October 3, 2009
In response to the “In Theory” article about school prayer: It’s so wrong, on many levels. First of all, prayer in itself doesn’t make any sense because there has to be somebody on the other line to hear your thoughts. We cannot assume without some kind of proof that God is listening to you. You Christians cannot state things about God without any proof. For your information, faith is not the truth. You only hope that it is the truth. Kids are in school to learn, to get a better knowledge, socialize with other kids, and grow up to be a productive member of society.
June 3, 2011
Bob Hope Airport received a warning this week that its credit rating is likely to suffer if it issues bonds to cover most of the construction costs for its proposed $120-million transit center. On Tuesday, Fitch Ratings put out a “negative watch” for the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority, questioning the proposed financing of the center. Airport officials plan to borrow between $90 million and $100 million for the project, which would house rental car offices and fleets, as well as a hub linking passengers from taxis, buses and Metrolink trains to the airport terminal.
August 14, 2005
When your family business is newspapers, being inquisitive is mandatory. Dick Reddick and his brothers were raised to question authority and to always look for the story. Their father, Ben Reddick, a second-generation Californian, was intrigued by journalism from a young age. Ben Reddick's father, John Reddick, gave his son a camera and taught him the finer points of photography. "He saw what good photography could do," Dick Reddick said. "It could present a story a lot better than words could ... It was a way for him to excel and get his message across."
June 15, 2009
I’m finding that the longer I teach, the more sentimental I get about my students, especially in this month when a whole group of seniors will be leaving. Nearing the end of my career has perhaps made me more acutely aware of new beginnings that await each year’s graduates. I’m also discovering, at this advanced stage of things, that I’ve become a little more preachy, or more charitably, more intent on imparting some last few words of wisdom. Spending an hour a day with a group of kids for nine months gives me a certain entitlement in that area, so I say to this year’s graduates, here are those few words: “See beyond.
June 6, 2007
Noisy helicopters are residents' nuisance I live on the 1300 block of Western Avenue, and we always enjoyed the quietness of my neighborhood ("Copters to bust speeders," Friday). Lately, we have noticed a police helicopter in the sky above Glenoaks Boulevard on a daily basis. I get home tired from work, and like every one of us, I need to rest. But the noise level of that helicopter every day disturbs me very much. We open the windows during summer to get fresh, cool air at the same time we are getting noise pollution.
July 23, 2005
A new form of worshiping God is emerging. It involves using images that flash across big video screens and flashy music that caters to young evangelicals -- reportedly called "the Emerging Church." In one reported case, church members meet in the round and sit in couches and recliners instead of pews. The movement has been called an effort to spread the gospel to those who feel alienated from current and traditional forms of worship. But some worry that this movement, which is finding new ways to "experience" faith and interpret its tenets, could lead to people leaving faiths and the tenets of those faiths altogether.