It’s said that “fools rush in where angels fear to tread” — so of course like a heat-seeking missile I have to go there.
Where I’m going is to the very sticky and sensitive issue (for us) of news racks.
You see, we — like all the papers and other sundry publications that have a street presence in Laguna Beach — have for years and years been placing our papers on news racks on the sidewalks.
These freestanding wire racks — not to be confused with the heavy, cemented coin racks for the dailies and some other papers — are easily moved, and many times they have “disappeared” or moved around, possibly by people trying to get a better spot for their own news rack, or possibly by folks who just like to rearrange the furniture. It sort of comes with the territory.