February 7, 1993
I was surprised and delighted to read on the front page of the View section an article about such a practical and essential aspect of our society as the maintenance of the nation's largest sewer system here in Los Angeles ("Down the Drain," Jan. 24). It was a pleasure, too, to have View call attention to the men and women who do the requisite work, which is often dangerous. It is a small step toward recognizing that it is not only lawyers, doctors and professors who should be respected for their contributions to our lives.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 27, 1987
I find it outrageous that developers, having destroyed the historic La Reina Theatre to build yet another redundant shopping center, are now being allowed to deplete our precious water table because it interferes with their parking structure. The Times reports (Oct. 3) that the developers will be fined for the amount of water they pump daily into storm drains, where it goes off to sea, wasted and useless to this parched city. What is money to these people, who spend it wantonly in their own self-interest?
May 18, 2010 |
"What do you think?" It was the enigmatic, emphatic question that answered a question. It was Kobe Bryant's response to The Times' Brad Turner last week when Turner wondered whether the Lakers' consecutive postseason horrors against the Phoenix Suns burdened Bryant. "What do you think?" Bryant said, glaring. Well, Monday night, after watching a golden rage pour out of him like pure lava from jagged and smoldering rocks, here's what I think. This is Kobe with a bigger chip on his shoulder than in his knee.
May 8, 1986 |
More than three years after heavy rain from fierce winter storms flooded streets, overflowed inadequate storm drains and swamped several businesses and homes, the downtown is getting a new storm drain system. But the long-awaited project, which will run under the heart of the business district and will replace a decades-old system, comes at an awkward time: the beginning of the lucrative tourist season at one of the South Bay's most popular beaches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 19, 1989
Representatives from the city engineer's office will attend a special meeting to discuss proposed improvements to Deer Canyon on June 28, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Canyon Hills Library, 400 Scout Trail. Topics will include information on a proposed storm drain and recreational improvements to Deer Canyon. The meeting is sponsored by the city Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department. For information, contact Chris Jarvi, the department's director, at 999-5160.
February 7, 2009
Re "Immigration a factor in budget math," Column, Feb. 2 Finally a sensible, insightful article about the drain that illegal immigrants place on the state budget. California residents and government officials need to face the facts -- we can no longer afford illegal immigration. For every illegal immigrant hired as a nanny, maid, gardener, meat cutter, driver or agricultural worker, the public is paying for the education and medical needs of their families, to the tune of billions of dollars.