Low-flow toilets might be OK if they worked
Regarding your piece on property owners being slow to replace old toilets ("Owners slow to go low-flow," July 31), I'd like to get the guys who figured we should all install low-flow toilets to come over to my house on a daily basis and clean the things.
I own two of them, and neither of them flush worth a darn. I am using far more water now, flushing several times per use, than I ever was with the older-style commodes. This is a classic example of emotion taking over logic.
I'm going to Nevada to buy a couple of old-style devices to replace my nifty nonfunctional new ones.
Pledge of Allegiance belongs in schools
As a Burbank resident who grew up in the city and attended Burbank schools, I am very disappointed to find out that our schools have decided that our children don't need to recite the Pledge of Allegiance each morning.
Our country is at war, and we have been at war for my 9-year-old's entire life. Out of respect for our country and for the men and women in the military, the Pledge of Allegiance is the least we could do to show we are taking the time to remember them.
When I posted on my Facebook page that this was happening, all my friends commented, most not even realizing that their children were not saying it. When I called my child's school, I was informed that it is left up to the teacher.
Why is this allowed to happen? Our country deserves respect and our children deserve better.
Verdugo bike lane should be emulated
The bike lane down Verdugo Avenue with a striped line is a big help to cyclists and motor vehicles ("Hoping to see more bicycle lanes," July 21). It clearly makes it much safer for both to travel on the same road together.
It also lets the bike rider travel more freely, and drivers can now better judge the distance away from the bicyclist.
It would be nice to have more north-to-south bike lanes along a street like Hollywood Way or Buena Vista.