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Tag: "Temple Hills"

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Questions the Use of Tax Dollars

Questions the Use of Tax Dollars

Editor, I live on Canyon View and have “no alternate routes” home. Dunning Drive is below me and I fear that Rim Rock is above so I’m sort at ground 0 can’t really go up or down. That said my first question is: Why exactly are we doing this project now in middle of summer? When exactly was […]

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Firefighters Quickly Douse Shed Blaze

Firefighters Quickly Douse Shed Blaze

A fire of undetermined origin engulfed a storage shed at the rear of a home at 671 Bayview Place in Laguna Beach’s Temple Hills area Tuesday, Oct. 15, fire officials said. Laguna’s fire department, supplemented by Orange County Fire Authority units, quickly knocked down the blaze, said a statement from the fire department’s Tom Christopher. […]

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‘Doc’ Blacketer, Artist-Craftsman, Dies at 96

‘Doc’ Blacketer, Artist-Craftsman, Dies at 96

By Belinda Blacketer, Special to the Independent   Francis LeRoy “Doc” Blacketer, an artist with ties to Laguna Beach’s early settlers, died in Atwater, Calif., on Aug. 30. Born on July 10, 1918, to Lewis Sherman Blacketer and Frances Mae Lovelace Blacketer on a farm near Seward, Neb., he was the youngest of 10 children. […]

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Proposed View Rules Go Too Far

Proposed View Rules Go Too Far

Editor, If the proposed view ordinance passes we will turn Woods Cove into the Sawdust Festival South. The proposal states views are always king and that trees, even heritage trees, have to voluntarily genuflect or be decapitated. This policy is wrong. I just bought a home in lower Temple Hills. My primary ocean view is […]

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Prowler Evades Police Search

Prowler Evades Police Search

The pilot of a police helicopter circling over Laguna Beach’s Temple Hills neighborhood Monday, Jan. 28, was assisting in an unsuccessful search for a person that acted suspiciously, police said. A white male attempting to hide against a planter in a driveway in the 1700 block of Thurston Drive early Monday afternoon fled over a […]

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A Suggested Temple Hills Pathway Solution

A Suggested Temple Hills Pathway Solution

Editor, A small group in Temple Hills would like to build a pathway using the narrow five-foot strips of land that exist adjacent to or bisecting homes in Temple Hills for a pedestrian path for everyday travel and as an emergency exit. The city manager’s report discloses many problems if it attempted to build narrow staircases and concrete pathways […]

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An Initiative Without Transparency

An Initiative Without Transparency

Editor, At the polls in November, Laguna Beach residents will be asked to vote upon the parcel tax initiative. This is not an open space initiative as packaged, but a mechanism to bail out taxpayers who, displeased with lots they bought, can now look to other taxpayers to pay the price for their displeasure. The […]

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Vote No on Temple Hills Bylaws Change

Vote No on Temple Hills Bylaws Change

Editor, We urge all residents of Temple Hills to vote “no” on the new Temple Hills Community Association bylaws. Ron Chilcote has been the president of THCA for 40 years. Prior to the December “meeting”, we submitted a motion to amend the bylaws to include democratic voting procedures and other changes that would reform THCA […]

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Footpaths Cut Across Neighbors’ Nerves

Footpaths Cut Across Neighbors’ Nerves

Footpaths between houses in the Temple Hills neighborhood, designated more than 80 years ago by an early developer, are now dividing neighbor against neighbor. Two groups, the Temple Hills Community Assn. and the Temple Hills Neighborhood Assn., are on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to opening these historic pathways. By coincidence, their […]

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Petitions Lack of Transparency Raises Skepticism

Petitions Lack of Transparency Raises Skepticism

 Editor,    The secrecy surrounding the parcel tax is very suspicious.  When petition pushers refused to tell possible petition signers what they were signing but instead told them to just sign and read about it when is appeared on the ballot is wrong.   And, when Mayor Iseman refused to listen to the Laguna Beach […]

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Drivers, Heed Your Responsibility

Drivers, Heed Your Responsibility

Editor, While I understand all the folks concerns about safety on the streets of Laguna, it seems evident that much of the debate about safety is one sided. Many people do not drive their cars with other people in mind. We seem to have a ridiculous sense of entitlement around here. I’m not sure when […]

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Support for Ban on All Steep Streets

Support for Ban on All Steep Streets

Editor,   Whilst I support, in principal, the American ideals of freedom of expression and freedom to pursue one’s own happiness, as a resident of the Park, Temple Hills, Skyline neighborhood, I support a speedboarding ban on those streets.   Both while driving my car and whilst going for a run on those streets, I’ve […]

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Lives More Precious Than Thrills

Lives More Precious Than Thrills

Editor,   Many years ago, my son loved to skateboard down Park and Temple Hills. Then I got the call: an ambulance was taking him to the emergency room – – he had hit and flipped over the barrier at the hairpin turn on Temple Hills. Luckily he didn’t die, or even break a bone […]

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Ban Speedboarding on Temple Hills

Ban Speedboarding on Temple Hills

Editor,   I support the potential ban on speedboarding on Temple Hills Drive. I live on Temple Hills Drive, and have seen on many occasions speed boarders flying down the hill at any time of day or night (even laying on their boards!). They cross back and forth over the lanes, even around bends.   […]

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Ban Speedboarding on Temple Hills

Ban Speedboarding on Temple Hills

Editor,   Speedboarding on Temple Hills Drive is not only dangerous for the skateboarders themselves, but for those of us who live on that street and have to back out of driveways, not being able to see them coming around a curve. It is truly dangerous at the speed at which they go down the hill. […]