July 28, 2007 |
The Independent Shakespeare Company continues its summer of free Shakespeare in Barnsdall Art Park with "Macbeth," which plays in rotating repertory with "Richard II" and "A Midsummer Night's Dream." Now in its fourth season, this crisply professional company offers solid renderings of the Bard atop the balmy promontory of Barnsdall, where playgoers picnic and lounge under the stars while watching the evening's entertainment.
March 11, 2007 |
AS a kid in Whittier, Manny Jimenez was raised on a steady diet of Hollywood. "Growing up, I loved watching 'Batman' and 'Superman' -- the old ones with Adam West and George Reeves," he says. "I wanted to be in movies. But I never thought I could be a part of that. It just seemed like a whole other universe." Nothing in his hardened neighborhood reinforced his dream, so the self-described thrill-seeker fell into the criminal life his heroes battled on-screen.
January 25, 2007
Re "Kids aren't carpoolers," editorial, Jan. 23 Your editorial completely misses the mark. It insinuates that the congestion of carpool lanes during rush hour can be partly attributed to mothers with children and single drivers of hybrids. As a hybrid driver, I've observed that this is simply not the case. These types of drivers account for a small proportion of the vehicles utilizing this lane. The real problem are the single drivers who use the express lane illegally. Many outlying congested freeways, such as Highway 14, are rarely patrolled.
October 16, 2006
Re "Little-Known State Law Gives No-Parking Perk," Oct. 10 Free parking, whether in downtown lots, on the street or at work, amounts to a public subsidy for cars and is exactly the wrong direction for us to be going in a world of global warming. We need to make driving cars less convenient and public transportation, walking and bicycling more convenient. We should eliminate free parking altogether, charge about $200 a month per vehicle and eliminate the necessity to provide off-street parking for new housing, as that is also catering to cars.
October 8, 2006
Just days after Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed a bill that would have provided healthcare for every Californian, we learn of fresh evidence that more of us than ever are going without insurance ("More U.S. Workers Go Uninsured," Sept. 27). The governor justified his veto in part on the belief that the proposal would create a burden for business. Yet the exact opposite is true: The bill called for a system under which the government pays for health services delivered privately by doctors and hospitals already in place, thus relieving the state's businesses of direct responsibility for providing coverage.
May 29, 2006 |
Ben S. Bernanke's honeymoon as the new Federal Reserve chairman is drawing to an end. Now comes the hard part. The Fed has reached a crunch point in its stewardship of the U.S. economy, and any misstep on Bernanke's part could have dramatic consequences. Inflation is picking up just as economic growth and job creation appear to be slowing. The housing boom is ending, and rising mortgage rates threaten to depress home prices and throttle consumer spending.
March 16, 2006
Re "Boulevard of dreams," editorial, March 11 Re your March 11 editorial ("Boulevard of dreams") about the Community Redevelopment Agency's use of eminent domain against the Bernard Luggage store. You are right that this power should not be used without great restraint and serious thought. Make no mistake, the seizure and transfer of Bernard Luggage can happen almost anywhere in Hollywood. That's because the Community Redevelopment Agency has designated most of Hollywood as "blighted."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 13, 2006 |
Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger's proposed budget "moves the state in the wrong direction" by adding billions to the deficit, the state's budget analyst said Thursday, and the bold public works plan he announced last week relies on money that may never materialize. "We're expanding spending at a time when we have a significant state budget problem," said nonpartisan Legislative Analyst Elizabeth G. Hill, to whom lawmakers of both parties look for advice on such matters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 1, 2005 |
Except for the fact that the posse is headed in the wrong direction, you can't really blame the cowboys riding to the border near Tombstone, Ariz., to git them durned e-leegles. Los Angeles will have subways to the beach before the United States gets its goofy immigration policy straightened out, so I can understand the frustration of the group that calls itself the Minuteman Project.
December 26, 2003
"Observers Fault U.S. for Pursuing Mini-Nukes" (Dec. 23) highlights our double standard on nuclear nonproliferation: Ironically, the only nation to drop a nuclear bomb in wartime (on a civilian population!) is now brazenly proliferating instead of leading the march to total worldwide abolition. One can be confident that Israel's new nuclear-armed submarines, formally approved by the United States, are steps in the wrong direction. We see here two rightist governments, each led by religious fundamentalists, eagerly proliferating nuclear bombs.