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Reader Responds to Transit Oriented Development

One thing quite a number of people simply don’t understand is that this rail transit system will NOT make too many positive changes for the southland IN THIS GENERATION; however, it’s being constructed for a FUTURE possibility of more efficient high-density living situated along...

Reader Response to ‘Transparency and the Police…’

No matter how jaded we’ve become after learning about the widespread instances of police misconduct, it still comes as a shock when we read that more than a few peace officers (who are sworn to protect us from criminals) are often criminals themselves. In my...

Reader Responds to ‘Governor Gavin Newsom Orders a Halt to the Death Penalty in Cali-fornia’

It’s understandable that many people who have lost loved ones to murder, crave vengeance and want those killers put to death. Nevertheless, enlightened nations are not accomplices to the vengeance seekers by doing the killing for them. Such an act becomes state-sponsored vengeance. Thus, civilized societies...

Reader Responds to ‘Did You Know…’

For hundreds of years, women in western civilizations endured the same fate as poor Rodney Dangerfield, they “didn’t get no respect.”  Yes, it took 135 years of rejection here in the United States before women finally gained the right to vote. And only recently have...

Reader Responds to ‘Pam Fitzpatrick Memorial Bench Set to Unveil March 8’

To me, one of the Bible’s most tragic passages is Exodus 1:18, which reads: “Now there arose up a new king over Egypt, who knew not Joseph.” No one will ever know of course, but I believe that if the new king had known about...

Reader Responds to “Pasadena Planned Parenthood Starts Offering Syphilis Treatment” (Nov. 15 issue)

A 96 percent increase in early syphilis diagnoses since 2011 can only be described as a scandal of the highest magnitude.  That statistical tsunami clearly represents a lack of competent teaching. No one can deny that our society has been programmed since its beginning to...

Monrovia Boy Scout Asks for Readers’ Help

Dear Editor of Monrovia Weekly, I am a 7th-grade student at Clifton Middle School. I am also a Boy Scout with Troop 223. Do your readers know that inside Monrovia Canyon Park there is a fantastic Boy Scout facility called Camp Trask Scout Reservation? It is a...

Reader Responds to ‘Did you know Veterans Day was once called Armistice Day’ (Nov. 8 issue)

Isn’t it amazing that two words can have great significance?  Veterans Day. engage the mind with images of gallant soldiers tested by war – and then living for the rest of their lives honored by a thankful nation for their heroic sacrifices. Glorious. It’s...

Reader Responds to ‘Circus Vargas – The Big One is Back in Arcadia.’

It truly warms my heart that Circus Vargas circus will soon be here to entertain us with their amazingly talented performers – but without wild animals. What has taken so long, I wonder, to finally allow creatures from the wild to roam in their natural environment,...

Reader Responds to ‘Halloween and Day of the Dead…’

I enjoyed Alex Cordero’s article about Halloween and the Day of the Dead. And yes, we humans are indeed most creative in our efforts to prevent the grim reaper from pouring vinegar into the tasty punch of life. So yes, for centuries already my fellow...
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