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November 16, 1985
I hope that we're not going to hear a lot of "dump Ted Tollner" comments in the near future. Ted is providing many of us Trojan-haters a very valuable service--a losing USC football team. DAVE SOBEL UCLA '78 Simi Valley
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January 9, 2012 | By Josh Noel, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Nowhere is the Internet's democratic nature clearer than in the user-generated reviews on such websites as Yelp and TripAdvisor. All it takes to weigh in on a restaurant, hotel, spa, bar, bowling alley - anything, really - is a user name and password. Although they're a boon for consumers sharing unfiltered ideas and opinions, there are obvious hazards: What can be trusted? How do you know a hotel owner hasn't put family members or friends up to clogging sites with positive reviews of his property and negative reviews of his competition?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1992
I'd like to publicly congratulate Congressman-elect Buck McKeon on his general election victory and also thank the Los Angeles Times for its fair and unbiased coverage of the campaign. I'd also like to thank reporter Jack Cheevers for his professionalism and accuracy. In a difficult and ever-changing political year, The Times provided its readers with a very valuable service. As a former award-winning journalist, I acknowledge your efforts and applaud them. I also hope your readers appreciate the accomplishments of your editorial staff as well.
NEWS
April 22, 2001 | SONJA BARISIC, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When 21-year-old Diana Dowling got pregnant, she didn't know where to turn for assistance and reassurance. Her mother often was too sick to help, and the baby's father--well, what did he know about having a child? Then Dowling heard about Resource Mothers, a program at the Eastern Virginia Medical School that recruits women who have had babies to become mentors to young, inexperienced moms-to-be.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1996
I was disturbed by the article "Help in a Heartbeat" (Nov. 21). While "telephone triage" is indeed a valuable service both for reducing needless emergency room visits and providing information to potential patients, I've been taking advantage of this service for over a decade--for free. Every emergency room has a triage nurse who is happy to come to the phone to provide advice for patients. On those few occasions when I've been in doubt, triage nurses have been there to provide guidance at no charge--saving this uninsured American from often-exorbitant emergency room fees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 21, 1991
With family and friends in Los Angeles, Orange and San Diego counties, my wife and I do a lot of traveling up and down Interstate 5. We also frequently use the Aliso Creek rest stop. How important it has been to be able to pull in at various hours of the day, night or very early morning to stretch one's legs and refresh; to get a cup of hot coffee from one of the charitable vendors; to look upon the vast variety of other persons also using the rest stop. How unfortunate that one elected official, Assemblyman Robert C. Frazee (R-Carlsbad)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 20, 1990
In response to "Volunteer Force: Is It Truly Fair?" (Column One, Dec. 6): You missed half the population in asking the question, who will die if fighting starts? Why are women not required to register for the draft as all men are? Why aren't women required to show responsibility to defend this country as all men are? Women ask for their rights and an end to bias against them. They desire both. But they should also ask for the responsibility of at least having a card that identifies them as ready to help this country in need.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1997
The Ventura Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to applaud the San Buenaventura City Council for the way it handled the Lucky Supermarket proposal. The proposed project's location is not compatible with the surrounding residential community and would have a negative impact on neighbors' quality of life. The chamber supports bringing business to our community, but we are not willing to sacrifice quality of life while doing so. We welcome the opportunity to help the city find a more suitable location for this business, in that a supermarket provides a valuable service to our community and generates revenue.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1995
I hope mine is one of many letters you receive registering dismay at the possible closure of neighborhood health clinics. I work a few blocks from the Canoga Park Clinic on Remmet Avenue and have occasion to use the facilities. I observed a number of families with one or more children there receiving medical services, especially immunizations. I agree with many of the points addressed in your story "Shutdown of Clinics May Pose Risk to Public Health" (June 25) about the good work neighborhood clinics do in the battle against potentially epidemic diseases (TB, measles)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1991
Marc Ely-Chaitlin doesn't have much patience, but he does have a lot of heart. Unable to sit still while others went hungry, Ely-Chaitlin, who is president of the nonprofit Mildred-Rose Memorial Foundation, opened a soup kitchen in Dana Point. But in his hurry to get the kitchen into operation, he didn't obtain the proper city permits. The City Council last week shut the operation down.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 8, 1997
The Ventura Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors would like to applaud the San Buenaventura City Council for the way it handled the Lucky Supermarket proposal. The proposed project's location is not compatible with the surrounding residential community and would have a negative impact on neighbors' quality of life. The chamber supports bringing business to our community, but we are not willing to sacrifice quality of life while doing so. We welcome the opportunity to help the city find a more suitable location for this business, in that a supermarket provides a valuable service to our community and generates revenue.
