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Letter: Trees Are Loved, but They Aren’t Always Practical

Interesting that Mr. and Mrs. MacGillivray are importing a lecturer from Santa Monica to educate us about urban forests—at least it is at city hall rather than a fancy hotel like Village Laguna has been spending money on. The problem is that we are a magnificent coastal city with...

Letter: In Response to Freidenrich’s Column

  I guess I’m the “Republican friend” Denny Freidenrich asked to respond to his April 12 piece. So here I am. Denny’s piece pointed out political language used at Republican rallies. Firstly, I’d like to point out the Republicans have rallies that are...

Letter: New Police Cruisers are Ugly

The new black and white police cruisers with huge flags on the side are just plain ugly. Our police chief says they are “traditional.” We have never been a traditional town and the white cars with giant blue letters spelling “POLICE” much better reflect our unique...


Letter: Trees Are Loved, but They Aren’t Always Practical

Interesting that Mr. and Mrs. MacGillivray are importing a lecturer from Santa Monica to educate us about urban forests—at least it is at city hall rather than a fancy hotel like Village Laguna has been spending money on. The problem is that we...

Letter: In Response to Freidenrich’s Column

  I guess I’m the “Republican friend” Denny Freidenrich asked to respond to his April 12 piece. So here I am. Denny’s piece pointed out political language used at Republican rallies. Firstly, I’d like to point out...

Letter: New Police Cruisers are Ugly

The new black and white police cruisers with huge flags on the side are just plain ugly. Our police chief says they are “traditional.” We have never been a traditional town and the white cars with giant blue letters spelling “POLICE”...




Letter: Trees Are Loved, but They Aren’t Always Practical

Interesting that Mr. and Mrs. MacGillivray are importing a lecturer from Santa Monica to educate us about urban forests—at least it is at city hall rather than a fancy hotel like Village Laguna has been spending money on. The problem is that we...

Letter: In Response to Freidenrich’s Column

  I guess I’m the “Republican friend” Denny Freidenrich asked to respond to his April 12 piece. So here I am. Denny’s piece pointed out political language used at Republican rallies. Firstly, I’d like to point out...

Letter: New Police Cruisers are Ugly

The new black and white police cruisers with huge flags on the side are just plain ugly. Our police chief says they are “traditional.” We have never been a traditional town and the white cars with giant blue letters spelling “POLICE”...

Letter: Trees Are Loved, but They Aren’t Always Practical

Interesting that Mr. and Mrs. MacGillivray are importing a lecturer from Santa Monica to educate us about urban forests—at least it is at city hall rather than a fancy hotel like Village Laguna has been spending money on. The problem is that we are a magnificent coastal city with views that are...

Letter: In Response to Freidenrich’s Column

  I guess I’m the “Republican friend” Denny Freidenrich asked to respond to his April 12 piece. So here I am. Denny’s piece pointed out political language used at Republican rallies. Firstly, I’d like to point out the Republicans have rallies that are attended by...

Letter: New Police Cruisers are Ugly

The new black and white police cruisers with huge flags on the side are just plain ugly. Our police chief says they are “traditional.” We have never been a traditional town and the white cars with giant blue letters spelling “POLICE” much better reflect our unique tradition of...

Letter: Reinstate All Honors Course Grade-Weighting at LBHS

In February 2016, three out of five Laguna Beach Unified School Board members chose to eliminate honors course grade bumps, with few courses remaining intact. The presentation provided little...

Letter: Stop the No-Bid Trash Racket

Most of us just received a notice in the mail that the city desires to raise our trash rates, usually a tiny blip at the bottom of our property taxes. Yet this dark and dusty fine print has...

Heart Talk

A Sad Use of Privilege We Americans tell ourselves that our society is a meritocracy, and in some instances, this is the case. During my time in the United States Army, I experienced an American...

The Kibitzer

This Aggression Will Not Stand  They are more aggressive than our cop cars. Their garish, neon color makes our black and whites (plus red, white and blue) look like muted Cézanne’s. They have...
Posted On 19 Apr 2019

Wisdom Workout

A Timely Vacation    Sad and Mad desperately needed to get out of town. They poured through brochures highlighting exotic locations until they mutually agreed to visit the land that promised to...

Pet Peeves

Kiss a Frog The City Council just kissed a frog. Frogparking has been hired at $1.61 million dollars to install and advertise a smart parking system that will enable drivers to find and pay for...

Does the Wet Suit You

A Panjandrum’s Panglossian Proposition There are movies about some catastrophic disaster impending and the people in charge aren’t telling the common folks. There’s the risk of panic and...

Finding Meaning

Overwhelming Meaning I did the Palm Sunday marathon, scurrying between Laguna churches as they began their Easter Week. Thanks to a Laguna service starting every half-hour from 7:30 a.m. forward,...

LBHS Lacrosse Coach Arrested on Suspicion of Inappropriately Touching Players

Laguna Beach High School lacrosse coach Robert Sant, 37, of Irvine, was arrested last week for three counts of lewd and lascivious acts with children.

City Hits the Brakes on Electric Vehicle Rentals

Residents of Fairview Street appealed a January vote by Planning Commission to approve the rental of Moke Electric Vehicles, which are similar to golf carts, on the grounds that automotive...

Laguna Student Launches Film Career

Tanaka’s short film “24 Hours” showcases his feelings about the town and its residents. The five-minute piece, which features Laguna locals chasing adventure from sunrise to sunset, was selected...


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