October 19, 2003
Oops! You made a glaring omission regarding Fred Willard. He has a delightful recurring role on "Everybody Loves Raymond" as Amy's father. We're thrilled that he'll be starring in his own show ("A Minute With Stan Hooper"), because we've loved Mr. Willard ever since he and Martin Mull teamed in "Fernwood 2-Nite." Hollace Brown and Sonny Wallensky Los Angeles
September 28, 2003
There is a glaring omission in "Freedom's Test, or Just a Pest?" (Sept. 24). As our population has grown, law and regulation have grown -- exponentially, not arithmetically. This has created a demand on decision-makers far exceeding their individual or group capacity at all levels of government. So, when the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors cuts off a speaker, the reason might be less the irritation than making the best use of scarce time to attend to the people's business. For those boards that permit speakers to speak at length, the question must be asked as to when, if at all, there is time to do the people's business.
March 17, 2003
" 'Mother of All Bombs' Is Successfully Tested" (March 12) was anything but illuminating. Who makes this nightmarish weapon? (Or, asking this another way, who lobbied to have this manufactured in his or her congressional district?) How much does it cost? (A glaring omission.) How much damage does it do? From the tone and content of your article, one would think it was lifted from a Pentagon public relations magazine. Bob Lentz Sylmar
May 5, 2002
Re "A Glaring Omission From Legacy of the Riots--Apologies," May 1: May I be the first to agree that Steve Lopez is naive. I am even more so, in that I would expect two guys to be charged with responsibility [for the 1992 riots]: Tom Bradley and Daryl Gates. It's called accountability. There is no doubt that the event and actions were insane, self-defeating and directed at innocent parties; nonetheless, they were understandable. The glaring omission is not apologies; it is the lack of civic awareness of root causes and of changes to the system that brought forth the chaos.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 1, 2002 |
Call me naive, but I'm still waiting for one person to fess up. Just one guy to walk into a store and say, you know what? I looted this TV 10 years ago when the streets were wild, and I don't want my kids watching this stolen property one more night. Here's the money I owe you. No. I am not holding my breath. In coverage of the 10-year anniversary of the Rodney King verdict and the senseless destruction that followed, I've seen explanations and recollections. I've seen claims of progress and complaints about the lack thereof.
January 5, 2002 |
The most startling aspect of this year's jazz Grammy nominations is not who is included but who is not. Amazingly, Diana Krall's "The Look of Love" is nowhere to be found in the best jazz vocal album category. This, despite its enormous popularity and breakout sales--usually two of the most basic gauges for nomination. Nor was Jane Monheit, one of the most visible up-and-coming jazz vocalists, included. Are we experiencing some sort of backlash here?