CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 22, 2013 |
Attorney Gloria Allred urged embattled San Diego Mayor Bob Filner to resign his office without asking the city to pay any of his legal fees. She was referring to a mediated deal between the Filner and the city that sources told The Times on Thursday had been reached in a sexual harassment lawsuit naming him and the city as defendants. At a news conference in her firm's Los Angeles office Thursday afternoon, Allred said the majority of San Diego residents agree that Filner must go. "However, his leaving the city should not leave a permanent stain on the city's reputation by the City Council facilitating the mayor's leaving by entering into a callous and unholy agreement with him," she said.
June 25, 2013 |
The Headwear Association is planning to give away a whole lot of hats across the country this week as part of an awareness campaign about the damage the sun can cause to unprotected skin. As part of its annual Hat Day in the Sun, the trade group is set to distribute, free of charge, thousands of wide-brimmed, sun-protection hats on Wednesday in cities including New York, Boston and Boulder, Colo. A SoCal hat handout is scheduled for Friday at the Eagle Rock Farmers Market. The free hats are being provided by Broner Hats, Dorfman-Pacific, Bollman Hat Co., Magid Hats, Wallaroo Hats, Korber Hats, F&M Hats and San Diego Hat Co. The group has also shared the following tips as to what makes a good sun hat: "Wide brims.
November 11, 2012 |
Dear Liz: I am increasingly annoyed by the entitlement attitude of today's students. Why should the taxpayers (me) pay to educate somebody else's children? I remember when there was no such thing as a student loan. If I wanted to go to college and didn't have the money for tuition, I delayed starting college until I had worked for a year and saved up the money. Many of my friends did this, as did I. Now these kids stand around with their hands out looking for somebody to bring them their education on a silver platter.
September 25, 2012
Re "His conservatism may be article of faith for Romney," Sept. 21 Neither the government nor the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints will pay a needy church member's mortgage, but both offer food assistance. When a church does it, it's a helping hand; when we all do it (with our tax revenue), it's a handout. According to this view, a family of four with a monthly income of $1,200 (and not paying income tax) is self-reliant and taking personal responsibility if it accepts help from the Mormon Church, but it believes itself a victim if it accepts government help.
July 2, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) said at a campaign event Sunday that President Obama would “rather you be his slave,” yet another instance of the congressman making outrageous remarks that grabbed attention. “He does not want you to have the self-esteem of getting up and earning and having that title of American,” he said in Port Saint Lucie, Fla. “He'd rather you be his slave.” West's statements were videotaped and aired by Florida's WPTV . West, a tea party favorite, has a history of making outlandish remarks to supporters.
April 5, 2012 |
Last week, the Senate voted on a proposal by New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez to end some of the billions of dollars in handouts enjoyed by the fossil-fuel industry. The Repeal Big Oil Tax Subsidies Act was a curiously skimpy bill that targeted only oil companies, and just the five richest of them at that. Left out were coal and natural gas. Even so, the proposal didn't pass. But that hasn't stopped President Obama from calling for an end to oil subsidies at every stop on his early presidential-campaign-plus-fundraising blitz.