Not only did the Los Angeles Unifies School District take it away, it fenced off the park for two years before getting around to building the school.
It doesn't matter that L.A. Unified will build a replacement park that is fully paid for. The money has to come from somewhere, and the new park will almost certainly cost more than the perfectly fine park that was bulldozed.
The L.A. Department of Recreation and Parks is so desperate for money that it may allow advertising in our parks. But the city let L.A. Unified pave paradise in exchange for a park elsewhere.
Is this the best our leaders can do?
Re "Amazon's price app draws fire," Business, Dec. 10
As a small-business owner, I am highly offended by Amazon.com's new price app.
Comparing prices is something people have always done. Now, Amazon suggests that people go into someone's brick-and-mortar store, scan a
barcode and let Amazon know the price. Then, Amazon will give you another 5% off.
To me this does not sound moral or ethical.
Amazon should be happy with the advantage it has over us in not collecting sales tax. Don't tell people to use my building, on which I pay rent and property tax, to do their work.
I recently turned the tables on Amazon. I was looking for a book and went to Amazon for some ideas. I found a book and then went to my local bookstore to purchase it.
It felt great. More of us should try it.
Take that, Amazon.
Re "Corzine tells of 'stunned disbelief,' " Business, Dec. 9
MF Global really dodged a bullet there.
I mean, isn't that why corporations pay chief executives such as Jon Corzine hundreds of times more than what the average citizen makes? By paying their bosses millions of dollars a year, they get the very best.
A lesser chief executive would have "lost" way more than $1.2 billion.