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Letters – 12.28.17

NOT FAIR After reading the change in Arcadia article, while there are some points about certain groups it is not an entirely full picture. There is also a population of taxpaying and hard-working second-generation families, such as my wife and me. Her family fled Vietnam in the late ’70s. And my family came from Taiwan.  We are both college graduates and decided to buy our home in Arcadia. We make mortgage payments and try to be active and involved in our children’s education. My wife and I can speak the native languages of our families, but that isn’t always...

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Letters – 12.21.17

A HUMAN RIGHT We cannot be reminded often enough that, in addition to Medicaid, it has been the Republican priority to either privatize or eliminate altogether Medicare, Social Security and public education since their inception. Regarding public education, that goal is being realized in the form of tax revenue intended for public education increasingly being diverted to charter schools: outsourced, privatized, corporate entities, often religious, often with disproportionately excessive executive pay. Is there another developed nation on the planet that tests its citizens for the quality of health care services? Is it not entirely immoral that the least empowered...

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Letters – 12.14.17

HELP ANIMAL FIRE VICTIMS As wildfires continue to rage, let’s not forget that humans aren’t the only ones who are suffering. Animals’ homes are being destroyed, too. Once the smoke clears, this means that coyotes, cougars, deer, bobcats, raccoons, and other animals will likely be venturing into residential areas in desperate search of food, water and shelter. Please be patient with these animals and treat them with respect and compassion. Some of them have lost their homes and families. They may be confused, burned, hungry and dehydrated. In the first days after the fire, consider leaving water out for...

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Letters – 11.30.17

TAXPAYERS AT RISK Are we all being naive as we try to caution against reckless and unbalanced tax cuts by the Trump administration and GOP Congress? Past experiences in Kansas, Reagan’s and Bush’s deficit/debt problems have led to serious economic downturns and deep recessions and should be a lesson for anyone. But what we have missed is that following these downturns the wealthy gain an increasing portion of the nation’s wealth. This was true even as Obama tried to bring the deficit under control, which is required before you can decrease debt. The deeper the recession, the greater the gain...

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Letters – 11.02.17

BILLIONAIRE CHRISTIANS This is a Christian nation, billionaire Christians like to say We have the best holy book and Jesus taught us how to pray But I’d like to know what billionaire Christians truly do believe, Because they seem to have a different Bible from the one I like to read Who knows if they have Christian faith, because faith is hard to see? And heavenly faith needs earthly acts to ground it in reality Their money could be used to rebuild Flint and feed our hungry kids, But they hoard it off and in Geneva, wherever it can...

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all-day Barbara Morrison’s I Wanna Be Loved @ Pasadena City College, Sexton Hall
Barbara Morrison’s I Wanna Be Loved @ Pasadena City College, Sexton Hall
Feb 24 all-day
Barbara Morrison's I Wanna Be Loved @ Pasadena City College, Sexton Hall |  |  |
Award-winning Jazz and Blues Musical “I Wanna Be Loved,” the story of Dinah Washington, Queen of the Blues, starring three-time Grammy-Nominee vocalist and two-time NAACP Theatre Award Winner Barbara Morrison as Dinah Washington. With an[...]
1:00 pm Guided Tour, Teen Arts Academy a... @ Norton Simon Museum
Guided Tour, Teen Arts Academy a... @ Norton Simon Museum
Feb 24 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
A guided tour visits works of bronze sculpture from ancient India to the 20th century, from 1 to 2 p.m. The Teen Arts Academy invites kids to join artist Michelle Antonisse to explore Rembrandt’s “Self[...]
4:00 pm Readings at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Readings at Vroman’s @ Vroman's Bookstore
Feb 24 @ 4:00 pm
The UC Irvine MFA Reading Series showcases the work of first and second-year fiction and poetry students, poet Lauren Swift and fiction writers Sarah Beth Rhyther, Gareth Seigel and Lara Fitzjarrald at 4 p.m.
7:00 pm Alex Theatre Fundraiser @ PIRCH Glendale
Alex Theatre Fundraiser @ PIRCH Glendale
Feb 24 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
The Illuminate Dinner fundraiser benefits and celebrates the Alex Theatre art deco neon tower and marquee, featuring food by a guest chef and specialty wines, plus a wine auction, from 7 to 10 p.m. Tickets[...]
8:00 pm Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Co... @ Matt Denny's Ale House
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Co... @ Matt Denny's Ale House
Feb 24 @ 8:00 pm
The orchestra presents “Regal Classics,” performing works by Britten, Haydn and Ellen Reid, starting at 8 p.m. Douglas Boyd conducts. Featured soloist is Toby Spence, tenor. Tickets are $27 and up.

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