July 30, 2003
Re "Speak Up for Kids' Sake," editorial, July 26: I laughed out loud at the suggestion we taxpayers should have to pay for translation services because some immigrants refuse to learn the English language. Once again The Times advocates that the American taxpayer carry the burden for the immigrant unwilling to assimilate himself or herself into society and learn the English language. Unlike the immigrants of old who learned English, today's immigrants don't want to assimilate into their new country; they want us to bend over for them.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 20, 1999 |
A 23-year-old inmate working at the Ventura County Sheriff's Department Training Academy escaped Monday from the minimum-security facility. Michael Allen Sugden, who was serving a two-month sentence for burglary and is not considered dangerous, walked away from the academy at the Camarillo Airport about 2:45 p.m., sheriff's spokesman Eric Nishimoto said. Sheriff's air and ground units were still searching for Sugden on Monday night.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 8, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO - A homeless man plagued by schizophrenia is beaten to death by police in Fullerton. A man from Fort Bragg fixates on aliens for years while denying he is ill, then kills two men before dying in a gunfight with law enforcement. A Nevada County mental health client who had refused additional care storms into a clinic and kills three workers. Those headline grabbers, according to a task force pressing to change the California law that governs involuntary civil commitment to psychiatric hospitals, were merely the most visible signs of a broken system.
December 3, 2012 |
Director-producer Renny Harlin has sold his so-called Cannon House in Venice house for $1.83 million. The two cannons, however, were not included in the purchase. The buyer asked that they be removed. The three-level home features an open floor plan, radiant-heated polished concrete floors, balconies, two master bedrooms with fireplaces, another bedroom, an office and 2.5 bathrooms in 2,756 square feet of living space. One cannon sat on a front-facing balcony and the other at the rear of the house.
January 29, 1993 |
Gary McCord, more often an announcer than a contender, shot a five-under-par 66 Thursday and was among seven players tied for the first-round lead in the Phoenix Open. Jeff Maggert, Michael Allen, Robert Wrenn, Mike Donald, David Frost and Scott Simpson joined McCord in the lead on the 6,992-yard TPC of Scottsdale course. Ten other players, including two-time Phoenix champion Mark Calcavecchia and Larry Mize, who won at Tucson last week, shot 67s, and 11 others were at 68.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 14, 1991
A Reseda woman was being held on suspicion of murder Thursday in the stabbing death of her common-law husband, Los Angeles police reported. JoDell Victoria McMann, 46, was arrested in the couple's apartment after paramedics found her fatally wounded spouse, 42-year-old Michael Allen Cannon, in the building manager's unit. Cannon died shortly after arrival at Northridge Hospital Medical Center. McMann was being held at the Van Nuys Jail until her arraignment.
November 23, 2002
Re "In the Enemy's Presence, Army Discards Some Valuable Assets," Nov. 17: Steve Lopez misses the point regarding the homosexual servicemen who were kicked out of the Defense Language Institute. They have knowingly deceived the U.S. government. They joined the armed forces while knowing the rules. Are those the people we want defending our country? Lopez describes how a serviceman was caught in bed with his gay lover on military grounds at 3:30 a.m. How stupid can these guys be? Do we really want them running U.S. intelligence against well-financed terrorists who have managed to elude the U.S. government for more than a year?
October 10, 1992 |
Claiming that the Bush Administration considers a fetus a person, a husband and wife are arguing in court that they were entitled to deduct their unborn child on their federal tax return. Andrea Cassman says her son, Jonathan, almost 3 months old, qualified as a child for tax purposes before he was born.
June 28, 2003
MANOHLA Dargis' review of "The Hulk" ("Taming a Demon," June 20) had to be the most overwritten, pretentious waste of space I've ever read in my life. It reeked of condescending know-it-all-ism in its first few sentences, with misplaced and gratuitous references to Kennedy, Khrushchev, Sigmund Freud, Sophocles and Herr Doktor. Is Dargis trying to impress us with a who's who of her historical knowledge in a movie review? I've seen "The Hulk," but I don't know what's worse, the film or Dargis' attempt to review it. Clearly neither should have been allowed out of the box. Michael Allen Los Angeles AFTER reading the review of "The Hulk" I could only gather that Kermit was right when he said, "It's not easy being green."