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October 14, 1997
In regards to the Pacific Suns baseball at Oxnard College and the Oct. 11 comments of Don Di Carlo about Martin Jones--"a couple of upset individuals who are stirring up the pot" and "one to which the press has given far too much attention": Mr. Jones represents a large neighborhood of quiet people who live in a mobile home park not a stone's throw away from home plate. And he is hardly stirring up any pot. All of these people have been dealt with in bad faith by the city of Oxnard and its staff.
March 25, 1995
I am tired of opening your fine publication and reading about Eric Karros and Mike Piazza whining and ripping the replacement Dodgers. As much as I enjoy summer evenings watching these great young players at Chavez Ravine, they are not endearing themselves to anyone. If they spent half as much time trying to work toward a solution as they do ripping the replacements, they would be in uniform at Vero Beach. JOE SORIANO Santa Clarita I am 9 years old and I found a way to solve the strike.
May 7, 1986
Congratulations are in order for an editorial that was accurate, well-written and to the point. Since coming to Congress in 1981, I have been involved in countless debates on policy for the Outer Continental Shelf. Negotiations have ranged from arduous at least to misleading at best, such as Secretary Hodel's repudiation of last July's congressionally negotiated agreement. I am a member of the California negotiating team designated by the Speaker of the House in an attempt to work out another agreement with Interior over the offshore leasing issue.
June 27, 1986
As one of the jurors in the case referred to by J.H. Uke (Letters, June 5) and in reference to Superior Court Justice Robert Satter's article (Editorial Pages, May 28), "How To Keep Damage-Award Jurors From Going Wild," I believe there is a complete misunderstanding of juries when they present high damage awards. The explanation given by Uke in the specific case she cites does not deal with the explanation advanced by the attorney for the plaintiff. I quote her words: "that punitive damage awards weren't just for this couple's humiliation and anguish but for the thousands and thousands of cases where people don't get prompt and fair settlements."
March 9, 2013 | By Richard Verrier
The union representing healthcare workers at the Motion Picture & Television Fund has informed the charity that it intends to stage a three-day strike. SEIU-UHW, which represents about 500 nursing staff members and other workers at the Woodland Hills-based retirement community, said it was preparing a walkout between March 18 and 21, citing a lack of progress in contract talks with the fund's management. "If MPTF continues to bargain in bad faith, stonewall negotiations, and push destructive cuts, more than 500 healthcare workers at seven Los Angeles-area facilities will be striking for three days starting March 19," the union said in a statement.
July 1, 2013 | By The Times editorial board
Less than two years after Congress enacted a long-awaited overhaul of patent law, President Obama is pushing lawmakers to address more problems in the patent system. This time the target is "patent trolls," companies that exist solely to buy obscure patents and then collect money from manufacturers, retailers and even consumers for allegedly infringing them. The challenge is how to stop the trolls without leaving small inventors at the mercy of big manufacturers. The U.S. patent system is almost as old as the republic, dating back to 1790.
January 25, 1998
For the most part, the editorial "Clarity for El Toro" (Jan. 18) hits the proverbial nail on the head, but slides off at the conclusion. The Times correctly notes the Board of Supervisors has changed personnel since the December 1996 vote. This was done to approve a sloppily done environmental impact report that had been written, on orders, to assure an incredibly huge international airport. Credibility was, and still is, an issue. The county and many of the airport supporters have yet to demonstrate any good faith.
June 16, 2002
Re "Detention of a Citizen Questioned," June 12: The detention of Jose Padilla, an American citizen, in the absence of criminal charges, an arraignment or access to legal counsel--and the lack of outrage in the press about this action--should frighten and anger every American. Whether the 1942 Supreme Court decision cited by the Justice Department is a relevant precedent or not, the bottom line is that we are being asked to place unquestioning trust in Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft and President Bush, who at best are fallible and at worst may act in bad faith.
January 5, 2014 | By Batsheva Sobelman
Wrapping up three days of talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders, U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry urged the officials to rise above the daily challenges and keep their eyes on the big picture. “We can achieve a permanent status agreement that results in two states for two peoples if we stay focused,” Kerry said before departing for Amman, Jordan, and Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday. Kerry met twice separately with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
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