The Argonaut newspaper has hired William Hicks as a columnist. Hicks, along with his wife Elise, is the author of Wings, The Journey Home: http://www.amazon.com/Wings-Journey-Elizabeth-Emily-Hicks/dp/0615420710.
The Hicks are environmentalists who have spoken out in public hearings about the the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors permitting and/or ignoring the destruction of trees and nesting sites by developers in Marina del Rey, specifically in regard to the “renovation” of the Oxford Basin on Admiralty Way and the lush urban paradise of Mariner’s Village on Via Marina. Along with Marcia Hanscom and Roy Jan Vande Hoek of the Ballona Institute, the Hicks have worked hard to raise public awareness about the importance of Marina del Rey as an ecological habitat for many birds and also the endangered monarch butterfly. In his first article for the paper http://argonautnews.com/opinion-trouble-in-paradise/ Hicks shows himself to be a writer of fine intelligence with a reasoned point of view about what is happening in our neighborhood (he and his wife, Elise live in Marina del Rey).
In addition, read Bruce Russell’s comment on Hicks’ article: