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Mailbag: H.B. residents don't want 19th Street bridge either

January 17, 2012

I have been a resident of Huntington Beach for more than 30 years and am still fighting this 19th Street bridge. Why in the world are Supervisor John Moorlach and Huntington Beach Mayor Don Hansen still trying to force this unwanted bridge down the residents' throats? We have told them "no" for all these years. What part of "no" don't they get?

Eileen Murphy

Huntington Beach

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Costa Mesa provides fireworks warning

I do not want fireworks of any kind in Huntington Beach. I lived in Costa Mesa for 15 years before buying a home here five years ago. Every year, around the third week in June, Costa Mesa evenings would erupt in a cacophony of skyrockets, shrill whistles and explosions. This worsened as the Independence Day holiday neared and continued for about a week afterward.

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David Singer

Huntington Beach

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Habitat protection won't disrupt beach fun

With the great weather and the holidays, the first two days of the new year almost felt like summer. These were also the first two days of our new Marine Protected Areas (MPAs).

It was great to see so many people enjoying themselves on the beach, exploring the tide pools and, despite the cold water, scuba diving, snorkeling, kayaking, surfing and SUP boarding. In other words, it was a normal day at the beach.

I guess the many people quoted in the press warning that the new marine reserves would limit these activities were either mis-informed or just fear-mongering.

I was out snorkeling and enjoying our new marine reserve and look forward to observing the restoration of the marine habitat through my dive mask over the coming years.

Sandy Dildine

Laguna Beach

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Government cuts, less spending needed

Gov. Jerry Brown, true to his Democrat roots, announced on television and in the press that he will cut public safety and schools unless we give him more of our money via increased taxes and fees.

Same old trick the Democrats in cities, counties, states and federal government use all the time to extort more money from the taxpayers. They use these threats like it is the only solution to their overspending. The "outrage" is that year after year the gullible voters fall for these same Democrat tricks.

Meanwhile, the real solution that is never used is quite simple and harmless: Cut the size of government and/or cut the wages and perks of politicians and government employees by at least 10%. Budget problems solved. We need to ignore their threats and demand real cuts and less spending.

Dave Connell

Laguna Beach

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