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July 16, 1987
In reading the letter from Val Rodriguez (Southeast / Long Beach sections, Sunday, June 28), I have to say Mr. Rodriguez should get his facts right before writing about others in a city he knows nothing about, seeing as he does not live in Huntington Park. Our chief administrative officer, Donald L. Jeffers, is the best and our City Council is the best and has taken care of the improprieties of our Police Department. --GEORGE FAIR Huntington Park
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January 14, 1988
According to the Los Angeles Times (Southeast/Long Beach sections, Dec. 27), Mayor Gene Chandler wants to annex 1.8 square miles of county land to the City of Whittier. I've got news for his honor. The majority of residents are quite content to remain in the county. If the mayor thinks he'll put over his annexation without a fight, he's going to get a run for his money. I'm quite content with the status quo, and I don't need Whittier. WILLIAM KOSSOFF near Whittier
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NEWS
January 14, 1988
According to the Los Angeles Times (Southeast/Long Beach sections, Dec. 27), Mayor Gene Chandler wants to annex 1.8 square miles of county land to the City of Whittier. I've got news for his honor. The majority of residents are quite content to remain in the county. If the mayor thinks he'll put over his annexation without a fight, he's going to get a run for his money. I'm quite content with the status quo, and I don't need Whittier. WILLIAM KOSSOFF near Whittier
NEWS
July 16, 1987
In reading the letter from Val Rodriguez (Southeast / Long Beach sections, Sunday, June 28), I have to say Mr. Rodriguez should get his facts right before writing about others in a city he knows nothing about, seeing as he does not live in Huntington Park. Our chief administrative officer, Donald L. Jeffers, is the best and our City Council is the best and has taken care of the improprieties of our Police Department. --GEORGE FAIR Huntington Park
NEWS
March 15, 1987
In reply to the letter from Gilbert McEwen "Development on Whittier Hillsides," (Southeast/Long Beach sections, March 8), I agree in part regarding cutting up our hillsides, since I played in the hills as a boy. However, this is 1987, and growth isn't all bad. It needs control, yes. My father started our furniture business in Uptown Whittier in 1932 and I have worked in this business since I was 10. There have been many changes--we now...
NEWS
April 27, 1986
Recently many communities held marches as part of a statewide "Care for Children" campaign in an effort to educate the public about child care services. To my knowledge, no cities in the Southeast area participated, although many articles appeared in this part of The Times about communities that are concerned: most recently, "Corporate Center Preschool" (Southeast / Long Beach sections, Page 2, April 17). Unfortunately, I have never seen any indication that Downey has done anything to help single parents and others who require reasonably priced, quality child care.
NEWS
May 24, 1987
It was very amusing to read the article (Southeast / Long Beach sections, May 14) where the Lynwood Unified School District has requested the state Department of Education to recruit six qualified bilingual Spanish-speaking teachers from Spain. The reason was the universities were not turning out enough bilingual teachers. I have taught and have been an administrator at East Los Angeles College for 29 years. The present student body is 60% Hispanic. There are ample bilingual students in Southern California to provide all of the bilingual teachers that the state could possibly need.
NEWS
November 22, 1987
A story in the Nov. 19 Southeast/Long Beach sections incorrectly reported the amount of money three law firms could receive for legal services related to a bond sale by the City of Compton. The story should have said that the firms could receive a total of $200,000 for their work, according to city documents.
NEWS
September 7, 1986
The Times will present a special report on area high school football teams Thursday in the Southeast/Long Beach sections. "High School Football/1986--The New Season" chronicles the top teams and top players on the eve of their season openers. League races will be handicapped and there will be scouting reports on each Southern Section team in the area.
NEWS
August 17, 1986
Several members of our lawn bowling club in Long Beach were delighted with your recent article (Southeast/Long Beach sections, July 31) and, as secretary, the group urged me to write expressing our great appreciation for the story. We players thoroughly enjoy the game and the fellowship with friends. We truly hope to welcome new members and trust such stories as yours will help toward that goal. --HAROLD KEY Long Beach
NEWS
May 24, 1987
It was very amusing to read the article (Southeast / Long Beach sections, May 14) where the Lynwood Unified School District has requested the state Department of Education to recruit six qualified bilingual Spanish-speaking teachers from Spain. The reason was the universities were not turning out enough bilingual teachers. I have taught and have been an administrator at East Los Angeles College for 29 years. The present student body is 60% Hispanic. There are ample bilingual students in Southern California to provide all of the bilingual teachers that the state could possibly need.
NEWS
March 15, 1987
In reply to the letter from Gilbert McEwen "Development on Whittier Hillsides," (Southeast/Long Beach sections, March 8), I agree in part regarding cutting up our hillsides, since I played in the hills as a boy. However, this is 1987, and growth isn't all bad. It needs control, yes. My father started our furniture business in Uptown Whittier in 1932 and I have worked in this business since I was 10. There have been many changes--we now...
NEWS
April 27, 1986
Recently many communities held marches as part of a statewide "Care for Children" campaign in an effort to educate the public about child care services. To my knowledge, no cities in the Southeast area participated, although many articles appeared in this part of The Times about communities that are concerned: most recently, "Corporate Center Preschool" (Southeast / Long Beach sections, Page 2, April 17). Unfortunately, I have never seen any indication that Downey has done anything to help single parents and others who require reasonably priced, quality child care.
NEWS
September 22, 1985
If you look at the run-down conditions in some areas of our city, you might agree that it would make more sense to spend the "taxpayers hard-earned dollar" on upkeep of our community rather than for fancy 22-karat gold-plated cocktail glasses (Southeast/Long Beach sections, Sept. 14-15). I guess the citizens of Norwalk can claim "the best City Council money can buy"--and isn't this too much? --LOUISE FOSTER Norwalk
NEWS
February 2, 1986
After reading the article "Bumpy Rail Crossings Rattle La Mirada" (Southeast/Long Beach sections, Jan. 23), I was very happy to know someone is doing something about those annoying bumpy railroads. It would be nice if the rubberized pads were put in Downey. In these changing times, it seems imperative for them to be installed. As more people start to drive, the railroads (crossings) are bound to get worse and more dangerous. Thank you for the information about railroads in this county.
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