Posted October 12, 2016 by The Argonaut in Columns
Editor’s Note: The annual Del Rey Day event at Glen Alla Park, which had been planned for Sunday, has been postponed due to permit issues, according to organizers.

Something Wicked This Way Comes

If you live, work or go to school near Bluff Creek Drive in Playa Vista, you’re probably as tired as I am of waiting for something to be done about the stench from the creek.

Gary Walker’s Sept. 15 article “Not the Buzz You Want to Hear” explains the probable cause of the foul odor: Lack of maintenance led to a rise in the mosquito population, a public health risk. Steps taken to control the mosquitoes included clearing vegetation, lowering the water level (In summer? In a drought?) — and spraying. Destroying trees and vegetation to build a private road alongside the creek for trucks to carry dirt from a construction site to another area did not help.

We are told that rain might diminish the stink. Whoopee. I’ve lived here long enough to know how often it rains.

I’m tired of waiting.

Marie Turner
Playa Vista

Let’s Be Real About It

Re: “Don’t Let Emotion Cloud Reason,” Letters, Oct. 5

Mr. Karasik says not to let emotions get in the way, but how about facts? Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East. He fails to mention that the Palestinians have never recognized Israel to exist. He also fails to mention the numerous acts of terror they perpetrate in Israel. Israel responds by destroying the houses of these terrorists as the only means to prevent the reoccurrence of terror.

Arnold Lipschultz


Enough with the ‘Hitler’ Jabs

Re: “Don’t Let Emotion Cloud Reason,” Letters, Oct. 5

Mr. Karasik’s call not to let emotion cloud reason did not keep him from calling Donald Trump “neo-Hitler.” Me and my friends (we are all deplorable, according to Hillary) do not understand how people could vote for an absolutely corrupt liar with big baggage of dubious affairs on the verge of criminality.

Geta Sukharev
Marina del Rey


Re: “Greg Wenger, 1931 – 2016,” News, Oct. 5

I will not only remember the photos capturing our history, but also the wonderful man I was so blessed to know half my life. Thank you for all the caring and love you gave us all and our community, which you made better by creating and being a part of it!

Mia Falkenstein

Greg took great pictures. His photo of LAX at night, full of light and color, graces our firm’s office. He was a local institution. RIP Greg, it was good knowing you.

Edgar Saenz

One Comment

    Hans R Etter

    There is nothing democratic about Israel when there is about fifty laws that holds Palestinian Israeli citizen to a different standard. Israel is a Zionist state,not a Jewish state. Judaism is not a race it is a faith. Purpose of the faith is divine service. Zionism is a nationalistic apartheid movement founded by Theodore Hertlz some hundred years ago. Quote: . Chaim Chassas, in the newspaper of the Zionist’s, Ha’Arutz, 1943, “Zionism and Judaism is not one thing but two different things. And of course two contradicting one another. Zionism starts at the place where Judaism is destroyed…one thing is certain, Zionism is not a continuation or healing of wounded Judaism, but rather an uprooting.”
    Israel does not speak for all Jews or Judaism. Israel have never defined it’s borders. Those that founded the illegal settlement in Palestine where all terrorist and on wanted list by the UK government. Once Israel was admitted to the UN it has been condemned over a hundred times more than Iran and North Korea combined. It has never honored international treaties that it signed,regularly violated the UN charter, broken the Geneva convention over and over . Israel have received over one hundred thirty billion dollar from the USA ,money that could have been spend at home where over 49 million American live below the poverty line. Every American politician is in the pocket of AIPAC and participate in war crimes by selling weapons to nations like Israel and Saudi Arabia in violation of numerous laws. The absolute cruelty, that Israel is practicing on the Palestinians are appalling,shameful,unethical,immoral, and Illegal under the Geneva convention and the UN charter. A people that have no army,no navy,no air force,that has been bombed back to the stone age or as the Israeli like to say moving the lawn has no one to speak for them. When did it become right to commit genocide in the name of a God and religion that the Zionists does not believe in and that Christian and Muslim alike share? What happen to,you shall not kill, you shall not steal,you shall not lie? No Israel is not a democracy or even a friend to the USA,sooner or later the American people will wake up and see what misery they have caused in the middle east.

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