Within minutes, I was being assisted by police, fire and paramedic personnel, and then taken to Mission Hospital, where I was also well cared for.
It is difficult for me to consider what could have happened if my car had struck a sidewalk full of pedestrians rather than a parked car.
I share this terrifying personal experience to caution others of the dangers of driving in flip-flop sandals. The potential for danger is not worth the ease and comfort flip-flops provide.
Lastly, I received good advice from one of the officers who came to my aid. He simply stated that when he is wearing flip-flops, he slips them off before driving and added, "It is not against the law to drive bare-footed."
Not hypocritical, just analytical
Thanks James Dorf, I just love to respond to silly accusations ("Mailbag: Letter writer shows his hypocrisy," Sept. 16.)
If my panning of some bans and supporting other bans makes me a hypocrite, in your esteemed opinion, then I have a lot of good company. Evaluating the worth of one thing against another thing is not being hypocritical; it is being analytical.
For example: If you think creating an unnecessary inconvenience for most people by banning useful plastic bags, but banning overgrown trees in the wrong locations that are destroying Laguna's unique, beautiful, valuable, and irreplaceable view sheds are of equal importance, then your sense of values needs a major overhaul.
'Affordable' restaurants should be city priority
Your Sept. 23 Mailbag edition published Gene Gratz ("There are plenty of affordable restaurants") and Justin Nedelman (City needs to flex power for middle-price restaurants") concerning Laguna's restaurants, focusing on the need for "middle price" and efficaciously "affordable" restaurants in Laguna Beach.