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Haggen Vows to Exceed Expectations

(This letter was addressed to columnist Roderick Reed.) I know we exchanged messages a couple weeks back and had attempted to connect with you prior to your recent post in The Indy, New Neighbor Takes Advantage, April 17.  I wanted to circle back to let you know that, like you,...

Open Letter to Council Member Kelly Boyd

Editor, Item 14 of the Tuesday, April 14, City Council meeting was to award contracts totaling $670,000 to design the village entrance. About 20 people in the audience were there to oppose the process and expenditure. They asked for the city to hold a workshop with the public to...

Guidance Offers Tips for Neighborhood Safety

Editor, Be a good neighbor!  Take a good look at your yard. Do you see dead wood, an abundance of brown leaves on your trees or bushes and the ground? Time to cut back on plants that are sick or dying. Fire season is upon us early and according to experts it will be with a...

Indy Fan Shows Her Appreciation

Editor, Just a note to say thank you for the great work you guys do over there at the Indy every week.  So much going on in our town these days and there has been some really interesting reporting that helps us keep up to speed on our local issues. Just letting you know we...

Zur Schmiede Backtracks on Campaign Pledge

Editor, I read in your go-to local newspaper last week an article regarding our newest city councilman, Rob Zuhr Schmiede, and the village entrance. (“Entry Moves Ahead Despite Controversy,” News, April 17). I am very confused as to who Rob thinks he is, which is not who he...

A Proponent of Jim Dilley Day in Laguna

Editor, Our family moved to Three Arch Bay in 1970, my husband and I with our four young children. Down the street lived Jim and Jeanette Dilley and their collie dog, Patrick. Our new neighbors at this time owned their outstanding bookstore across Coast Highway from the Hotel...

Ladies Recapture an Annual Rite

The Laguna Ladies arrived this week to celebrate their 25th annual reunion. None have ever lived in Laguna Beach, but they consider the town as the glue that brings them together annually. The girls first met some 40 years ago and formed lasting relationships. Over the years,...

Village Matters

Discouraging Words Sometimes Heard Most council meetings have their dreadful and discouraging moments, with a few glimmers of encouragement here and there, strung together by routine matters. Last week’s was typical of many. As I arrived early in the meeting, planning to give a...

Pet Peeves

Mozambique Mozambique has been making news of late. According to Indy reports, Mozambique has been granted temporary approval to reactivate downstairs dining after its recent completion of the rooftop “al fresco” area. The new expansion is drawing a lot of ink from residents in...

Who Is Next?

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...

Guest Column

 Can We Trust Edison To Keep Us Safe? “One of the most hazardous materials made by man is spent nuclear fuel.” Physicians for Social Responsibility If Edison has its way, the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) site will become a nuclear waste dump. We must not let this...

The Built Environment

Public Improvements Take a Step Backwards When I was growing up in the late ‘40’s and ‘50’s, going camping was what middle class families did. We would spend a couple of weeks each year in some wonderful environment, cooking and sleeping under the stars. Even the buildings,...

Pet Peeves

Up the Creek I have a new dog, Poppy. I give credit for this column to my old dog, Pokey. She’s my muse and the canine to blame when you disagree with what I’ve written. Says so at the bottom of every article. Pokey gets a lot of mail. “I can’t believe you had to live with this...