April 3, 2014
Re "A renegade keeps her faith," Column, March 29 What a wonderful way to end Women's History Month. Sandy Banks' column on Sister Judy Vaughan was a tribute to her and to all the nuns who preceded her. In the early days of our country, these valiant women went to the wilderness to establish schools and hospitals. During the Civil War they nursed combatants regardless of side. They went into homes to nurse the ill during the 1918 flu pandemic when others would not or could not. And some of them died prematurely for their efforts.
November 10, 2013
Re "Legalize the street vendors," Editorial, Nov. 8 I managed the oversight and operation of the MacArthur Park vending district, L.A.'s last attempt at legal street vending. It was funded by federal grants and was supposed to become self-sufficient. It never got close. The health and safety issues that you raise are very valid. It would take just one instance of food contamination to ruin an entire program. The main problem with the MacArthur Park program was that the illegal vendors ran rings around the legal ones; you can't compete when you have to follow the rules that others don't.
May 5, 2012
Re "A truly loopy tax loophole," Column, May 3 It's deja vu all over again. A provision of Proposition 24 on the November 2010 ballot would have eliminated the option that multi-state businesses have to choose between two tax formulas. Proposition 24 was defeated. Sandra Wolber Granada Hills ALSO: Letters: Getting Bin Laden Postscript: An anti-Vatican bias? Letters: A truth filter for political ads
January 21, 2014
Re “Putin tells gays to leave children alone,” Jan. 18 Let's hope Russian President Vladimir Putin also tells the “straights” to leave the children alone. They're the bigger problem. Sylvia Lewis Gunning Thousand Oaks More letters to the editor ...
March 27, 2014
Re “Going once ...” March 26 Regarding the upcoming auction at the shuttered San Onofre nuclear plant and your line about the “the auction is generating interest”: That is the first thing being generated there since January of 2012. Rick Goward Mission Viejo More letters to the editor ...
October 18, 2013
Re “Redskins: No harm, no foul,” Opinion, Oct. 15 I too think that the Washington Redskins should change their name. Recently I've become highly offended by the word “Washington.” Richard Schultz Sherman Oaks More letters to the editor ...
March 26, 2014
Re “Jonah Goldberg,” Opinion, March 25 Six words in the lower right corner of the Opinion section brightened a gloomy morning: “Jonah Goldberg has the day off.” Tom Turnley Santa Ana More letters to the editor ...
May 11, 2012
Re "Airstrike kills Cole bombing suspect," May 7 Not long ago we condemned the Soviet Union'sKGB for reaching beyond its borders to assassinate those whom it suspected of being its enemies. Now our CIA unashamedly executes those it suspects of crimes against America. This shameful drone activity not only kills suspected enemies but has also killed innocents. The Founding Fathers, who went to great lengths to protect against search and seizure, must now be restless in their tombs.
June 27, 2012
Re "Neighbors oppose veterans center," June 26 What if soldiers from Iraq and Afghanistan occupied San Diego, where a charter school and residents in one neighborhood are working to stop the construction of a home for veterans? Would those neighbors not welcome a contingent of the military? These veterans gave, we took, and now they're in deep mental trouble. This should not be an issue. Let the school move for the veterans home. Barbara Barnett Laguna Beach ALSO: Letters: Pursuing perfection in dance Letters: Security and the Olympic spirit Letters: Why can't the parties get along?
March 14, 2013
Re "OneWest is said to be exploring a sale," Business, March 9 The current value of OneWest Bank is nearly twice the $1.55 billion investors paid to buy it in 2009. Those great profits, of course, ignore the $13 billion bath the public took when the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. took over IndyMac in 2009, the bank that became OneWest. Privatized profits, socialized losses. Tell me again about too much bank regulation. Kelley Willis Venice ALSO: Letters: Tell that to Thatcher Letters: The Wal-Mart moviemaker Letters: Doctors, drugs and addicts