December 23, 2005
Re "Judge Says 'Intelligent Design' Is Not Science," Dec. 21 U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III correctly ruled that "intelligent design" is a theological argument, not science. In his ruling, he stated that the proponents of intelligent design falsely assume that evolutionary theory is antithetical to a belief in the existence of a supreme being and to religion in general. The judge wrote that the design arguments "may be true, a proposition on which this court takes no position" -- but they are "not science."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 8, 1996
Re your latest critical editorial on the Transportation Corridor Agencies ("Taxpayers Shouldn't Buy Agencies' Big Spending," Aug. 25): As a developer, former Building Industry Assn. president, and a conservative who has a natural antipathy to big government, I generally do not relish the notion of public agencies acquiring more real estate. But in the toll road agencies' case, I believe the board of directors did the right thing by purchasing an office building in Irvine Spectrum. Most of 1995-96 has produced a tightening real estate market.
August 28, 1998 |
"What do the Rolling Stones . . . Jerry Lee Lewis . . . Peggy Lee . . . Led Zeppelin and Sam Cooke have in common--besides a collective mountain of hit records?" That's the question raised by Bill Dahl at the beginning of his liner notes to the latest in MCA's excellent series of Chess Records reissues, and you'll probably be delighted with the two-disc package regardless of whether you know the answer. * **** Various Artists, "The Chess Blues-Rock Songbook: The Classic Originals," MCA/Chess.
July 10, 2012 |
For years, it was an organization defined by a crazy owner, his careless vision and caustic misfortune. For years, even during their rare brushes with success, they were viewed not as an actual basketball team, but as a comedic product of a strange man's obsession, a parlor trick trotted out 82 times a years to entertain family and friends. They were never just "The Clippers," right? They were always, "Donald Sterling's Clippers," with that villainous prefix defining their perception and determining their future.
May 10, 2008 |
Is Mercury headed for the junkyard? Speculation is mounting that Ford Motor Co., preoccupied with reviving its Ford and Lincoln brands, might decide to retire the Mercury nameplate rather than spend scarce resources trying to restore its former luster. Despite denials from Ford, the conjecture got a boost last week when Jerome York, a former auto executive and advisor to billionaire investor Kirk Kerkorian, said shedding the brand would be a smart move for the struggling automaker.
December 14, 2003
Re "Group Loses 'Indian' in Name, Not Spirit," Dec. 1: While I think Indian Guides provides an excellent opportunity for kids to learn of ancient Indian lore while having a great time with Dad, times have changed. Therefore, I applaud the move the YMCA has made to change the name, since the only common modern reference we have to American Indians anymore is through gaming and gambling. Pat Daigh Irvine
January 18, 2004
Re "Water Plant Turned Down," Dec. 17: The Huntington Beach Planning Commission staff and City Council should be commended for expending the extra effort in studying the very complex issues in the environmental report for the proposed Poseidon desalination plant before rendering their decision. During extended drought periods, desalination plants, together with water conservation and water reclamation, are certainly worthy of serious consideration in order to continue to maintain a safe and reliable source of drinking water for our residents.
April 2, 1998 |
Among the many things new parents (and new grandparents) should learn right away is what's available in worthwhile toys. Many discounters offer many useless toys, but the price is right, so neophytes buy them. The trick is tracking down toys that aid in learning skills. As a guideline, I have been visiting Inteliplay in Sherman Oaks because its selection focuses on educational toys. The prices are rarely discounted, but just this month the company has opened a new location.
December 8, 2007 |
Karl Dorrell won't have the same opportunity another UCLA football coach had after being fired for not winning. When Bert LaBrucherie was fired by UCLA after the Bruins went 3-7 in 1948 (after going 20-9 his first three seasons), he was able to find another head coaching job without having to leave Southern California. LaBrucherie was hired by Caltech to coach football and track. But Caltech is not an option for Dorrell. The Pasadena school dropped football in 1993.