CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 15, 1991
I have just finished reading your report on year-round schooling (Metro, April 3). I greatly appreciated it for I found it very enlightening. Your article explained the purpose of a single-track year-round schooling. With this system, students will have two major mental breaks and less knowledge will be forgotten over the shorter vacations.
July 19, 1990
OK golfers, admit it. There are those occasions, rare as they may be, when you find yourself sitting at work, wishing you could be on the greens instead. But excuses that would satisfy the boss are hard to come by. Well, here's one that might do the trick. The Poinsettia Foundation Inc., a nonprofit Ventura County school for abandoned and abused children, will be holding its first Golf Classic fund-raiser July 25 at Soule Park in Ojai. Yes, that's on a Wednesday, the middle of the workweek.
June 17, 1990
I don't know what the consensus is, but the "Newhart" finale left me feeling a trifle sick. We all know TV isn't "real life." Why did the show's producers find it necessary to rub our noses in it by turning old friends into figments of a dream? Mark Richards, Sun Valley
May 25, 2000 |
"The accumulation of all powers legislative, executive and judiciary in the same hands . . . may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." --James Madison, "The Federalist Papers" * State Insurance Commissioner Chuck Quackenbush should have listened up in government class. He should have paid attention to those lectures about checks and balances, about separation of powers. If he had, it's doubtful that today he'd need a criminal defense attorney.
February 18, 1999 |
At a recent chamber music concert, a man brushed by me as he hurried out of the theater before the second piece started. "My husband hates Bartok," said a woman a few seats away. "He'll be back after intermission, for Mozart." About the same time, a woman and her young daughter had moved into some empty seats in the row behind me so the girl, said her mother, "could see the first violinist better." As the music--Bartok's thorny Fourth Quartet--started, I could hear the girl begin to fidget.
HOME & GARDEN
February 23, 2006 |
Living in Bali Photos, Reto Guntli; text, Anita Lococo Taschen, $24.99 * Both exquisite and disturbing, this coffee-table book is a lush photographic tour of homes built by the well-heeled international set who live, at least part of the year, in the tropical paradise of Bali. The small Indonesian island -- south of the equator in the Indian Ocean -- is dotted with volcanoes, encircled by sand, blessed with wild beauty. The photos, by Swiss photographer Guntli, are all that matter.