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