Letters to the Editor

Reader Responds to “Local Doctor and Musician…”
Letters to the Editor

Reader Responds to “Local Doctor and Musician…”

How very sad that Dr. Adam Kendall will no longer grace Old Town Monrovia’s weekly street festival with his  presence. Every Friday night, without fail and no matter the weather, he delighted his appreciative audience with beautiful classical music which he played on his violin and piano, while his faithful dog Barney sat by his side. And now…

The NFL’s Anthem Policy is Pure Hypocrisy
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The NFL’s Anthem Policy is Pure Hypocrisy

Dear Editor: The NFL’s new “anthem policy” requires players to “respect” the flag and the national anthem or stay in the locker room until it is played. The NFL refers to this as a compromise — it was anything but. This was a mandate, not a decision arrived at through a collaborative process. Despite claiming…

The Dangers of Politicizing Our Courts
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The Dangers of Politicizing Our Courts

Dear Editor A fair and impartial judiciary is a cornerstone of our democracy. Yet, throughout our state, keeping the courts free from the influences of political partisanship and favoritism is under a serious threat. Sitting judges are being challenged in the upcoming June election for doing their jobs within the authority provided them under the…

“Home Brewing Class to be held at Monrovia Library”
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“Home Brewing Class to be held at Monrovia Library”

Isn’t historical trivia fascinating? During fourteen years, from 1919 to 1933, a person faced jail time if a policeman caught him drinking a beer. And the violence that raged during those Prohibition years by gangsters in the trafficking of liquor is shocking — even by today’s standards. Now, only eighty-five years later (a short period. really, by…

Letter to the Editor: Reader Loves Italy
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: Reader Loves Italy

Dear Editor, Now that Italy will no longer allow the exploitation of animals for entertainment, I have another reason (besides its pasta and its music) to love that country: “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.” – Mohandas Ghandi What a noble sentiment!…

Letter to the Editor
Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, Sadly, some vocal elements would like to delay, erase, demean or refashion the Citywide Historical Protection Ordinance to meet their narrow views. Will their attack succeed or will other residents step up and defend this proposed ordinance? A lively diversity among the 11 districts, 188 historic resources & 12 non-building resources deserves respect…

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