Welcome to the Laguna Beach Coastline Pilot’s Community Forum pages.
On these pages, readers will find lively debate and thoughtful
discussions on important issues facing Laguna Beach.
Each week, the page will include an unsigned, staff editorial on an
important topic in town, a cartoon by a local artist, a lengthy community
commentary piece called Sounding Off and a collection of letters to the
editor called Mailbag. The rules for getting published on these pages are
simple. And without further fanfare, let’s get to them:
The writer must provide a name, address and contact phone number for
verification and proof of authenticity (they won’t be printed).
Like our news copy, the topic must be related to local issues only.
For example, the Coastline staff won’t be covering the war in Afghanistan
in its news pages, so in turn we won’t publish opinions about the strife
there unless there is a clear, local connection.
Personal attacks will be subject to editing.
The editors reserve the right to edit all letters or similar
correspondence for grammar, style, accuracy and journalistic standards.
OK, enough of the rules. Let’s talk about how to contribute. For
Sounding Off or Mailbag, send submissions via e-mail to
firstname.lastname@example.org, to our mailing address at P.O. Box 248,
Laguna Beach, CA 92652 or you can drop them off at our office at 384
Forest Ave., No. 22.
Thanks for listening and we look forward to hearing your opinions