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A True Story

A True Story

Editor, On Monday, March 28, at approximately 7 p.m., a newer, small model Mercedes Benz car, black, with very dark tint pulled out of Bounty and proceeded down onto Skyline Drive. Two minors, both seventh-graders at Thurston Middle School were skateboarding on Skyline Drive. The driver of the Mercedes Benz intentionally tried to hit one […]

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Shameful Behavior

Shameful Behavior

Editor, On Monday, March 28, at approximately 7 p.m., a newer, small model Mercedes Benz car, black, with very dark tint pulled out of Bounty and proceeded down onto Skyline Drive. Two minors, both seventh-graders at Thurston Middle School were skateboarding on Skyline Drive. The driver of the Mercedes Benz intentionally tried to hit one […]

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Ban Speedboarding Everywhere

Ban Speedboarding Everywhere

Editor, It was with some astonishment that I read the update on the speedboarding ban sent from SNAG last week. As I was out of town, I could not attend the last meeting. I assumed the Council would act swiftly to enact a law prohibiting this dangerous pastime throughout the City of Laguna Beach. But, […]

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A Grandpa’s View on Skateboarding

A Grandpa’s View on Skateboarding

Editor, I have lived in this town for a number of years. My daughter, her husband and their children have lived here even longer. Two of my three grandsons love to skateboard! At their home they have probably 10 to 12 different boards in all shapes and sizes. Some boards are for “trick skating.” A […]

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A Tale of Two Flyers

A Tale of Two Flyers

Editor, Over the past few weeks two very different flyers have been circulating in our fine town. Both pertain to the issue of  skateboarding. One flyer, poorly written and xeroxed on the cheap by a grumpy, old group called S.N.A.G. continues to rant and rave about the dangers of skateboarding, speed boarding and pretty much […]

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Drivers and Skaters Can Co-exist

Drivers and Skaters Can Co-exist

Editor,   I have only one thing to say to the members of SNAG (you know, the group of folks feverishly working to make skateboarding illegal on any street with a grade greater than 5 percent in Laguna Beach) and that is:  slow down.   If you drive the speed limit you will not run […]

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No Solicitations, Please

No Solicitations, Please

Editor, To the good people that SNAG wants me to write to:  Please tell SNAG to “Keep your mitts off my mailbox!” And seriously, Snaggers, get a real issue.  There are so many greater, more compelling things to worry about in life today. I hope this note finds you well.   Kirk Morgan Laguna Beach

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Leave the Skateboarders Alone

Leave the Skateboarders Alone

Editor, Thank you to Pam Estes and the Boys & Girls Club of Laguna Beach for living in the solution. Their introduction of a “semi-portable skate park” will go a long ways towards insuring that Laguna Beach kids get a chance to hone their skateboarding skills in a safe and friendly environment. We are fortunate […]

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Don’t Ban Skateboarding

Don’t Ban Skateboarding

Editor, I found a flyer taped to my mailbox today from SNAG (Speedboarders Neighborhood Action Group) that urged me to contact all of you regarding the ban on skateboarding. However, I must disagree with SNAG’s position. It is true that after the initial ban on other streets, I have seen more skateboarders on my street, […]

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Angered Over Anonymous SNAG Literature

Angered Over Anonymous SNAG Literature

Editor, I was sickened to find my house littered with SNAG trash last week.  I’m assuming that it’s from Alan Bernstein. But I’ll never know because it was unsigned. And by the way, it’s illegal to tape or place letters on private mailboxes and I have filed a complaint with the Postal Inspection Agency. In […]

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Parenting Skateboarders

Parenting Skateboarders

Editor,   The constant jawing from both sides regarding skateboarding is getting old!   So please allow me to add my jaws.   First, what happened in Laguna in the ‘60s is irrelevant. Laguna is a different place (sadly) with way more vehicular traffic. Skateboards aren’t what they were in the ‘60s, and we now […]

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Don't Shove Your Views Down My Throat

Don’t Shove Your Views Down My Throat

Editor, It was beyond annoying to come home and find a piece of skewed propaganda taped to my mailbox this past week from the SNAG group! This is the second time that they have broken the law and done this. It happened a few months ago, and they supposedly received a lot of flak; apparently […]

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Acceptable Risks for One Sport, Demonized in Another

Acceptable Risks for One Sport, Demonized in Another

Editor, A kid broke his leg. He lay there writhing in pain. A host of other kids are suffering injuries they will carry with them for a lifetime. Yet, the public pays good money to watch these kids do this to each other. Coaches teach and beg the kids to “stick” the kids on the […]

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Skateboarding Permit Is the Answer

Skateboarding Permit Is the Answer

Editor, The ban on skateboarding in Laguna Beach must be lifted. When man created the law banning women from their right to vote, women did not get their say. This ban on skateboarding down Bluebird Canyon has happened much the same way. The skateboarders did not get their chance to speak out. When we did speak […]

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LTKA Takes on SNAG

LTKA Takes on SNAG

Editor, Nothing has reminded me quite so much of H. L. Mencken’s quote on Puritanism, which is, “The haunting fear that someone, somewhere may be happy,” as in the SNAG group. How about a new group, LTKA, Leave The kids Alone? I am old, old and helped our kids build some of the first skateboards […]