monthly pressure cleaning, and some places will do better with a
weekly treatment. In any case, whatever is done will become dirty and
less attractive over time. Repaving and replanting does not seem
Rejecting voter-registration form detrimental to system
I was shocked and concerned to read the letter about an
18-year-old girl who tried to register to vote and was turned away
because she indicated a political party other than the one providing
the registration form.
I have assisted with voter registration for many years as a member
of the League of Women Voters and of the L.A. County Community Voter
Outreach Committee, and this is definitely against the rules. Anyone
who provides registration forms is required to accept forms from
qualified voters regardless of the political party indicated.
The only function of the person handing out the form is to help
the voter understand the information that is required and then mail
it for him or her. The form is pre-addressed, with postage prepaid,
so it can also be mailed by the voter.
All qualified citizens should be encouraged to register and to
vote, and this kind of behavior undermines that goal.
Need for women's commission never more apparent
It was Tuesday evening, July 13, and my cable was tuned to Channel
6. There was my favorite councilman, Dave Weaver, filling in for Bob
Yousefian. Dave was the mayor pro tem without the gavel. A
He accepted the report of the Charter Review Committee (CRC) from
Chairwoman Eileen Givens, a former councilwoman and mayor of
Glendale. He heard Herbert Molano complain that the committee didn't
listen to him when he appeared before that body. So the next event
was that Weaver admonished Mr. Molano for being disrespectful to the
CRC. Well, I'll tell you that Councilman Frank Quintero defended
Molano's 1st Amendment rights for voicing his opinion.
So, as we move on to the next event, Weaver commented and
belabored the comment that Mrs. Givens' husband had given her