Maintain the character of Loma Portal
by MICHELLE LEFF, Loma Portal
Jun 04, 2014 | 1149 views | 0 0 comments | 12 12 recommendations | email to a friend | print
I read with interest two seemingly unrelated [letters to the editor] in the most recent issue of the Beacon. David Dick wrote quite eloquently about the concerns many Loma Portal residents have in regard to the PLHS stadium expansion.

He discussed how the proposed changes would affect the community.

[In a news story in the same edition, “Street-name curiosity turns into community project, Jan. 16 Beacon, Page 2], we read about the new book “Reading Between the Lampposts: The Literary Giants of Loma Portal,” a book written by members of the Loma Portal community who have pride in their neighborhood. Neighbors came together to compile information about the authors for whom their streets were named. The book itself is named after a distinctive feature of the neighborhood, the lampposts in many of the neighborhood’s intersections.

The unique aspects of our neighborhood are exactly what David and other Save Our Neighborhood supporters are trying to protect. We want a neighborhood where people come together to work on projects such as this. We want a neighborhood where families walk their dogs and teach their children how to ride bikes. We want a neighborhood that is safe enough for children to play outdoors until the lampposts start to glow. Introducing a commercial venture into the midst of our neighborhood will ruin these special features that inspired many of us to move here and some of us to never leave.

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