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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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One Summer Story

One Summer Story

Ode to Yield When I was 17, I went to Newport Beach on a hot summer’s day with my brother.  I threw down my towel, ran straight into the ocean, dove through the surf and started to swim out. I left my brother standing on the sand, feeling a little cocky, like I was showing […]

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‘Quiet Zone’ Proves a Ticket Trap

‘Quiet Zone’ Proves a Ticket Trap

There’s just one thing about the new no-parking-at-night signs in the “quiet zone” near Mozambique Steakhouse, installed to appease residents’ unceasing complaints about noisy late-night patrons. Some say they can’t be seen at night. Frank Mattingly of San Clemente said he forgot to wear his “night-vision goggles” when he and his wife dined at Mozambique […]

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Red Ink Excised, Balanced Budget is Approved

Red Ink Excised, Balanced Budget is Approved

By moving money leftover in other city accounts, freezing salaries and trimming costs to cover a third-year deficit, the City Council on Tuesday gave final approval to a balanced general fund budget of $44.9 million for 2011-12. Saying the national economy is not making its usual v-shaped recovery curve, but has instead dropped and is […]