You claim to want to keep Laguna , Laguna . But the result of your efforts look xenophobic . It looks anti-family . It looks anti-poor . Anti-young . Antichange . Anti-progress .
So please stop sending your well-organized team of speakers to heckle the council and city staff during meetings . It wastes hours . It amounts to bullying , and you slowly alienate your few remaining supporters . It lacks class . Michael Ray , Laguna Beach
Wonderful that the Hano family trust has given $ 15,000 to our Laguna Beach library , one of 30 plus branches of the Orange County library system . When my first computer burned out , I used one of the computers at the library and read the LA Times and the New York Times .
The library staff is always helpful , with the south end of the building being a children ’ s library , including books and computers and the north wing filled with musical tapes , movies , and books to check out and computers to use .
For me , our library is a magic place downtown where you can come in , rest , relax , and if you like , read . In addition , there are regular presentations for children and adults , from the balloon man to our own Jheri St . James and
her fellow belly dancers . How lucky we are to have our own library manned by professionals who know how to help you learn and enjoy the many services it has , including being able to check out books , musical tapes , movies etc . and use their computers - or simply step out of the busy downtown hub bub and sit and relax . Roger Carter , Laguna Beach
Sad news about Anneliese . We first met in 1971 , days after the feature story about her preschool on Manzanita appeared in the Los Angeles Times . A year later , I worked as a congressional aide in Washington , DC , but often thought about our meeting .
When I returned to Laguna in 1974 , I visited Anneliese . She offered me a job because she remembered I spoke a bit of German and had graduated from USC from the School of Education . Not only that , Anneliese gave me a place to live . So there I was , teaching my class of mostly 4-year-olds during the day and serving as the school ’ s groundskeeper before the first child arrived the following day .
Best of all , I felt like a member of the family . Anneliese ’ s husband , Paul , and I took a wine class together and made several trips to Napa to stock his cellar . In addition , I shared many dinners with their daughters Ruth and Liesa and