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August 29, 1998 | Jerry Hicks
Jerry Hicks is on vacation.
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January 20, 2002
Re "Yorba Linda's Old Town: New Visibility in Store," Jan. 14: Jerry Hicks' article was informative and explored opposing views on this issue. I agree Old Town needs renovation, but forcing out the current owners or businessmen through an eminent domain proceeding is particularly heinous. The City Council needs to remember that these are families faced with the prospect of losing their livelihood and should be shown the benefit of exemplary leadership combined with financial and ethical considerations.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 2000
I read with some amusement Jerry Hicks' column, "The Tough Answer: Fight Back," (Sept. 25). While much of it made sense--nobody can defend themselves if they are taken entirely by surprise; disparaging comments concerning firearms are worse than useless. They are deceptive. How is it that "you are more likely to wind up getting shot if you have a weapon the attacker can get away from you?" If he is that close, you've almost certainly lost no matter what you do. If you are going to defend yourself, which is easier to do: physically take down a man who almost certainly is going to be stronger than you are, taller than you are and definitely psyched up to do you some grave harm?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1999 | JERRY HICKS
Jerry Hicks is taking the day off.
NEWS
January 20, 2002
Re "Yorba Linda's Old Town: New Visibility in Store," Jan. 14: Jerry Hicks' article was informative and explored opposing views on this issue. I agree Old Town needs renovation, but forcing out the current owners or businessmen through an eminent domain proceeding is particularly heinous. The City Council needs to remember that these are families faced with the prospect of losing their livelihood and should be shown the benefit of exemplary leadership combined with financial and ethical considerations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 5, 1996
Re "For Church, Moving to Car Lot Is a Big Deal," April 18: I want to thank columnist Jerry Hicks for recognizing our under-construction Sanctuary and Activity Center as a "grand structure" that could be included among the "beautiful churches" in our county. But I also want to affirm his observation that "you don't need steeples and high ceilings to feel religion." Church buildings, whether aesthetically stunning or blandly functional, are simply tools for ministry, places in which what really matters can happen, and from which the love of Christ can spread.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2000
Re "Capizzi Move Backfires: He Gives Foe Publicity," Dec. 30 column by Jerry Hicks: Hicks rightly condemns the pro-Capizzi lawsuit against Stephanie George for running under her maiden name as "against the American grain of fair play" but then opines that Capizzi could be a fair judge. Talk about your non sequiturs! I would think that an innate and uncompromising sense of fair play would be an absolute minimum requirement for a judge. Capizzi obviously doesn't qualify. Maybe Capizzi needs to learn to accept women on their merits without meddling in their personal decisions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2000
Re "Gun Control--Because Accidents Happen" (Aug. 31): Jerry Hicks just doesn't get it when it comes to guns and violence in our society. More gun laws will not help stem the tide of violence and crime in our streets. If Hicks wants to make this a better community, he should write many columns about the need for more teaching of character in our society. He should write columns about the need for religious codes in our lives. Focusing on inanimate objects may feel good, but it will do little good.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 9, 1990
I just read the Dec. 5 stories by Dana Parsons ("Witness Box Massacre Not a Pretty Sight") and Jerry Hicks ("Secret Recording Jolts Prosecution in Trial of Dr. Gionis") about the apparent discrediting of prosecution witness Robert Davis in the Gionis trial. This should not have been such a decisive victory for the defense. Why didn't the prosecution argue that the tape of the interview between Davis and (Dr. Thomas A. Gionis' limo driver, Ray) Ruiz may have been altered? It's entirely possible that the tape presented by the defense may be a copy of an edited original.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2000
I would like to commend Jerry Hicks for his column on smoking at the Revere House in Tustin. (Sept. 28) Nothing angers me more than when people use their position, power and influence to circumvent the law. It appears that Councilman Mike Doyle is able to ignore the ban on smoking with the blessing of Councilwoman Tracy Wills Worley, who claimed to be comfortable with the Police Department's enforcement program. In a letter written to me by Police Chief Steven Foster on Feb. 7, the chief said he had no intention of being smoke police.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 10, 2000
Re "Gun Control--Because Accidents Happen" (Aug. 31): Jerry Hicks just doesn't get it when it comes to guns and violence in our society. More gun laws will not help stem the tide of violence and crime in our streets. If Hicks wants to make this a better community, he should write many columns about the need for more teaching of character in our society. He should write columns about the need for religious codes in our lives. Focusing on inanimate objects may feel good, but it will do little good.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2000
Re "Capizzi Move Backfires: He Gives Foe Publicity," Dec. 30 column by Jerry Hicks: Hicks rightly condemns the pro-Capizzi lawsuit against Stephanie George for running under her maiden name as "against the American grain of fair play" but then opines that Capizzi could be a fair judge. Talk about your non sequiturs! I would think that an innate and uncompromising sense of fair play would be an absolute minimum requirement for a judge. Capizzi obviously doesn't qualify. Maybe Capizzi needs to learn to accept women on their merits without meddling in their personal decisions.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2000
Re "Slain Officer's Family Is Still Awaiting Justice," Dec. 16 column by Jerry Hicks: The victim's family rightly feels anger that it takes so long for the sentence to be carried out. However, the anger shouldn't be directed at the killer, his attorney or the courts. The appeals, after all, are to assure that no innocent person is ever executed. Even the most hidebound prosecutor would agree with that. Government actions, of which capital punishment is surely one, are limited by our Constitution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1999
Re "Anaheim Union to Institute 'Moment of Silence,' " Oct. 28: Maybe it's the trustees themselves who should abide by this policy. If this doesn't reek of hypocrisy, then I don't know what does. The board's questionable behavior in attempting to systematically scapegoat Latino schoolchildren represents an ideal opportunity for them to put into practice their new "golden rule" policy. CESAR MADRID Orange Someone finally did something. But, oh my goodness, someone might pray during the "moment of silence"--or think that they must pray.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1999
Re "Seeking Right, Wrong in Wake of Shooting," by columnist Jerry Hicks, July 22: Hicks excused an armed robber who was shot and killed by his vendor victim, saying that the poor gunman had societal pressures to join a gang and commit robberies. Hicks said a shooting could have been avoided if the vendor had not been armed. He said it was a sad day for everyone concerned because the criminal had a family and because the shooting put the vendor's life in danger. If Hicks' attitude is widespread it's no wonder our violent crime problem is out of control.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 2, 2000
Re "Slain Officer's Family Is Still Awaiting Justice," Dec. 16 column by Jerry Hicks: The victim's family rightly feels anger that it takes so long for the sentence to be carried out. However, the anger shouldn't be directed at the killer, his attorney or the courts. The appeals, after all, are to assure that no innocent person is ever executed. Even the most hidebound prosecutor would agree with that. Government actions, of which capital punishment is surely one, are limited by our Constitution.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 1999
Re "Seeking Right, Wrong in Wake of Shooting," by columnist Jerry Hicks, July 22: Hicks excused an armed robber who was shot and killed by his vendor victim, saying that the poor gunman had societal pressures to join a gang and commit robberies. Hicks said a shooting could have been avoided if the vendor had not been armed. He said it was a sad day for everyone concerned because the criminal had a family and because the shooting put the vendor's life in danger. If Hicks' attitude is widespread it's no wonder our violent crime problem is out of control.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 6, 1999 | JERRY HICKS
Jerry Hicks is taking the day off.
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