the half-cent […]

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Thanks for Returning the Night Sky

Thanks for Returning the Night Sky

Editor,   (The letter also went to council members.)   Thank you so much for the new lighting ordinance and printed guidelines. Already our neighborhood is more pleasant at night thanks to the neighbors who have turned off offending lights or modified their fixtures. It may be a coincidence but the night lighting at the […]

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Water Quality Unchanged After Fireworks

Water Quality Unchanged After Fireworks

Ocean water sampling in Laguna Beach after the July 4 holiday, ordered as a result of regulations believed to be the first of their kind in the nation, showed no significant impact, city officials said this week. Laguna’s water officials expect to issue a report next week. The San Diego Regional Water Quality Board, which […]

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Moving to a Post Carbon Age

Moving to a Post Carbon Age

By Tom Osborne There seems to be no shortage of environmental challenges confronting our species at this moment in history.  Climate warming, air pollution, undrinkable water, ocean contamination and depletion of fish stocks, rising sea levels, escalating fuel and utility costs—nearly all of these growing concerns related to our dependence, no addiction is more like […]

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Enforce the Anti-Leaf-Blower Law

Enforce the Anti-Leaf-Blower Law

Editor, Why do our professional gardeners continue to use their leaf blowers with impunity? Don’t they see the air polluting dust clouds they create? Don’t they know that the use of leaf blowers is against the law in Laguna Beach? Don’t they know that they are subject to fines for their continued use? Of course […]

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Quest for Improved Access

Quest for Improved Access

Editor, As many know, over the years (and, I hear from others, even decades), various people have pushed for easier, safer access to the beautiful fire road walk from the Top of the World side, similar to what has existed for a long time from the Moulton Meadows (Arch Beach) side. I am very appreciative of the first steps made to help out with access linking TOW […]