Good intentions have some flaws ("'Loud' ordinance announcement coming Thursday," June 23). This ordinance obviously was already in effect on Balboa Island a few weeks ago.
A very nice family owns a home on the island and also "rents" a big, famous bayfront home and is very active with local sports and community functions. All in one weekend, a graduation celebration of adults was "busted" from that one "neighbor" complaint before 11 p.m. (were they "renters"?). So one police visit and one warning.
The next night, after the Corona del Mar High volleyball team beat their Laguna rivals to win the CIF championship, the proud parents and friends had a celebration, gathering parents and students. A wonderful song in unison of "We are the Champions," and, uh oh, another complaint and here comes the complaint department monitors.