Letters to the Editor

The NFL’s Anthem Policy is Pure Hypocrisy
Letters to the Editor

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…

Letter to Editor: How the Government is Wasting Taxpayer Money
Letters to the Editor

Letter to Editor: How the Government is Wasting Taxpayer Money

Dear Editor, A long, long time ago, in a land known as America, cities created municipal departments to serve the essential needs of the community in the most efficient way. The Police Department, Fire Department, and yes…even the Water Department were municipal not-for-profit necessities operated by a local municipality to efficiently serve public interests, convenience…

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