October 30, 2005
A big high-five to Sandra Tsing Loh for her words about L.A. public schools (Current, Oct. 23). I am a teacher at one of those "bad" public schools who is fed up with negative press. It hurts the students' feelings, and it's bad for public education. Thanks to the Times in Education program, my students have the paper to read at their desks every day. Shouldn't they open up to something positive about them and their hard work? When a Times education writer knocked on my classroom door a few years ago for a story, I told him he was not allowed to enter my classroom unless he had something positive to say about our work at Fremont.
March 9, 2004
Re "The Bleep That Never Was," Commentary, March 7: The whining in Sandra Tsing Loh's posturing as just a Bette Midler fan gone wild sounds like the typical motorist caught speeding. Why me? The rule that in the media even bad news is good news because the only thing that matters is getting some coverage is making us sick. Go KCRW! My TV has stood cold for many years now, and my radio dial is set to public broadcasting affiliates almost exclusively, because the only alternative to censorship is listener selectivity.
December 22, 2008
Re "Go with a pit bull PTA mom," Opinion, Dec. 16 I was stunned to read that the Los Angeles Unified School District turns down children's books because of an $18-a-book cataloging fee. My son's Mac laptop has a computer program that reads the bar code printed on a book with the tiny camera in the laptop screen. The title and description of the book are recorded. For the price of well under 100 book-cataloging fees, the district could buy a laptop and the program. I agree with Sandra Tsing Loh that the charlatan who is reportedly being paid in excess of $119,000 a year should be fired.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1992
The demise of Hughes as announced by Sandra Tsing Loh came as quite a surprise to those of us who work there ("A Huge Mistake," Guest Bites Town, Aug. 16). Should we box our stuff, shred our secrets and move to Montana soon? Won't the customers be surprised! Nah, Tsing Loh is pulling your leg. Despite a 14% nationwide head-count reduction, there will still be about 55,000 people at Hughes in January, 1994--unless we actually require more workers before then. Hughes has many new and ongoing contracts in defense, aviation, satellites and the commercial area.
August 27, 1998
5pm: Festival Felix Cavalliere's Rascals, Toby Keith, Crystal Gayle, Sergio Mendes & Brazil 99, and comedian Paul Rodriguez will headline the city of Norwalk's festival of entertainment, fun and food, Summerfest '98. A second stage will present a variety of acts such as fire-eaters, jugglers and a two-man, two-dog circus. Food and drink from local restaurants, breweries and wineries will be available throughout the three-day event. * Norwalk Summerfest '98, Norwalk City Hall, 5-11 p.m.
March 6, 2004
Re "KCRW Fires Loh Over Obscenity," March 4: Was anyone at KCRW-FM listening when Sandra Tsing Loh used the F-word during her previously recorded essay? Is that the station's policy -- to merely air whatever it's sent no matter the content? No editor listens first? In other words, could Loh have drowned a cat and no one at KCRW would have known about it until a listener complained? Now Loh is fired. Sounds like General Manager Ruth Seymour should be the one to step down. It's the station's responsibility to ensure that profanity and gratuitous violence don't air during hours when children could be listening.
November 16, 2008
Writer, performance artist and radio commentator Sandra Tsing Loh has parlayed a solo stage show about parenting, schools and dysfunction into a bestselling memoir, "Mother on Fire." The L.A. native recently set up a website, at www.askamagnetyenta.wordpress, to assist weary parents in navigating the public school labyrinth in Southern California. Her weekly radio commentary series, "The Loh Life," runs on KPCC-FM (89.3) in Los Angeles.
January 1, 2006
* To forget the Pulitzers. The Times has been putting energy into prize-winning features that run once a year. Readers care more about the quality of day-in, day-out coverage. (Mickey Kaus) * To print a piece about Los Angeles public schools that isn't either so boring or so terrifying that educated, middle-class parents might actually dare to send their kids there.
April 9, 2000 |
Perched before a microphone in a basement studio at Santa Monica College, the Queen of Anti-Cool is at it again, championing the cause of slackers and non-achievers in another wild-ride radio riff. "Today's topic," she says, her voice lilting: "Bottom rollers." Drawing a deep breath, Sandra Tsing Loh launches into her latest foray through the neurotic, disconnected landscape of her native Los Angeles, offering another heartfelt jolt of drive-time angst in a zippy five-minute confessional.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 4, 2004 |
Sandra Tsing Loh's commentaries on KCRW-FM (89.9) bear little resemblance to the overtly outrageous routines that led to Bubba the Love Sponge's firing last week. But after she uttered a four-letter obscenity on the air Sunday, Loh joined the Florida shock jock in the ranks of radio personalities who have had their shows yanked off the air.