September 7, 1996
In the Labor Day issue of Calendar, Norman Frisch shared his recollections of Groucho Marx's radio and then TV show "You Bet Your Life" ("Groucho a Memorable Boss? Bet Your Life on It"). It has been nearly 50 years but I can still recall Groucho's on-the-air ad-libs. I had to follow them closely since I was the newest and youngest staffer in Chrysler's De Soto Division Advertising Department. One of my toughest jobs was to write back to listeners who had been offended by some off-color nuance they perceived in a Groucho one-liner zinger.
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March 12, 2008 |
After a decade in the Legislature, Assemblywoman Nell Soto (D-Pomona) said she would not run for reelection. Under term limits, Soto, 81, could serve, if reelected, until 2012. She will retire when her current term ends in December, she said. She has missed every Assembly session this year because of illness. Democratic candidates who have filed to run for her Inland Empire seat in the June primary election include Maurice E. Ayala of Chino, Norma J. Torres of Pomona and Kenneth M. White of Ontario.
July 28, 1996
I'm eager to buy my daughter the children's books by Mexican American poet Gary Soto ("If Fresno Could Write," by Lisa Broadwater, June 9). But I was surprised to learn that he chooses not to write about any aspects of his 21-year marriage to a wife of Japanese descent because it doesn't interest him. I'm Mexican American and married to a Japanese man. It's a privilege to experience intimately the interesting aspects of Japanese culture, and I'm...
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August 3, 1997
Speaking as one who strongly opposes rewarding illegal immigration, I would like to respond to Msgr. Jaime Soto's July 20 column, "Supervisors Should Value Immigrants." Human nature requires that we all be motivated in order to act. The overwhelming explosion of illegal immigration into the United States is absolute evidence that there are rewards awaiting here. Remove these rewards, you remove the incentive. There will be no motivation and there will be no cause for action. Yes, it is that simple.
March 31, 2002
Re "Soto Urges Anaheim to Restore the Trust of Latino Residents," March 21: As a disillusioned and nonpracticing Catholic, I am livid that the church once again is sticking its nose into affairs of the state and federal governments. Rather than trying to change the laws of our country, perhaps Bishop [Jaime] Soto should encourage others to obey the laws of our country. Americans are sick and tired of importing more people who cause the American taxpayer to foot the bills for education and medical treatment.
April 7, 2002
Re: "Amid Middle East Strife, a New Focus on Economies," James Flanigan, March 17: I hope you can give some "ink" to the solution proposed by Hernando de Soto, president of the Institute for Liberty and Democracy in Lima, Peru. In essence, his concept is to ultimately eliminate the need for foreign aid on the part of the U.S. There is so much potential for internal growth and capital creation in these areas. However, the legal processes in place make it virtually impossible for ordinary people in these countries to create and expand capital.