I lived in Burbank most of my life before moving to Las Vegas, and people could smoke in a park, outside restaurant patios and street fronts set up for dining. The way I see it, if you don't like smoking, don't smoke.
If you don't like a movie because of it's content, don't go view it and then complain about it.
In other words, build a bridge and get over it.
Mind your own business and leave everyone else alone.
Just ticket places that don't comply
The city should just start citing people ("Slow start for smoking law," June 16). If you get people going to court on these citations, word will travel.
Business should put up signs, even if they are homemade; a sign is a sign. The city should also remove the ashtrays from the streets where smoking is not permitted. It isn't fair that you try to enjoy yourself in the downtown area and you have people just standing there smoking — most of them teenagers.
Many occasions, I have walked down those streets and my children get burned because the people are careless.
Even at Burbank parks, people don't respect that this is where tons of kids hang out to play with the swings or even play ball and you have lookers just standing around exposing these kids to second-hand smoke. So I believe if you start citing, it will spread. Burbank is a small town.
Recognition not a national problem
You have to admire Rep. Adam Schiff. He knows where the votes are in his district. Genocide recognition, in my opinion, is not a national problem.
If you ask Mr. And Mrs. America, I'll bet nine out of 10 wouldn't know about it, and those that do could care less.
A while back, Schiff was going to help the notch babies get compensation with the Notch Fairness Act of 2005, but the way we are dying off, the votes are not there anymore.
We are on our own and we may never see the $5,000.
Schiff efforts on 'Rim' act applauded