In response to Ms. Blurock's letter dated Aug. 3, "The 'old spirit' of Laguna is still alive," it is incredible to me how one homeowner can hold the entire neighborhood hostage.
Her "large grove of Eucalyptus trees" in North Laguna are a danger to nearby homes, pedestrians and motorists.
This is not the first time that a big section of one of her very large, 60-year-old trees has fallen, nor will it be the last.
I hope Ms. Blurock has adequate homeowners insurance, and the city has sufficient funds to defend its hands-off position regarding these trees, when one falls and hits someone like it occurred in Newport Beach.
Tourist praises local musical production
As a visitor to Laguna Beach from Florida, I feel compelled to write to you about the finest local theater production I have ever seen — one that may be overlooked by your wonderful community. "Ruthless" is quite possibly the best musical comedy that nobody has ever heard of.
The cast of talented singers and comedic actors are spot-on in their performances and the audience's belly laughs are genuine and abundant. I have been to many Broadway plays that pale by comparison. Have you ever enjoyed something so much — spontaneous standing ovation good — that you must tell anyone who will listen about it?
As I looked around the No Square Theater at the end of Saturday night's performance, I was shocked to see some empty seats. My heart sank as it dawned on me that there are many people in today's troubled world who could use a good laugh and share in a magical moment.
Do yourself a favor and go. You can thank me later.
Gregory F. Coker
Apollo Beach, Fla.
Show bike racks as inspiration to ride
The city staff report shows 32 locations for installation of bike racks in the downtown area and park locations.
It is noteworthy that bike racks were not assigned to locations of high traffic areas like banks, the post office, schools, coffee cafes or City Hall.
Instead four prime locations were flagged as "not recommended" due to considerations made by city officials. The locations are: Starbucks, post office, Sawdust Festival and Albertsons market.
Two high traffic locations were included: the bus transit depot, and the police department and fire department area.