Letters to the Editor

Traffic still chaotic near site of 8-year-old's death

After the accident that took the life of 8-year-old Brock McCann on his way home from school last year, many residents are encouraged with the installation of sidewalks along 15th Street in Newport Beach.

However, what is curious to us is that the CR&R trash trucks are still operating during key drop-off and pick-up times for students at Newport Harbor High School, Ensign Middle School, Newport Heights Elementary and Mariners.

The large number of cars, bikes, trucks and pedestrians has reached a point of utter chaos during the peak hours in Newport Heights.

What is it going to take for the CR&R Company to come up with an alternative schedule that would not impact the safety of the community surrounding these schools? What is being done by our elected officials to ensure an accident like this never happens again? A response from at least one of our elected officials would be appreciated.

While addressing this safety issue, we ask that the administrators at our local schools communicate to parents who drop off their students that our alleys should not be used as a street to get to school and stop signs are not optional.

Juli Hayden

Newport Beach

Start over with a clean slate

A pox on all their houses.

They are petty, unprincipled and selfishly political. Out with the whole lot and start fresh.

William M. Monroe

Corona del Mar

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