August 19, 2003
Re "Buffett's Property-Tax Remarks Stir Debate," Aug. 16: Warren Buffett [now advising Arnold Schwarzenegger] is right, and all the others are a bunch of cowards. I too sit smugly, paying a third what my new neighbors pay in taxes. But even though I'm benefiting, I'm not scared to acknowledge that other states charge a lot more and benefit accordingly. Since Proposition 13 came along, our infrastructure has crumbled. I'm sure many would rather pay no taxes and deal with dirt roads and disbanding the University of California system, but that's not necessarily what's best for all in the long run. Luckily, Proposition 13 is considered holy by so many, I'm in no danger of losing my bargain.
November 13, 2005
IN Mimi Avins' article about retirement ["For Men, Aging's a Type-A War Zone," Oct. 30], she may have skipped over a very important factor. The people she cites as unwilling or unready to retire -- Rupert Murdoch, Warren Buffett -- are power players. Why should they retire? They can collect salaries, take vacations for as long and as often as they like and enjoy most of the advantages of retirement while continuing to exert the power that defines them. They are not typical candidates for retirement.
April 20, 2008 |
Kenny Chesney must have gotten word about the Malibu dress code: It's baseball caps, dude, not cowboy hats. What other possible explanation is there for the country music legend to have bought a house in the Carbon Canyon neighborhood for $7.4 million in February and then promptly re-listed it for sale at $7.95 million? The home, which was listed at $7.5 million when Chesney bought it a nanosecond ago, has expansive ocean views.
June 29, 1991
It seems to me and other loyal Parrotheads that if Jean Rosenbluth is looking for life's meaning and direction at a Jimmy Buffett concert ("Fans, Not Buffett, Lively at Bowl," Calendar, June 24), she really is a strange bird. JOE FIGUEROA Santa Monica
May 19, 1991
I have been aware of Warren Buffett indirectly for several years due to brief references to his investments. Now, in the Los Angeles Times Magazine, we are exposed to a man with a good wit and ability to express ideas about investments. I am motivated to send you thanks. He instills confidence. HAYES CALDWELL Phoenix, Ariz .
June 9, 1996
"How many times can Buffett make the same album?" asks Steve Hochman in last Sunday's Record Rack. In reply I ask, "How many times can the Los Angeles Times and its Robert Hilburn clones write the same review for Jimmy Buffett?" Having heard the new CD "Banana Wind" several times, I beg to differ with Hochman. If Jimmy Buffett's music is so bad, then why does he continue to be one of the biggest if not the biggest concert act year after year? The sound that Jimmy makes is for the masses who want a little peace in their lives and a dream to follow as well as to attain a sense of fun and a view of the world that has some hope.