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Motorists Fail to Heed Sign

Motorists Fail to Heed Sign

Editor, This is a highway traffic yield sign identical to that found at the corner of Forest Avenue and Broadway in Laguna Beach. From the DMV handbook it says: “A three-sided red “Yield” sign indicates that you must slow down and be ready to stop, if necessary, to let any vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian pass […]

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Sharing the Road

Sharing the Road

Editor, I travel all the streets in Laguna Beach by bicycle. To a great extent, I’m car-free in Laguna. Commuting by bicycle has huge advantages for Laguna residents. It is quiet, great for fitness, allows one to meet the neighbors, contributes nothing to traffic congestion, requires no parking space, and helps restore the sense of […]

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Drivers, Heed Your Responsibility

Drivers, Heed Your Responsibility

Editor, While I understand all the folks concerns about safety on the streets of Laguna, it seems evident that much of the debate about safety is one sided. Many people do not drive their cars with other people in mind. We seem to have a ridiculous sense of entitlement around here. I’m not sure when […]

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Say ‘No’ to Thrill Seekers

Say ‘No’ to Thrill Seekers

(This letter was also addressed to council members.) Editor, I am writing to ask you to prohibit speedboarding on Park Avenue.  I live near the top of Park Avenue and I have been scared many times while driving up Park by speedboarders flying past my car while I’m travelling up Park Avenue.  I am sure […]

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Take a Deep Breath

Take a Deep Breath

Dear Editor,   Motorists, pedestrians, bicyclists and skaters must figure out a way they can all share the roadways of Laguna. Although drivers are obviously the most powerful, dangerous, and numerous, the streets are not exclusively theirs.   Drivers: Drive kindly. Slow down. Twenty-five or 30 mph is plenty fast enough on most of our […]

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A Novel Idea; Slow Down

A Novel Idea; Slow Down

Editor, Are you interested in improving the quality of life in Laguna? How about this? In the UK, there is a very successful campaign called “20′s Plenty for Us.” This campaign seeks to create a blanket speed limit of 20 mph in all residential areas. In cities where this has been implemented, it has been enthusiastically supported by the residents. It is rapidly spreading throughout cities […]

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Skateboarder Not Perfect, But a Good Kid

Skateboarder Not Perfect, But a Good Kid

In response to Dr. Farley Brown’s letter “Speaking Out About a Reckless Skateboarder,” my encounter with this young man was quite the contrary. I pulled over one day to talk with him about speed skating and he was approachable, soft spoken, respectful, informative and articulate.  I highly doubt he’s a perfect kid, perhaps Dr. Farley […]

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Share the Road!

Share the Road!

Dear Editor, I was very concerned regarding the intolerant and malicious attitudes and behavior promoted in the letter by Dr. Farley Brown ‘Speaking Out About a Reckless Skateboarder’. Talk about reckless! For Dr. Brown to so publicly harass one of our wonderful minor kids, publish this minor’s home address, post a youtube video of him, […]