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Be Careful What You Wish For

Editor: Re: Lowell Frazee’s letter about the parking restrictions on certain streets in North Laguna to facilitate street sweeping. I also feel that it’s a strange situation that one area of Laguna has these restrictions and the rest of town does not. As...

Poem

It Rained   On Saturday our walk was cut short, not having believed the weather report. Sunday, bundled up in case the heavy blue violet clouds let go. The scent of pine offers memories of forests miles away, all from the uninvited pine that blocks our view. Walking the...

Shore Scene

Catching Sight of Calico Bass Commercial fishing of calico bass (Paralabrax clathratus) in California has been banned since the 1950s because of overfishing after World War II. Since then, they have rebounded and although still recreationally fished within size limits, the...

Pet Peeves

Party Hardy I was surprised to find a note sticking out from the edge of my front doormat. For one, I’ve never gotten a note. And two, my front door is in the back of the house. Even I have trouble finding it. And then I thought did I leave this note? I couldn’t remember, so I...

Heart Talk

Life After Medicare There was always a number that seemed old. When I got to that number, I would always revise it upwards, but one number seemed it could not be bumped up and that number was 65. That was the time of life where you entered your two-minute drill, trying to slow...

Trolleys Often Too Full

Editor, I would like to give a big shout-out to Thomas Toman, deputy director of public works,  for giving me and others the opportunity to share our concerns regarding potential changes to the trolley system, which were intended to benefit the residents of South Laguna. The test...

Kudos to Iseman for Halting Tree Cutting

Editor, It sickens me that some folks in O.C and Laguna have never seen a tree they didn’t want to cut down. I got word that Ms. Iseman, with your un-relenting action drove to the sight of the tree-butchering near the Lumberyard and intervened; and stopped the destruction of more...

Continuing the Conversation about Autism

Editor, I think this is a good time to keep the conversation open about autism, after all it wasn’t too long ago when people didn’t talk about it at all. So what happens after the pediatrician tells a family their child may have autism? The County Regional Center comes to one’s...

Maintenance in Paradise

Editor, To the chagrin of many we began construction of underground utilities on Laguna Canyon road this past Monday. As the LB Indy put it:   “Just when you thought it might be safe to venture out in your vehicle again, another major road project in Laguna Canyon begins...

Outdoor Merchandise Rules Inconvenience Customers

Editor, I went to fill my gallon jug at Ralph’s last week, and the machine was gone! As were all the potted plant racks outside near the entrance. I was told the city would not allow sales of items displayed outside the store. I can understand the city not wanting items...

Pet Peeves

What a Gas Trump’s campaign manager was charged in Jupiter, Fla., for simple battery. The difference between simple battery and complex battery is the difference between simple car divorces and Elon Musk divorces that are complex batteries that have far greater charges and go on...

Arts Plan Relies Too Heavily on City Subsidies

Editor, My main concern with the proposed cultural arts plan is the almost total reliance in the plan on funding from the city. I counted. The plan uses the term “fund” or “funding” 68 times. It is, in essence, a 41-page request for virtually unlimited funds to come almost...

Senior Revels in a Thurston Tradition

Editor, On Wednesday, March 23, one of my wonderful neighbors by the name of Max Suh, a sixth grade student at Thurston Middle School, invited me to attend a gathering being held at the middle school. It was the third day of this event. What happened with a host of sixth grade...