Letters

Trump right to save Arpaio from overactive judiciary: Letters |Sep 5, 2017

Trump right to save Arpaio from overactive judiciary Re “Was President Trump right to pardon Joe Arpaio?” (Question of the Week, Aug.

Was Trump right to pardon Arpaio? Readers respond to our question: Letters |Sep 4, 2017

Our Question of the Week asked readers, Was Trump right to pardon Joe Arpaio? Un-American policies shouldn’t be condoned I am outraged by the pardon of Sheriff Joe Arpaio.

Racism? We don’t see it in hurricane response: Letters |Sep 1, 2017

Racism? We don’t see it in hurricane response It is time for us to choose what kind of country we are living in. It is time to choose whether to focus on our vices or our virtues.

Less talk, more action needed to help homeless: Letters |Aug 31, 2017

Less talk, more action needed to help homeless Re “Make things better for homeless, neighborhoods” (Nury Martinez, Aug.

Both parties can support reform of bail system: Letters |Aug 30, 2017

Both parties can support reform of bail system Re “Bipartisanship to end unjust pretrial jailing” (Aug.

No debate needed about how police use drones: Letters |Aug 29, 2017

No debate needed about how police use drones Re “How should LAPD use drones? Tell them tonight” (Aug.

No new taxes to pay for water treatment plants: Letters |Aug 28, 2017

No new taxes to pay for water treatment plants Re “Is safe drinking water fee all wet?” (Question of the Week, Aug.

‘Whose UC is it?’ is a valid question: Letters |Aug 25, 2017

‘Whose UC is it?’ is still a valid California question Re “Whose UC is it? — still a valid question” (Thomas Elias, Aug.

Voters don’t pay attention, then complain about result: Letters |Aug 23, 2017

Voters don’t pay attention, then complain about result Re “These Valley residents are simmering over ‘brutal’ summer DWP bills” (Aug.

Those who fail to learn from history will repeat it: Letters |Aug 22, 2017

Those who fail to learn from history will repeat it When the “Final Solution” started in 1930s Germany, there was a largely passive response. People were rounded up and disappeared.

Tell Trump — good old days weren’t good for everybody: Letters |Aug 18, 2017

Good old days weren’t good for everybody President Trump wants to take us back to the good old days. He wants to “Make America Great Again.” You just might remember: “I have to check to find out if we hire Jews.

Counter-protests can be counterproductive: Letters |Aug 17, 2017

Counter-protests can be counterproductive The Supreme Court has decreed that hate groups have First Amendment rights, too, and can hold rallies. For counter-protestors to confront protesters, while wearing helmets and carrying large sticks and other weapons, constitutes an attempt to deny others their First Amendment rights.

Bail reform wouldn’t pose threat to public safety: Letters |Aug 16, 2017

Bail reform wouldn’t pose a threat to public safety Re “Details present problem for needed bail system reforms” (Thomas Elias, July 31): Excellent article, with the exception of statements in the last two paragraphs.

Trump will do anything to keep his base on board: Letters |Aug 15, 2017

Trump will do anything to keep his base on board The sad truth is that in 2017 we have a president who puts the racist views of many of his supporters aside to make sure they remain loyal voters.

We asked for political jokes, and you responded: Letters |Aug 14, 2017

Our Question of the Week asked readers to share their favorite political jokes Bob Hope understood politicians’ ups and downs My good friend and supporter, the late Bob Hope, told me politics was like show business: One day you are drinking the champagne, and the next day you’re picking the grapes.

Harvard-Westlake project faces typical NIMBYism: Letters |Aug 11, 2017

Harvard-Westlake project faces typical NIMBYism Re “Harvard-Westlake parking structure controversy coming to crossroads in Studio City” (Aug.

Filibuster gives minority party too much power: Letters |Aug 10, 2017

Filibuster gives minority party too much power Re “Founders would have frowned upon filibuster” (Editorial, July 30): This is the first time I have seen any mention in a major paper’s editorial that the filibuster is contrary to the purpose of the Founding Fathers.

CSU decision adds up to a less complete education: Letters |Aug 9, 2017

CSU decision adds up to a less complete education Re “No intermediate algebra, no problem: CSU ditches tricky math prerequisite” (Aug.

Supporting Trump harms Republicans’ reputations: Letters |Aug 8, 2017

Supporting Trump harms Republicans’ reputations Re “What does the Republican Party stand for?” (Question of the Week, July 31): Any outside observer would be scratching their head as to why the Republican Party and its bave has lost the supposed moral high ground defending such an incompetent human being.

