April 9, 2013
I totally agree with Robert Morrison's recent letter to the editor about “Crazy for You,” which was playing at the Centre Theatre. (“ Center Theatre is an entertainment jewel ,” Mailbag, March 27). I saw it twice and did enjoy it so much. I thank Tim and Brenda Dietlein for always having such excellent plays at the theater. Maurine Blakely Glendale
January 2, 2013
Like letter-writers Chris Davis and Robert Morrison, we want to express our dismay at the recent developments regarding the Glendale News-Press. Relocation of the newspaper facilities, as well as the reduction of daily print editions, does not bode well for the newspaper or our community. My husband and I agree with Davis and Morrison, especially about the value provided by the Glendale News-Press. We realize economics comes into play with print editions. However, we would note that the Glendale News-Press is one of the main reasons we continue our subscription to the Los Angeles Times.
September 25, 2012
I have always enjoyed reading the opinions of writers in the Forum. Now there is rarely a Forum page in the News-Press and it has become a platform for the likes of Herbert Molano and Robert Morrison and their tirades. It's time for a change, as the saying goes! Francis Adams Glendale
July 3, 2012
Although the media has been saturated with analysis and commentary from all directions about the recent Supreme Court ruling on “Obamacare,” there seems to be one thing missing in all this - why has the public debate about this legislation and President Obama's strong support of it been inundated with such anger and vitriol, bordering on hate? This is both distressing and depressing for me. The approval of healthcare legislation was a miracle considering the strong, diverse and often vehemently expressed opinions and also the general dysfunction of Congress.
June 5, 2012
The other night, a group of friends, my wife and I attended a performance of “Annie” at the Glendale Centre Theatre. What an enjoyable, big and quite professionally performed show. The large cast of quite young to older actors was exceedingly talented. Every time I attend the theater, I am reminded of the high quality of its productions. The Glendale Centre Theatre has been Glendale's very own theater for 65 years and very much deserves our support. Please keep it with us by subscribing and attending.
January 19, 2012
Being somewhat the same vintage as Francis Adams (“A witness to big changes in America”, Dec. 27), I agree with much of what was noted as being positive about the 1930s, although not corporal punishment in schools. However, the rosy look-back at that era is seriously flawed by ignoring the flaws of the time - a common problem with reviews of “the good old days.” There was a lot that wasn't good about the '30's. I lost a grandfather and an aunt, as well as having been bedridden myself for many months - all from diseases and conditions that are easily treatable or preventable today.
November 3, 2011
I agree with Robert Morrison that the bags one gets at stores are handy for other uses (“Those plastic bags do come in handy,” Nov. 1). Yes, bags with built-in handles should be available for sale - on a shelf near other useful items like aluminum foil, paper plates, plastic forks, etc. People who want useful items usually spend their own money to buy them. It should be that way with bags, too. They aren't free. The store pays for them and passes the cost along to customers.
September 30, 2011
Regarding the letter to the editor from Robert Morrison in the Sunday issue (“Coyotes belong in these hills,” Sept. 25), I wonder if he would have the same point of view if a coyote or bobcat attacked his “Fluffy,” or his family? Showing such disdain for pet and property owners is disgusting. Glen Forsch Burbank
June 7, 2010
I must have been snoozing — I didn't realize that the ordinance prohibiting professional boxing matches in Glendale had already been amended by the City Council ("Council lifts boxing ban," April 8), now allowing matches on an ongoing basis. So even though I'm writing after the fact, I strongly believe that the council was wrong and senseless to allow a "sport" whose sole purpose is for one individual to try to hurt, bloody and knock another senseless. I can't deny that to compete, boxers must be superbly conditioned athletes and have super reflexes, but it is still a barbaric sport, more attuned to Roman times.
May 20, 2002
The Greggs and their surrogates are fond of trying to frighten Glendalians at every possible opportunity with threats of enormous taxpayer litigation costs if the city continues to thwart their development plans. It's way past time for a little reality check. Thus far, Oakmont V litigation costs for the city are less than $4 per Glendale resident, not a frightening number for anyone. If a miracle happens and the Greggs see the light of rationality, total litigation costs might be no more than $2 million, which is about $10 per Glendale person.