Mailbag: Dog park is on its way to CV

June 09, 2010

I just wanted to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who came to the community meeting on May 27 ("Unleash the fun," May 29). Barring any major problems, we should have L.A. County's first off-leash dog park in the Crescenta Valley by next June!

First, I would like to thank Los Angeles County Supervisor Mike Antonovich and his staff for supporting this idea. Working with the supervisor's office has been a genuine pleasure. Their professionalism and dedication to the dog park is greatly appreciated.

Without the support of the community, this effort would not have been possible.

I would like to thank the many people who have volunteered for Community Volunteers for Dogs Off-leash Gathering and Socializing, CV DOGS, at various events, helped hand out fliers, gathered petitions and promoted the idea to their friends and family.


This was truly a community effort, and without that support, we would not have been able to achieve this goal.

Finally, I would like to thank the officers of CV DOGS, both present and past, for all of their help over the last three years: Cheryl Davis, Carol Fodera, Melissa Klose and Scott Duncan.

If you have gone to an event where CV DOGS was present, no doubt you have talked to one of these folks! Each of them spent countless hours working on this task, ensuring that this project came to fruition.

We, as a community, have achieved a shared goal through hard work and perseverance.

I hope that this park not only provides a place for our four-legged friends to exercise, but also provides a place for people to meet and socialize with one another, making the community stronger as a whole.


La Cañada Flintridge

Editor's note: Klose is president of CV DOGS.

Social graces are a thing of the past

Maybe I am just from the old school, but it seems to me that the very basics of human interaction have deteriorated to such a degree that the very fabric of our civilized society is dangerously at risk.

What I am talking about are simple manners and courtesy on a daily basis.

I cannot tell you how many times I have held a door open for somebody and they just walk right by me without even an utter or a smile.

Usually they are busy texting or talking on a cell phone.

Have people become so desensitized that they actually interact better with their high-tech toys than with their fellow human beings?

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