February 1, 2013 |
Silicon Beach is mourning the death of entrepreneur and Ecomom co-founder Jody Sherman this week. Sherman, 47, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, officials said. Since his death Monday, several L.A. tech bloggers, friends and venture capitalists have taken to Twitter, Facebook and personal blogs to share memories of Sherman, who co-founded Ecomom in Santa Monica in 2009. The company, which sells eco-friendly and healthful products for children, mothers and the home, moved to Las Vegas about a year ago. The messages also emphasized the need for a more open dialogue about the pressures of creating a start-up and running a business, with entrepreneurs and others calling on the tech community to open up and offer support to colleagues who may be suffering from depression.
January 11, 2013 |
Film and television industry groups that met with the White House on Thursday evening vowed to engage in a "dialogue" over the issue of gun violence in America. "The entertainment community appreciates being included in the dialogue around the administration's efforts to confront the complex challenge of gun violence in America," said a statement from the Directors...
May 6, 2007
I do not know Elisabeth Hasselbeck personally, and I am not a viewer of "The View." But I would like to respond to the three readers who attacked her last week [Letters, April 29]. What I find hilarious about these three letters is the arrogant, elitist attitude they present. Words and statements like "ignorant," "self-centered" and "Hasselbeck's disingenuousness is only exceeded by her hypocrisy" tell me how liberals really view others' opinions. These letters are stark, real, in-your-face examples of how they talk of diversity, consensus, dialogue and cooperation, only to detest and look down upon those who offer it. What liberals really mean is they want consensus and dialogue only with other liberals.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 1993
Prof. Benjamin J. Hubbard's comments and observations are very accurate ("Rise in Hate Crimes Signals Alarming Resurgence of Bigotry" April 4). I find that people don't seem to relate their particular brand of disliking a particular group to the general rise in bigotry, hate and animosity. It doesn't seem to matter whether it is the far right, far left or ultra-religious; it is the extreme positions of groups and individuals in our society that cause polarization. I hear racial and ethnic epithets mouthed by all kinds of people against others and that seems to grow, not shrink.
June 28, 1997
This isn't about Howard Rosenberg's position vis-a-vis Southern Baptists versus the Walt Disney Co. ("Why Has What You Watch Become Their Business?," June 20). This is about the acerbic words from his pen when discussing Christians, of whom I'm one. Thus, in his eyes, we're "vision impaired . . . cultural bullies . . . zealots [a buzzword] . . . Disney bashers . . . seeking to impose their values and tastes on the multitudes, no matter how loopy their theories . . . Christendom's grinning bag of bilge, the Rev. Jerry Falwell.
May 1, 1987
I wanted to express my gratitude for Kathleen Hendrix's article on local Arab-Jewish dialogues ("Oasis of Understanding in Desert of Despair," April 12). It was a fine, comprehensive report that gave a clearer picture of what, at times, seems like a vague, confusing situation. As a participant in a number of the organizations mentioned, I've seen firsthand how attitudes can change for the better once people start communicating openly with each other. We don't kid ourselves that problems will be solved overnight.