Trump is bringing out the worst in Republicans: Letters |Aug 7, 2017

Our Question of the Week asked readers, What does the Republican Party stand for? Trump is bringing out worst in Republicans’ I left the two-party system more than 30 years ago, and on those rare occasions I have voted for the Democratic presidential candidate, I’ve been disappointed.

Don’t let homelessness fight turn into vigilantism: Letters |Aug 4, 2017

Don’t let homelessness fight turn into vigilantism Re “Concerned about aggressive panhandling, Chatsworth group escorts customers into Ralphs” (July 29): Frustrated neighbors providing security for shoppers is not “about bringing the community together.

Is California’s economy really better than Texas’?: Letters |Aug 3, 2017

Is California’s economy really better than Texas’? Re “California’s economy outstrips other states’ — including Texas” (Thomas Elias, July 17): I found it interesting that Thomas Elias uses just one research company to show the supposed superiority of California over Texas, as if it’s gospel.

Lack of savings is a problem that starts in childhood: Letters |Aug 2, 2017

Lack of savings a problem that starts in childhood Re “More than a third of California households have virtually no savings, are at risk of financial ruin, report says” (July 25): Having savings is a learned pattern of behavior that needs to start at a very young age.

Aliso Canyon natural-gas facility should remain closed: Letters |Aug 1, 2017

Aliso Canyon gas facility should remain closed Re “Aliso Canyon deemed safe to reopen with limited natural gas injections, state says” (July 19): Multiple government agencies, elected officials and consultants — not “activists” — all say Aliso Canyon needs to stay shut down either until the cause of the blowout is disclosed, or permanently.

Quake and fire risks make Aliso Canyon gas facility dangerous: Letters |Jul 31, 2017

Quake and fire risks make Aliso Canyon dangerous Re “Aliso Canyon deemed safe to reopen with limited natural gas injections, state says” (July 19): I disagree with the decision by the state Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, the California Public Utilities Commission and Gov.

It’s time for House hearings on Russia collusion: Letters |Jul 28, 2017

Sherman: Time for House hearings on collusion Re “Sherman fails to make case for impeachment” (Letters, July 18): A letter writer says: “[Rep.

Costs aren’t biggest issue about environmental rules: Letters |Jul 27, 2017

Costs aren’t biggest issue about environmental rules Re “Are California environmental regulations worth the costs?” (Question of the Week, July 17): The question sets up the false narrative of a trade-off between the environment and economic growth.

Voters could decide issues better than our representatives do: Letters |Jul 26, 2017

Voters could decide issues better than electeds do Re “Are voters asked to decide too much?” (Question of the Week, June 19): I think the opinion of voters is supposed to be what counts.

Political bullying is wrong, no matter which side does it: Letters |Jul 25, 2017

Political bullying is wrong, whichever side does it Re “Law makers push back at “bullying” of Rendon” (July 5): It’s unfortunate that Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon has to endure death threats from individuals only because he took a stand against the single-payer monstrosity being push on Californians.

Are environmental regulations worth the costs? Readers respond: Letters |Jul 24, 2017

Our Question of the Week asked readers, Are California environmental regulations worth the costs? In protecting Californians’ health, cost is no object Anything that has to do with having a clean environment, and contributing to a person’s well-being, is worth the cost.

Robberies raise questions about Westfield mall security: Letters |Jul 21, 2017

Westfield mall security is called into question Re “Armed ‘Ocean’s Eleven Bandit’ pulls off brazen robbery at The Village in Woodland Hills” (July 18): The recent theft at the Sunglass Hut and the larger-scale, brazen Rolex robbery brings into question Westfield’s security at The Village and Topanga malls.

Senators should pay price for scuttling health-care bill: Letters |Jul 20, 2017

Senators should pay price for scuttling health bill Re “Senate health bill dead after 2 more GOP senators announce opposition” (July 17): Shame on you, Congress.

Trump earned criticism from ‘Morning Joe’ hosts: Letters |Jul 19, 2017

There’s good reason for harsh criticism of Trump Re “Trump’s Twitter attack: cause or effect?” (Carl M.

Merit-based immigration system would be better: Letters |Jul 18, 2017

Merit-based immigration system would be better Re “Anger, joy over travel ban OK” (June 27) and “

What do you want in the next governor of California? Readers respond: Letters |Jul 17, 2017

Our Question of the Wjeek asked readers, What do you want in the next governor of California? L.

