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Mailbag: Sad to see Natural Perspectives column go

I was very upset to read of the impending closure of the Lou Murray/Vic Leipzig column in the Daily Pilot and Huntington Beach Independent.

I have always looked forward to reading about Lou's efforts in growing vegetables at the community garden and at her home, and about Vic's bird-watching forays. This is the one column I looked forward to each week, as it is both informative and humorous.

I always learned from it. It was a painless way to receive information about how to care for our environment and how to grow healthy vegetables.

I regret very much the loss of the local flavor of our news media.

Norma Brandel Gibbs

Huntington Beach

The writer is the former mayor of Huntington Beach.


Measure V

And the flawed charter goes down with a giant thud. The end.

Liz McNabb

Costa Mesa


Newport PAC

The persistent and pervasive attempt by shadowy conservative outside special interests to meddle with Huntington Beach politics and civic affairs reared its ugly head again recently with a scurrilous hit piece put out by reactionary Atlas PAC targeting former Mayor Jill Hardy ("Hardy calls mailers untrue," Oct. 25).

The Newport Beach-based libertarian PAC produced a

hit piece that was personal, defamatory and wildly contrived.

Tim Geddes

Huntington Beach

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