July 22, 2010
With the numerous encounters over the years with police chiefs of the Los Angeles area, I truly thought Randy Adams was a great chief of police for our city. He was interested in the city and cut no slack for his own officers. I remember hearing about the chief enforcing the tinted window and missing front license plate with his own officers in the department's own parking lot. When I heard about this, I was truly impressed. Usually, when a chief moves on, it is to a bigger department.
July 8, 2010
As the volunteer campaign treasurer for Sunder Ramani for Assembly, I am troubled by the glaring headlines about Sunder's campaign and the Fair Political Practices Commission investigation for alleged procedural reporting violations ("Probe targets Ramani funds," June 22). While his opponent, Mike Gatto, is also under investigation for alleged campaign finance violations, I am writing to you to set the record straight about Sunder's campaign and my actions as treasurer. I have known Sunder for many years, and due to his steadfast support for the community, I agreed to serve on a volunteer basis as his campaign treasurer, having experience working as a treasurer for campaigns and charitable organizations in the past.
June 12, 2010
What a disappointing June 10 article titled, "Rosemont taps principal." The article smacks of tabloid fodder and attempts to pay Cynthia Livingston a back-handed compliment about her "earning" the promotion of principal of Rosemont Middle School despite her being the "longtime girlfriend" of retiring Glendale Unified Supt. Michael Escalante. Livingston has been an asset to Glendale Unified generally, and Fremont Elementary specifically — often times going above and beyond the call of duty.
June 9, 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.
June 5, 2010
To put $6 million into a feasible study to build a gap closure for the Long Beach (710) Freeway is a waste of our money ("710 plans inch along," May 28). Last year, newspapers reported that the state would not approve a tunnel for 710. Our Glendale City Council argued that a rail addition from the harbor would keep the large trucks off our freeways and stop many accidents, so the freeways need not be enlarged. The cost of rails would be millions less than adding a 710 Freeway addition, by tunnel or over land.
June 3, 2010
Your May 31 article "Wedding in the park" carried the sub-heading "Vows are exchanged in Montrose hub, upsetting some businesses." It should have read "Couple tries to help Montrose businesses, gets kicked in the teeth for their efforts." This young couple wanted to celebrate their love, and in doing so wanted to support the businesses that have made Montrose the gem it is today. They gave $20,000 to the local economy, and some of the businesses had the audacity to complain? Shame on them for their shortsightedness, and for not displaying the warm sense of community that people have come to love about Montrose.
August 10, 2007
Theater and retail is apples and oranges While it is unfortunate that A Noise Within has decided to relocate for a variety of reasons, our city government had little to do with that decision, or with securing prestigious retailer Barney's New York CO-OP for the Americana at Brand ("High-end store can't replace theater," Mailbag, Wednesday). Blame for the former must lie with A Noise Within, which was founded in 1991 and has enjoyed a reasonable amount of success here — but in the end has shown no loyalty to our city in its decision to relocate elsewhere.