BUSINESS
December 1, 1996
I was disturbed by the article "Help in a Heartbeat" (Nov. 21). While "telephone triage" is indeed a valuable service both for reducing needless emergency room visits and providing information to potential patients, I've been taking advantage of this service for over a decade--for free. Every emergency room has a triage nurse who is happy to come to the phone to provide advice for patients. On those few occasions when I've been in doubt, triage nurses have been there to provide guidance at no charge--saving this uninsured American from often-exorbitant emergency room fees.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 24, 1996
One of the great blows of aging is the loss of mobility. That is especially true in Southern California, where mass transit is minimal, taxis are expensive and distances are great. The Orange County Transportation Authority has operated a program called "Access" for several years. The beneficiaries are the aged and the disabled, people who are unable to get to the nearest bus stop; as a result, OCTA has brought the transportation to them. Passengers pay $1.70 per trip.
HOME & GARDEN
May 25, 1996 | MARESA ARCHER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Barely bigger than a raisin, bees can strike terror in the hardiest adults, sending them into a duck-and-weave dance to elude the little insects. Granted, a sting is an unpleasant sensation that makes many of us disdainful of bees. Plants, on the other hand, will do almost anything to attract bees, such as blooming in the insects' favorite colors and forming a shape to entice the pollinators. Bees are one of nature's most important pollinators.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 9, 1995
I hope mine is one of many letters you receive registering dismay at the possible closure of neighborhood health clinics. I work a few blocks from the Canoga Park Clinic on Remmet Avenue and have occasion to use the facilities. I observed a number of families with one or more children there receiving medical services, especially immunizations. I agree with many of the points addressed in your story "Shutdown of Clinics May Pose Risk to Public Health" (June 25) about the good work neighborhood clinics do in the battle against potentially epidemic diseases (TB, measles)
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1993 | MICHAEL GOTTLIEB MD, Dr. Michael Gottlieb is credited with the identification of acquired immune deficiency syndrome as a new disease. About 95% of his patients are infected with the AIDS virus. He has medical offices in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles
The new Administration has proposed improved access to health care, including reproductive health care for all Americans. At San Fernando High School, young people have enjoyed improved access to health services for more than five years. The clinic there provides essential health services to teen-agers who would otherwise lack them. These kids can get mental-health services, birth-control information and AIDS-prevention information right on campus.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1993 | MICHAEL GOTTLIEB MD, Dr. Michael Gottlieb is credited with the identification of acquired immune deficiency syndrome as a new disease. About 95% of his patients are infected with the AIDS virus. He has medical offices in Sherman Oaks and Los Angeles
The new Administration has proposed improved access to health care, including reproductive health care for all Americans. At San Fernando High School, young people have enjoyed improved access to health services for more than five years. The clinic there provides essential health services to teen-agers who would otherwise lack them. These kids can get mental-health services, birth-control information and AIDS-prevention information right on campus.
NEWS
April 22, 2001 | SONJA BARISIC, ASSOCIATED PRESS
When 21-year-old Diana Dowling got pregnant, she didn't know where to turn for assistance and reassurance. Her mother often was too sick to help, and the baby's father--well, what did he know about having a child? Then Dowling heard about Resource Mothers, a program at the Eastern Virginia Medical School that recruits women who have had babies to become mentors to young, inexperienced moms-to-be.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 28, 1992
I'd like to publicly congratulate Congressman-elect Buck McKeon on his general election victory and also thank the Los Angeles Times for its fair and unbiased coverage of the campaign. I'd also like to thank reporter Jack Cheevers for his professionalism and accuracy. In a difficult and ever-changing political year, The Times provided its readers with a very valuable service. As a former award-winning journalist, I acknowledge your efforts and applaud them. I also hope your readers appreciate the accomplishments of your editorial staff as well.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 28, 1991
Marc Ely-Chaitlin doesn't have much patience, but he does have a lot of heart. Unable to sit still while others went hungry, Ely-Chaitlin, who is president of the nonprofit Mildred-Rose Memorial Foundation, opened a soup kitchen in Dana Point. But in his hurry to get the kitchen into operation, he didn't obtain the proper city permits. The City Council last week shut the operation down.
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