I have no interest in reading the paper's new gardening column. Laguna Beach has a special climate, ambiance and culture...I may as well rely on the Sunset Editor's "Western Garden Book" now. I don't need to read a column written by someone in another town.
Also, Kawaratani was always writing, sometimes directly and other times indirectly, about the Laguna Beach lifestyle, which is a unique thing, and which is part of the charm of living in this town. My friends here in Laguna are in complete agreement with me. We're very sad about the loss of one more unique cultural icon of this town.
Bus use solves parking problem
Regarding Penny Poorman's letter ["Tickets discourage tourists," June 11] about parking in Laguna. I have a very simple solution for her: Take the bus. Laguna has a perfectly adequate local daytime bus service. I use it frequently and I find it very convenient and cheap.
No parking nonsense, and the drivers are pleasant and willing to talk. Ride the bus and makes some new friends.
It's paid for out of your parking fees, so you might as well get value for what you paid.
One less car clogging up downtown Laguna is good for all of us and the environment. Join Transition Laguna's Mobility Group if you have opinions about traffic in Laguna.
Visit http://www.transitionlaguna.org and go to the blog. Find Mobility Group. Post your e-mail in the comments box.
Looking for Blackberry owner
A Blackberry has been found at Deez Bar & Grill in Qualicum Beach, British Columbia. Apparently it has been here for a couple of weeks and was just recently charged enough to be able to retrieve the phone number details. However, when called, the message indicates that "This phone does not accept incoming calls." Additionally, as it's a cell number, it is not listed, but it is a Laguna Beach phone number with the prefix 949-295-XXXX.
Does anyone have any suggestions on how the owner of this Blackberry can be found? We have no additional ID due to its being locked. The contact number for Deez Bar & Grill is (250) 752-8055. Please ask for the owner, Dee, or one of her staff who would all love to find the owner to this Blackberry and send it on its way homeward. The owner can identify their phone by giving the correct phone number when they contact Deez.