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An Admitted Juvenile

Editor:   In response to Steve Klumb (“Respecting Beliefs,” Letters, Oct. 29), he questioned me as to what I hoped to accomplish with my “courageous” desecration of the bible.  My answer is that the bible in reality is just a book, words printed on paper and nothing...

Enforce the Anti-Leaf-Blower Law

Editor, Why do our professional gardeners continue to use their leaf blowers with impunity? Don’t they see the air polluting dust clouds they create? Don’t they know that the use of leaf blowers is against the law in Laguna Beach? Don’t they know that they are subject to fines...

Academic Interference

Editor, Is it because one council member didn’t vote for three candidates or is it because the other council members didn’t vote for less than three candidates that Professor Navarro’s wife lost the re-appointment? (“A Demand to Rescind Political Appointments,” Oct. 29 edition)...

In response to “Anita Mangels” article

Dear Editor, I thought the Laguna Beach Independent October 29, 2010 article “Arts’ Advocate Pushes Oil Agenda” criticisizing Anita Mangels regrettable. Whenever I see Anita on TV or hear her on the radio, I always respond in the same way “Boy, is she...

Harassing Skateboarders Continues

Editor, The actions of Alan Bernstein, along with an overzealous police officer, have once again brought the question of why kids are being harassed for skateboarding to the fore, even though the City Council and papers have made it clear that it is, indeed, “not illegal.” On...

Respecting Beliefs

Editor, Question for Mr. Niko Theris: What do you hope to accomplish with your “courageous” desecration of the Bible? What message do you bring to the table that would rival the account of God’s infinite love for humanity, as demonstrated in the ultimate...

Keep the Coast Open

Editor, Those advocating closing our coast to fishing, collecting, and about everything else make no sense. Fish and Game has always been able to protect our marine environment with effective regulations that are fully supported by all commercial and sports fishing elements. Fish...

Dancing in Laguna

Editor,   I am having such a great time dancing at the Laguna Beach Women’s Club and wanted you to know about it.   The dance is sponsored by Transition Laguna and happens every other Monday from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m.   A spacious, hardwood dance floor with a...

Economic Casualties

Editor, In a moral society the care of the destitute, ill and others overwhelmed by trouble is not left up to any particular group, church or charity, but is provided to all who need it, as any common good is, such as police and fire protection, education and available health...

Quest for Improved Access

Editor, As many know, over the years (and, I hear from others, even decades), various people have pushed for easier, safer access to the beautiful fire road walk from the Top of the World side, similar to what has existed for a long time from the Moulton Meadows (Arch Beach)...

Fit to Lead California

Editor, California was a great and beautiful state, and thanks to a series of knuckleheads (both parties), is in a tremendous mess. Meg knows nothing of that, has no investment in it other than what’s in it for her and her backers. By choice, she has failed to participate,...

Dissatisfaction Among the Populace

Editor, It’s totally amazing how many people have told me they are  “bullet” voting and plan to vote for only one Laguna Beach City Council  candidate, although you are supposed to vote for three. People feel like we are stuck with this council forever and are tired...

Turning Out the Vote

Editor,   The 2010 election isn’t about Obama or Bush. It’s about fear. It’s about a nation fearful that its grip upon world domination has slipped. It has. The world is flat. It’s hard to imagine a future in which China continues making better goods more profitably than we...

Laguna Generosity Rules!

Editor, Thank you Laguna Beach for once again rising to the occasion. We witnessed first hand the generous spirit of our town on Sunday, Sept. 12, as we hosted a benefit concert and silent auction at our home to raise funds for Materials Management Relief Corps (MMRC). Our...

Plenty of Christian Hypocrisy to Skewer

Editor,   Hey! Ben Earl, thanks for sharing (“Koran’s Exempt from Desecration?” Letters, Oct. 15).  Contrary to the last sentence of your emotional tirade, “Oh well, I guess only the Koran gets special treatment,” on the contrary, it’s been the Christian Bible that has for...

Homework on Skateboard and Complete Streets

Editor,   Please google and read The Complete Streets Act for California and see how skateboarding may or may not be included as a part of this bill.   Not sure how skateboarding will save on fuel consumption and carbon footprint.  According to Councilperson Egly this...

Democracy with Dispatch

Editor,   Just wanted to let you know that the City Council and City Manager responded very quickly to my letter about responsibility for property issues (“Who’s Responsible for Deadbeat Property Owners?” Letters, Oct. 15.) The code enforcement officer went to the property...

Loosening the Leash

[This letter was also sent to the Laguna Beach City Council members on Oct. 13] Editor, I am a second generation, born and raised Laguna resident, and this is the first time I have written a letter to the council. I am writing to request that the city revise the summer dog...

Thanks, Ruth!

Editor, We of the Saddleback Master Chorale would sincerely like to thank Ruth Yunker, who attended our concert at St. Catherine’s school chapel last August, for writing such a wonderful column about us in the Laguna Beach Indy (Sept. 3, “End of Summer Music”). Jim Proett,...

Be Proud of Our Downhill Skateboarders

Editor, I hope my fellow Lagunans share my pride in our local downhill skateboarders’ achievements at the recent IGSA National Championship held in San Dimas (“Local Teens Sweep Gravity Game,” Sports, Oct. 15). I have watched our local downhill skateboarding controversy with some...

A Prescient Theme

Editor,   It is interesting that the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association has taken note that many of our troops are beginning to return from the two longest conflicts in our nation’s history when it announced its 2011 parade theme, “Welcome Home.”  This is as it...

Tall Tree Solution

Editor,     About the upcoming city council elections… the candidate who comes up with a solution for the overgrown trees, will have my vote.   Tall trees have taken over our ocean views and devalued our property, for which we paid a premium.   A win-win...

A Prescient Theme

Editor,   It is interesting that the Laguna Beach Patriots Day Parade Association has taken note that many of our troops are beginning to return from the two longest conflicts in our nation’s history when it announced its 2011 parade theme, “Welcome Home.”  This is as it...

Tall Tree Solution

Editor, About the upcoming city council elections… the candidate who comes up with a solution for the overgrown trees, will have my vote. Tall trees have taken over our ocean views and devalued our property, for which we paid a premium. A win-win solution to contemplate might be...

Be Proud of Our Downhill Skateboarders

Editor, I hope my fellow Lagunans share my pride in our local downhill skateboarders’ achievements at the recent IGSA National Championship held in San Dimas (“Local Teens Sweep Gravity Game,” Sports, Oct. 15). I have watched our local downhill skateboarding controversy with some...



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