Although the business belongs in an industrial area, they were
approved to operate because someone made an error at City Hall,
according to City Manager Ken Frank. Arbitech says that they were
given permission to use the alley behind the building to load and
unload and as a result stacks of pallets, both empty and loaded are
seen on a daily basis, much like a warehouse loading dock.
I don't know the reason for the animus against Baglin. I do know
that this small town doesn't need smear and attack ads in a local
election. Against anyone. I wonder if Kinsman asked for this help,
approved of this help, or has asked the committee to stop. Will she
have to report the $26,000 as campaign contributions?
Letter about Village Laguna is not true
While reading Bill McDonald's letter to the editor last week
("It's time to call it like it is," Coastline Pilot, Oct. 8), I
couldn't decide if he was trying to break the Laguna record for the
most untruths ever to appear in a letter or if he could possibly be
that ill informed.
I have tackled a few of the most egregious in order to set the
It's a matter of record that there are many organizations as well
as individuals who are opposed to moving the Corporation Yard to Act
V. There are myriad reasons, not least of which is to use the money
saved from the move to build a parking structure in the Village
Entrance. The plan to build this structure would create more parking
for the residents of Laguna while preserving the peripheral parking
There was an attempt to take over the Festival of Arts, not the
Pageant of the Masters as McDonald states. The threat came from
within the organization itself -- not from without. A few years ago
there was a majority of the festival board members, some of whom
didn't even live in Laguna who were in negotiations with the city of
San Clemente to move the festival there. Then last year the board
majority pursued the licensing of the pageant to out-of-town venues.
The membership voted against both proposals and also voted to change
the majority of the board.
These changes reflected the goals of the membership to keep the