If there were no park rangers stationed at the park, I would not feel safe to visit or hike there.
Brand Park does need help, but not from park rangers; it needs a police presence 24 hours a day.
The park rangers are needed at Deukmejian for wilderness information, safety and interpretive programs, and to be a presence that keeps the rougher crowd from feeling welcome there.
I believe that without park rangers in residence at Deukmejian Wilderness Park, there would be much more frequent and serious crimes committed there.
As a frequent visitor, I don’t wish my family, friends and fellow residents to be the guinea pigs for Glendale to experiment on, and I don’t want to see Deukmejian park fall into the hands of those who don’t care about our wilderness backyard.
Brand Park and its safety issues are a direct reflection of the overdevelopment of Glendale.
I do not want the poor decisions that have been made by city officials to affect the beautiful park we have worked hard to save in the Crescenta Valley.
I do not want the park rangers removed from Deukmejian park. It would be a grave error.
Schiff understands consensus is key
Your article (“Reps at odds with constituents,” Political Landscape, Friday) claims Rep. Adam Schiff is at odds with his constituents over the House of Representatives bill regarding immunity to telephone companies that cooperated with the federal government’s “let’s find out who the terrorists are” program (which you characterize as domestic spying).
What do you base your claim on? Did you take a poll?
My guess is that your information is based on a minority of vocal critics (like the person you quote at the end of your article) who, as usual, have a “my way or the highway” mentality.
Consensus politics? Not for these folks.
What Schiff did was vote for a compromise solution. That’s one of the major reasons I support Schiff.