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Flawed Plan Should be Discarded

Editor, I’m writing in response to the cultural plan that is currently being considered.  As a business executive, a gallery owner and a resident of Laguna Beach I am dismayed not only at the plan being proposed but also the process with which it was created. For such an...

Reader Sees Flaws in Arts Plan

Editor, The far majority of us who live in this fair city are very supportive of the arts. It is part of our rich heritage and makes us different than our coastal neighbors, however it is just one component of this city.  After reading the new Cultural Arts Plan produced by yet...

Stop Playing Politics With Artists

Editor, It is time to save artists from being taken advantage of by politics and organizations because the currently proposed cultural plan has nothing to offer the arts other than potential. This plan is detached, has no cultural vision, no purpose nor direction, and the 46 big...

‘New’ Arts Report Repeats Vision Plan

  Editor, In 2001 Laguna residents spent $100,000, invited 1,000 participants and wrote the LB Vision Plan for 2030. The plan established clear goals and roughly seven action items in seven categories. The categories: community character – people, community character –...

Where is the cohesive plan?

Editor How pleased I was to read the statements of Bob Whalen, regarding the creation of an arts renaissance in Laguna Beach, imbuing our city with vibrancy and further opportunities to assist the arts community and to build upon our reputation as an international artists colony....

Humor Subject to a Different Interpretation

Editor, I really admire the cartoon of the two “criminals” in a bunk bed wondering if a skatepark built in their town of Laguna Beach could have helped channel their energy towards their passion of skateboarding. A park should have happened years ago but it seems the...

View Preservation Rules Should Not Omit Fences

Editor, My name is Joseph Risi and I am the owner of a home located at 1283 Skyline. A very unfortunate incident has occurred which shines a light on the disparity that exists with the city ordinances regarding view protection. If a new home or remodel is proposed in Laguna, the...

Greed is Good

Editor, The fictional character Gordon Gekko in the 1987 film “Wall Street” famously made this declaration when attempting to rally a group of average Americans to join him in his quest for easy money and ill-gotten gains. His audience of ordinary, hard working people had come to...

Building Character With Every Swing

Editor, On the first day of spring I drove by Riddle Field. The scene was alive with kids and the promise of a new season, when dreams will be played out on sunny mornings and brisk nights under the lights. As a kid I used to run wild in those Boat Canyon highlands, before anyone...

Praise for Abandoning Coyote Trapping

Editor, I attended the Living with Wildlife community meeting last week and am happy to report that Laguna Beach’s Animal Services Division announced their partnership with California Fish & Wildlife’s Wildlife Watch program. This management plan, which emphasizes greater...

Let’s Welcome a New Superintendent

Editor, It’s the public’s right to question methods employed by our school board and the search firm it hired, but the board soon will choose a superintendent.  Once it does, we owe it to students and parents to look over the horizon to the future for our schools. The biggest...

Cultural Arts Plan Receives Unfavorable Review

  Editor, Village Laguna appreciates that the cultural arts plan has provided the opportunity and forum for focusing on the artistic life of our community. Unfortunately, the plan’s recommendations seem to be almost solely based on opinions expressed in a community survey in...

Illegal Construction in the Creek Overlooked by Longi’s Critics

Editor, If Julie Hamilton and Jackie Gallagher are so concerned about Laguna Creek, why do they ignore all the other violations that are very clear when visiting the site? I shared a document (detailing other violations along Laguna Creek) with Norm Grossman when he was a zoning...

Beu’s Departure Will Be a Loss

Editor, I am very saddened to hear that Rev. Beu will be leaving the Congregational Church. He has been such a breath of fresh air for Laguna Beach. To me he represents a true Christian, actually a holy person and good human being that truly ministers to all people who walk...

Why Have Deer Disappeared?

Editor: I haven’t seen deer in my backyard for at least a couple of years now.  They used to be common. Others in Laguna are telling me the same story.  I still see a few hoof prints on some trails but there are many trails, for example in Rimrock Canyon, where the telltale...