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Editor, We love drums and music! The high and mighty Laguna Beach city government has apparently ended the monthly full moon drum circle at Aliso Beach, although that is the perfect place for it with legal fire rings, a tunnel to more parking east of Coast Highway and no drumming...

Pool Owners Should Take Measures to Curb Water Usage

Editor, Re: Rosemary Boyd’s letter (in the April 10 edition of the Coastline Pilot) suggesting a pool and spa moratorium, at least during the drought. I don’t see any reason that the city could not mandate pool and spa covers for all existing pools and spas. Yes, it could be...

Heartbroken Over Bad Manners

Editor, Not a bad day; not a good day. Just a normal Sunday morning walk along the city owned parking area between The Art A Fair and the corner of Laguna Canyon Road and Forest Avenue with my Irish terrier Molly. There was more trash, but I couldn’t reach it or i...

Unified Council Can Tackle a Sustainable Water Supply

Editor, Is this is the leadership team we’ve been waiting for? Kudos Governor Brown for making everyone aware that California is in a deep drought with no end in sight. NASA also released a recent paper stating that California only has one year of water left. Since Laguna...

Try Curbing Water Use by Halting Development

Editor, It seems everyone is talking about how we can conserve water now that Gov. Brown announced a mandatory 25% reduction on urban water use. The four-year drought also has the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California to probably impose restrictions of their own....

Kudos for Approving Blue Water Festival

Editor, Thank you to the Sawdust Festival’s board of directors and the city of Laguna Beach Planning Commission for continuing to host the Blue Water Music Festival on the festival grounds. This blend that showcases Laguna’s spectacular natural setting and quality...

Writer Rejects Portrayal of Skateparks

Editor, After reading the letter from Liza Stewart, “No Reason to Match Every Other Town’s Amenities,” I immediately jumped on the computer to write back because her argument was so off point. I grew up here and have traveled around the country to more than 25...

Waves Too Crowded by Surf School Students

Editor, Okay… the surf school lessons at Hakama Reef (between Anita and Thalia Streets) has gotten out of control and will only get worse every summer. I am curious to know whether the city has any plans or thoughts on restricting these surf lessons. Granted, Hakama is a...

Parks Need to Step Up Protection

Editor, After reading two articles in The Indy about the growing popularity of mountain biking and pedestrian usage in the Laguna Beach wilderness, I feel that it is important that we do much more to manage and preserve this precious, “hard won” natural green belt from overuse...

Visitors vs. Water in Laguna

Editor, Here in Laguna, two critical needs are about to collide. I’m not talking trolley fenders and skateboarders. No, the collision you are about to witness is between the city’s need to attract visitors vs. its need to conserve water. For a glimpse of possible...

Reader Questions Renting Use of Pool, Track

Editor, The City Council and school board need to hold an emergency joint meeting over increasing congestion and inappropriate use at the community pool and high school track. The pool is being inundated by non-residents who fill up both the lanes at the pool and the scarce...

No Reason to Match Every Other Town’s Amenities

Editor, Why do we need a skate park in the city limits? Laguna Beach is a small community and we don’t have the room like other communities to have all that we want. We need to look outside the city limits to go to skate parks and the like. I was born and raised here in Laguna...

Localism Is No Excuse for Rudeness

Editor, I feel I must refute the letter written to the LBI by Art Kostka (“Local Culture Lost on Ranch Opponent,” March 27, Letters). I am very happy that at age 80 Mr. Kostka has found joy in golfing and has come to the defense of the Ranch golf course. I am 77 so I can...

Drop This Ridiculous Lawsuit

Editor, Mark Fudge needs to be stopped in his tracks. He has gone too far. He is wasting city funds and making a joke of the system. I have lived in Laguna for over 30 years and am an active supporter of all aspects of the environment and am very familiar with The Ranch...

Show Courtesy, Please, Behind the Wheel

Editor, After reading the local paper about how to ease congestion I would like to offer up a solution. Stay home. I have been hauling dirt in this town for 10 years and a resident for 20. Never in my 35 years of driving have I seen any worse than the people of this town. I...