appreciate that the city allows a church to conduct an Easter sunrise
service at the Irvine Bowl. With or without the banner, I expect that
many will choose to come and celebrate.
With so much talk about tolerance, I just wish there was more
tolerance of the Christian values on which this nation was founded.
Tide pools need better enforcement
I was down at the beach recently and was involved in an incident
that left me feeling very helpless.
I saw a family in the tide pools collecting shells. The father
carried a bucket full of shells and the children had shells filling
each hand. When I explained that this was a "no take zone," the
father responded that they were just playing with the shells. When I
pointed to the new tide pool signs and further explained that they
should observe the shells and sea-life only in their natural habitat
and not to pick them up the father said "get out of my face." When I
told him that he could be fined up to $1,000 as posted on the signs,
he said "go ahead and call the police."
I got the lifeguard to come and help, but as we were approaching
the family, the lifeguard was called away to help an injured
beachgoer with a dislocated shoulder. The lifeguard did as he should
do and as is proper when instead of dealing with my incident, he
responded to the emergency. But what was I supposed to do then?
The shells were dumped in a pile high on the beach when the family
left, but what good is that? What Laguna needs is someone dedicated
to enforcing the rules.
I am not a resident of Laguna Beach and therefore tend not to take
your beautiful beaches and spectacular weather for granted.
I drive 100 round-trip miles to enjoy the natural beauty of Laguna
Beach and last year decided to start paying back for the enjoyment I
have received over the years. I have been a volunteer docent at the
Laguna Art Museum for a few years and with the opening of the Montage
Resort and the beautiful park created by the city I became more aware