respect for our city or for our neighborhoods.
Tell the truth, for once.
Socialistic ramblings trap letter writer with the truth
Thankfully, through the astute observations of Mr. John Roach
(Mailbag, Dec. 12), Mr. Barsoumian's socialistic ramblings are once
again highlighted, and he is trapped by the truth.
It is not the responsibility or obligation of any organization,
government or individual to restore the appearance of an area that
suffers as a result of the thoughtless and careless patterns of its
"All men are created equal" is a fallacy; "all men are created
with equal opportunity" is truth.
Do what you want, smokers, just don't bother other people
To the smokers!
It is not the government's place to tell us not to smoke. We can
smoke all we want until we get sick, and then we can blame the
It is, however, the government's duty to protect our health in
public places, e.g., restaurants, department stores, parks, etc.
The smokers have the right to smoke as long as they do it in their
homes. The non-smokers also have the right not to inhale second-hand
Use common sense and courtesy.
CARLOS L. MEJIA
Magazine highlights local historic preservation effort
Hurry to grab a copy of this month's Los Angeles Magazine. The
cover features a gorgeous home in Glendale, and the accompanying
article gives prominent coverage to the Cumberland Heights
neighborhood, where residents, together with the Glendale Historical
Society, are hard at work to win historic-district status.
Los Angeles Magazine's spread provides further proof, if any was
needed, that preservation of historic homes and neighborhoods bestows
positive benefits to an entire community in the form of positive
publicity, tourist dollars and enhanced property values.
Free market applies not only to rents, but also to cars
I would like to comment on two articles in this morning's (Dec.
The first is the article on rent control and the role of the City