July 18, 2004
A note to compliment writer Rosemary McClure for her excellent article, "The Ottoman Empire," June 13. The lighthearted but factual article gave an accurate picture of the semi-annual International Home Furnishings Market and the atmosphere in the Piedmont area of North Carolina. McClure's article clearly describes the experience of visiting the showrooms and shops when searching for furniture. Tom Tyson High Point, N.C. The Travel section welcomes comments and letters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 2000
Thank you for the excellent article on Rose Pesotta ("Jewish Feminist Drew Latinas to Garment Union," Sept. 24). So much of the history of Los Angeles is told by its labor history; please publish more of these articles. And perhaps, someday, could we have a labor section--or at least a "Business & Labor" section? One side of any story is so dull. JOHN C. NEWBY Studio City
April 2, 2000
What a delight to see my favorite fruit featured in Carolynn Carreno's story ("Hot for Haas," SoCal Style, March 5). What a put-down for Dr. Rudolph Hass, who developed the variety, to find it referred to as the "Haas" twice and the "Hass" only once in the otherwise excellent article. Phil Henry Nipomo
October 21, 1998
Thank you for your excellent article on the "Politics of Fish Soup." (Oct. 14) Bouillabaisse is a passion of mine (is it strange to have such passions?), and your article was a welcome addition to my (limited) collection of information on the topic. I plan to visit our local Asian market this weekend and have at it. MONTE MACHIT, Cypress
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 1997
The Dec. 23 article "Funds Sought to Fix Historic Church" contained an error, which may seem slight, but historically is significant. The article stated that Santa Clara parish, in Oxnard, opened in 1877 " . . . with Mass spoken in English, Spanish and German to please all the Catholic worshipers." In fact, the Mass in Roman Catholic Churches has been said in Latin since approximately AD 400 until subsequent to the Second Vatican Council (circa 1962). I suspect the article was referring to the sermon which was typically given in the vernacular, depending upon the local language or custom.
March 19, 1995
Thank you for the article, "Asians from Latin America Find Haven in L.A." (cover story, Feb. 5.) With so many articles written about Hispanics, many of them either negative or just plain ignorant, I am grateful that you took the time to include this excellent article about one of the many diverse groups that make up the Hispanic population as a whole. I have always been surprised by the convoluted image that the media has of Hispanics. It certainly seems amazing that organizations whose job it is to inform do such a great job of misinforming.