Letters, emails and website comments | Oct. 6

Losing faith in the 8th? On Sept. 19, a coalition of community groups brought an ordinance to protect hotel workers from sexual assault and abusive working conditions. Al Austin, the city council member from the 8th district, made a substitute motion, which was approved by 5 to 4. The motion essentially blocks the Hospitality and…

Letters, emails and website comments | Sept. 8

Differing views As a board member of the Wrigley Association, I would like to comment on the reported LUE (land-use elements) building heights in our president’s interview, published Aug. 25, 2017. (“What the people want: Wrigley Association discontent with current planned neighborhood projects.”) No formal vote or informal polls were ever conducted to ascertain member…

Letters, emails and website comments | Aug. 25

Putting the POTUS on notice? Sadly, [Tuesday] night, we saw failed leadership in action. At a critical moment for our nation, Donald Trump resorted to tribalistic anger and division to speak to America at a campaign-style rally in Phoenix, Arizona. Sadly, none of this is a surprise. What is stunningly disturbing is the loss of…

Letters, emails and website comments | Aug. 18

Standing up, speaking out We at the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations mourn the death of Heather Heyer and the lives damaged by the heinous act of violence of a white supremacist who plowed his car into a crowd of anti-hate protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia, over the last weekend. Our deepest sympathies go…

Letters, emails and website comments | Aug. 11

Kitty hall Long Beach is setting new record lows in impounded and euthanized animals, and new record highs for live-release rates, according to our Animal Care Services Bureau 2017 Mid-Year Report. I’m proud of the hard-working team at Animal Care Services and the numerous volunteers, rescue groups, animal partner groups and advocates who continue to…

Letters, emails and website comments | July 21

Blurred lines? As founding president of Alamitos Beach and executive director of the Council of Neighborhood Organizations, I take exception to the election of Isabel Arvea, district staff for the Councilman of the 6th District, to the board of the Wrigley Neighborhood Association. This blurs the lines between neighborhood associations and the council office. Associations…

Letters, emails and website comments | July 7, 2017

Off course, or in the right direction? I am writing to voice my support of [Signal Hill] Mayor [Edward] Wilson’s decision to use the commission nomination process as outlined in the City’s charter. Four years ago, I interviewed and was appointed to the Parks and Recreation Commission. While the process was fine, I felt like…

Letters, emails and website comments | June 30

Occupation inspiration? I must try and answer the [commentary] I just read in today’s Signal by Essie Landry. [“Ticket to Work program puts people back in the driver’s seat,” June 23, 2017] Everybody, and I mean everybody, who is out of work for any reason must go to the 99 Cents [Only] store on the…