August 24, 1989
Some of South Pasadena's streets are in terrible condition, particularly Huntington, Fremont and Meridian. Why not use some of their anti-Long Beach Freeway funds and repair existing surface streets? JOHN C. HALL Alhambra
March 5, 1987
My friend Bill Edmundson of South Pasadena has discovered the "missing link" that can solve the Long Beach Freeway dilemma. He says that his plan will save about half a billion dollars. Here's the scoop: Convert Meridian Avenue into a four-lane, one-way highway heading south; convert Fremont Avenue into a four-lane, one-way highway heading north. The lanes are already there. The only catch is that you'll need a bucket of paint to slop in the new arrows, and that's going to set you back $5. East-west crossings on the two highways would be blocked off except for main arteries with traffic lights.
February 21, 1993
As an American Jewish child of the 1960s, I was prompted by the synagogue bombings in Jackson and Meridian, Miss., to act on my terror and fear ("White Knights, Dark Hearts," by Jack Nelson, Jan. 10). I sent a $5 donation to the rabbi in Meridian for the synagogue's rebuilding, along with a request for the rabbi to acquaint me with a pen pal, a boy or girl my age from whom I could learn more about what it meant to be a Jew living in Mississippi. Years later, upon graduation from college, I went to Mississippi, where I was the guest of my pen pal and his family.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 15, 1987 |
The Meridian Condominiums have almost everything--marble bathrooms, two health clubs, a swimming pool, a fourth-floor park of purple-leaf plum trees, and capacious high-rise homes with bay views selling for up to $1.4 million. But all-news radio? Forget it. The Meridian is hostile territory for AM radio--a fact brought home to Meridian denizen Shirl Stoller recently.
January 18, 2010 |
Leslie H. of Phoenix recently wrote to us with the following question: "Do ionic foot baths really remove toxins through the feet? I'm skeptical." Skeptical? You've come to the right place. Ionic foot baths are a "detoxifying" treatment that have become popular at health fairs, alternative health clinics and spas. Many companies also sell ionic foot baths online for home use. Wherever they show up, ionic foot baths follow the same basic approach to detoxification. Users stick their feet in a basin of salt water that's buzzing with a small electric charge from two submerged electrodes.
November 25, 2011 |
With the partial exception of Bartletts, great locally grown pears are scarce at farmers markets in Southern California, where warm winters and disease render cultivation problematic. This makes it all the more special that Al Courchesne of Frog Hollow Farm, a rock star organic fruit grower from Brentwood, Calif., an hour east of San Francisco, will make a cameo appearance the next two Wednesdays at the Santa Monica farmers market to sell his legendary Warren pears. Arguably the most delicious pear variety in the world, praised by the likes of Alice Waters, Martha Stewart Living and Oprah Winfrey, the Warren combines the best features of its ancestors, with the intensely sweet, rich, spicy flavor of Seckel, and the larger size and voluptuous juiciness of Comice.