6 reasons why getting help is so important By Stanley Popovich Getting professional help for dealing with your persistent fears and anxieties is the most important step in your recovery. Many people are reluctant to get the help they need for various reasons. Making excuses for not getting treatment for your anxiety will not solve anything. With this in mind, here are a few reasons why getting help for your mental health is important. 1. You will get tips on handling your mental health issues. A professional counselor can give you many ideas on how you can manage your fears and anxieties. Once you...Read More
Ballona Wetlands Restoration I write in support of the certified EIR and preferred alternative for restoration of the Ballona Wetlands. The wetlands need all the help they can get, and Los Angeles needs the wetlands for all the things wetlands do for us: serve as nurseries for fish and wildlife, protect from floods, allow us to interact (respectfully) with the natural environment, and prepare future human generations to become stewards of the planet. Over 50 years ago, before the nation began to seek balance between human and nonhuman environmental needs, construction of Marina del Rey nearly destroyed the largest...Read More
Thank you for going to work so we can stay home By Santa Monica Mayor Sue Himmelrich It wasn’t so long ago–nine interminable months–that we learned a new concept called “social distancing” and that if we stayed at home, we could save the lives of family, friends and neighbors with pre-existing health conditions and others vulnerable to a new disease called coronavirus or COVID-19. Now it’s the end of a year defined by a pandemic none of us could have ever imagined. And it has gotten worse. Much, much worse. And while the risk has never been greater, our...Read More
Rebuttal: Onward with Fish and Wildlife’s Ballona Project! Respectfully, Mr. Cardiff’s rebuttal to my opinion piece (Onward with Fish and Wildlife’s Ballona Project, Argonaut, 11/24/20), missed the point. I did not attempt nor intend to argue scientific or legal positions. I simply reasoned that we have a choice for Ballona. Fish and Wildlife proposed the correct choice; the “Supercar” version of Ballona – an ambitious, expensive and long duration project, but one which achieves all of the goals established for the Ecological Reserve after decades of consideration by scientific advisory panels relying upon exhaustive studies. We should not “settle”...Read More
The busy thoroughfare can safely thrive during the pandemic By Tim Tunks We walked down Ashland Avenue and beheld a wondrous attraction as we turned up Main Street. Festooned with overhead light bulbs, the wide center corridor was an open walkway with plenty of room for a safe, socially distanced stroll. It was mostly families and couples populating the wide path with a few walking their bikes and scooters. The store windows were brightly lit with holiday displays. The legion of cement K-rails had been called away to other duty, although a few of the ones painted with murals...Read More
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