May 30, 2009
Writer’s attitude is just sour grapes I’ve often wondered why some people use only sarcasm when they want to criticize others. I’ve suspected it was because they’re stuck back in junior high school, and never took that class in high school that would have taught them that sarcasm is the tool of a weak mind. Richard J. Tafilaw brought this thought to me again when I saw his juvenile piece, “Pool and spa owners needed a voice,” in the May 16 Mailbag.
April 2, 2003
Councilmen's actions are questionable As the saying goes, "politics makes strange bedfellows." This old adage has been proven accurate once again in Burbank. Prior to the primary race for City Council, Mayor David Laurell and Councilman Dave Golonski endorsed Brian Malone along with the barely incumbent Jef Vander Borght. After Malone finished fourth in the primary election, Laurell and Golonski dumped him. Laurell came up with goofy reasons for doing so and the always-inscrutable Golonski remained silent.
January 1, 2003
Every year at this time, I give readers a case of the Willys. I don't mean the feeling that comes from knowing my annual holiday poem is imminent. These are the Willy Awards, the most anticipated awards of the year. OK, maybe they're the awards you forget about until they're here. But they're here -- and you can't stop them. WILLY LITIGATE THE CUBS INTO THE WORLD SERIES? AWARD When a judge recently agreed with airport arguments that patrons of a new private parking structure can't walk over an airport easement to get to the airport, it was the first courtroom win in memory for lawyers employed by the Airport Authority.