July 14, 1996
Let me see if I understand this: The telephone industry spends countless millions of dollars developing technology that will allow my phone number to be displayed to anyone I call if they have something called "caller ID" ("GTE Launches Controversial Caller ID in State Today," June 15). Then the telephone industry spends countless million of dollars developing the technology that will prevent my number from being displayed, thereby returning us to where we were on June 14. Now, that's progress!
April 9, 2009
Health costs: An Op-Ed article on Tuesday said that more than twice as much is spent on healthcare per person in the United States as in any other country. The U.S. spends more than twice as much as the average of other developed nations, but not twice as much per person.
November 26, 2008
Re "UC is considering limiting freshman enrollment in fall," Nov. 20 It is counterproductive that our state will threaten access to higher education to solve the budget crisis. I am only a high school student, and I don't have the right to vote yet. How fair is it to target students without a vote? Our state spends more on prisoners than on students. As someone who is applying to UC next fall, I take that as a cue that our leaders don't care about our future. If they did, they wouldn't have gotten us into the mess we are in. Andrew Tey Monrovia
May 19, 1991
"The $4-Billion Regular Guy," by Linda Grant (April 7), highlights a dichotomy in the United States today. We want an understated, frugal (cheap), unpretentious wealthly man who spends little money and contributes even less to the economy, other than getting the poorer folk to spend on his investments. If we all operated like Warren Buffett, the United States would be an up-and-coming Fourth World nation and Buffett would walk around in the buff. JAN ELLIS-LEON Los Angeles
September 25, 2009
School has started again, but that doesn't mean those pesky child-care issues have been resolved. With budgets tight, many families find it's getting harder to pay for day care. That means Junior might end up sitting on Mom's desk every other Friday. We're looking for your questions about children and the workplace. If your child is sick, is it OK for you to take a sick day? What if your office mate spends hours on the phone dealing with his children and their schedules? And what if the boss' kid is your intern, and the kid is not so sharp?
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 15, 1998
This is how it looks to me. Sen. John Glenn (D-Ohio) spends 98% of his time training and preparing for his own personal "joy ride," and the rest of Congress and the White House folks spend 98% of their time bashing and investigating each other. So my conclusion is that they are all overpaid by 98%, and meanwhile the business of government is being run by second-level management. And they accuse the public of not being interested in the government. They are wrong--98% of us are interested.