CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 6, 1990
We do not allow minors under 18 to vote, to sign binding legal contracts, to enlist in the Army without parental permission, or to marry without special permission because we know that they are not fully mature or responsible. But we are perfectly willing to gas them, electrocute them or lethally inject them if they commit a murder, as if they were fully responsible adults. KENNETH A. COATES Claremont
December 20, 1998
Re "Open Valley Campaign's Books," editorial, Dec. 11: Asking the Valley VOTE committee to open its books is akin to asking congressmen to fully explain their income, or lobbyists, in general, to "come clean." Who are those that really seek to leave the city of Los Angeles, but more importantly, why? If this were strictly a money issue, VOTE ought to fully disclose its financial supporters. Paying the costs for the verification of signatures falls, as I view it, in their hands and out of their pockets.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1989
According to The Times, "Federal officials say the health implications of malathion have not been fully researched" (Metro, Dec. 13). How come it is legal to repeatedly spray people with chemicals that have not been fully researched? Spraying is continuing under a "special permit from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency." What about a People Protection Agency? Is the EPA protecting the environment--or agribusiness? County Supervisor Ed Edelman, a Democrat, said "he does not believe he could obtain the votes to urge the government to delay spraying.
September 25, 2005
RE "At This Point He Gets to Act as Provocateur" [Sept. 18]: How nice it is to be able to look up to a movie star, George Clooney, with respect and admiration, one whose values I can relate to. How nice that those blockbuster sums of money (that are so difficult to fathom for people whose annual business budgets in the arts don't exceed $100,000) are put to use on projects that have an ethical backbone yet are still based on artistic considerations. And, George, my condolences for the death of your dog. I fully empathize.
March 28, 1993
Let us give LAX its due in improvements over the past 18 months. My travels into the Pacific and Far East allow me the luxury of entering LAX through the Northwest Airlines terminal an average of six times a year. There I find: 1) There is no charge for carts; 2) Unless arriving prior to 8 a.m., my maximum wait for passport control has been from two to six minutes and 3) When fully staffed, as I have found them to be most of the time, LAX has been faster in processing arriving passengers than most Pacific/Far East airports I have experienced.
December 15, 1991
We are the Duarte Youth Athletic Club, a nonprofit, fully self-supporting youth sports organization that was founded in the early '50s by a group of World War II Duarte veterans. Our purpose is to provide the youth of our community with a positive avenue in which to channel their energies, in a sports program that is available to all of Duarte's children regardless of social-economic background. We repeat we are fully self-supported by league fund-raisers, United Way contributions and the donations of our sponsors, and have no political or financial ties with the Duarte city government.