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Returns Called Frightening

April 19, 1990

As I stood at City Hall on April 10 watching the election returns come in, I was struck by two things:

First, an election really can be bought. Sport Chalet bought and paid for this victory. Their organization was well run and well funded, solely for the destruction of three candidates who didn't totally agree with their plan for the Sport Chalet. The blatant arrogance and sinister smear tactics I witnessed in this campaign were truly frightening.

Second, good does not always conquer evil. Right does not always win out over might. As much as I wanted to believe it, our story did not have a fairy tale ending.

"It's a Wonderful Life" did not play out in our town. People did not seem to hear our "George Baileys."

Yes, Virginia, there really is an "Old Man Potter." He is living right here in La Canada Flintridge.

CAROL WAWRYCHUK

La Canada Flintridge

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