Ironically, this beach is at the site where Newport Beach was founded in
the 19th century, and it now sits at the foot of million-dollar
But it does not seem to be high on the priority list for the county to
maintain and patrol.
Council is not listening to constituents
It is my opinion that the Costa Mesa City Council and the mayor are
not doing their job for their constituents ("Report: Home Ranch good for
$2.4 million annually," May 12). They appear to give in to our wealthier
citizens, such as C.J. Segerstrom and company, by giving them just about
everything they ask for.
What about Long Beach airport?
Now, according to your article, reasonable people differ as to whether
the LAX report indicates an airport is needed at El Toro (LAX report: El
Toro airport not needed," May 12).
Where is Long Beach Airport in the controversy? About 20 miles south
of LAX and about 20 miles north of John Wayne and El Toro sits this good
airport facility that can not draw major airlines with adequate
schedules. Is Long Beach not needed and El Toro is?
RONALD T. ANDERSON
Make 17th Street sunny again
Having watched East 17th Street change for the worse over the years
into mostly a seedy, traffic-choked thoroughfare has been a tragic work
Now we have a chance to make real progress. I wholeheartedly support
the concept of making this busy thoroughfare a more pedestrian-friendly,
user-friendly venue. How many times along the coast have we been socked
in by the fog only to venture up to 17th Street and find it wonderfully
sunny? Come on!
The interplay between the two environments call for the mutually
beneficial and complimentary best use of a "friendly" East 17th Street.
Please don't let this wonderful opportunity slip by to make a great
improvement in our quality of life for us and future generations.
And for our esteemed city officials may find that the tax revenues
would be greater from more people visiting and spending money than making
17th Street a six-lane speedway.
PAUL JAMES BALDWIN