L.A. ‘linkage fee’ wouldn’t produce more housing: Letters |Jul 14, 2017

‘Linkage fee’ wouldn’t produce more housing Re “To ease L.A. housing crisis, stop the ‘linkage fee,’ unchain the market” (Guest commentary, July 5): Can Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti or anyone really argue with guest commentator Christopher Thornberg’s point that adding fees will raise the cost of new housing, make it less affordable and cause less of it to be built? Of course not.

New meters shouldn’t cause utility bills to spike: Letters |Jul 13, 2017

New meters shouldn’t cause utility bills to spike Re “Have your utility bills become a financial burden?” (Question of the Week, July 3): Yes, because when a so-called “smart meter” was installed at my home in September 2012, my usage as calculated by the smart meter immediately doubled and tripled.

‘Neighbors’ or not, they’re in the country illegally: Letters |Jul 12, 2017

‘Neighbors’ or not, they’re in the country illegally Re “Those ‘illegals’ are part of our communities” (Letters, July 2): Congressman Brad Sherman’s description of illegal immigrants as “our neighbors, fellow congregants at church, and the parents walking their children to schools” is a nice emotional appeal, but completely irrelevant.

DWP ratepayers’ money is spent in wrong ways: Letters |Jul 11, 2017

DWP ratepayers’ money is spent in wrong ways Re “Have your utility bills become a financial burden?” (Question of the Week, July 4): Yes, as an 80-year-old retired homeowner, I say they have.

Utility companies care about affordability too: Letters |Jul 10, 2017

Affordability is a concern for utility companies too Re “Have your utility bills become a financial burden?” (Question of the Week, July 4): The central claim in your Question of the Week (“By almost any measure, utility users pay more in Southern California than other places”) is not accurate with respect to electric service customers.

DWP raises demonstrate Garcetti’s lack of leadership: Letters |Jul 7, 2017

DWP raises demonstrate mayor’s lack of leadership Re “Mayor Eric Garcetti, other city leaders sworn in at Los Angeles City Hall” (July 1) : Hooray for the mayor.

Is L.A.’s anti-homelessness effort helping or hurting?: Letters |Jul 6, 2017

Anti-homelessness effort: Is it helping or hurting? In honor of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s pledge to spend $100 million over the next 10 years to alleviate the homeless problem in Los Angeles, may we update the terms “Hooverville” and “Hoover flag” to “Garcettivilles” for the homeless encampments that have sprung up all over the city, most noticeably the San Fernando Valley? And how about “Garcetti mobiles” in reference to the many RVs, travel trailers and cars with people living in them? — Matt Peterson, North Hollywood

Harsh politics caused by more than GOP actions: Letters |Jul 5, 2017

Harsh politics caused by more than GOP actions Re “Legislative, court actions have made politics harsh” (June 24): While I agree with most of what Kevin Modesti wrote, most of his examples are one-sided.

Rest of world is atwitter about Trump’s behavior: Letters |Jul 4, 2017

World is atwitter about president’s behavior Once again, Americans have to endure the tweets and consequences of the latest day in the Trump administration. As a leader, President Trump is failing miserably.

Is American still first on the Fourth? Readers respond: Letters |Jul 3, 2017

Our Question of the Week asked readers, <URL destination="http://www.dailynews.com/opinion/20170626/is-america-still-first-on-this-july-4th-question-of-the-week">Is America still first on this July 4th? On its 241st birthday, U.

Rep. Sherman will keep working for immigration reform: Letters |Jun 30, 2017

Those ‘illegals’ are part of our communities Re “Congressman’s comment on Trump is a cheap shot” (Letters, June 21): Eric Dresser says, in his letter to the Daily News, that I shouldn’t spend time reading obstruction of justice statutes.

DWP statement on San Fernando Valley water fails the smell test: Letters |Jun 29, 2017

DWP statement on Valley water fails the smell test Re “What’s that smell? If you’re in the San Fernando Valley, it may be your water” (June 22): If you live in the San Fernando Valley, you might have noticed your water smells a lot like a fishy lake.

Homeless could make new use of military land: Letters |Jun 28, 2017

Homeless could make new use of military land There are a number of military installations in California that are not in use and could probably be rehabilitated to accommodate the homeless.

Sherman should support pro-Israel President Trump: Letters |Jun 27, 2017

Sherman should support this pro-Israel president Congressman Brad Sherman, I am deeply disappointed in you. You easily win re-election because the people in our district fervently believe in you and what you stand for.

Are voters asked to decide too much? Readers respond: Letters |Jun 26, 2017

Our Question of the Week asked readers, Are California voters asked to decide too much, or too little? Founders didn’t intend for public to make laws If voters are asked to decide anything beyond which candidate should be their representative, then they are asked to decide too much.