CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 9, 2005 |
At least two of the five peacocks found dead in Palos Verdes Estates were poisoned, the city's Police Department announced Tuesday. A necropsy of the two birds concluded that they had eaten food laced with diazinon, according to separate releases put out by the police and by the community organization Friends of the Peacock. The exotic peafowl have long roamed the streets of the city but not without provoking controversy and even a lawsuit.
February 26, 2005
Given that President Bush managed to avoid service in Vietnam, it is ironic indeed that Michael Ramirez (editorial cartoon, Feb. 22) would choose to depict W as a front-line officer, caught in harm's way, abandoned and betrayed by treacherous, ungrateful allies. Desmond Arthurs Palos Verdes Estates
February 23, 2005
Nancy Soderberg's Feb. 20 Opinion piece -- "A Second-Term Shift?" -- is a fine analysis of the problems faced by the Bush administration's foreign policy team now that the second term is underway. Despite gains in the Middle East, antipathy continues in Europe and other places in the world toward the president and those who represent America's interests abroad, and with good reason. Thus, any suggestion that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice could receive the Nobel Peace Prize for cleaning up a mess she helped to create is obscene.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 18, 2005 |
It's mating season for the colorful peafowl of Palos Verdes Estates. But instead of advancing the species, some of the exotic birds are turning up dead. Five lifeless birds have been discovered in the city since Jan. 23, and no one has been able to figure out who or what is killing them. Laboratory tests have ruled out disease, and residents who have found the dead birds said they don't appear to have any physical injuries.
February 6, 2005 |
Only a few dozen houses designed by architect Gerard R. Colcord are still standing. Colcord, who was in his prime in the late 1920s and early '30s, designed mostly Country English, Cape Cod and Monterey Colonial homes close to his base in Beverly Hills. How unusual it is, then, to discover Chateau del Mar, a French-style Colcord built in 1970 in Palos Verdes Estates. Also rare is its bluff-front site in lower Malaga Cove. The home is one of only six on the oceanfront there.
February 4, 2005
Re "The President Reloads," editorial, Feb. 3: You state that "2018 is just when the fund starts paying out more than it takes in. It is not a crisis." The fact that President Bush believes that now is the time to deal with a future financial train wreck is what is called leadership. What would you like to do? Put it off until it becomes an imminent crisis? This president continues to show his courage and convictions and his will to present solutions for the long-term financial health of America.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 2004 |
A knife-wielding teenager's attack on her younger sister was the only act of felony violence in Palos Verdes Estates last year, easily ranking the coastal community as the least violent city with a population of 10,000 or more in California.
HOME & GARDEN
November 25, 2004 |
What really matters: People buy fixtures for the shape, style, size, color and price -- but the shade and bulb determine the light. For reading or tasks, you need a translucent shade that lets light through. For a warm glow, buy a darker shade. Where the light falls: To make a room seem larger, wash walls with light. Light reflects off surfaces, so if the wall is bright, the room seems bigger.
October 28, 2004
The withering credibility of the Bush administration was further undermined as Iraqi Prime Minister Iyad Allawi blamed the U.S.-led multinational forces for the massacre (he called it "martyrdom") of unarmed Iraqi troops, dressed in civilian clothes, on leave from duty (Oct. 27). This guy was in Washington just a few weeks ago, stumping for the Bush plan to bring democracy to Iraq, and now he publicly admits that the very forces protecting him dropped the ball yet again. The terrorists posed as Iraqi policemen operating a checkpoint.
October 27, 2004
Re "Deconstructing Teresa Kerry's Income Taxes," Oct. 24: In Michael Kinsley's commentary on Teresa Heinz Kerry's 2003 income tax return, a point was missing. Mega-rich people like John Kerry's wife have very little earned income relative to investment and estate-generated income. If Teresa Heinz Kerry had most of her $5 million 2003 income from earned income, she would not be able to pay as little tax as she did without donating most of it or using some tenuous tax shelters. Many people who earn more than the $200,000 income that John Kerry wants to raise taxes on already pay substantially higher than the 12.4% rate his wife paid.