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Agreeing to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

Agreeing to Disagree Without Being Disagreeable

By Howard Hills Through his thoughtful commentaries Michael Ray is a sincere and valued voice in our town’s civic discourse. His reflections on the year 2012 (Indy, Dec. 9) invite dialogue. Ray describes the process for casting votes in the Electoral College as “boring.” Ask the beleaguered people of Egypt, Libya, Iran and Venezuela, when it […]

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Let Parents Parent

Let Parents Parent

Editor, Re: Michael Ray’s columns Musings on the Coast and “The New Prohibitionists”. It is sad but so very true… The scenario he described is going to happen if the SHO ordinance is passed. What a tragedy it will be. I am a parent of three sons all under the drinking age. I do not […]

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Issues Omitted from the SHO Debate

Issues Omitted from the SHO Debate

Editor, The Social Host Ordinance known as SHO takes the combination of greed and ignorance that are now common with the Laguna Beach City Council into a new playing field, the legal system. State judges don’t care about local ordinances, because they don’t compare to the programs the courts already have. But we as a city should […]

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A Call for Change

A Call for Change

Editor, I have not paid as much attention to local politics as I should have until recently when I became familiar with the proposed Social Host Ordinance. Whatever your opinion on whether a “SHO” is right for our community, we should all be greatly concerned about the process in which it has been brought to […]

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Small Town Memories

Small Town Memories

By Natalie Hills   I watched the City Council candidates on TV. Mr. Whalen talked about how hard it is to raise kids in Laguna, keep them positively engaged at school, because of the party scene. To show how much he cares about teen drinking, Whalen supports the proposed Social Host Ordinance (SHO), which the police […]

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Showdown Coming for SHO

Showdown Coming for SHO

Editor, Re: “Where’s the Fire?” Local Currents, Oct. 12 letters. This once again is David Vanderveen at his best, nailing truth about the proposed Social Host Ordinance (SHO) to a post in the public commons. I agree with David 100% and urge everyone to sign the petition asking all City Council and school board candidates […]

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Local Currents: Where’s the Fire?

Local Currents: Where’s the Fire?

“I support the pro-active support programs, education and activities dealing with teenage drinking and drug abuse but oppose the social host ordinance.” –Steve Dicterow, former Laguna Beach mayor and city council candidate. It’s been a bit wild to watch the railroading of the local social host ordinance (SHO). No matter how much good-intention and perfume […]

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Local Currents: Brooks Street & Rebellion

Local Currents: Brooks Street & Rebellion

“A little rebellion now and then is a good thing.” –Thomas Jefferson A change dish with Thomas Jefferson’s comment inscribed in it sits on my desk, a reminder of the American experiment and the constant need to protect liberty. This coming week, I’ll be celebrating the American colonies’ rebellion with a parade on Brooks Street, […]