Vote for Measure D

Santa Monica Airport is more than a historic landmark. It is the first responder for emergencies and life-saving transplants, a place of refuge for all West L.A. residents and currently cuts down on airport noise and pollution, based on current guidelines within Measure D.

Measure D allows Santa Monica residents to preserve this critical balance, and it lets the voters decide whether to close this airport, removing our safe haven while creating another land redevelopment.

Measure LC leaves this decision solely to seven members of the Santa Monica City Council.

The rights of the voters are necessary and paramount to maintain the democratic society that so many people lost their lives for.

Marie Espino

Concerned Resident of Pico Neighborhood Association

Santa Monica

Go green for dinner tonight

Two Sundays ago, hundreds of thousands marched throughout the world demanding action on climate change and world leaders gathered in New York for the United Nations Summit on Climate Change. What can we do?

The meat industry generates carbon dioxide by burning forests to create animal pastures and by combustion of fossil fuels to confine, feed, transport and slaughter animals. A 2006 U.N. report estimated that meat production accounts for 18% of man-made greenhouse gases.

In an environmentally sustainable world, wind, solar and other pollution-free energy sources must gradually replace polluting fossil fuels. Similarly, vegetables, fruits, nuts and grains must replace polluting meat and dairy products. Your next trip to the supermarket is a great opportunity to start the transition to a sustainable world.

Steve Prosky

Marina del Rey


Re: “Abbot Kinney Festival turns 30 with a bang,” This Week, Sept. 25

Yay! Can’t wait to pick up heaps of trash and broken glass bottles left behind when I open my store the next day! The landlord already doubled my rent so I’m sure they will provide ample garbage bins and sidewalk steam cleaning for the smaller businesses.  Ahhh, thanks GQ — you’re the best!

Over It

Re: “Google goes big in $1-million gift to schools,” news, Sept. 18

Yet there’s no librarian at the school. Sorry, this is just completely shortsighted. Google itself has a librarian educator — I’ve taken classes from her. It would be nice if LAUSD had its priorities straight. And need I say more about the cuts to the arts program?

Joan Kramer

Re: “Lifeguard truck runs over beachgoer in Venice,” news, Sept. 18

Being that county trucks have run over several people so far this year, how simple would it be to put pole markers in the sand so that lifeguards know where to drive and the beach folks know where not to lay?


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