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March 29, 1992
I read the travel bulletin entitled "Visitors to Polish Cities Warned Against Thieves," March 15, with some consternation. Having recently returned from a trip to Poland I can attest to the relative safety of the country. While caution needs to be exerted during any travel experience (we all tend to stick out like sore thumbs when we're tourists), Poland is no less safe than any other nation in which to travel.
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September 3, 1995 | ROBERT A. JONES
Now comes Arthur, 11 years of age, with a message for the rest of us. Everyone who's seen his message feels its sorrow and mystery. Arthur seems to be suggesting that the world doesn't work very well for 11-year-olds and he wants to try something new. But who is Arthur, really, and why is he telling us these things? Arthur first appeared this summer through his home page on the World Wide Web. As you may know, a home page is an announcement of selfhood on the Internet. It says, "Here I am."
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NEWS
April 25, 1989
If you look on Page 39 of the federal indictment of Michael Milken, you'll see the reason for this story. That's where the feds describe how--in their opinion, at least--the king of junk bonds pulled on the levers of capitalism, got all the gears cranking and eventually caused whole forests of redwoods to come crashing down along California's North Coast. Even now, the chain saws are howling in the forests surrounding this small lumber town. They are cutting to pay some heavy bills, debts that were incurred 1,000 miles south in the Beverly Hills offices of Drexel Burnham Lambert.
NEWS
March 29, 1992
I read the travel bulletin entitled "Visitors to Polish Cities Warned Against Thieves," March 15, with some consternation. Having recently returned from a trip to Poland I can attest to the relative safety of the country. While caution needs to be exerted during any travel experience (we all tend to stick out like sore thumbs when we're tourists), Poland is no less safe than any other nation in which to travel.
NEWS
September 3, 1995 | ROBERT A. JONES
Now comes Arthur, 11 years of age, with a message for the rest of us. Everyone who's seen his message feels its sorrow and mystery. Arthur seems to be suggesting that the world doesn't work very well for 11-year-olds and he wants to try something new. But who is Arthur, really, and why is he telling us these things? Arthur first appeared this summer through his home page on the World Wide Web. As you may know, a home page is an announcement of selfhood on the Internet. It says, "Here I am."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1991
Robert A. Jones (Part A, Sept. 15) attempts to make a joke of Jerry Brown's candidacy. However, if all candidates would concur with Jerry Brown's declared $100 limit on campaign contributions, it would revolutionize the way we are governed. EUGENE KUSMIAK Fallbrook
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1997
Robert A. Jones, in a lengthy column about himself (Oct. 5), referred to a driver (who crowded him) as a "geriatric coot." I guess Jones believes the elderly to be a hazard to public safety and only the speeders should be permitted on our freeways. At least, in that old "coot's" time, his women could walk safely to church; and listen, without fear, to a concert in the park. CARLETON H. RALSTON Los Angeles
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 2, 1996
Just when Los Angeles County taxpayers are asked to vote over $300 million for needed parks (Prop. A), Robert A. Jones' essay ("Defying the Job God," Sept. 18) tells how Long Beach Naval Station, 170 park-like acres and beautiful buildings, paid for by taxpayers (though off-limits to the public), is about to be flattened and paved with asphalt for the China cargo trade. No wonder people are fed up with government. VIKKI CUKIER Calabasas
MAGAZINE
April 30, 1995
Robert A. Jones' article should serve as a wake-up call to the large studios ("Wanna Buy a Dirty CD-ROM?" March 19). Sex sells, and sexual products do promote new technologies. Jeffrey P. Grogin Pasadena Thank you for your excellent article today about my son (Hikaru Phillips) and his pornographic enterprise. His mother and I have always been very proud of him and everything he's ever done, and never more so than now. Peter Phillips Pacoima
OPINION
October 4, 1998
I've been so proud of our Olympic murals and the way the taggers seemed to appreciate them by leaving them alone. But no longer! According to Robert A. Jones' essay, "A Long Goodbye for the Olympic Murals" (Sept. 27), the taggers have changed their minds and Caltrans is painting out the graffiti and parts of the murals with gray paint. Other than write irate letters to the editor, what can we do? We've lost the "Freeway Lady" and it seems we're about to lose the Olympic murals as well.
NEWS
April 25, 1989
If you look on Page 39 of the federal indictment of Michael Milken, you'll see the reason for this story. That's where the feds describe how--in their opinion, at least--the king of junk bonds pulled on the levers of capitalism, got all the gears cranking and eventually caused whole forests of redwoods to come crashing down along California's North Coast. Even now, the chain saws are howling in the forests surrounding this small lumber town. They are cutting to pay some heavy bills, debts that were incurred 1,000 miles south in the Beverly Hills offices of Drexel Burnham Lambert.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 3, 1989
I write magazine articles for a living, and nothing delights me more than to find good writing--writing that transcends reporting--in the news media. The feature articles that you run on the front page, left-hand column, are consistently good.The writers take obscure subjects (such as where artists live in Los Angeles) and make them interesting. But the high point of my week is the new column, "On California," written by Robert A. Jones. Whether he's talking about real estate or a football team, Jones is concise, entertaining and insightful.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 13, 1992
In Robert A. Jones' article, "Yes, There's Life After Prop. 13" (Feb. 26), he referred to people who owned their homes prior to 1975 as the "geezer crowd." I am included in that crowd since I bought my home in 1963, and I strongly resent the implications of that term. My Funk & Wagnalls defines geezer as "a queer old person," so I'm astonished that a newspaper that is usually so politically correct would allow the use of such a discriminatory and disparaging term by one of its writers.
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