April 24, 2009
Re "State pay hikes are withdrawn," April 23 It is becoming more clear each day in California that politicians care only about themselves. It's also nice to know that after the news leaked about the pay raises, Assembly Speaker Karen Bass and Minority Leader Michael Villines thought they were a "mistake." What kind of people are we electing? Are Bass and Villines aware that the unemployment rate has skyrocketed and most people feel lucky to even have a job? Everyone I know is worried about the future.
January 24, 2009
Re "DNA reveals secrets, lies," Jan. 18 Is family about bloodlines, or is it about relationships? As I researched my family, it became apparent that there was a propensity to roll in the hay first and marry second. Most of these marriages lasted for decades and produced stable family environments. In many cases, a third party stepped up to make an "honest woman" out of a pregnant spinster. Children born of "outside" fathers are not necessarily evidence of debauchery. A so-called break in the bloodline should not be looked on as a moral failure by our ancestors.
September 7, 1989 |
Following a tip that led to the San Gabriel Valley, Glendale narcotics investigators seized 1,276 pounds of cocaine with an estimated street value of $75 million and made eight arrests over the Labor Day weekend in the largest drug seizure ever made by the department.
May 23, 1991
Five Glendale police officers will be promoted to supervisory positions within the department next week, Police Chief David J. Thompson has announced. The vacancies occurred when Capt. Thomas M. Rutkoske, a 25-year veteran of the department, said he would take a disability retirement. Rutkoske, 48, injured his back when he fell during a city disaster-training exercise last October, Thompson said. He has been on a disability leave since that time. To fill the opening, Lt.
May 29, 1994
Reading your Summer Sneaks article on James Garner ("Was, Is and Always a Maverick," by Carla Hall, May 15) reminded me of an oft-repeated family story. My father, who was an avid amateur golfer, played in a pro-am game sometime in the late '60s. After the first 18 holes, he introduced my mother, who was quite star-struck, to Garner, who was playing in the tournament. My mother, trying to be cute and clever, said, "Hmmm, James Garner. I don't think I'm familiar with the name." Well, according to my mother, Garner, in typical Rockfordesque fashion, looked at her and said, "That's OK, lady, I don't know you either."
July 25, 2007
Re "Building a deathtrap," editorial, July 21 I've noticed plenty of bizarre editorials in The Times, but this takes the cake. The Times wails that repairs to the 82-mile All American Canal, which carries water from the Colorado River along the border with Mexico, will be a dangerous threat to illegals crossing that river, so steps and rescue equipment should be built into the concrete lining.
May 17, 2000 |
Composer Thomas Newman received the Richard Kirk Award for Outstanding Career Achievement at Broadcast Music Inc.'s annual Film and Television Awards dinner Monday night at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel. Newman, 44, is a four-time Oscar nominee for the films "American Beauty," "The Shawshank Redemption," "Little Women" and "Unstrung Heroes." His other scores have included "The Green Mile," "The Player," "The Horse Whisperer," "Scent of a Woman" and "Fried Green Tomatoes."
January 30, 2013
Re "Senate panel has plan on immigration," Jan. 28 I am so grateful to the millions of immigrants of recent decades, legal and illegal, for moving my country toward equality. When I was growing up, our country was dominated by white male Protestants, and America was idealized as their dominion. I'm not one, so like millions of others, I did not feel truly at one with my country. But now we have hundreds of different identities. As for "illegal" immigrants, they have always been vital to our country.
March 28, 2004 |
"Chung. Chung." It's a sound that elicits an almost-Pavlovian response in crime-show junkies, cued to think of "... The police, who investigate crimes, and the district attorneys who prosecute the offenders." The audio cue is a hallmark of the stalwart NBC series "Law & Order" and its spinoffs, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit" and "Law & Order: Criminal Intent."
June 15, 2013 |
It's Thursday night, and in the West Hollywood Recreation Center, it's pandemonium. On the court, Hit It and Quit It faces off against Scissor Me Timbers. Again and again, they charge back and forth in waves, rallying and hooting. Cheesy '80s anthems like "Danger Zone" and "Dude Looks Like a Lady" blare over the speakers but can barely be heard over the din as almost 80 players do battle. Their weapon? Just a bright 7-inch-diameter soft foam ball. The game is dodgeball, and it has come a long way from its discomfiting past on elementary school playgrounds.