March 18, 2009
Closure would be community?s loss I just read in the paper about the Magnolia Park Post Office closing to go to the main office on Hollywood Way (?Post office is being shipped,? Feb. 14). I am very sorry to hear this, as I love this post office as it is so convenient. I feel it would be a great loss to lose this post office, and I know the businesses around it would be hurting as well. People go to the post office and are more likely to look through the other stores by it. I know I do. I hope something can be worked out so this wonderful post office does not have to close.
June 2, 2010
As an American, Southern Californian, resident and an inhabitant of this planet, it profoundly embarrasses me that we continue to spend billions of dollars to widen freeways, while cutting Metrolink train service ("Metrolink fares to increase," April 28). We need more train service, and better linkages, not less. At the same time, oil-well workers are blown off platforms to their deaths, and some of the most fragile, pristine, beautiful coastline in our country is ruined. Livelihoods are destroyed and wildlife dies, suffocated by a gloppy coating of oil. We demand cheap oil and gas, and pay prices that do not reflect true costs.
December 18, 2002
Resident liked the Rogers of yesterday Leader letter-writer Richard L. Jensen takes great exception to my constant hammering of Will Rogers, and I'm flattered to think he suspects some kind of personal or psychological motive in my doing so. Apparently, I'm not alone with my problems, because every time I complain about the latest misstatement or straw-man argument of Will's, I hear a tremendous amount of agreement in...
June 2, 2001
Burbank's City Council has instituted new rules for the public addressing officials at its meetings, and I confess ambivalence. I didn't support changes, preferring the council keep its old rules. But my opposition was tempered by the council rejecting the draconian array of oppressive changes recommended by city staff. Also, the council's decision to reconsider the new rules in 60 days, instead of waiting the six months first proposed, made the package more palatable.