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Letters to the Editor

letters to the editor

Letter: Judie Mancuso: Social Compassion in Legislation

  “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” - Mahatma Gandhi Thank you, Judie...
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Letter: Civility a Two-way Street

We can restore small-town civic values that enable robust but reasoned discussion and debate in the public commons. That’s the proven remedy when afflicted...
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Letter: Calling for City Council to Reject Village Entrance Proposal

We request the Laguna Beach City Council reject the Arts Commission's Village Entrance Sculpture for the following reasons: Laguna's taxpaying residents have been ignored....
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Letter: Pavilion is the Wrong Project for Village Entrance

I invite Laguna readers of the Indy to take a close look at this project. It’s the wrong project in the wrong place at...
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Letter: City Should Consider Local Artists for Village Entrance

I am disappointed by the proposal to plant a very large piece of industrial whimsy at the Village Gate, especially because it evokes the...
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Letter: Proposed Village Entrance Structure a Costly Mistake

After years of extensive community input and planning, the celebrated Laguna Beach Village Entrance is now a reality. The result is a magnificent, tree-entwined...
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Letter: Hotel Laguna Was Pretty When It Was Pink

I hope Mo Honarkar reads this letter. He has leased the Hotel Laguna for 99 years. Decades ago, the Hotel Laguna was painted pink....
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Letter: Arts Commission Should Consider Other Options

Our Arts Commissioners have heard a lot of objections to the project proposed for the Village Entrance, and we appreciate their willingness to explore...
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Letter: Village Entrance a Bait and Switch

I saw that the Arts Commission had recently approved the “art piece” at the newly finished Village Entrance and was shocked. To place this...
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Letter: Pavilion Art Sculpture Not Worth the Costs

The following is an email I sent to the City Council and the Arts Commission: I hope you will give serious consideration to the costs...
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Letter: In Response to Tom Osborne’s Column

The losses of life in the Pacific may or may not relate to warm seawater, and for the moment, I’ll claim neutrality in the...
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Letter: Working Locally to Preserve a Stable Climate

I am responding to Tom Osborne's recent Indy submission, offering my support and additional encouragement to our city and the surrounding communities. There can be...
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Letter: Support Needed for Carbon-Reducing Legislation

The Laguna Beach Independent recently ran an essay by Tom Osborne about the effect of ocean warming on starfish. Though I am not an...
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Letter: In Response to ‘Laguna’s Sea Stars and a Warming Pacific’

We are all sea stars. We are all canaries. In the grand scheme of life on a warming Earth, there is precious little difference...
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Letter: Acknowledging Veterans During Suicide Awareness Month

According to the Veterans Administration (VA), we lost 470 veterans to suicide in California in 2018. That is 470 too many. September is Suicide...