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OPINION
August 14, 2005
Re "Net losses?," editorial, Aug. 10 Once again the Federal Communications Commission has got it wrong. Its regulatory leniency has not only threatened the freedom of content for Internet users, but has all but taken away the competition that spurs innovation essential to broadband development. Instead of unbundling the "local loop" and discounting line rentals, which it should, it has taken a step in all but crushing competition. The only way out of this is for the Bush administration to further develop broadband over power lines with the the money it pledged for research and development.
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SPORTS
August 4, 1990
Can we remind the fickle, naive and fair-weather Dodger fan that the major leagues are not the place to "develop" players. Talent develops in the streets, schoolyards, sandlots and other fields of dreams. You do not teach or learn baseball in the big leagues. Check out rookies DiMaggio, Williams, Musial, Ruth, etc. JOHNNY MAGNUS Hollywood
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 9, 1987
In your editorial of last Sunday (Aug. 2) about the coastal land between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach you seemed to approve the latest plan for its development. I disagree. That land should not be touched, except to be made into a national urban park. This almost took place at the end of the Carter Administration in 1979, but the following Administration dismissed it. What we need in place of more hotels and houses in Orange County is a place where the public can enjoy nature and unwind from a very stressful environment.
OPINION
March 23, 2007
Re "Plenty of room," editorial, March 19 The Times finds a lot to fault in my view that we need to establish a larger plan to guide development in downtown. The event that prompted this view was the recent adoption of an ordinance that would allow the city to sell "air rights" from the Convention Center area to downtown developers. By paying a fee to the city, developers could increase the density of their downtown projects and build higher. While the transfer of development rights is a useful planning tool, it would be good for the city to first do some research and planning to address these nagging questions: Where in downtown is it best to direct higher densities, and what will be their effect on downtown's infrastructure?
BUSINESS
October 19, 1997 | Dow Jones
Allergan Inc. and Peptech Ltd. in England have terminated their agreement to develop a psoriasis treatment. Irvine-based Allergan, an eye-care products company, said Peptech has determined that further work is required to assess the optimal treatment regimen for the product, GMDP.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1998
Re "Pete: A Canyon's Best Friend," Sept. 19: Please do not think that everyone in Silverado Canyon is anti-development. My husband and I support sensible development in Silverado Canyon. The benefits, including increased real estate values and a boost in restaurant and market revenues, outweigh the bad. As for potential traffic problems on Silverado Canyon Road, there are traffic and parking problems associated with existing homes used as "boarding houses" in Silverado Canyon.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 24, 1988
The Woodland Hills Homeowners Organization should be elated that there is a desire to rezone and develop a 24-acre parcel of Warner Center property with up to 3.7 million square feet of office space. This will put additional jobs in the community, allowing more local residents to find jobs so close to home that they can walk, bicycle or ride the (future) shuttle to work and thereby reduce traffic and parking problems. DOUG DEMERS Canoga Park
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 18, 1997 | DAWN HOBBS
Development of the Ponderosa Corridor has been put on hold at least temporarily. The corridor is the unincorporated county property on the north side of the Ventura Freeway between Central Avenue and Las Posas Road. When Cal State Channel Islands was considering locating west of the area in 1994, a plan was developed that would have made the Ponderosa Corridor the housing and commercial focus point for the university.
OPINION
October 25, 2003
I just finished reading "L.A.'s Urban Model" (Oct. 18), describing the Playa Vista high-density housing project under construction. There is only one brief mention of "area residents worried about traffic gridlock." Ironically, it mentions a radio ad for the development in which a husband is "stuck in a traffic jam on the 405 Freeway." I live in Playa del Rey and commute to work in Santa Monica, a distance of six miles. It takes me 25 minutes to get to work in the morning using surface streets and 30 minutes or longer to get home at night.
REAL ESTATE
March 6, 1988
Villa Pacifica, a luxury retirement rental community for people 60 years and over, has been completed at 18421 Lemon Drive in Yorba Linda. The developer is Pacific Scene Inc. of San Diego. The $4,375,000 gate-guarded project features 84 one- and two-bedroom apartments with private patios and balconies, washer and dryer hookups, heating and cooling systems and a full-service recreation building with library and fireplace and large heated pool and spa.
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