September 30, 2012 |
California's lemon law is designed to protect consumers who discover a serious, unfixable flaw in a vehicle they've purchased or leased. Here are key things to know about the law, according to the state Department of Consumer Affairs: • The law applies to any problem that "substantially impairs the use, value or safety" of a car covered by a manufacturer's new vehicle warranty, provided the problem is discovered within 18 months or 18,000 miles...
December 6, 2013
Re "Enabling Karzai," Opinion, Dec. 3 Let's not stay in Afghanistan another 10 years. The bilateral security arrangement with that country needs to be stopped. Our elected representatives in Washington should listen to their constituencies, who are most assuredly "near unanimity in favor of an immediate, total withdrawal. " It's time to leave Afghanistan to the Afghans. Norman Gottlieb North Hills ALSO: Letters: Powering California Letters: America needs plumbers too Letters: Mixing politics and tax breaks
July 15, 2012
Re "Retooling Teach For America," Opinion, July 10 As a former principal, teachers and I were often dismayed when the time and effort we put in to help these young people be successful went for naught because they often left after their two-year commitment was completed. A second problem is that these inexperienced teachers are often placed in inner-city schools where teaching is most difficult. Having rookies as their teachers often compounds the severe challenges faced by our inner-city students.
July 27, 2012 |
Mazda Motor Corp will recall 217,500 Tribute sport-utility vehicles sold in the U.S. to fix the same sticking gas pedal problem that Ford Motor Co. is dealing with in older Escape SUVs. The vehicles were jointly developed and share the same design. The Mazda recall affects Tributes from the 2001 to 2006 model years and the 2008 model. Like the Ford recall, only vehicles equipped with the 3-liter, V6 engine and cruise control are affected. Ford on Thursday recalled 421,000 Escapes sold in the U.S. Ford said the problem occurs because of inadequate clearance between the engine cover and the cruise control cable.
March 19, 2013
Re "GOP rift on display at conference," March 17 Many of the Republicans who spoke at the Conservative Political Action Conference last week seemed to think that the problem with their party was the wrapping, not the package. They seem to miss the point that what's inside the package is the problem. When CPAC speaker Mitt Romney said privately to a group of wealthy donors during his presidential campaign that he could write off about 47% of voters, he put into words what many Republicans think.
July 20, 2009 |
It's hard to believe, but being underweight used to be a considerable health problem in the United States. In the years from 1966 to 1970, 5.8% of children ages 6 to 11 and 4.6% of children ages 12 to 19 were underweight. From 1960 to 1962, 5.7% of people ages 20 to 39 were underweight. How times have changed. Today, people who are underweight are most likely those who have underlying medical conditions, according to new data from the National Center for Health Statistics.