The photo on the front page of the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot of Aug. 5 ["Resident: 'Green' can't trump views"] was shot in such a manner as to maximize the visual impact of my solar electric panels. It was taken by standing up close to the bedroom window, looking down at the panels, not out at the view. Most folks, when in their own bedroom, are actually sitting or lying down. In which case, the subject solar panels or not blocking any ocean view, as there is no ocean view in these conventional positions, as the bottom window sill is chest high.
On three different occasions I personally tried to invite Lea Eastman to participate in the pre-planning process before moving forward on the solar electric panel project. She was the ONLY neighbor whose ocean view might be affected and only partially from one window in her upstairs bedroom area. None of her ocean view was affected in the downstairs bedroom/living/deck area. Every time I attempted to converse with her on the topic of the solar electric system, it ended up with her yelling at me, cussing at me, and telling me "to shove the solar panels where the sun doesn't shine." During the actual installation of the system, Lea Eastman, or her mother, June, yelled at, cussed at, harangued and insulted the installation crew at least every other day.