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February 16, 1989
This is my first letter ever written to the author of a newspaper article. I did so because I wish to express my appreciation for the first unbiased article about gang violence and use of automatic weapons. I refer to the article about gang problems in Pomona (Feb. 5, Times). It is fashionable to say "ban AK-47 assault rifles and cut gang crime." This is a simplistic approach to a complex problem. A gun ban will no more stop street violence than liquor bans stopped drinking, bans on knives stopped stabbings, and controls on spray cans stopped graffiti.
April 22, 2013 | By Laura J. Nelson and James Rainey, Los Angeles Times
Eric Garcetti talked about how he has led on pension reform and would like to bring "geek chic" to Los Angeles, so engineers educated in the city would stay to build tech jobs. Wendy Greuel touted her recent endorsement from President Bill Clinton and how she is a strong leader, not a flashy campaigner. The two candidates for mayor of Los Angeles made robust cases for themselves in a televised debate Monday night from the USC Health Sciences Campus east of downtown, but they became most passionate when they squared off again on the question of who would be the most independent leader.
October 9, 1988
NBC had excellent coverage of the Olympic Games in Seoul. Very special kudos to Bryant Gumbel and the large staff of commentators. They were professional and unbiased. Each venue was a pleasure to watch. M. C. Sexton, Palm Springs
September 2, 2009 | T.J. SIMERS
There appears to be some confusion out there. Jim Shute e-mails to say, "It will be easier if you [would] just print, 'I HATE USC' in your LA Times articles. It would cut to the chase and get your point across faster." And this from Mauricio Barba : "Your obvious bias in favor of SC football is nothing more than sickening. You take shots at Neuheisel every chance you get while praising Carroll as the greatest coach ever. The funny part is everyone sees through it and it makes you look foolish."
October 26, 1992
On Oct. 18, I settled in my chair with my cup of coffee to read The Times. After reading the first few lines of this so-called unbiased newspaper, I couldn't help but wonder if I was reading a newspaper written by Bill Clinton and his supporters. I would like to believe that the newspaper I subscribe to prints the news as just that, and not a biased opinion. I have just read my last Times. I have to tell you that your publication is too expensive to purchase when the only section that I can depend on for unbiased reporting is Calendar.
July 22, 1990
The article by Psyche Pascual was excellent! We appreciated her thoroughness and unbiased attitude. My husband and I have been fighting this abuse of the system for several years. We have spent many hours at the county government center reviewing reams of paper work in the Blue Star file. We are extremely cautious with the facts we quote to reporters. They are supported by documents. Once again I commend your article! PAT SCHLEVE Moorpark
June 6, 1999
Your May 30 commentary by John Tirman ("Heroes Who Have No Day") was long overdue. He is correct in saying that the relief and aid workers do not need a holiday in their honor. Holidays are decreed by governments, and when a government officially recognizes an organization, function, etc., the next step is to control it. The inevitable result is to subvert or destroy it. It is, however, the duty of the various news media to ensure adequate and unbiased coverage of these heroes, thereby increasing the voluntary monetary contributions that sustain them, and I emphasize voluntary.
December 11, 1988
After reading the recent article on the Sports Foundation and Paul Salata, I would like to share my gut reaction. If one did not know Salata and read that article, one would probably question his character as an individual. I feel an injustice has been printed in "pointing the finger" at Salata and his association with the Sports Foundation. The bold headlines misled myself as a reader to think that some wrongdoing was going on and Salata was the culprit. For "all the good" that Paul Salata has done for Orange County by enhancing this community, helping hundreds of students, raising funds for several charities, countless hours in donating his time, how could The Times be so cold?
