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
Category: Letters To The Editor
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
Supporting Karen Bass I agree with Rachel Brashier’s advocacy in support of Karen Bass to replace Kamala Harris as one of California’s two senators. Congresswoman Bass is the platonic ideal of participatory democracy, always professional, always polite, always well informed, and always willing to listen to views not in accordance with her own. California couldn’t do better. Ron Richards West Los Angeles, CA ‘Jim Jones Trump’ Donald Trump is a loser like David Perdue. Trump’s voters are rubes and crazy fools. What are you afraid of, racist Republicans? Where did those fascist Trump flags go? Don’t you want to die for...Read More
To the Editor: The debate has started again as to whether the US Constitution should be amended in order to change the presidential election process. Some promote eliminating the Electoral College in favor of a direct popular vote for president while others believe the Electoral College should remain unchanged. Just as compromise solved the initial problems of the framers so it is that compromise can solve this problem. The solution is to change the electoral votes to electoral points and reward each candidate a percentage of points based on the percentage of popular votes received in each state. This would eliminate...Read More
Re: Reckoning with Our Past to Change Our Future. Thank you for publishing Dr. Miskolcze’s Op-Ed “Reckoning With Our Past to Change Our Future.” Through the 1960s, El Segundo was well-known as a “sundown town” where Black people found within city limits after sundown would often be harassed or attacked. And many in El Segundo live in homes that still carry (now-unenforceable) covenants that restrict occupancy to those “of the white or Caucasian race.” For those aware of this history, it is not surprising to learn the lengths to which white El Segundo residents went to prevent the establishment of...Read More
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