September 28, 2012
I read the recent letter to the editor in the News-Press, “GCC should dispense with its empires” (by Trent Sanders, Sept.18), with great excitement. As the new staff development officer at Glendale Community College, it seems, according to Sanders, that I head an office “with scads of costly 'programs' to make life comfortable for the teachers and administrators.” I wish I knew where they were hidden. Our current budget to provide training for all faculty, staff and administrators from July 1, 2012, to June 31, 2013, is $19,200.
August 22, 2012
A 31-year-old man was arrested Sunday night after residents saw him spray-painting his moniker in huge letters on a wall in Montrose, police said. Richard Cordova was taken into custody about 11:35 p.m. on Honolulu Avenue and Wickham Way after police spotted him trying to flee the scene, Glendale Police Officer Matt Zakarian said. He allegedly spray-painted his moniker in nearly 5-foot-tall by 4-foot-wide letters. The tagging was not gang-affiliated, but detectives were still investigating the incident, Zakarian added.
June 5, 2012
I was intrigued by the May 30 letter authored by Greg Krikorian because I am familiar with AB 2540 as introduced by Assemblyman Mike Gatto. The bill Krikorian described is not the bill I read. Krikorian calls it a “job killer.” He either misread, misunderstood or purposely misrepresented the bill as a small-business tax increase when in fact as introduced, it was a small-business tax cut. Shame on you, Mr. Krikorian, for getting it so wrong. Laurie Collins Glendale
June 1, 2012
I concur with Heather Dinger's letter (“Drayman and the real 'Mr. Montrose,'” May 30) with regard to John Drayman being referred to as “Mr. Montrose.” Having known Frank Roberts for many years, he was, and always will be, the only “Mr. Montrose.” Leann Warner Glendale
May 26, 2012
Some interesting language questions have shown up in my email inbox recently. The first is from David in Glendale, who had a question about this sentence, which appeared in this column a few weeks ago: “Little did I know that I'd be the one getting the lesson, or that the lesson would be this: My knowledge isn't as vast as I thought it was.” One letter of that sentence caught David's eye: “I wonder about capitalizing 'My,'” he wrote,...
January 23, 2012
Last weekend, a reader noted in amazingly fine detail (“Film's R-rating was well warranted,” Jan. 14) all the gory parts of the movie “Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy” that earned it an “R” rating. While I agree with her assessment of the reviewer, I am also glad I saw the movie on Friday, before our astute reader gave up all the good parts. The letter should have had a “spoiler alert.” As the movie was mostly static, the violence seemed all the more shocking and I felt it enhanced the movie's complexity.
January 20, 2012
My friend Anne wrote recently to ask about a pair of sentences she was puzzling over. She wanted to know which of the following is correct: “Me seeing that letter is important” or “My seeing that letter is important.” She had an idea: “I think it's 'my,'” she wrote, “but I don't know why I think that.” I know why she thought that: because “my” seems more natural and more logical. Ninety-nine times out of 100 something that seems better is better. After all, grammar rules are really just an analysis of how we use the language.
January 13, 2012
In response to Sonny Shear's Jan. 3 letter, “Baffling letter was full of inaccuracies,” and in defense of Francis Adams. In my view, it comes down very hard on an 87-year-old who has experienced life for a lot more years than I wager Mr. Shear has and who, like the rest of us who write letters, expresses his views and opinions. We are not journalists or reporters. We cannot be held to those standards. I hope that if I live to be 87, I will still have the interest and ability to be involved in issues affecting our community and country.
January 2, 2012
Francis Adams' letter printed on Dec. 27, “A witness to history and change in America,” may be an example of freedom of speech, but it is so loaded with inaccuracies, generalizations and contradictions, that I am baffled as to why it was printed, unless it was to show the readership what kind of nonsense pervades our society. A good example is the conviction she has, along with all the people that purchased record numbers of guns (reported the same day in the Los Angeles Times)
November 21, 2011
Below is a sampling of recent letters to the editor and op-eds printed by the Los Angeles Times about local issues or local authors. To have your views printed in the Pasadena Sun, please send an email to Editor Dan Evans at email@example.com or City Editor Bill Kisliuk at firstname.lastname@example.org . Wait a minute Re "MALDEF's misstep," Opinion, Nov. 15 Leaving aside the fact that the warehouse employees whom Harold...