November 22, 1992
Chris Kraul's article prompts me to send condolences. Venice's La Fenice is the most beautiful opera house. It breaks my heart to know he was not allowed to view it or to enjoy an evening there. WINIFRED CHAOTE Porterville
January 8, 1997
Other major California refiners followed Chevron's lead Tuesday, raising wholesale gasoline prices and launching a new round of price hikes at the pump for Southern Californians. Unocal and Shell led with a 5.8-cent-per-gallon price boost, more than the 5.6-cent-per-gallon increase passed on Monday by Chevron to its Southland dealers. Texaco and refiners Ultramar and Tosco also raised prices by smaller amounts Tuesday, although some had begun nudging wholesale prices up late last week.
January 8, 1997
The L.A. City Council will soon convene an ad hoc committee to formally study the restructuring of the Department of Water and Power, a process likely to entail raising power rates, cutting more than 1,000 jobs, forming a strategic partnership with an outside energy company and cutting DWP profits to the city.
December 28, 1997
Chris Kraul stated two times in his article on Brazil ["Companies Unfazed by Changes Rocking Brazil," Dec. 14] that the state of Parana is north of Sao Paulo state. Admittedly, I have not been to Brazil in many years, but I always thought it was south of Sao Paulo. I hope Chrysler does not get too confused and insist on going in the wrong direction, or to the wrong state. WILLIAM HICKS Beverly Hills
January 30, 2005
Excellent article ("The Voice to Watch," Jan. 23) by Chris Kraul -- someone who really knows his tenors. However, I noticed that he forgot to mention Jose Carreras, who, together with Domingo and Pavarotti, was a member of the Three Tenors franchise; otherwise, the "heir" to their throne, Rolando Villazon, wouldn't have been dubbed "The Fourth Tenor." Kraul also forgot to mention Roberto Alagna, the first candidate ever identified as "The Fourth Tenor" and still the most recorded and identifiable tenor of the present crop.