Commentary: Restored estuary is no place for skate park

Editor's Note: This letter was also sent to the Laguna Beach Recreation Committeeand City Council.

Commentary: A few moments that made the man

I have experienced several aha moments in my lifetime. One was "winning" the first draft lottery of the Vietnam War. Yes, my date of birth, Sept. 14, was the first selected on Dec. 1, 1969.

Mailbag: Lay off the bikes already

Lay off the bikes already

Mailbag: Waterless urinals are a great start

Mailbag: Waterless urinals are a great start

 ¿Among the city's announced water conservation measures is waterless urinals installed in most city facilities, public facilities and parks. While urinals may not be among the sexiest of topics, it is one about which I have been thinking for a long time.

Mailbag: Ranch lawsuit needs to be dropped

Mark Fudge needs to be stopped in his tracks. He has gone too far.

Mailbag: Ranch opponent just doesn't get it

I moved to Laguna Beach in 1978 and I love this town. I am 80 years old and a little over a year ago I started golfing at The Ranch at Laguna Beach golf course with a bunch of locals.

Mailbag: Trolleys are not such a treat

I am writing to tell Laguna Beach city officials of my strong opposition to the year-round trolley service through residential neighborhoods.

Commentary: It's time to challenge O.C.'s Republican 'industrial complex'

During this election season, much has been made of "fixing" California. California is beautiful, and Orange County hails as one of its jewels.

Mailbag: Small, careful expansion is best for Laguna

A few weeks ago, Laguna Beach Mayor Bob Whalen gave a well-received talk at the Laguna Canyon Conservancy dinner. His moderate ideas and measured presentation further impressed attendees with the caliber of our newly elected City Council.


Small, careful expansion is best for Laguna

Mailbag: School district should adhere to View Ordinance

The Laguna Beach Unified School District has done it again. They created changes within the village on high school property, which affect our views without input from neighbors prior to planting the bank surrounding the baseball field with 80 trees. Half of the trees will grow to be 60 feet-plus.

Mailbag: New trees near field are a hazard District meetings should be televised

I wish to raise my concerns about the recent landscaping around the Laguna Beach High baseball field.

Commentary: Local action against fuel rods is good start

A 2014 report by the U.S. Government Accountability Office asserts that spent nuclear fuel is "an extremely harmful substance if not managed properly" and that "if its intense radioactivity . . . were released by a natural disaster or an act...

Mailbag: Here's a way to add artist, low-income housing

As the surge for increasing building size to make possible artist and lower-cost residences without rent control or the Department of Housing and Urban Development continues, affordable studios for artists and mid-to-low income renters could be created all over Laguna by repurposing commercial and...

Reader Report: Scouts tour police, fire stations

Reader Report: Scouts tour police, fire stations

On Jan. 14 the Wolf Den of Cub Scout Pack 35 of Laguna Beach had the privilege of visiting Fire Station No. 1 and our Police Department.

Mailbag: Plans to change beach overlooks criticized

It is being proposed that four of the public beach access overlooks be pulled back to the street, minimized, and the current beach views will be diminished.

Mailbag: A few more Laguna issues to tackle

I was thrilled to see columnist David Hansen tackle some of Laguna's problems ("Key issues in 2015 will require action," Forum, Jan. 2).

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