March 26, 1989
Perhaps if Madonna had not been raised Catholic she would never have made money by ripping off Catholicism. Maybe when Madonna finally grows up, she will realize what a hypocrite she is, and that fact alone--not her Catholic upbringing--is why she is so racked with "guilt and remorse" (a Madonna quote from Rolling Stone, as reported in Calendar March 8). Madonna, no one has ever been able to have their cake and eat it too. You cannot rightly capitalize on the beautiful images of the Catholic Church and then turn around and vilify the church.
February 14, 1998
Would you please not allow T.J. Simers to write any more articles about his Notre Dame daughter or Bill Plaschke to write in Life & Style about his Brownie scout daughter? It makes us realize that they are human and have families. This is confusing and it is difficult to vilify and malign them when they write their other stupid columns. DUANE GOMER Mission Viejo Letters should be addressed to Sports Viewpoint, Sports Department, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, 90053.
July 14, 2002
Re "So He Was an Arab--Let's Not Overreact," column, July 7: I applaud Dana Parsons for his thoughtful and reasonable words in the column, and I commend The Times for publishing it. Our nation is understandably tense and on edge, and that makes it all the more important not to jump to conclusions or vilify a whole group of people. As Parsons writes, the individual who opened fire in the airport is exactly that: an individual. We should not, as some Americans and Israelis have, assume he is a terrorist or a member of some larger, hostile group.
August 30, 2009 |
When David Gautreaux volunteered to assist at a charity golf tournament in Thousand Oaks two years ago, he was eager to meet the event's host, Angelo R. Mozilo, then chief executive of mortgage giant Countrywide Financial Corp. An actor and investor who owned Countrywide stock, Gautreaux was stationed at the 12th hole when Mozilo strode onto the green. Gautreaux remarked that Mozilo was winning. "He turned at me, and his voice was like a bark. He said, 'We better be!' " recalled Gautreaux, who was taken aback.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 15, 1994 |
Piecing together six weeks of testimony, prosecutors Wednesday portrayed Mark Scott Thornton as a coldblooded killer and consummate liar who executed Westlake nurse Kellie O' Sullivan, even as he led her to believe he would spare her life. During closing arguments, Deputy Dist. Atty. Michael K. Frawley urged a Ventura County Superior Court jury to convict the Thousand Oaks man of first-degree murder and a special circumstance that could put him in the gas chamber.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 21, 1992
Laguna Beach is that rare city dedicated to protecting the natural environment on a local level, taking charge of its own destiny amid the sprawl of overdevelopment that defines Southern California. It preserves a village atmosphere in a county of opulent shopping malls, endless freeways and ridgelines flattened with look-alike row houses. It is a city that swims against the political currents of powerful development interests that fuel the Southern California economy but blight the landscape time and again.