Re "Battle Cry Echoes in Canyons" (June 23): It is the year 2010 and there are now 5 million to 7 million new residents in Southern California, 400,000 in Orange County. My grandchildren ask, "What is a canyon? Can we go see one?"
We look up canyon in the dictionary: "can-yon (n), A deep valley with steep sides often with a stream flowing through." But we cannot drive or hike through any in Orange County because they are all housing developments now.
If a bond issue is the only way to save our canyons for future generations, then government intervention is necessary.