October 21, 2006
IN AN ELECTION YEAR IN WHICH grumpy voters from coast to coast are gunning for the scalps of doddering Republicans, Rep. Gary Miller (R-Diamond Bar) would seem a vulnerable target.
April 23, 2006 |
A Diamond Bar company headed by former Veterans Affairs Secretary Anthony J. Principi could get fees exceeding $1 billion from the VA, much of it on contracts approved and amended while he ran the agency, records show. Principi was president of the medical services company QTC Management Inc. before he joined President Bush's Cabinet in 2001. He ran the VA for four years, then returned to the firm as chairman of the board.
July 31, 2005
Re "Divining a good Catholic," Opinion, July 28 I am nearing my 71st birthday. At age 5, the good catechists were my first formal teachers of Catholic doctrine. This education continued through Catholic grade school, high school and college. The teachings in the area of faith and morals, based on Scripture and tradition, have never varied; they have been clear and consistent. Referring to "conservative" versus "liberal" Catholic teaching is not plausible, because consistency over time has been the hallmark of the faith.
July 30, 2005
Re "The neglected middle classes," editorial, July 26 I couldn't agree with you more. I have two sons who were well on their way to great educations, and something happened in middle school. That something, I'm beginning to realize, was me! This was when I decided it was their time to push themselves and their responsibility to maintain their grades and homework. Now that it is too late for them, I can see this is when the wheels to their education fell off. Do the middle schools want the parents involved?
July 12, 2005
Re "Woody Allen's History Goes Nowhere," Commentary, July 8 David Gelernter describes Woody Allen as a celebrity Jewish intellectual who describes history as a series of tit-for-tat killings that have no meaning. This merely confirms my long-held belief that Allen is a lightweight pseudo-intellectual who has a huge claque, nothing more complicated than that. Norbert E. Talbert Diamond Bar Gelernter is absolutely right when he states that Allen's view of war is more popular with intellectuals worldwide than Natan Sharansky's.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 25, 2005 |
A Diamond Bar man was arrested early Friday after allegedly stabbing his former girlfriend to death in the Brea Mall parking lot. Brea police said Daniel Aguba, 31, stalked the woman, Fatima Bumatay, 22, at the mall, then stabbed her 13 times after she strapped their 1-year-old son into his car seat. Aguba was being held at Orange County Jail on suspicion of murder, with bail set at $1 million. The stabbing occurred about 9 p.m.
May 28, 2005
How encouraging to read Villa Park baseball Coach Scott Luke is instilling one of the great American values in his players -- if you can't beat 'em on the field, beat 'em on a technicality. Yes, Arcadia Coach Sean McCorry exercised poor judgment in being where he was, but Coach Luke's protest took everything away from the effort of the Arcadia players, who clearly outplayed Villa Park. What a shame. Brian Ferguson Diamond Bar Any sports ruling body that governs by the letter, not the spirit, of a rule is just a sanctimonious, self-serving body with no spirit of justice.
HOME & GARDEN
May 5, 2005
I didn't respond to the first article about the garden pests ["Sssssolutions That Are So Repelling," April 14], but I must respond to the sequel ["Some Pests Are Still Undeterred," April 21]. We have happily coexisted with rabbits in our yard for years. We have many beautiful plants and flowers, entirely unbitten. Our secret? Every morning we put out air-popped popcorn for the bunnies to eat. We enjoy watching them, and our "regulars" have names. They have become quite tame, even running up to us as we put the popcorn out. We buy the large bags at the warehouse stores, so our solution is as inexpensive as it is enjoyable.
April 5, 2005 |
Los Angeles Roosevelt scored nine runs in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie Westchester in a semifinal of the RBI tournament on Friday, then scored three more with two outs in the eighth to win, 13-12. The Roughriders (12-2) went on to beat South Gate, 3-2, for the title Saturday at USC. Senior Luis Badillo's two-run homer in the fifth inning broke a 1-1 tie.