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Pet Peeves

It Happens Every Spring Most boys dream to grow up and be major league baseball players. Not me. I dreamed to be a health care consultant. My desire caused much worry for my parents. “Does he need a mitt for consulting?” my mom asked my dad. “No. He needs to be benched and have...

Offensive Measures Counter Cyberbullying

Your teenage daughter receives an anonymous email from someone containing hateful language that brings her to tears (or worse, potential thoughts of suicide). Your younger son gets bullied online by a bunch of technology-savvy schoolmates who make life miserable for him. Your...

Taking Stock

Farewell ‘til September One of the many veteran Wall Street sayings is Sell in May and go away, come again after St. Leger’s Day. St. Leger’s Day, Sept. 14, has been commemorated in England since 1776 [!] by the St. Leger Stakes, the final race in England’s Triple Crown. The...

Taking Stock

New High Ground  The stock market continues to generate more activity in the media than in price movements of stocks. For the recent quarter ending March 31, the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed at 17,775 and the S&P 500 at 2068, just where they were on New Year’s Day....

Development Challenges New View Rules

Editor, Now that the dust has settled, is there a take away from Toni’s, Rob’s and Kelly’s election? Certainly voters who resonated to the “Don’t Pave Paradise” theme gravitated toward Toni and Rob, who have steadfastly opposed overreach by developers. Kelly’s re-election can be...

Advanced Math Ditched by School Board

Editor, A power point presentation, titled LBUSD/Thurston Common Core Math Transition, is posted on the LBUSD website.  This was presented to the board by a Thurston teacher on July 9, 2013.  Ms. Brown, Ms. Vickers and Mr. Landsiedel were on the board when the presentation was...

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...