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Letters to the Editor

Letter: Regarding If You Build it Logic Trap

The Indy ran a column June 4 called the “If you build it logic trap.” It argued “they are coming anyway.” It’s hard to deny that. They will come. Laguna is the very definition of “attractive”—it attracts people. The argument was that we should plan for that. Again, hard to argue....

Letter: Regarding Racism in Laguna – First the Bad, Then the Good

Racism. Does it really exist? If so, what is it? If I’m not prejudiced, can I still be a racist? Is Laguna Beach “racist”? Melissa Juniper Harris addressed this in her extremely well-written and heartfelt Guest Opinion. The former basketball player Charles Barkley made an interesting comment some weeks ago....

Letter: Will We Ever Know What Happened?

I am wondering if what the Laguna Beach police union described as a wonderful person, our police chief Thompson, who worked for our city for five months and resigned—had a conversation with our then city manager John Pietig, hung up the phone and wrote his resignation letter. They say working...

Letter: Regarding What is Going on With Our Police Department?

I agree with John Thomas’ thoughtful letter in your last edition in which he pleaded for information on what is going on with the loss of Chief Robert Thompson after just five months as our Chief of Police. Since residents found Chief Thompson accessible and the police department’s rank...

Letter: The Promenade – A Regulatory Compliance Perspective

As a working land use and enviro-analyst, it’s been more than interesting to see both residents and City Hall wrestle with the COVID-19 crisis. I have yet to read or hear a view of three key modulating aspects post-lockdown. The Promenade on Forest Avenue is the most glaring example of...

Letter: A Sincere Plea to Peter Blake

During a recent City Council meeting, Peter Blake screamed his “big lie” at fellow councilmember Toni Iseman. You are a liar. You know you are a Liar. Liar, Liar shouted Blake as he raged out of control. Toni has been verbally assaulted by Blake since his first day on...

Letter: What is Going on With Our Police Department?

Open letter to the Laguna Beach City management and City Council. The City needs to tell the citizens of Laguna Beach what is going on with our police department. It was recently announced that Laguna Beach Police Chief Robert Thompson, recruited only five months earlier, was resigning. Laguna’s City Council members often...

Letter: Foster Change That Serves Laguna Beach Residents

Just because Michael Ray writes something in his column, doesn’t make it true. Given Ray’s track record, you can assume its not. Ray states: “Businesses that opposed the promenade...have praised the promenade because it helps their businesses.” Not true. Owners on Forest Ave have said that the lack of parking...

Letter: Water Conservation at Home

In Saturday’s Los Angeles Time there they were addressing the issue of the likely hood that the drought will continue and all indications that this will be longest – hence they focused on some natives that can help mitigate the situation and still give us pleasure in our gardens....

Letter: Trivial Pursuit – School Board Edition

If you missed the May 27 virtual School Board meeting, consider yourself in a sense fortunate.  Good news is you can see what appears to me and many others a violation of state open meeting laws by the Board on the LBUSD website. Highlights graphically confirming sub-standard school governance...