June 21, 1992
Councilman Richard Alatorre says that "We're going to change the false impression that people in L.A. won't use mass transit by providing attractive alternatives to driving alone on congested streets and freeways." I think that people would love the opportunity to use mass transit getting to and from work. But another article mentions how much monthly passes for many of the different Metrolink lines (scheduled to start Oct. 26) would be. With monthly passes ranging from $112 to $176, there is no way I could afford to use this service regularly.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1986
Del Olmo's article made some good points about English being here to stay and about anti-immigrant sentiment underlying Proposition 63, but he seemed low on hope that Proposition 63 will be defeated on the November ballot. Despite the California Poll and the voting records of San Francisco and Miami, I say there is hope that Proposition 63 will be defeated. Let's not throw in the towel two months ahead of time! I see hope in fair-minded Anglos and blacks who are verbalizing support for Latinos and Asians.
January 2, 2000
Re "A Latino Politician Who Could Rewrite the Eastside Playbook," by Tony Castro, Opinion, Dec. 26: I am writing neither to condemn former Councilman Richard Alatorre nor to praise Councilman Nick Pacheco, as Castro does. What bothered me is Castro's false analogy when he writes, "Pacheco has an opportunity to break the Eastside-politician mold, one synonymous with insider politics only slightly less corrupt than Mexico's ruling party." As far as I'm concerned, Mexican politics and Los Angeles politics are mutually exclusive.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 26, 1987 |
In a first step toward putting behind them some of the recent election bitterness, Los Angeles City Councilwoman-elect Gloria Molina and other Latino elected officials who opposed her have agreed on the person they will support to replace Molina when she officially gives up her Assembly seat on Friday. The candidate is Lucille Roybal Allard, daughter of senior Latino legislator Rep. Edward R. Roybal (D-Los Angeles).