October 31, 1997
I would like to clarify a few comments in your Oct. 20 article on the upcoming Orange Unified school board election. My father, James Fearns, was described as being on the liberal, union-sponsored side of the board. As a man who served over 20 years in the Marine Corps, followed by 20 years in law enforcement, my father can hardly be characterized as "liberal." Although he has supported several proposals favored by the teachers union (particularly those relating to smaller class sizes)
April 27, 1997
I want to thank you for printing the article on Janet Folger, the director of the Ohio Right to Life Society ("Cause and Effect," by Bob Sipchen, April 3). As a young woman sympathetic to the right to life movement, I found it quite refreshing that a mainstream publication would print an article on the movement that wasn't biased against it. LISA GOODRICH Duarte
June 9, 2009 | DIANE PUCIN and Diane Pucin
Jeff Van Gundy isn't surprised that Lakers fans have found little to criticize about his analysis during ABC's telecasts of the first two games of the NBA Finals. "Hey, the Lakers are up 2-0," he said Monday morning. "What do they have to be unhappy about?"
December 14, 2007 | Greg Johnson, Times Staff Writer
George Mitchell, who on Thursday delivered sobering evidence of widespread steroid abuse in professional baseball in recent years, is used to being in the hot seat. The 74-year-old lawyer and former politician also knows that his tight relationship with Major League Baseball left him open to criticism that he's too close to the sport that has been reeling under the weight of the steroid abuse scandal. But the former U.S.
December 11, 2007 | Ashley Powers, Times Staff Writer
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has dismissed a complaint against a federal judge who awarded more than $4.8 million in judgments and fees to people with whom he had long-standing political and business ties. U.S. District Judge James C. Mahan of Las Vegas, who was featured in a 2006 Los Angeles Times investigation into the Nevada judiciary, was cleared of allegations that he had personal connections with those involved in cases he heard.
September 11, 2007 | Jonathan Peterson, Times Staff Writer
Accepting an invitation to a "free lunch" investment seminar could come at a high price -- especially if you are retired, according to findings released Monday by state and federal regulators. Instead of offering unbiased investment advice, restaurant seminars are typically geared to selling high-cost financial products -- with promoters often throwing in door prizes, tote bags and even golf games as ploys to get senior citizens to buy into their investments, the study found.
October 5, 2006 | Gregory W. Griggs, Times Staff Writer
After decades of questioning over the long-term health effects of a nuclear accident at an energy research lab near Simi Valley, a team of scientists today will release the results of several studies that promise some answers. The report should provide unbiased proof of the dangers the lab's neighbors faced after a partial meltdown of a test reactor in 1959 released radioactive contaminants into the atmosphere, said Dan Hirsch, co-chairman of the Santa Susana Field Laboratory Advisory Panel.
February 27, 2006 | Steve Henson, Times Staff Writer
Ned Colletti has developed respect for the front-office employees he inherited upon becoming general manager in November, but he wanted to add someone who had no role in assembling the current roster and farm system. Someone who would be brutally honest in assessing Dodger deficiencies and needs.
August 28, 1988
City of San Diego voters will have a difficult enough time this November slogging through the 100-plus pages of the sample ballot and sorting out the campaign hype and rhetoric surrounding two competing growth-control measures without having the city attorney skewing the ballot language.
October 19, 1996
I am a little astonished and angry about the biased way you report about everything concerning Michael Jackson ("The Totally True Adventures of Spike 'n' Mike," Calendar, Oct. 10). In the past you have published mostly negative reports about concerts that were blocked by the government (Malaysia) or concerts that didn't sell out. Of course I don't expect the media to report only positive things about Michael Jackson but I do expect them to be fair in their media coverage. In my opinion, a newspaper should present facts without expressing a personal opinion.
November 3, 2005 | Abigail Goldman, Times Staff Writer
The company that boasts of "Always Low Prices" might have been better off heeding another slogan: Buyer beware. As part of an increasingly aggressive campaign to burnish its image, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. decided in August to sponsor an academic conference to explore the retailer's effects on the U.S. economy and local communities.
July 22, 2005 | Rebecca Trounson, Times Staff Writer
University of California leaders, responding to concerns about possible racial disparities in admissions practices, told UC regents earlier this week that a new analysis shows the university to be unbiased in its admissions and in compliance with federal and state law.
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