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Tag: "Roger Carter"

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Critiquing Actions of Two Elected Officials

Critiquing Actions of Two Elected Officials

Editor, It’s hard to believe that Laguna Beach City Council person Steve Dicterow said nothing at a recent meeting to discuss the village entrance project which he voted for. Towns people are saying he plans to run for a higher office and asking how did he get elected, especially in light of the fact that […]

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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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Can Big Buses Enter?

Can Big Buses Enter?

Editor,   Re: moving the bus terminal to village entrance. Elizabeth Pearson sent an email saying the bus terminal will stay where it’s at and will not be relocated to village entrance. Toni Iseman sent an email saying she is no longer in favor of moving it because big buses cannot make the turns it […]

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Of Congestion at the Bus Depot and Library

Of Congestion at the Bus Depot and Library

Editor, It is my understanding that the village entrance area is to be as park-like as possible. With more than 60 arrivals and departures per day, some with 10-minute “layovers” the big OCTA buses combined with numerous municipal bus arrivals would take a lot away from any “park-like” environment. Yes, the big buses do burn […]

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Digital Divide Increasing?

Digital Divide Increasing?

Editor, Orange County librarians are admitting that the internet system in the 35+ libraries has been slow for at least a month and may either improve or get worse. The use of computers in the orange county library system is way down because of on-going internet problems, and yet this is one of the most popular […]

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Who’s Kidding Who?

Who’s Kidding Who?

Editor, The Laguna Beach City Council is generations out of touch with much of new Laguna. Bruce Hopping may be in his early 90s but he is right when he says education in relation to drinking and “pot” is better than more laws (“Teen Drinking Law Takes a Summer Hiatus,” June 22). The young people […]

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What About Safeguarding People’s Rights?

What About Safeguarding People’s Rights?

Editor,   It’s amazing how Ann Christoph orchestrates a 90 minute presentation to save an old house (“Old House Lacks Integritym” March 9) but cares nothing about Camel Point Drive’s residents discouraging people from walking on their street, which is a legal, public walking access way to the beach.   The city of Laguna, County […]

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Fun, Free Art Shows Downtown

Fun, Free Art Shows Downtown

Editor, Walk into Wells Fargo Bank and up the grand staircase to the second floor and see a great art exhibit put on by C.A.P. (Community Art Project) and the bank, open til March 20 and titled “Cars.” Sketches, paintings and photographs combine to make a moving display of cars and the walk around show […]

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Gay Haven Survives

Gay Haven Survives

Editor, West St. beach, South Laguna, entered into a Google search will produce 11 pages of references for this internationally known gay and lesbian beach which is actually  about 1000 yards north of the picturesque West St. stairway. Reviews include comments like “I was pleasantly surprised at how nice people were.” West St. beach is […]

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Unhappy Constituent

Unhappy Constituent

Editor, Peter J. French’s letter to the editor regarding the skateboard fiasco and arrogant City Council and City Hall is one of the best letters I have ever read. (“Skateboard Ban Courts a Challenge,” Letters, April 22) When the city put a parking money machine in Lang Park that was it for me. A pre-school, […]

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Repairs Need to Go Beyond the Animal Shelter

Repairs Need to Go Beyond the Animal Shelter

Editor, Alas the Laguna Beach City Council is spending $30,000 to repair the “creek bed” near the city animal shelter (“Animal Lovers Fund Shelter Makeover,” April 15).   What about the creek as it runs further east? No $$$$ for this part of the creek that was responsible for major damage to houses along its […]

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Backlash Over Privatizing Bus Routes

Backlash Over Privatizing Bus Routes

This letter was addressed to county Supervisor Pat Bates. I voted yes for Measure M to provide funds from sales taxes in O.C. for good bus service. I hear you may give the south Orange County bus routes to a private company, and do away with OCTA in south county. Is this true? The public […]

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Support for Skateboard Candidate

Support for Skateboard Candidate

Editor, It would be great if the skateboard families who dealt with the Laguna Beach City Council in a patient and civil manner could find someone who has the time and energy to run for City Council in the next election. The parents and children not only spoke well at several long City Council meetings […]

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Conflicting Views

Conflicting Views

Editor, In the short time John Pletig has been city manager, he has brought a breath of fresh air to our town. His waiving of rebuilding fees is great, but only til Jan. 10? This sounds too much like our last city manager. His leadership during the rains was great. A wall of water went […]

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Hypocrisy Over Drug Laws

Hypocrisy Over Drug Laws

Editor, The president of the Laguna Beach Police Employees Association, Larry Bammer, says that the defeated marijuana Proposition 19 is dangerous, and he talks about illegal sales of marijuana from storefront dispensaries. You can get a medical marijuana card if you have any one of over 200 medical conditions. The 1997 law passed by the people allows […]