Editor, Great article on The Ranch (“New Era Unfolding in Aliso Canyon,” May 23 edition) Still, I’m bummed about no through-trail for hikers/bikers. I hike the Aliso Creek Ridge Trail regularly, longing to see a through-trail at the bottom of the canyon. That entire watershed is so culturally and environmentally rich that it seems a shame […]
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For those of us who like hiking, south Laguna offers a labyrinth of scruffy, scenic trails. Thanks to the County of Orange, the South Laguna Civic Association (full disclosure: I’m a board member), and other environmentally minded groups and citizens, public access to these paths was and remains secured. Of late, I’ve come to […]
For those of us who like hiking, south Laguna offers a labyrinth of scruffy, scenic trails. Thanks to the County of Orange, the South Laguna Civic Association (full disclosure: I’m a board member), and other environmentally minded groups and citizens, public access to these paths was and remains secured. Of late, I’ve come to appreciate […]
Sustainable Tourism on the Coasts of Southeast Asia My family’s recent tour of countries and coastlines in Southeast Asia yielded good and bad news. The bad news is that beaches bordering the Andaman Sea are being overrun, ironically, by folks like me. The good news is that some countries and hotels located along these […]
Finishing a Legacy Begun by Others The open space initiative on this year’s ballot has raised questions and inspired debate. People naturally want to know how it would work, while some argue that it’s not necessary. For those with questions, I encourage you to visit the campaign website, lagunaopenspace.com. You’ll find that Measure CC would […]
Thumbs Up for New Sustainability Committee I recently attended the reorganized and renamed Environmental Sustainability Committee (ESC). The seven-person group meets at the Susi Q Senior Center on the fourth Monday of each month at 6 p.m., and the meetings are open to the public. As a former member of that body when it was […]
The public is invited to join Village Laguna’s annual potluck picnic at Aliso Beach on Monday, July 23, at 6 p.m. Burgers, hot dogs and drinks will be provided. Participants should bring their own re-usable eating and drinking utensils, a potluck dish to share and a sand chair.
Hello readers! I’m back and so is “Green Light.” My column has not appeared for the past several months. Luckily, the Indy has seen fit to grant me a hiatus this past spring in order that I could travel to Japan with my family and then on returning finish my textbook, “Pacific Eldorado: A History […]
Editor, The 24th year of global warming hysteria was inaugurated appropriately enough by Tom Osborne with his annual “warm mongering” statement in last week’s Indy. Say, Tom, don’t you think you would have more success in warning us about climate change if it actually felt warmer? Richard Moore, Laguna Beach
Of John Steinbeck, Tide Pools, and Stars There’s so much to do at this time of year. Holiday cards are coming in to our house but none have gone out. I’m in the final stages of doing revisions of my California history textbook, which has kept me very busy. Thus I had not intended to […]
Is the Environmental Committee Sustainable? At Tuesday’s City Council meeting the fate of the city’s Environmental Committee hung in the balance. Most of the committee’s seven members would not be returning for the next term, which is scheduled to begin in November. Even worse, no candidates stepped forward to take their place. City Manager John […]