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Widening of Canyon Road

January 17, 1988

In reply to David M. Scott's letter (Dec. 20): How can the city of Laguna Beach purchase open space and deny Caltrans (its plan for) widening Laguna Canyon Road, where numerous fatalities have occurred?

The answer: We are not flatland Huntington Beach; we preserve and cherish our village atmosphere. We cannot and will not pave over our town for parking lots.

The accidents are not because of a two-lane road through a scenic canyon, but from drivers driving "under the influence." Not to mention the fact that the greater portion of the accidents occurred in Irvine territory, not Laguna Beach!

ELEANOR L. HENRY

Laguna Beach

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