saw parents with their children waiting in long lines for their
pictures to be taken on Santa's lap. I asked Michael, "Would you like
to take a picture sitting on Santa's lap?" He turned to me and asked,
"First, tell me whose birthday it is." I said, "Jesus." To which he
replied, "Then I want to sit on Jesus' lap."
These words from a 4-year-old showed me the true meaning of
Christmas and how easily we get distracted and forget its reason.
This year, I request everyone remember Michael's words and celebrate
Christmas with Jesus in your hearts.
Glendale needs to keep up on airport issues
Glendale Mayor Rafi Manoukian, in regard to the airport terminal
issue, has said he doesn't have all the information available, but
would like to get it. He wants to hear more about what Burbank is
asking of its neighbor city.
Where has he been in recent years? This issue has been beaten to
death, with no resolution in sight. If Glendale and Pasadena want to
be responsible co-owners of the airport, they should keep up to date
on the issues. They should ask their commissioners for information,
considering they're voting on a regular basis.
The real tragedy of the airport issue is that we couldn't buy it
as a sole owner back in the 1970s and deal with the airport
management on a one-on-one basis. The Glendale and Pasadena members
have voted against our interests on numerous occasions. Who hears the
noise from the airplanes landing and taking off? Burbank residents
do. The three cities share other interests and make them work well.
Let's do the same on the airport issue.